Journal of Academic Perspectives
Journal of Academic Perspectives

volume 2019 no 1

Indigenous Language Preservation and Revitalization in Canada and Sweden

Lynn Penrod, University of Alberta, Canada

 

Is There Morality Beyond Good and Evil? A Study of Meta-Ethical Concepts in Brazilian Amerindian languages Suruwahá and Kaingang

Braulia Ribeiro, Yale Divinity School, US

 

Liberty Or Toleration: The Impact of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Politics on American Understanding of Religious Liberty

Lloyd A. Harsch, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, US

 

A Typology of Judges 4-5 and its Relationship to Other Prominent Biblical Women​

Sidney Beckmann, Valdosta State University, US

 

Religious Landscape in Liberec: the Post-Socialist City in the Sudetenland

Artur Boháč, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic

 

Cosmopolitanism and the Goddess Tradition in Bengal: Situating Mukundaram’s Candimangalkavya in the Context of 19th Century Bengal

Sudarshana Bhaumik, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

 

Rumaysa The Dauntless: An Analysis of Jungian Individuation

Asma Hussain Khan, An independent consultant of politics and psychology of interfaith, UK

Indigenous Language Preservation and Revitalization in Canada and Sweden

Lynn Penrod, University of Alberta, Canada

Indigenous Language Preservation and Revitalization in Canada and Sweden
This paper focuses on the situation of minority languages in two countries, Canada and Sweden. In Sweden, we will consider the history and linguistic fortunes of the Sami people while in Canada our focus will be on the issue of Indigenous languages of Canada's native people resulting from recommendations by the federal government's 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In both countries, the issue of education is intimately connected with the health and well-being of citizens, not only the place of minority languages within primary school systems but also the post-secondary training of future teachers of these languages in schools and local communities. We will consider the following basic questions: (1) What historical factors have affected the differing treatments of minority languag
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Is There Morality Beyond Good and Evil? A Study of Meta-Ethical Concepts in Brazilian Amerindian languages Suruwahá and Kaingang

Braulia Ribeiro, Yale Divinity School, US

Is There Morality Beyond Good and Evil? A Study of Meta-Ethical Concepts in Brazilian Amerindian languages Suruwahá and Kaingang
Every language in the world manifests a particular way to conceptualize the world through its semantic and syntactic structures. Words “embody” and organize concepts in distinct ways, creating meaning schemas, correspondences, and constraints that are translated to the life of the speakers in their daily quest to function in society. Western cultures developed these deep layers of meaning into what we commonly call “philosophy” and “theology.” The conceptual notions that configure our semantic structures are hidden in language but nonetheless command our theoretical discussions. In Western languages, the notion of Good and Evil is presented through two opposing nouns. They are both abstract nouns which infer a binary system with opposing semantic fields. This lexical phenomenon
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Liberty Or Toleration: The Impact of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Politics on American Understanding of Religious Liberty

Lloyd A. Harsch, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, US

Liberty Or Toleration: The Impact of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Politics on American Understanding of Religious Liberty
In the past, religious liberty in America was understood by consensus and defined in Supreme Court findings as encompassing one’s beliefs and the freedom to live out those beliefs. Advocates of sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes contend that protecting these classes supersedes religious liberty concerns. They view calls to protect the historic view of religious liberty as an excuse to perpetuate bigotry and discrimination. As a result, religious liberty in America is being redefined. Religious liberty is limited to belief only, confining faith to the personal and private spheres, but excluding it from the public square. This redefinition is similar to the terms that were previously used for toleration of religious dissenters in Great Britain after the Act of Tol
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A Typology of Judges 4-5 and its Relationship to Other Prominent Biblical Women​

Sidney Beckmann, Valdosta State University, US

A Typology of Judges 4-5 and its Relationship to Other Prominent Biblical Women
This paper examines Judges 4-5 and the relationship between Deborah, Jael, and the Mother of Sisera as a lens through which to better understand the constructed relationship between Eve, Mary Magdalene, and the Virgin Mary. In viewing these characters typologically, one sees a pattern develop in which the women are presented on a spectrum of passivity, activity, and sexuality. Each story depicts three women in which one character is totally passive, the other totally active and sexual, and the third is the intermediary character. While the narrative of Judges 4-5 exists as a single biblical account, the narrative of Eve, the Virgin Mary, and Mary Magdalene was constructed by many people over hundreds of years. This paper argues that, in constructing the Eve, Mary Magdalene, and The Virgin
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Religious Landscape in Liberec: the Post-Socialist City in the Sudetenland

Artur Boháč, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic

Religious Landscape in Liberec: the Post-Socialist City in the Sudetenland
The submission is focused on the religious-geographical research of the city of Liberec, the fifth most populous city in the Czech Republic, a country known as one of the most secularized in the world. Liberec, predominantly German city Reichenberg before 1945, is located in the historical border region called Sudetenland. The main aim of the paper is the analysis of the trends in the religious landscape of Liberec primarily after the fall of communism in the country. However, the expulsion of the German population after the Second World War and the arrival of Czech and Slovak immigrants with its wider context cannot be overlooked.
Crucial actual trends in Liberec are secularization of people and landscape, sacralization of the landscape as well as diversification of religious institution
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Cosmopolitanism and the Goddess Tradition in Bengal: Situating Mukundaram’s Candimangalkavya in the Context of 19th Century Bengal

Sudarshana Bhaumik, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Cosmopolitanism and the Goddess Tradition in Bengal: Situating Mukundaram’s Candimangalkavya in the Context of 19th Century Bengal
This paper tries to draw a connection between the Candimangalkavya of Mukundaram Chakraborty and the emergence of the cosmopolitan goddess in the form of Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri during the 19th Century Bengal. Bengal had a long tradition of goddess worship. This regional tradition had taken shape into two phases: with the coming of the Brahmins during the 5th and 6th Centuries and also between the 15th and 16th Centuries with the composition of the Mangalkavyas. This paper mainly relied on the literary narratives like the Mangalkavyas, Bengal Puranas and also the different vernacular texts. The paper would highlight four objectives: to relate the Mangalkavyas with the goddess tradition in Bengal, secondly to analyze Goddess’s role as a granter and legitimizer of royal power, thirdly
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Rumaysa The Dauntless: An Analysis of Jungian Individuation

Asma Hussain Khan, An independent consultant of politics and psychology of interfaith, UK

Rumaysa The Dauntless: An Analysis of Jungian Individuation
The formation of gender identities in association with brain development, culture, sex, attachments, and generally, the psychology of gender formation has grabbed extensive attention in the recent past. Every segment of society; from women in general to intellectuals, from psychotherapists to Jungian analysts, everyone is looking for a breakthrough to resolve the gender issue. In the momentum of gender identity, this research gives a flavor of the authentic female self-definition as distinct from culturally tailored and politically defined gender expectations. Who am I? What does my-self want? The answer to it is a treasure hunt, says Carl Gustav Jung, which would make the person an individual. I call it a state of independence, a state of being oneself as a whole person. Jungian psycholo
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