This article explores ways of conceptualizing research impact and its assessment in the context of missiological research. Can it be assumed that there is a
In many countries with a strong Orthodox Christian presence there are tensions between Evangelicals and Orthodox Christians. These tensions are rooted in many theological, ecclesiological,
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church is the only tradition that has preserved 1Enoch in full, and so the extent to which this text has influenced
Included here are some cases that highlight exceptional behaviour under the novel coronavirus (CV) pandemic that cuts across religious boundaries. The Christian cases were drawn from the United States and South Korea; Islamic cases were drawn both from India and Iran; and the Hindu and Sikh cases were highlighted from India.
We are ordinarily disposed to look for evidence of the positive role religions play in society. Religion, as Durkheim posited, is a “force” that activates a sense of obligation in the faithful to reach beyond self. This impulse usually results in positive action and behavior. This essay, however, brings together exceptional cases that cut across religions where the ordinary functionalist positivity gives way to negative behavior. Here, irrationality, inwardness, and selfishness trump wisdom and altruism. This essay attempts to offer a glimpse into this reality with the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus named COVID-19 in view. The evidence highlighted here shows that the faithful suspend reason in behaving with a sense or motive inspired by their faith even when it is clear there might be serious personal and social costs involved.