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Title: Divine sovereignty
Author: Ragbourn, Brian Forbes
ISNI:       0000 0004 2729 343X
Awarding Body: Nottingham Trent University
Current Institution: Southampton Solent University
Date of Award: 2004
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Various traditional cultures around the world used to subscribe to a reality of Divine Sovereignty, ie. that the Earth ultimately belongs to the Creator. Modern politics and disciplines within Western science have become detatched from this humble spiritual perspective. Yet when reexamined at source, mainstream religious, scientific and legal theories which appear to discredit Divine Sovereignty are found to be tainted by contemporabeous vested interests. Spirtual luminaries, who have interpreted Divine Sovereignty within the political context of distributive justice and economic democracy, have been mercilessly persecuted. Evidence indicates that Jesus was a classic example, and that his original universal teachings have been adulterated. By exploring the work, and substantiating the spiritual philosophy of the 20th century polymath Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar, the thesis assembles past and present knowledge into a new coherent paradigm, which encompasses Divine Creation, the divine nature of matter, plus a spiritual explanation of human and social evolution. The research elucidates the relevance of the latter to the current conflict in the Middle East and concludes by outlining Sarkar's principles for establishing a just sustainable post-sexist society which operates in accordance with Divine sovereignty.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Philosophy ; Cultural Studies ; Religion