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About Roderick Hindery

Roderick Hindery, now retired, taught from 1968-1997 as a professor in social and comparative ethics in the Religious Studies Departments of Temple University, California State University at Northridge and Fullerton; also at Arizona State University.

His major publications include the seminal book, Comparative Ethics in Hindu and Buddhist Traditions, and many papers and essays about comparative religious ethics and social issues.

His latest book, Indoctrination and Self-Deception or Free and Critical Thought?, is published by Mellen Press.

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Ideology, Rigid Authoritarianism, & Papal Elections

Ideological thinking should not be included among criteria for papal elections. Neither should electoral criteria include factors like race, gender, geographical location, marital status, ethnicity, and so on. Of all incorrect criteria, ideological closed-mindedness is the most pivotal one to be avoided. These erroneous factors date not from charismatic sources of the first three Christian […]