By M. Hamilton

ISBN-10: 0230374395

ISBN-13: 9780230374393

ISBN-10: 0312211694

ISBN-13: 9780312211691

ISBN-10: 0312211708

ISBN-13: 9780312211707

ISBN-10: 0333652231

ISBN-13: 9780333652237

Sociological and comparable experiences of platforms of faith are usually fragmented. This e-book brings jointly and assesses a various variety of sizeable sociological, anthropological and social-psychological scholarship facing the large spectrum of non secular trust, adventure and behavior from the paintings of anthropologists at the religions of tribal and pre-industrial peoples to explorations of the origins, improvement and impression of the nice international religions. The booklet could have specific charm not just within the fields of sociology, social anthropology, but in addition non secular studies.

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By Irfan A. Omar, Michael K. Duffey

ISBN-10: 1118953436

ISBN-13: 9781118953433

Written through most sensible practitioner-scholars who convey a severe but empathetic eye to the subject, this textbook offers a accomplished examine peace and violence in seven international religions. * deals a transparent and systematic narrative with insurance of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and local American religions * Introduces a distinct faith and its sacred texts in each one bankruptcy; discusses principles of peace, warfare, nonviolence, and permissible violence; recounts ancient responses to violence; and highlights participants in the culture operating towards peace and justice * Examines techniques inside of their spiritual context for a greater knowing of the values, motivations, and ethics concerned * comprises student-friendly pedagogical beneficial properties, resembling enriching end-of-chapter opinions through practitioners of different traditions, definitions of key phrases, dialogue questions, and additional examining sections

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By Stephen Sharot

ISBN-10: 0814798047

ISBN-13: 9780814798041

A Sociology of worldwide Religions offers a comparative research of the world's religions, concentrating on the variations and interrelationships among non secular elites and lay plenty. In each one case the amount contextualizes how the relationships among those spiritual varieties healthy inside, and are prompted via, the broader socio-political environment.

After introducing the book's significant issues, the quantity introduces and builds upon an research of Weber's version of non secular motion, drawing on Durkheim, Marxist students, and the paintings of up to date sociologists and anthropolgists. the subsequent chapters every one specialise in significant non secular cultures, together with Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Judaism, and the religions of China and Japan. This formidable undertaking is the 1st to supply a comparability of the preferred, or people, sorts of faith round the world.

Sharot's obtainable introductions to every of the realm religions, synthesizing an unlimited literature on renowned faith from sociology, anthropology, and historians of faith, make the venture perfect for path use. His comparative procedure and unique analyses will end up profitable even for specialists on all the global religions.

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By Charles H. Long

ISBN-10: 1888570512

ISBN-13: 9781888570519

Significations is a feedback of a number of significant techniques (phenomenological, ancient, theological) to the learn of faith within the usa, within which the writer makes an attempt (1) a reevaluation of a few of the fundamental concerns forming the examine of faith in the USA, (2) an summary of a hermeneutics of conquest and colonialism generated through the formation of the social and symbolic order referred to as the "New World," and (3) a critique of the kinds of civil faith, innocence, and theology from the viewpoint of the black adventure and the adventure of colonized peoples.

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By Alexander Green

ISBN-10: 3319408194

ISBN-13: 9783319408194

ISBN-10: 3319408208

ISBN-13: 9783319408200

This ebook argues that Levi Gersonides articulates a distinct version of advantage ethics between medieval Jewish thinkers. Gersonides is famous by means of students as the most leading edge Jewish philosophers of the medieval interval. His first version of advantage is a reaction to the probably capricious forces of good fortune via education in recreation, diligence, and crafty geared toward actual self-preservation. His moment version of advantage is altruistic in nature. it really is in keeping with the human imitation of God as writer of the legislation of the universe for no self-interested profit, major people to mimic God throughout the virtues of loving-kindness, grace, and beneficence. either those types are amplified throughout the associations of the kingship and the priesthood, which serve to actualize actual maintenance and beneficence on a bigger scale, amounting to popularity of the political necessity for a department of powers.

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By James W. Sire

ISBN-10: 0830838503

ISBN-13: 9780830838509

Voted certainly one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the 12 months! For greater than thirty years, The Universe subsequent Door has set the traditional for a transparent, readable advent to worldviews. during this new 5th version James Sire bargains extra student-friendly gains to his concise, simply understood introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, jap monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. integrated during this elevated structure are a brand new bankruptcy on Islam and informative sidebars all through. The booklet keeps to construct on Sire's subtle definition of worldviews from the fourth version and contains different updates to boot, retaining this common textual content clean and worthwhile. In an international of ever-increasing variety, The Universe subsequent Door deals a special source for figuring out the diversity of worldviews that compete with Christianity for the allegiance of minds and hearts. The Universe subsequent Door has been translated into over a dozen languages and has been used as a textual content at over 100 faculties and universities in classes starting from apologetics and international religions to background and English literature. Sire's Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept offers an invaluable better half quantity for these wanting a closer dialogue of the character of a worldview.

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By Fred Sanders

ISBN-10: 1472409469

ISBN-13: 9781472409461

ISBN-10: 1472409477

ISBN-13: 9781472409478

ISBN-10: 1472409485

ISBN-13: 9781472409485

ISBN-10: 1472409493

ISBN-13: 9781472409492

Exploring California as a theological position, this booklet renders serious engagement with major Californian non secular and theological phenomena and the inherent theological impulses inside of significant Californian cultural icons. Harnessing conceptual instruments inherent to theology, via theological mirrored image, evaluate, and critique, the chapters during this quantity start to ensure the importance of assorted empirical info and that no different qualitative methodological Californian learn has performed. Many universities are deciding upon up on California literature as a subject that highlights a spot of desire, ask yourself, and cultural innovation, yet have missed the importance of theological instincts flowing throughout the Californian dynamic.Californians Fred Sanders and Jason Sexton gather best voices and experts either from inside and with out California for engagement with California's influential tradition: together with prime theologians and cultural critics equivalent to Richard J. Mouw, Paul Louis Metzger, and Fred Sanders, along prime experts in movie reports and cultural critique, theological anthropology, missiology, sociology, and historical past

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By Alister McGrath

ISBN-10: 0385500610

ISBN-13: 9780385500616

Atheism is without doubt one of the most crucial activities in glossy Western tradition. For the final 200 years, it appeared to be at the verge of doing away with faith as an outdated and hazardous superstition. fresh years, notwithstanding, have witnessed the decline of disbelief and an increase in spiritual devotion through the international. within the TWILIGHT OF ATHEISM, the prestigious historian and theologian Alister McGrath examines what went mistaken with the atheist dream and explains why faith and religion are destined to play a critical position within the twenty-first century.A former atheist who's now one in every of Christianity’s most popular students, McGrath lines the heritage of atheism from its emergence in eighteenth-century Europe as a innovative worldview that provided liberation from the stress of conventional faith and the oppression of tyrannical monarchs, to its golden age within the first 1/2 the 20 th century. mixing considerate, authoritative old research with incisive graphics of such major and influential atheists as Sigmund Freud and Richard Dawkins, McGrath exposes the failings on the middle of atheism, and argues that the renewal of religion is a ordinary, inevitable, and worthwhile reaction to its failures.THE TWILIGHT OF ATHEISM will unsettle believers and nonbelievers alike. a robust rebuttal of the philosophy that, for higher and for worse, has exerted super effect on Western heritage, it consists of significant implications for the way forward for either faith and unbelief in our society.

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By Benjamin J. Kaplan

ISBN-10: 0674024303

ISBN-13: 9780674024304

As non secular violence flares around the globe, we're faced with an acute difficulty: Can humans coexist in peace while their easy ideals are irreconcilable? Benjamin Kaplan responds via taking us again to early sleek Europe, whilst the problem of non secular toleration was once no much less urgent than it truly is at the present time.

Divided by means of religion starts within the wake of the Protestant Reformation, whilst the team spirit of western Christendom used to be shattered, and takes us on a breathtaking travel of Europe's spiritual landscape--and its deep fault lines--over the subsequent 3 centuries. Kaplan's grand canvas finds the styles of clash and toleration between Christians, Jews, and Muslims around the continent, from the British Isles to Poland. It lays naked the complicated realities of daily interactions and calls into query the acquired knowledge that toleration underwent an evolutionary upward thrust as Europe grew extra ''enlightened.'' we're given vibrant examples of the improvised preparations that made peaceable coexistence attainable, and proven how universal people contributed to toleration as considerably as did intellectuals and rulers. Bloodshed used to be avoided no longer through the excessive beliefs of tolerance and person rights upheld at the present time, yet through the pragmatism, charity, and social ties that endured to bind humans divided via religion.

Divided through religion is either background from the ground up and a much-needed problem to our trust within the triumph of cause over religion. This compelling tale finds that toleration has taken many guises long ago and means that it may possibly do an identical sooner or later.


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By James L. Heft

ISBN-10: 0823226476

ISBN-13: 9780823226474

ISBN-10: 0823226484

ISBN-13: 9780823226481

From the start, the Abrahamic faiths-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-have under pressure the significance of transmitting spiritual identification from one iteration to the subsequent. this present day, that maintaining challenge hasn't ever been extra challenged. Will youngsters have a religion to steer them? How can religion traditions anchor spiritual attachments during this secular, skeptical culture?The fruit of a old collecting of students and spiritual leaders throughout 3 faiths and lots of disciplines, this crucial booklet stories at the non secular lives of children in brand new global. it is also a special stock of inventive and considerate responses from church buildings, synagogues, and mosques operating to maintain faith an important strength in these lives.The essays are grouped thematically. commencing the e-book, Melchor Sanchez de Toca and Nancy Ammerman discover primary concerns that experience an influence on religion-from the cultural results of world consumerism and private know-how to pluralism and individualism. partially , best investigators current 3 best stories of religiosity between youth and faculty scholars within the usa, illuminating the space among own values and arranged religion-and the emergence of latest, various varieties of spirituality and religion. How non secular associations take care of those demanding situations types the center of the book-in pictures of top practicesdeveloped to revitalize conventional associations, from a synagogue in long island urban and a Muslim adolescence camp in California to the famed French Catholic neighborhood of the overdue Brother John of Taiz. ultimately, Jack Miles and Diane Winston weave the findings right into a broader viewpoint of the way forward for spiritual trust, perform, and feeling in a altering world.Filled with real-world knowledge, Passing the religion can be a vital source for a person trying to comprehend what religions needs to, and will, do to encourage a full of life religion within the subsequent generation.

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