Controversies in Contemporary Religion Education Law Politics Society and Spirituality 3 volumes

Controversies in Contemporary Religion  Education  Law  Politics  Society  and Spirituality  3 volumes

See also Hansson, “Religious Innovation in Zimbabwe,” 98. 23. Michael Bourdillon, The Shona Peoples. An Ethnography of the Contemporary Shona, with Special Reference to their Religion, 3rd rev. ed. (Gweru, Zimbabwe: Mambo Press, 1987), ...

Author: Paul Hedges

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440803420

Category: Religion

Page: 971

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Religious or spiritual beliefs underpin many controversies and conflicts in the contemporary world. Written by a range of scholarly contributors, this three-volume set provides contextual background information and detailed explanations of religious controversies across the globe. • Provides detailed coverage of a broad range of religious controversies and issues in a single resource • Offers analysis and context from authorities in their fields that goes beyond the often simplified presentations of religious controversies in modern media • Supplies insight into key religious issues that underpin international current events, enabling readers a greater understanding of the root causes of the acrimony and contention regarding seemingly secular issues
Categories: Religion

Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology

Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology

Recent books include Contemporary Muslim-Christian Encounters (Bloomsbury, 2015), Controversies in Contemporary Religion (3 volumes, Praeger, 2014), and Controversies in Interreligious Dialogue and the Theology of Religions (SCM, 2010).

Author: Perry Schmidt-Leukel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474285148

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Can religions be compared? For decades the discipline of religious studies was based on the assumption that they can. Postmodern and postcolonial reflections, however, raised significant doubts. In social and cultural studies the investigation of the particular often took precedence over a comparative perspective. Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology questions whether religious studies can survive if it ceases to be comparative religion. Can it do justice to a globalized world if it is limited on the specific and turns a blind eye on the general? While comparative approaches have come under strong pressure in religious studies, they have started flourishing in Theology. Comparative theology practices interfaith dialogue by means of comparative research. This volume asks whether theology and religious studies are able to mutually benefit from their critical and constructive reflections. Can postcolonial criticism of neutrality and objectivity in religious studies create new links with the decidedly perspectival approach of comparative theology? In this collection scholars from theology and religious studies discuss the methodology of interreligious comparison in the light of recent doubts and current objections. Together with the contributors, Perry Schmidt-Leukel and Andreas Nehring argue that after decades of critique, interreligious comparison deserves to be reconsidered, reconstructed and reintroduced.
Categories: Religion

Theology of Religions

Theology of Religions

“Guanyin and Identity: The Image of a Subversive Religious Icon,” Religion and Culture 13.1: 91–106. Hedges, P. (ed.). 2014a. Controversies in Contemporary Religion: Education, Law, Politics, Society and Spirituality [3 volumes] (Santa ...

Author: Graham Adams

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004398559

Category: Religion

Page: 113

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Theology of Religions consists in religions assessing religions. Through the lens of Shanks’ ‘truth-as-openness’ (divine hospitality), this work analytically surveys the debates, identifying three key dynamics: particularity and its construction, engagement with strangeness, and the pursuit of universal solidarities.
Categories: Religion

Towards Better Disagreement

Towards Better Disagreement

On identity and religion, see Paul Hedges and Angela Coco, 'Belonging, Behaving, Believing, Becoming: Religion and Identity' in Hedges, Controversies in Contemporary Religion, vol. I. BOOKS AND BELIEFS: CHOOSING AND INTERPRETING TEXTS ...

Author: Paul Hedges

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784503161

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Are atheists immoral? Does religion cause conflict? Is religion always opposed to science? Boldly paving the way for constructive dialogue between atheists and religious believers, Paul Hedges tackles issues such as the treatment of women, the idea of a pure and empirical realm of 'science', and the association of religion with violence and warfare, debunking the myths and exposing the futility of the battle between 'reason' and 'belief'. Threading deftly between atheism, the major world religions of Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, and smaller groups such as Paganism, Hedges demonstrates a vast scope for agreement and interaction between them which will call to every open minded reader.
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Science and the World s Religions 3 volumes

Science and the World s Religions  3 volumes

Volume 3: Religions and Controversies In volume 3 our essayists take on some of the perennial controversies that endlessly ... have consistently shown that a balance can be struck between contemporary philosophical demands of reason to ...

Author: Patrick McNamara Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313387333

Category: Psychology

Page: 930

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This trio of volumes contains essays that explore vital existential, moral, or metaphysical issues surrounding the relationship between the sciences and the world's religions.
Categories: Psychology

Muslim Women s Pilgrimage to Mecca and Beyond

Muslim Women   s Pilgrimage to Mecca and Beyond

Reconfiguring Gender, Religion, and Mobility Marjo Buitelaar, Manja Stephan-Emmrich, Viola Thimm ... In Controversies in Contemporary Religion: Education, Law, Politics, Society, and Spirituality [3 volumes], edited by Paul Hedges, ...

Author: Marjo Buitelaar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000287141

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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This book investigates female Muslims pilgrimage practices and how these relate to women’s mobility, social relations, identities, and the power structures that shape women’s lives. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and regional expertise, it offers in-depth investigation of the gendered dimensions of Muslim pilgrimage and the life-worlds of female pilgrims. With a variety of case studies, the contributors explore the experiences of female pilgrims to Mecca and other pilgrimage sites, and how these are embedded in historical and current contexts of globalisation and transnational mobility. This volume will be relevant to a broad audience of researchers across pilgrimage, gender, religious, and Islamic studies.
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Religious Diversity Today Experiencing Religion in the Contemporary World 3 volumes

Religious Diversity Today  Experiencing Religion in the Contemporary World  3 volumes

Experiencing Religion in the Contemporary World Jean-Guy A. Goulet, Liam D. Murphy, Anastasia Panagakos ... due to the extensive, influential body of work mentioned above and the prolific discussions and controversies it generated.

Author: Jean-Guy A. Goulet

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440833328

Category: Religion

Page: 910

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This insightful three-volume set examines faith through the social and cultural perspective of anthropology, sociology, and religious studies, shedding light on the role of religion in the human experience. • Features original essays on religious experience across a wide spectrum of social, cultural, and political environments • Considers the social performance and effects of ritual • Includes content based on fieldwork in North America, South America, Europe, China, the Philippines, South Africa, Morocco, and Lebanon • Reveals how the culture of professional sports compares to traditional religious cultures • Connects religion with the cultural interpretations of body images and politics
Categories: Religion

Dynamism and the Ageing of a Japanese New Religion

Dynamism and the Ageing of a Japanese  New  Religion

International Journal for the Study of New Religions 3, 2:269–88. Gluck, Carol. 1985. ... In Controversies in Contemporary Religion: Education, Law, Politics, Society, and Spirituality Volume 3: Specific Issues and Case Studies, ed.

Author: Erica Baffelli

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350086531

Category: History

Page: 373

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“This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open programme and is available on This book examines the trajectory and development of the Japanese religious movement Agonshu and its charismatic founder Kiriyama Seiyu. Based on field research spanning 30 years, it examines Agonshu from when it first captured attention in the 1980s with its spectacular rituals and use of media technologies, through its period of stagnation to its response to the death of its founder in 2016. The authors discuss the significance of charismatic leadership, the 'democratisation' of practice and the demands made by movements such as Agonshu on members, while examining how the movement became increasingly focused on revisionist nationalism and issues of Japanese identity. In examining the dilemma that religions commonly face on the deaths of charismatic founders, Erica Baffelli and Ian Reader look at Agonshu's response to Kiriyama's death, looking at how and why it has transformed a human founder into a figure of worship. By examining Agonshu in the wider context, the authors critically examine the concept of 'new religions'. They draw attention to the importance of understanding the trajectories of 'new' religions and how they can become 'old' even within their first generation.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements

3. In addition to the Journal of Contemporary Religion and Nova Religio, two new NRM journals have appeared: the ... James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen's edited volume, Controversial New Religions (published by introduction 3.

Author: James R. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190466190

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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The study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) is one of the fastest-growing areas of religious studies, and since the release of the first edition of The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements in 2003, the field has continued to expand and break new ground. In this all-new volume, James R. Lewis and Inga B. Tøllefsen bring together established and rising scholars to address an expanded range of topics, covering traditional religious studies topics such as "scripture," "charisma," and "ritual," while also applying new theoretical approaches to NRM topics. Other chapters cover understudied topics in the field, such as the developmental patterns of NRMs and subcultural considerations in the study of NRMs. The first part of this book examines NRMs from a social-scientific perspective, particularly that of sociology. In the second section, the primary factors that have put the study of NRMs on the map, controversy and conflict, are considered. The third section investigates common themes within the field of NRMs, while the fourth examines the approaches that religious studies researchers have taken to NRMs. As NRM Studies has grown, subfields such as Esotericism, New Age Studies, and neo-Pagan Studies have grown as distinct and individual areas of study, and the final section of the book investigates these emergent fields.
Categories: Religion

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography 3 Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography  3 Volume Set

The controversy was extensively covered in the press, and joined controversies over other contemporary artists who had ... freedom of expression, federal funding for the arts in the United States, freedom of religion, and censorship.

Author: Lynne Warren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135205430

Category: Photography

Page: 2042

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The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography explores the vast international scope of twentieth-century photography and explains that history with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary manner. This unique approach covers the aesthetic history of photography as an evolving art and documentary form, while also recognizing it as a developing technology and cultural force. This Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographic institutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography. To bring this history alive for the reader, the set is illustrated in black and white throughout, and each volume contains a color plate section. A useful glossary of terms is also included.
Categories: Photography