Religion in Multidisciplinary Perspective

Religion in Multidisciplinary Perspective

lights they are still operating at some distance from an optimal implementation of a multidisciplinary approach to inquiry. Kevin's statement of his challenge to the cognitivist and Christian biases within philosophy of religion in his ...

Author: F. LeRon Shults

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438487427

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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An up-to-date examination of the work of one of the most inventive thinkers in the study of religion.
Categories: Religion

Altering Consciousness Multidisciplinary Perspectives 2 volumes

Altering Consciousness  Multidisciplinary Perspectives  2 volumes

Multidisciplinary Perspectives Etzel Cardeña, Michael J. Winkelman. Forman, R. K. C. (Ed.). (1998a). The innate capacity. ... In H. GrzymalaMoszczynska & B. Beit-Hallami (Eds.), Religion, psychopathology and coping (pp. 193–206).

Author: Etzel Cardeña

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313383090

Category: Psychology

Page: 800

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This authoritative, multidisciplinary overview of altered states of consciousness (ASC) shows how their study is necessary to gain a fundamental understanding of human culture, history, and biology. • Contains various illustrations in the two volumes • Presents a bibliography of representative references to the literature on altered states across various disciplines and languages • Provides convenient cross-referencing of subjects across chapters
Categories: Psychology

Creativity and Spirituality

Creativity and Spirituality

Finally, multiple associations between creativity and spirituality are evaluated. From such multiple perspectives the theme of this volume emerges.

Author: Maureen Miner

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681236650

Category: Education

Page: 215

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The volume was developed to address conceptual, relational and formational questions around the phenomena of creativity and spirituality from a multidisciplinary perspective. We acknowledge the complexity of each phenomenon, and the need for multiple perspectives, in a number of ways. First, different chapters are written from psychological, theological or philosophical perspectives. Second, multiple research perspectives are considered across empirical and phenomenological methods of inquiry. Finally, multiple associations between creativity and spirituality are evaluated. From such multiple perspectives the theme of this volume emerges. Both creativity and spirituality are important for individual and societal flourishing but we know little about fostering both in the 21st century. Some ways of fostering them are psychologically harmful and need to be avoided. New ways of protecting people as they engage in creative and spiritual endeavours are needed. In particular, formal training in both creativity and spirituality within the sphere of higher education should be developed in the light of current research. However, new research that integrates multiple perspectives and examines creativity and spirituality together is needed for training that avoids harm and promotes individual and social flourishing. The book will be valuable for educators in all disciplines of higher education because it justifies and explicates training in creativity and spirituality within all areas of higher education. Further, it discusses how such training might best be included within andragogical practice. The book will be useful for researchers of creativity and spirituality because it gives an overview of contemporary research issues and findings, and proposes a new philosophical? theological perspective for integrative research in these areas. Students in fields of creativity, theology and spirituality will use the book as a synthesis of contemporary theories and research relating to both creativity and spirituality and for direction in post?graduate research. More broadly, Christians and others who appreciate the creative and performing arts will find much to challenge their thinking and deepen their awareness of spirituality within human creativity.
Categories: Education

Achieving Sustainability Using Creativity Innovation and Education A Multidisciplinary Approach

Achieving Sustainability Using Creativity  Innovation  and Education  A Multidisciplinary Approach

A Multidisciplinary Approach Fields, Ziska ... is an inclusive approach, it is also important to be aware of the characteristics that describe individuals, such as age, nationality, gender, and religion (Charta der Vielfalt e.V., 2021).

Author: Fields, Ziska

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799879657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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In recent years, there has been an increased emphasis placed on the role of creativity and innovation in critical areas such as thinking and problem-solving, self-management, stress tolerance and flexibility, education, sustainability, and the new normal caused by COVID-19. Though creativity is a crucial cognitive skill and innovation is a requirement to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, these concepts must be thoroughly examined and considered as they are often misunderstood and underestimated. Achieving Sustainability Using Creativity, Innovation, and Education: A Multidisciplinary Approach discusses important issues surrounding human creativity and innovation as well as how education can develop cognitive abilities and skills and be improved to meet future challenges and demands using creativity and innovation. Covering topics such as creative leadership and problem-solving skills, it is ideal for practitioners, academicians, managers, policymakers, consultants, development specialists, researchers, instructors, and students.
Categories: Business & Economics

Does Religion Cause Violence

Does Religion Cause Violence

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Violence and Religion in the Modern World Joel Hodge, Scott Cowdell, Chris Fleming, Carly Osborn. and Costello.” Everyone knows that religion causes violence—which is also to say, nobody knows it.

Author: Joel Hodge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501333842

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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One of the most pressing issues of our time is the outbreak of extremist violence and terrorism, done in the name of religion. This volume critically analyses the link made between religion and violence in contemporary theory and proposes that 'religion' does not have a special relation to violence in opposition to culture, ideology or nationalism. Rather, religion and violence must be understood with relation to fundamental anthropological and philosophical categories such as culture, desire, disaster and rivalry. Does Religion Cause Violence? explores contemporary instances of religious violence, such as Islamist terrorism and radicalization in its various political, economic, religious, military and technological dimensions, as well as the legitimacy and efficacy of modern cultural mechanisms to contain violence, such as nuclear deterrence. Including perspectives from experts in theology, philosophy, terrorism studies, and Islamic studies, this volume brings together the insights of René Girard, the premier theorist of violence in the 20th century, with the latest scholarship on religion and violence, particularly exploring the nature of extremist violence.
Categories: Religion

Religion Today

Religion Today

In addition, the field of religious studies is a multidisciplinary field that treats religion as a factor in many aspects of human life. Religious studies expert William Beal explains the multidisciplinary approach: “We are about the ...

Author: Ross Aden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442219618

Category: Religion

Page: 440

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Religion Today introduces students to key concepts in religious studies through a compelling problem-solving framework. Each chapter opens with a contemporary case study that helps students engage in current religious issues, explore possible solutions to difficult religious problems today, and learn key themes and concepts in religious studies. To enhance student learning, a free Student Study Guide is available for download from Rowman & Littlefield. The Study Guide features chapter summaries, definition quizzes for students to test themselves on key terms, and possible learning activities. A complimentary Instructor’s Manual is available for download from Rowman & Littlefield. The Instructor’s Manual includes guidelines on how to use the book in the classroom, summaries of each chapter, potential student activities, discussion or essay/short answer questions, and more. In addition, sample Power Point presentations for each chapter are available for download. To access these instructor materials, email [email protected] A multiple choice Test Bank, prepared by the author, is available in Respondus computerized Test Bank format. Respondus LE is available for free and can be used to automate the process of creating print tests. Respondus 3.5 (available for purchase or via a school site license) can prepare tests to be uploaded to online course management systems like Blackboard. Visit the Respondus Test Bank Network to request a copy of the Religion Today Test Bank. For more information about the Test Bank, e-mail [email protected]
Categories: Religion

The Science of Religion Spirituality and Existentialism

The Science of Religion  Spirituality  and Existentialism

In addition, the investigation of religion's adaptive features would benefit from an increasingly multidisciplinary perspective. For instance, socially adaptive features might not be observed, let alone theorized, if one does not take ...

Author: Kenneth E. Vail III

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128172056

Category: Psychology

Page: 502

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The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism presents in-depth analysis of the core issues in existential psychology, their connections to religion and spirituality (e.g., religious concepts, beliefs, identities, and practices), and their diverse outcomes (e.g., psychological, social, cultural, and health). Leading scholars from around the world cover research exploring how fundamental existential issues are both cause and consequence of religion and spirituality, informed by research data spanning multiple levels of analysis, such as: evolution; cognition and neuroscience; emotion and motivation; personality and individual differences; social and cultural forces; physical and mental health; among many others. The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism explores known contours and emerging frontiers, addressing the big question of why religious belief remains such a central feature of the human experience. Discusses both abstract concepts of mortality and concrete near-death experiences Covers the struggles and triumphs associated with freedom, self-regulation, and authenticity Examines the roles of social exclusion, experiential isolation, attachment, and the construction of social identity Considers the problems of uncertainty, the effort to discern truth and reality, and the challenge to find meaning in life Discusses how the mind developed to handle existential topics, how the brain and mind implement the relevant processes, and the many variations and individual differences that alter those processes Delves into the psychological functions of religion and science; the influence on pro- and antisocial behavior, politics, and public policy; and looks at the role of spiritual concerns in understanding the human body and maintaining physical health
Categories: Psychology

Law Religion and the Family in Africa

Law  Religion and the Family in Africa

To this end, this chapter examines the relevant literature on religiosity and spirituality, the latter being a frequent correlate or sometimes an alternative to religion, from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Author: Dr M Christian Green

Publisher: African Sun Media

ISBN: 9781991201577

Category: Law

Page: 422

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The family is a crucial site for the interaction of law and religion the world over, including Africa. In many African societies, the family is governed by a range of sources of law, including civil, constitutional, customary and religious law. International law and human rights principles have been domesticated into African legal systems, particularly to protect the rights of women and children. Religious rites and rituals govern sexuality, marriage, divorce, child-rearing, inheritance, intergenerational relations and more in Christianity, Islam and indigenous African custom. This book examines the African family with attention to tradition and change, comparative law, the relation of parents and children to the state, indigenous religion and customary law, child marriage and child labour and migration, diaspora and displacement.
Categories: Law

Cognitive Psychology of Religion

Cognitive Psychology of Religion

Cognitive Science of Religion A multidisciplinary perspective on the origin of religion that suggests that religion emerged as an unintended by-product of the evolving cognitive architecture of the mind. This view is referred to as the ...

Author: Kevin J. Eames

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478633068

Category: Religion

Page: 163

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Is religion all in our heads? Whether you believe that to be true or whether you believe that religion has a corresponding external reality (i.e., God), religion at least begins with our heads, namely the cognitive architecture that predisposes human beings to belief in the sacred supernatural. Cognitive Psychology of Religion explores how research in neuroscience, perception, cognition, child development, social cognition, and cognitive anthropology provides insight into the development of the cognitive faculties of belief that facilitate the transmission of religion. Eames has organized the text into seven chapters that follow a clear and straightforward progression from the different theories of the origin of religion into an exploration on how our minds perceive the environment, form truths, spread beliefs, and take part in various rituals and experiences. Cognitive Psychology of Religion is a concise introduction to the cognitive science of religion and serves as an excellent primary or supplemental text for traditional psychology of religion courses.
Categories: Religion

The Ends of Philosophy of Religion

The Ends of Philosophy of Religion

That book, Nick Trakakis'sTheEnd of Philosophy of Religion, was first urged upon me at the annualmeeting of the ... perspective (John Clayton), religious experience and language in multidisciplinary perspective (Wesley Wildman), ...

Author: T. Knepper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137324412

Category: Philosophy

Page: 206

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Knepper criticizes existing efforts in the philosophy of religion for being out of step with, and therefore useless to, the academic study of religion, then forwards a new program for philosophy of religion that is in step with, and therefore useful to, the academic study of religion.
Categories: Philosophy