Religions in the Modern World

Religions in the Modern World

This comprehensive guide offers an unrivalled introduction to recent work in the study of religion, from the religious traditions of Asia and the West, to new forms of religion and spirituality such as New Age.

Author: Christopher Partridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134602735

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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This comprehensive guide offers an unrivalled introduction to recent work in the study of religion, from the religious traditions of Asia and the West, to new forms of religion and spirituality such as New Age. With an historical introduction to each religion and detailed analysis of its place in the modern world, Religions in the Modern World is ideal for newcomers to the study of religion. It incorporates case-studies and anecdotes, text extracts, chapter menus and end-of-chapter summaries, glossaries and annotated further reading sections. Topics covered include: * religion, colonialism and postcolonialism * religious nationalism * women and religion * religion and globalization * religion and authority * the rise of new spiritualities.
Categories: Religion

Public Religions in the Modern World

Public Religions in the Modern World

This book expands our understanding of the increasingly significant role religion plays in the ongoing construction of the modern world.

Author: José Casanova

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226190204

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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In a sweeping reconsideration of the relation between religion and modernity, Jose Casanova surveys the roles that religions may play in the public sphere of modern societies. During the 1980s, religious traditions around the world, from Islamic fundamentalism to Catholic liberation theology, began making their way, often forcefully, out of the private sphere and into public life, causing the "deprivatization" of religion in contemporary life. No longer content merely to administer pastoral care to individual souls, religious institutions are challenging dominant political and social forces, raising questions about the claims of entities such as nations and markets to be "value neutral", and straining the traditional connections of private and public morality. Casanova looks at five cases from two religious traditions (Catholicism and Protestantism) in four countries (Spain, Poland, Brazil, and the United States). These cases challenge postwar—and indeed post-Enlightenment—assumptions about the role of modernity and secularization in religious movements throughout the world. This book expands our understanding of the increasingly significant role religion plays in the ongoing construction of the modern world.
Categories: Social Science

Religion in the Modern World

Religion in the Modern World

Is there a future for religions? How will they have to change? Can they co-exist peacefully? In this book, Keith Ward brings new insights to these questions.

Author: Keith Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108716849

Category: Religion

Page: 223

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The subject of religious diversity is of growing significance, with its associated problems of religious pluralism and inter-faith dialogue. Moreover, since the European Enlightenment, religions have had to face new, existential challenges. Is there a future for religions? How will they have to change? Can they co-exist peacefully? In this book, Keith Ward brings new insights to these questions. Applying historical and philosophical approaches, he explores how we can establish truth among so many diverse religions. He explains how religions have evolved over time and how they are reacting to the challenges posed by new scientific and moral beliefs. A celebration of the diversity in the world's religions, Ward's timely book also deals with the possibility and necessity of religious tolerance and co-existence.
Categories: Religion

Religions in the Modern World

Religions in the Modern World

Although modern readers may regard Hannah Adams's Dictionary of All Religions (1784) as biased and more than a little ... We no longer need 'the God hypothesis' to explain the world, and what remains of religion is little more than a ...

Author: Linda Woodhead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317439608

Category: Religion

Page: 614

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Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations, Third Edition is the ideal textbook for those coming to the study of religion for the first time, as well as for those who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest perspectives in the field. This third edition contains new and upgraded pedagogic features, including chapter summaries, key terms and definitions, and questions for reflection and discussion. The first part of the book considers the history and modern practices of the main religious traditions of the world, while the second analyzes trends from secularization to the rise of new spiritualities. Comprehensive and fully international in coverage, it is accessibly written by practicing and specialist teachers.
Categories: Religion

Buddhism in the Modern World

Buddhism in the Modern World

The book provides a lively and up-to-date overview that is indispensable for both students and scholars of Buddhism.

Author: David L. McMahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136493492

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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Buddhism in the Modern World explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken and the individuals and movements that have shaped it. Part One discusses the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions, from Southeast Asia to North America. Part Two examines key themes including globalization, gender issues, and the ways in which Buddhism has confronted modernity, science, popular culture and national politics. Each chapter is written by a distinguished scholar in the field and includes photographs, summaries, discussion points and suggestions for further reading. The book provides a lively and up-to-date overview that is indispensable for both students and scholars of Buddhism.
Categories: Religion

Great Religions of the Modern World

Great Religions of the Modern World

Here is the answer to the desire of many thoughtful laymen for an intelligent appraisal of the great contemporary faiths.

Author: Edward Jabra Jurji

Publisher:

ISBN: 0691623236

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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The description for this book, Great Religions of the Modern World, will be forthcoming.
Categories: Religion

African Traditional Religion in the Modern World 2d ed

African Traditional Religion in the Modern World  2d ed

53 Africans share a common religious and cultural bond. This must be the starting point from which to begin any serious inquiry into the unit of Africans. We can begin by admitting that there is in the black world a certain unity of ...

Author: Douglas E. Thomas

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476620190

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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African traditional religion encompasses a variety of non-dogmatic, spiritual practices followed by millions around the world. Some scholars argue it is related to the Nubian religion of Egypt’s Dynastic Period. In an expanded second edition, this book examines the nature of African traditional religion and describes common attributes of various cultural belief systems, with an emphasis on West Africa. Principal elements studied include sacrifice, salvation and culture, modes of revelation, divination, and African resilience in the face of invasion and colonization. The religious experiences of black people throughout the Americas are also covered. The author finds the cosmology, symbolism and rituals of the Yoruba culture to be the fundamental bases of African traditional religion, and draws similarities between the oral and written literature of West Africans and that of New World practitioners. The influence of Islam and Christianity is also discussed. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Categories: Religion

Islam in the Modern World

Islam in the Modern World

Islam in the Modern World includes illustrations, summaries, discussion points and suggestions for further reading that will aid understanding and revision. Additional resources are provided via a companion website.

Author: Jeffrey T. Kenney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135007959

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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This comprehensive introduction explores the landscape of contemporary Islam. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it: provides broad overviews of the developments, events, people and movements that have defined Islam in the three majority-Muslim regions traces the connections between traditional Islamic institutions and concerns, and their modern manifestations and transformations. How are medieval ideas, policies and practices refashioned to address modern circumstances investigates new themes and trends that are shaping the modern Muslim experience such as gender, fundamentalism, the media and secularisation offers case studies of Muslims and Islam in dynamic interaction with different societies. Islam in the Modern World includes illustrations, summaries, discussion points and suggestions for further reading that will aid understanding and revision. Additional resources are provided via a companion website.
Categories: Religion

Wicca A comprehensive guide to the Old Religion in the modern world

Wicca  A comprehensive guide to the Old Religion in the modern world

Today, contemporary Wicca, the various traditions of Witchcraft and the related paths of modern NeoPaganism constitute the fastest ... Wicca has become one of the fastest growing religions in the world because it offers a very different ...

Author: Vivianne Crowley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008191627

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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Wicca is said to be the oldest religion in the world. Today, growing numbers of people are becoming attracted to the old way. In this bestselling, introductory book, Vivianne Crowley explains the way of the Witch and shows the relevance of modern Wicca in today's world.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit