Category: Comparative Religion

The Religious in Responses to Mass Atrocity: by Thomas Brudholm, Thomas Cushman

By Thomas Brudholm, Thomas Cushman

A unusual and interesting element of many responses to mass atrocities is the artistic and eclectic use of non secular language and frameworks. a few crimes are so severe that they "cry out to heaven," drawing humans to hire non secular vocabulary to make which means of and to pass judgement on what occurred, to house questions of guilt and accountability, and to re-establish desire and belief of their lives. furthermore, lately, non secular actors became more and more influential in around the world contexts of conflict-resolution and transitional justice. This assortment bargains a serious evaluation of the probabilities and difficulties touching on makes an attempt to convey non secular - or semi-religious - allegiances and views to undergo in responses to the mass atrocities of our time: whilst and the way can non secular language or non secular ideals and practices be both worthwhile or important? And what are the issues and purposes for warning or critique? during this booklet, a gaggle of unique students discover those questions and provide quite a number unique explanatory and normative views.

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Jews and the Christian Imagination: Reluctant Witnesses by Stephen R. Haynes

By Stephen R. Haynes

In this concept scary e-book, Stephen Haynes takes a troublesome examine modern Christian theology as he explores the pervasive Christian "witness-people" delusion that dominates a lot Christian considering the Jews in either Christian and Jewish minds. This fable, an old theological build that has placed Jews within the function of residing symbols of God's dealings with the realm, has for hundreds of years, in keeping with Haynes, created ambivalence towards the Jews within the Christian brain with frequently disastrous results.

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Ethnographies of Moral Reasoning: Living Paradoxes of a by K. Sykes

By K. Sykes

Those astute essays describe the way in which traditional humans price human relationships and cause in the course of the general contradictions in their neighborhood lifestyle in a world age, instead of degree the activities in their topics as proof of both common rationality or shared cultural ideals. every one contributor conveys the ways that humans problem the ascribed ethical criteria of customized, spiritual trust, bureaucratic guidelines via passionate phrases akin to anecdotes, funny story, rumors, and gossip. by means of comparing ethical reasoning at a neighborhood point, members paintings to respond to the query, what's a superb life?   

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Indigenous Religions: A Companion by Graham Harvey

By Graham Harvey

Indigenous religions are nearly all of the world's religions. This better half indicates how a lot they could give a contribution to a richer realizing of human identification, motion and relationships. It additionally demanding situations their marginalization within the learn of religions. a global workforce of individuals talk about consultant indigenous religions from all continents on the subject of major issues. within the technique they illustrate various techniques to the research of religions. The spouse for this reason offers a worthwhile source and a provocation to an entire attention either one of probably the most dynamic religions of the realm and of how during which they may be approached. The 17 chapters are divided between 3 elements labelled "People", "Power" and "Gifts" which encapsulate a lot of what's major a couple of range of religions that are frequently pragmatic, multi-stranded, layered, non-dogmatic yet unanalytical. they're usually interested in reciprocal instead of hierarchical relationships. a few problem the obesssion with deities, exhibiting that religions are fascinated about a much broader diversity of relationships, many initiated and furthered by way of humanity no longer by way of putative "spiritual" beings. Others problem obsessions in regards to the afterlife or subsequent international, exhibiting that religions should be thinking about the pursuit of wellbeing and fitness, wealth and happiness during this international now. the prospect that this is often precise of all religions makes this significant other proper to all people attracted to human religiosity at the present time.

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice by Michael D. Palmer, Stanley M. Burgess

By Michael D. Palmer, Stanley M. Burgess

The Wiley-Blackwell better half to faith and Social Justice brings jointly a workforce of amazing students to supply a finished and comparative account of social justice within the significant spiritual traditions.

  • The first book to provide a comparative examine of social justice for every of the key global religions, exploring viewpoints inside Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism
  • Offers a special and enlightening quantity for these learning faith and social justice - a crucially vital topic in the heritage of faith, and an important zone of educational learn within the field 
  • Brings jointly the ideals of person traditions in a accomplished, explanatory, and informative style 
  • All essays are newly-commissioned and written through eminent students within the field 
  • Benefits from a particular four-part association, with sections on significant religions; spiritual hobbies and issues; indigenous humans; and problems with social justice, from colonialism to civil rights, and AIDS via to environmental concerns

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The Power of Prayer around the World by Glenn Mosley

By Glenn Mosley

Universally, the facility of prayer has being well-known by way of many cultures for immeasurable time. even if it's part of a proper carrier recited with a congregation of worshipers or somebody, quiet second, prayer is a part of the lives of individuals from quite a few religions. There appears an innate urge between humanity to attach with a better resource of power and love after we want assistance or course, and this is often referred to as prayer. through studying prayers from religions comparable to Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam, from cultures in Africa, India, Egypt and China, we start to proportion the feel of a typical adventure. The private internal emotions and longings are comparable, crisis for family members, suggestions in therapeutic, a eager for peace, or a want for a better knowledge. Prayer then turns into greater than a method to an finish; it turns into a nation of humility and of awe. it may exist even if we're washing the ground or composing a symphony. Prayer is communion with the Divine, a common loving inventive strength that exists in various methods for individuals around the globe. This ebook brings jointly an inspirational number of prayer compatible to all a while and traditions. moreover, it bargains perception and tips in regards to the nature of prayer that would be worthy for the intense seeker.

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Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit by Grace Ji-Sun Kim

By Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Globalism, colonialism, and consumerism have triggered unjust agony (han), for the earth's exploited peoples and the exploited lands. To opposite this tragedy, we have to paintings for a more secure, sustainable planet and renew our notion from God because the reworking Spirit who offers, sustains and empowers lifestyles to all.

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