Category: Comparative Religion

The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha (Great by Ravi Zacharias

By Ravi Zacharias

Have you puzzled what Jesus may say to Mohammed? Or Buddha? Or Oscar Wilde? might be you could have a chum who practices one other faith or admires a extra modern determine. Drop in on a talk among Jesus and a few recognized contributors whose look for the that means of existence took them in lots of instructions -- and prompted thousands. renowned student Ravi Zacharias units an enthralling scene during this first within the fascinating Conversations with Jesus books. via discussion among Christ and Gautama Buddha that unearths Jesus' hot, impassioned problem for every body, God's precise nature is explored.

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Legitimating New Religions by James R. Lewis

By James R. Lewis

James R. Lewis has written the 1st booklet to deal explicitly with the difficulty of the way rising religions valid themselves. The legitimacy that new religions search within the public realm is essentially that of social recognition. via a sequence of wide-ranging case stories, Lewis explores legitimation innovations in addition to the strategies that critics use to de-legitimate such teams. instances comprise the Raelian stream, local American prophet religions, spiritualism, the Church of Christ-Scientist, Scientology, Church of devil, Heaven’s Gate, Unitarianism, Hindu reform pursuits, and Soka Gakkai, a brand new Buddhist sect.

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Deep Ecology and World Religions: New Essays on Sacred by David Landis Barnhill, Roger S. Gottlieb (editors)

By David Landis Barnhill, Roger S. Gottlieb (editors)

Bringing jointly 13 new essays at the very important dating among conventional international spirituality and the modern environmental viewpoint of deep ecology, this landmark ebook explores parallels and contrasts among non secular values and people proposed by way of deep ecology. In interpreting how deep ecologists and many of the spiritual traditions can either examine from and critique each other, the next traditions are thought of: indigenous cultures, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Catholicism, Islam, Protestantism, Christian ecofeminism, and New Age spirituality.

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Religion in contemporary China : revitalization and by Adam Yuet Chau

By Adam Yuet Chau

This booklet offers a wide-ranging and in-depth survey of up to date non secular practices in China. It explains how contemporary monetary reforms and concurrent leisure of spiritual polices have created fertile flooring for the revitalization of a variety of spiritual practices and relates this to greater problems with social and cultural continuity and change.

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Education, Poverty and Gender: Schooling Muslim Girls in by Latika Gupta

By Latika Gupta

This ebook investigates the character of identification formation between economically backward adolescent Muslim women in northern India by means of targeting the interstitial areas of the ‘home’ and ‘school’. It examines problems with faith, patriarchy and schooling, to interrogate the connection among pedagogy and faith in South Asia.

Using a multi-disciplinary procedure and a number of study equipment, the quantity makes major contribution to the examine of socialisation and sleek schooling between minorities and different marginalised teams in India. it will likely be of curiosity to students of schooling, tradition and gender reports, sociology, psychology, Islamic experiences, and to policy-makers and non-government agencies interested in schooling.

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The Religion of the Etruscans by Nancy Thomson de Grummond, Erika Simon

By Nancy Thomson de Grummond, Erika Simon

Devotion to faith was once the distinguishing attribute of the Etruscan humans, the main robust civilization of Italy within the Archaic interval. From a truly early date, Etruscan faith unfold its effect into Roman society, particularly with the perform of divination. The Etruscan priest Spurinna, to offer a widely known instance, warned Caesar to pay attention the Ides of March. but regardless of the significance of faith in Etruscan lifestyles, there are fairly few glossy entire stories of Etruscan faith, and none in English. This quantity seeks to fill that deficiency by means of bringing jointly essays via top students that jointly supply a cutting-edge evaluate of Etruscan faith. The 8 essays during this e-book conceal the entire most vital themes in Etruscan faith, together with the Etruscan pantheon and the jobs of the gods, the jobs of monks and divinatory practices, votive rituals, liturgical literature, sacred areas and temples, and burial and the afterlife. as well as the essays, the publication comprises useful helping fabrics, together with the 1st English translation of an Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar (which guided clergymen in making divinations), Greek and Latin assets approximately Etruscan faith (in the unique language and English translation), a concordance to Etruscan inscriptions, and a word list. approximately a hundred and fifty black and white photos and drawings illustrate surviving Etruscan artefacts and inscriptions, in addition to temple flooring plans and reconstructions.

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Daggers of Faith: Thirteenth-Century Christian Missionizing by Robert Chazan

By Robert Chazan

Our figuring out of either Jewish historical past and the historical past of Western civilization is deepened through this finely balanced account of Christian missionizing one of the Jews. Arguing that till the 13th century Western Christendom confirmed little severe dedication to changing the Jews, Robert Chazan proceeds to element the designated situations of that severe century in ecu heritage. The Roman Catholic Church, characterised at the moment through a extraordinary mixture of power and self belief at the one hand and deep-seated insecurities at the different, launched into its first energetic crusade to transform the Jews in major numbers.Chazan examines the recent missionizing pastime in its formative levels, approximately from 1240 to 1280, and analyzes Christian efforts to persuade Jews of the reality of Christianity and, whilst, of the nullity of the Jewish non secular culture. not less than as fascinating is his research of the Jewish strains of reaction. those ranged from the postures followed in public debate to the reassurances penned via Jewish leaders for the eyes and ears in their fans simply. even though few Jews have been switched over by means of the 1st wave of this new missionizing thrust, it ranked excessive one of the advancements that finally sapped the energy of overdue medieval eu Jewry.

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