Global Religions

An Introduction

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198036029

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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The essays collected here provide brief and accessible introductions to the major world religions in their global contexts. The volume begins with an introduction to the globalization of religion by Mark Juergensmeyer, and is followed by individual essays on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and local religious societies. The book concludes with three essays reflecting on the global religious scene. Taken together, these essays provide a concise, authoritative, and highly readable introduction to the state of worldwide religion in the 21st century.

World Religions

A Voyage of Discovery

Author: Jeffrey Brodd

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884899977

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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The Subcommittee on the Catechism (formerly the Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism), has judged that the text falls outside the scope of the types of materials they review for conformity to the Catechism.* The third edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to help young people unlock the doors to 11 of the world's major religious traditions. Updated references highlighting recent events in the history of the traditions, 50 new images, and revised chapter on Sikhism help eleventh and twelfth graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world's major religions. *The Subcommittee on the Catechism reviews only materials which are catechetical in nature and which teach the beliefs, practices, and doctrine of the Catholic Faith. World Religions falls outside the scope of the types of materials the Committee reviews. This text outlines the basic beliefs and practices of the major religions of the world, taking a comparative approach, as do most texts on this topic, to identify the distinctive elements of the various religions.

Secularization and the World Religions

Author: Klaus Wiegandt,Hans Joas

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846311888

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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The question of religion, its contemporary and future significance and its role in society and state is currently perceived as an urgent one by many and is widely discussed within the public sphere. But it has also long been one of the core topics of the historically oriented social sciences. The immense stock of knowledge furnished by the history of religion and religious studies, theology, sociology and history has to be introduced into the public conscience today. This can promote greater awareness of the contemporary global religious situation and its links with politics and economics and counter rash syntheses such as the "clash of civilizations". This volume is concerned with the connections between religions and the social world and with the extent, limits, and future of secularization. The first part deals with major religious traditions and their explicit or implicit ideas about the individual, social and political order. The second part gives an overview of the religious situation in important geographical areas. Additional contributions analyze the legal organization of the relationship between state and religion in a global perspective and the role of the natural sciences in the process of secularization. The contributors are internationally renowned scholars like Winfried Brugger, Jose Casanova, Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, Hans Joas, Hans G. Kippenberg, Gudrun Kramer, David Martin, Eckart Otto and Rudolf Wagner.

Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer,Wade Clark Roof

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761927298

Category: Computers

Page: 1469

View: 5831

Presents entries A to L of a two-volume encyclopedia discussing religion around the globe, including biographies, concepts and theories, places, social issues, movements, texts, and traditions.

Ethics in the World Religions

Author: Nancy M. Martin,Joseph Runzo

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 9781851682478

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 5319

This latest addition to the "Oneworld Library of Global Ethics and Religion" contains articles from some of the world's greatest philosophers and scholars of religion on the role played by religious ethics in today's society. Lively, engaged and thought-provoking, these informative essays consider religion from an applied point of view, considering such issues as what we can learn from Confucianism, and Feng Shui, about ecological awareness; what Buddhism has to say about organ transplants; and - controversially - Islam's approach to gender issues.

The World's Religions in Figures

An Introduction to International Religious Demography

Author: Todd M. Johnson,Brian J. Grim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118323033

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Created by two of the field’s leading experts, this unique introduction to international religious demography outlines the challenges in interpreting data on religious adherence, and presents a contemporary portrait of global religious belief. Offers the first comprehensive overview of the field of international religious demography – detailing what we know about religious adherents around the world, and how we know it Examines religious freedom and diversity, including agnostics and atheists, on a global scale, highlighting trends over the past 100 years and projecting estimates for the year 2050 Outlines the issues and challenges related to definitions, taxonomies, sources, analyses, and other techniques in interpreting data on religious adherence Considers data from religious communities, censuses, surveys, and scholarly research, along with several in-depth case studies on the global Muslim population, religion in China, and the religious demography of recently created Sudan and South Sudan Argues against the belief that the twentieth-century was a ‘secular’ period by putting forward new evidence to the contrary Provides resources for measuring both qualitatively and quantitatively important data on the world's religious situation in the twenty-first century

Global Religions and International Relations: A Diplomatic Perspective

Author: P. Ferrara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113740082X

Category: Social Science

Page: 127

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With a religious re-emergence in international relations, this book provides an introduction to the role religions play within the global political arena. Culled from theoretical, practical, and real-world experiences, Ferrara explains the role religion now plays in global affairs on diplomatic and political levels.

World Religions

An Introduction for Students

Author: Jeaneane D. Fowler

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 9781898723493

Category: Religion

Page: 431

View: 8224

This book provides an accessible introduction to the world religions of Judiasm, Christianity, Islam, Hindusim, Buddhism and Sikhism. Emphasis is placed on the living religion, and the whole work is designed as a first-level or no previous knowledge of these religions.

Feminism and World Religions

Author: Arvind Sharma,Katherine K. Young

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791440230

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

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Addressing religion and feminism on a global scale, this unprecedented book contains a nuanced and fine-tuned treatment of seven of the world's religions from a feminist perspective by leading women scholars. The fact that these authors share a dual but undivided commitment both to themselves as women and to their traditions as adherents imparts to their voices a prophetic quality, and if Mahatma Gandhi is to be believed, even scriptural value.

Network Governance of Global Religions

Jerusalem, Rome, and Mecca

Author: Michel S. Laguerre

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136775404

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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This study seeks to explain three models of network governance embedded in digital practices that the mainstream monotheistic religions – Judaism, Catholic Christianity, and Islam – have used to lead and manage the worldwide distribution of their local nodes, exploring the connection between network governance and its digital embeddedness and showing how the latter enhances the performance of the former.

The Invention of World Religions

Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism

Author: Tomoko Masuzawa

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226509893

Category: Religion

Page: 359

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The idea of "world religions" expresses a vague commitment to multiculturalism. Not merely a descriptive concept, "world religions" is actually a particular ethos, a pluralist ideology, a logic of classification, and a form of knowledge that has shaped the study of religion and infiltrated ordinary language. In this ambitious study, Tomoko Masuzawa examines the emergence of "world religions" in modern European thought. Devoting particular attention to the relation between the comparative study of language and the nascent science of religion, she demonstrates how new classifications of language and race caused Buddhism and Islam to gain special significance, as these religions came to be seen in opposing terms-Aryan on one hand and Semitic on the other. Masuzawa also explores the complex relation of "world religions" to Protestant theology, from the hierarchical ordering of religions typical of the Christian supremacists of the nineteenth century to the aspirations of early twentieth-century theologian Ernst Troeltsch, who embraced the pluralist logic of "world religions" and by so doing sought to reclaim the universalist destiny of European modernity.

The Bahá'í Faith

The Emerging Global Religion

Author: William S. Hatcher,James Douglas Martin

Publisher: Baha'i Publishing Trust

ISBN: 9781931847063

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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Outlines the history, teachings, structure and community life of the international Baha'i community, in an updated edition that includes coverage of the Baha'i Faith's views about world peace and the equal roles of women.

Ecological Imaginations in the World Religions

An Ethnographic Analysis

Author: Tony Watling

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441152806

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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The field of religion and ecology is an emerging and growing movement that is becoming relevant and influential in the world. It seeks to analyse, encourage, inspire, use, compare, and combine religious traditions to engage and shape environmental issues. Tony Watling seeks to ethnographically analyse this important field and its expressions. In particular, he analyses and compares its explorations of different world religions for ecological themes and the resulting expressions of ecological visions, in what he terms 'religious ecotopias' - idealized, environmentally-friendly re-imaginings of nature and humanity, and correspondingly religion, which seek to influence environmental attitudes.

World Religions Reader

Author: Gwilym Beckerlegge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415247481

Category: Religion

Page: 490

View: 9442

This work includes materials relating to six of the world's most influential religious traditions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism. The religions are considered in their global setting, and the selection of readings strikes a balance between providing an account of their historical development and exploring their beliefs and practices in the context of the latter half of the 20th century. A study of the thematic topics of sacred place, women in religion and making moral decisions provides another perspective on these same faiths.

World Religions and Democracy

Author: Larry Diamond,Marc F. Plattner,Philip J. Costopoulos

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801880803

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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World Religions and Democracy brings together insights from renowned scholars and world leaders in a provocative and timely discussion of religions' role in the success or failure of democracy.