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

View: 701

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

View: 8055

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.

Ethics in the World Religions

Author: Nancy M. Martin,Joseph Runzo

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 9781851682478

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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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

View: 1103

Created by two of the field’s leading experts, this uniqueintroduction to international religious demography outlines thechallenges in interpreting data on religious adherence, andpresents a contemporary portrait of global religious belief. Offers the first comprehensive overview of the field ofinternational religious demography – detailing what we knowabout religious adherents around the world, and how we know it Examines religious freedom and diversity, including agnosticsand atheists, on a global scale, highlighting trends over the past100 years and projecting estimates for the year 2050 Outlines the issues and challenges related to definitions,taxonomies, sources, analyses, and other techniques in interpretingdata on religious adherence Considers data from religious communities, censuses, surveys,and scholarly research, along with several in-depth case studies onthe global Muslim population, religion in China, and the religiousdemography 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 thecontrary Provides resources for measuring both qualitatively andquantitatively important data on the world's religious situation inthe twenty-first century

Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer,Wade Clark Roof

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761927298

Category: Computers

Page: 1469

View: 5749

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.

Philosophy Bridging the World Religions

Author: P. Koslowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401726183

Category: Religion

Page: 259

View: 7800

This is the fifth and last volume of the EXPO-Discourses of the World Religions (World Exposition EXPO 2000, Hannover, Germany). The series aims at a deeper understanding of the similarities and differences between Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in their theological and philosophical propositions. It sees in philosophy a bridge between the religions and a means to overcome religious hostility and fundamentalism and to further the dialogue of the religions.

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 and Democracy

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

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801880803

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 3760

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.

Network Governance of Global Religions

Jerusalem, Rome, and Mecca

Author: Michel S. Laguerre

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136775404

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 664

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.

Christianity and the World Religions

Paths of Dialogue with Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism

Author: Hans Küng

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 460

View: 1591

There is a significant connection between ecumenism and world peace. Anyone who feels a sense of obligation toward the world community, who takes seriously the fragility of all human arrangements, who has glimpsed the possibilities of technical and human error, must know what is at stake here. He must know that the threat to peace and the need to regulate it have long since burst through the dimensions of the specific, reginoal conflict, and have become global politcal problems on which the survival of us all depends. The most fanatical, the cruelest political struggles are those that have been colored, inspired, and legitimized by religion. To say this is not to reduce all political conflicts to religious ones, but to take seriously the fact that religions share in the responsibility for bringing peace to our torn and warring world.

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.

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: 9780226509884

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.

Feminism and World Religions

Author: Arvind Sharma,Katherine K. Young

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791440230

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 8754

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.

World Religions Reader

Author: Gwilym Beckerlegge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415247481

Category: Religion

Page: 490

View: 8893

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.