Category: Religion

  • Religious Plurality and the Public Space: Joint Christian - by Simone Sinn, Mouhanad Khorchide, Dina El Omari

    By Simone Sinn, Mouhanad Khorchide, Dina El Omari

    Non secular plurality is a vital part of such a lot societies. around the globe, assorted visions of lifestyles and spiritual dedication not just form people’s inner most lives yet have an intrinsic public measurement. Societies have to locate how one can recognize and take care of this range within the public house. non secular groups and theo­logians are challenged to interpret their very own traditions in ways in which allow the optimistic engagement with non secular plurality. during this quantity, Christian and Muslim students from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe jointly discover the that means of public house. relating to their contexts, they study how public area will be understood as a shared area and talk about the which means of secularity in plural societies. [Religiöser Pluralismus und öffentlicher Raum. Christliche und muslimische theologische Reflexionen] Vielerorts bildet religiöser Pluralismus einen integralen Bestandteil des gesellschaftlichen Lebens. Weltweit prägen unterschiedliche Weltanschauungen und religiöse Zugehörigkeit nicht nur das inner most sondern auch das öffentliche Leben. Die Gesellschaften stehen vor der Notwendigkeit, Wege zu finden, wie diese Vielfalt im öffentlichen Raum sich darstellen soll und wie mit ihr umzugehen ist. Die religiösen Gemeinschaften und die Theologie sind her­ausgefordert, Interpretationen ihrer eigenen Traditionen zu entwickeln, die ein konstruktives Umgehen mit religiöser Vielfalt ermöglichen. In diesem Band erkunden christliche und muslimische Wissenschaftler aus Afrika, Amerika, Asien und Europa gemeinsam die Bedeutung des öffentlichen Raumes. Jeweils im Blick auf den eigenen Kontext diskutieren sie die Möglichkeiten, wie der öffentliche Raum zu einem gemeinsamen Raum werden kann, und fragen nach der Bedeutung von Säkularität in pluralen Gesellschaften.
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  • Judaism and Christianity: New Directions for Dialogue and by Alan J. Avery-Peck, Jacob Neusner

    By Alan J. Avery-Peck, Jacob Neusner

    This quantity treats the interrelationship among Judaism and Christianity from the 1st centuries and into sleek instances, paying specific recognition to those faiths social, cultural, and theological interactions. the problems lined diversity from the formation of Jewish and Christian ideology within the context of Roman paganism to the ways that Christian tradition and theology of the medieval and smooth sessions shape a backdrop to the production of Jewish id. whereas the old classes and matters mentioned are different, the result's to indicate the significance of our spotting the shut improvement of Judaism and Christianity. Written through best students in Judaic and Christian stories, those essays think about how the 2 faiths with regards to and have been formed via one another as they advanced in shared ancient and cultural contexts, at the same time every one maintained its personal distinct ideologies and ideology.
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  • The Secret of the Totem: Religion and Society from McLennan by Robert Alun Jones

    By Robert Alun Jones

    Notwithstanding it's now discredited, totemism as soon as captured the mind's eye of Sigmund Freud, ?mile Durkheim, James Frazer, and different favourite Victorian thinkers. during this energetic highbrow historical past, Robert Alun Jones considers the development of a concept and the divergent methods non secular students, anthropologists, psychoanalysts, and cultural theorists drew on totemism to discover and outline primitive and smooth societies' spiritual, cultural, and sexual norms. Combining cutting edge readings of person students' paintings and a wealthy portrait of Victorian highbrow lifestyles, Jones brilliantly strains the increase and fall of a robust inspiration. First used to explain the idea structures of local American tribes, totemism finally encompassed more than a few features. Its beneficial properties incorporated trust in a father or mother spirit that assumed the shape of an a selected animal; a prohibition opposed to marrying open air the extended family mixed with a strong incest taboo; a sacrament within which contributors of the totemic extended family slaughtered a consultant of the totemic species; and the tracing of descent in the course of the girl instead of the male. those attributes struck a chord with the past due Victorian mentality and its obsession with beside the point sexual kin, evolutionary concept, and gender roles. Totemism represented a suite of ideals that, notwithstanding completely primitive and at a good evolutionary distance, reassured Victorians in their personal extra civilized values and practices.Totemism's appeal to Victorian thinkers displays the ways that the social sciences build their gadgets of research instead of researching them. In discussing works equivalent to Freud's Totem and Taboo or Frazer's The Golden Bough, Jones considers how theorists used the vocabulary of totemism to fit their highbrow pursuits and targets. eventually, anthropologists reminiscent of A. A. Goldenweiser, Franz Boas, and Claude L?vi-Strauss argued that totemism was once extra a mirrored image of the worries of Victorian theorists than of the particular practices and ideology of "primitive" societies, and by way of the overdue 20th century totemism looked as if it would have disappeared altogether. (9/1/2006)
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  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens

    By Christopher Hitchens

    Christopher Hitchens, defined in theLondon Observer as "one of the main prolific, in addition to marvelous, newshounds of our time" takes on his largest topic but the more and more risky function of faith on the earth. within the culture of Bertrand Russell's Why it's not that i am a Christian and Sam Harris's fresh bestseller, the tip of religion, Christopher Hitchens makes the final word case opposed to faith. With a detailed and erudite interpreting of the foremost non secular texts, he files the ways that faith is a synthetic want, a reason for risky sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins within the cosmos. With eloquent readability, Hitchens frames the argument for a extra secular existence in accordance with technology and cause, within which hell is changed via the Hubble Telescope's outstanding view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush crumple to the sweetness and symmetry of the double helix.
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  • Sagesse éternelle : Tome 1 by Mata Amritanandamayi, Swami Jnanamritananda

    By Mata Amritanandamayi, Swami Jnanamritananda

    L'enseignement non-dualiste d'Amma est des plus concret, vehicle il puise constamment dans des exemples de occasions de los angeles vie de tous les jours et utilise de nombreux aphorismes pour illustrer son message de paix et de connaissance de soi. " Qui est animé d'un désir ardent n'a pas besoin de trois ans. Il atteint son yet en moins de temps qu'il ne faut pour percer une feuille de lotus avec une aiguille. Mais l'intensité de son désir doit être extrême... " Au fil des chapitres du Tome 1, Amma répond à toutes sortes de questions, que ce soit au sujet de l. a. vie de famille et de l. a. vie spirituelle, ou le sens de los angeles sadhana [pratique spirituelle], l. a. méditation, l'Advaita [non-dualité] au quotidien, le rôle du vrai dévot, los angeles foi ou le karma. Amma n'hésite pas à parler d'elle-même, comme lorsqu'elle évoque ses souvenirs d'enfance. Tome 2 est tout aussi riche d'instructions spirituelles des plus élevés, mais rendues entièrement accessibles par l'esprit d'universalité qui anime Amma. Elle y aborde, entre autres, les Écritures, le sannyas [renonçant], Om [la syllabe sacrée], l. a. sympathie pour les pauvres, l. a. colère ou l. a. patience...
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