Category: Comparative Religion

Islamophobia: The Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century by John L. Esposito

By John L. Esposito

Islamophobia has been at the upward push on the grounds that September eleven, as visible in numerous circumstances of discrimination, racism, hate speeches, actual assaults, and anti-Muslim campaigns. The 2006 Danish caricature hindrance and the talk surrounding Pope Benedict XVI's Regensburg speech have underscored the urgency of such concerns as image-making, multiculturalism, freedom of expression, recognize for spiritual symbols, and interfaith kin.
The 1997 Runnymede file defines Islamophobia as "dread, hatred, and hostility in the direction of Islam and Muslims perpetuated through a sequence of closed perspectives that suggest and characteristic damaging and derogatory stereotypes and ideology to Muslims." Violating the elemental ideas of human rights civil liberties, and spiritual freedom, Islamophobic acts take many various kinds. in certain cases, mosques, Islamic facilities, and Muslim homes are attacked and desecrated. within the office, colleges, and housing, it takes the shape of suspicion, staring, hazing, mockery, rejection, stigmatizing and outright discrimination. In public locations, it happens as oblique discrimination, hate speech, and denial of entry to items and providers.
This selection of essays takes a multidisciplinary method of Islamophobia, bringing jointly the services and adventure of Muslim, American, and ecu students. research is mixed with coverage thoughts. participants speak about and overview sturdy practices already in position and provide new tools for facing discrimination, hatred, and racism.

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Of the Land and the Spirit: The Essential Lord Northbourne by Lord Northbourne

By Lord Northbourne

Twenty-five years ahead of Rachel Carson released her well-known paintings Silent Spring, Lord Northbourne coined the word natural farming and helped to advertise the significance of a holistic method of the surroundings. His paintings, linking spirituality and ecology, has encouraged a iteration of writings from Wendell Berry to HRH Prince Charles.This booklet not just gains Northbourne's formerly unpublished writings, but in addition his inner most correspondence with Thomas Merton, highlighting the non secular intensity of his writings.

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After Pluralism: Reimagining Religious Engagement by Courtney Bender, Pamela Klassen

By Courtney Bender, Pamela Klassen

The members to this quantity deal with pluralism as an idea that's traditionally and ideologically produced or, placed in a different way, as a doctrine that's embedded inside of a variety of political, civic, and cultural associations. Their critique considers how spiritual distinction is framed as an issue that in simple terms pluralism can remedy. operating relatively throughout countries and disciplines, the essays in After Pluralism discover pluralism as a "term of paintings" that units the norms of id and the parameters of trade, come across, and clash. participants find pluralism's beliefs in different sites—Broadway performs, Polish Holocaust memorials, Egyptian dream interpretations, German jails, and felony theories—and display its shaping of political and social interplay in remarkable and robust methods. all through, they query assumptions underlying pluralism's discourse and its impact at the criminal judgements that form sleek non secular perform. members do greater than deconstruct this idea; they take on what comes subsequent. Having verified the family tree and results of pluralism, they generate new questions for attractive the collective worlds and a number of registers within which faith operates.

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A Day Apart: How Jews, Christians, and Muslims Find Faith, by Christopher D Ringwald

By Christopher D Ringwald

The Sabbath is the unique banquet day, an afternoon of pleasure and freedom from paintings, a holy day that permits us to reconnect with God, our fellows and nature. Now, in a compelling combination of journalism, scholarship and private memoir, Christopher D. Ringwald examines the Sabbath from production to the current, weaving jointly the tales of 3 households, 3 religions and 3 thousand years of historical past. an afternoon aside is the 1st ebook to check the Sabbath in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. A marvelously readable e-book, it bargains a desirable portrait of the fundamentals of the 3 Sabbaths--the Muslim Juma on Friday, the Jewish Shabbat on Saturday and the Christian Lord's Day on Sunday--and introduces us to 3 households, together with Ringwald's personal, and exhibits how they discover the holy day and what it capability to them. the guts of the ebook recounts the background of the Sabbath, starting from the production tale and Moses on Mount Sinai, to the lessons of Jesus and Muhammad, the impression of the Protestant Reformation and the economic Revolution, and the increase of the fashionable weekend. Ringwald indicates that the Sabbath intuition, to watch an important day of withdrawal and repose, is common. certainly, all religions and philosophies educate that existence is greater than toil, that point could be put aside for contemplation, leisure and tradition. In latest frantic 24/7 international, the Sabbath--a day dedicated to leisure and contemplation--has by no means been extra priceless. an afternoon aside deals a portrait of a really undying option to get away the typical international and upload aspiring to our lives.

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Time at Emar: The Cultic Calendar and the Rituals from the by Daniel E. Fleming

By Daniel E. Fleming

The hot large-scale watershed tasks in northern Syria, the place the traditional urban of Emar was once situated, have introduced this quarter to mild, due to salvage operation excavations ahead of the realm was once submerged. Excavations at Meskeneh-Qadimeh at the nice bend of the Euphrates River published this huge city, which have been in-built the past due 14th century after which destroyed violently at the start of the twelfth, on the finish of the Bronze Age. within the city of Emar, ritual capsules have been stumbled on in a temple which are verified to were recorded by way of the manager of the neighborhood cult, who was once known as the "diviner." This spiritual chief additionally operated an important writing heart, which interested by either administering neighborhood ritual and fostering competence in Mesopotamian lore. An archaic neighborhood calendar may be extraordinary from different calendars in use at Emar, either overseas and native. A moment, overlapping calendar emanated from the palace and represented a emerging political strength in a few pressure with rooted neighborhood associations. The archaic neighborhood calendar will be partly reconstructed from one ritual textual content that outlines the rites played in the course of a interval of six months.

The major public ceremony of Emar's non secular calendar was once the zukru competition. This occasion used to be celebrated in a simplified annual ritual and in a extra complicated model of the ritual for seven days in the course of each 7th yr, most likely serving as a pledge of loyalty to the manager god, Dagan. The Emar ritual calendar used to be local, despite a variety of degrees of out of doors impression, and hence deals very important facts for historic Syrian tradition. those texts are therefore very important for old close to jap cultic and formality reports. Fleming's complete examine lays the elemental foundation for all destiny research of the ritual and makes an enormous contribution to the research of historic Syria.

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Rivers of Life: Or Sources and Streams of the Faiths of Man by J. G. R. Forlong

By J. G. R. Forlong

This is often the 1st reprint ever of this foundational paintings on non secular evolution. This booklet is so scarce that copies promote quickly at over a thousand money should you can locate one. Contained herein is the catalyst of all human mystical, non secular, and religious proposal that finally developed into the secret faculties, reminiscent of Freemasonry, Theosophy and Rosicrucianism. Contents: Tree Worship; Serpent and Phallic Worship; hearth Worship; solar Worship; Ancestor Worship; Early Faiths of Western Asia; Faiths of Western Aborigines in Europe and adjoining international locations; Faiths of japanese Aborigines, Non-Aryan, Aryan and Shemitik. No different resource paintings describes during this impressive element our nice non secular history. Out-of-print for over a hundred years, now you may have the possibility of embellishing your individual library with this very infrequent and illuminating ebook.

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Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and by Linda Woodhead, Christopher Partridge, Hiroko Kawanami

By Linda Woodhead, Christopher Partridge, Hiroko Kawanami

This entire advisor bargains an unrivalled creation to contemporary paintings within the research of faith, from the spiritual traditions of Asia and the West, to new different types of faith and spirituality reminiscent of New Age.
With an ancient creation to every faith and targeted research of its position within the smooth global, Religions within the glossy World is perfect for novices to the research of faith. It comprises case-studies and anecdotes, textual content extracts, bankruptcy menus and end-of-chapter summaries, glossaries and annotated additional examining sections. themes coated include:
* faith, colonialism and postcolonialism
* non secular nationalism
* girls and religion
* faith and globalization
* faith and authority
* the increase of latest spiritualities.

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La rama dorada by James George Frazer

By James George Frazer

Los angeles primera aspiraci?n de Frazer para realizar este trabajo period explicar l. a. ley que regulaba l. a. sucesi?n en el sacerdocio de Diana en Aricia, trabajo que shape? doce vol?menes. En 1922 lo lessen y lo publica al espa?ol en 1944. Frazer nos presenta una investigaci?n que ha hecho comprensible a los angeles mentalidad occidental una amplia gama de usos y costumbres primitivas, descritas a su vez en un estilo que no est? lejano del de l. a. literatura.

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The Cultural Study of Yiddish in Early Modern Europe by Jerold C. Frakes (auth.)

By Jerold C. Frakes (auth.)

A designated research of the in depth curiosity in Jewish tradition of early smooth Christian Humanists as part of their accomplished software of analysis of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. The ebook makes a speciality of how that curiosity used to be fairly manifested in a ranking of treatises on 16th and 17th Century Yiddish language and literature.

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