Category: Comparative Religion

Bible conversations : Catholic-protestant dialogues on the by Dave Armstrong

By Dave Armstrong

Fifteen dialogues loosely in accordance with encounters of a Catholic apologist with Protestants, over the process approximately 5 years of web discussions on lists, bulletin forums, and personal correspondence. crucial and basic concerns that divide Protestants and Catholics are handled: the connection of Bible and culture, the authority of the Church, even if the Church and culture should be infallible just like the Bible, how one is stored, the connection of religion and works, even if Catholics think in "salvation by way of works," grace on my own, and so forth.

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The Religious in Responses to Mass Atrocity: by Thomas Brudholm, Thomas Cushman

By Thomas Brudholm, Thomas Cushman

A weird and engaging point of many responses to mass atrocities is the inventive and eclectic use of non secular language and frameworks. a few crimes are so severe that they "cry out to heaven," drawing humans to hire non secular vocabulary to make that means of and to pass judgement on what occurred, to house questions of guilt and accountability, and to re-establish desire and belief of their lives. additionally, in recent times, non secular actors became more and more influential in all over the world contexts of conflict-resolution and transitional justice. This assortment deals a serious evaluate of the chances and difficulties concerning makes an attempt to carry non secular - or semi-religious - allegiances and views to undergo in responses to the mass atrocities of our time: while and the way can non secular language or spiritual ideals and practices be both important or valuable? And what are the issues and purposes for warning or critique? during this publication, a gaggle of special students discover those questions and supply various unique explanatory and normative views.

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Religion - The Classical Theories by James Thrower

By James Thrower

What's Religion?' this is often the 1st textual content to study in one quantity the theories of faith which were recommend via either believers and non-believers. 'Why theories of religion?' After elevating and answering this query the writer starts his exam of theories of faith through first taking a look at the reasons given via spiritual believers (Revelation and non secular Experience). He then considers the perspectives of thinkers who've sought to rework faith into philosophy (Plato, Kant and Hegel), sooner than reviewing the theories of these who've noticeable faith as bobbing up out of error in primitive considering (Tylor, Frazer and Levy-Bruhl) and people 'masters of suspicion', as Paul Ricoeur has referred to as them (Feuerbach, Nietzsche, Marx and Freud) who provided what they believed to be exhaustive mental and sociological theories of the beginning and nature of faith. during his dialogue the writer additionally engages with many modern thinkers whose discussions of faith were in keeping with those classical accounts.In a quick end the writer attempts to evaluate the way forward for the religions of the area in gentle of the more and more shut inter-religious encounters which are changing into a function of the 'global village' of thetwenty-first century. Key good points * accomplished survey of the sphere * Theories can be thought of opposed to the phenomenon of faith world-wide * Theories provided in a fashion that shall we the coed make up his or her personal brain

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Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions (Two Volumes Set) by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

By Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

Encyclopedia of affection in international Religions is the 1st reference paintings to supply a accomplished portrait of affection within the context of the vintage and modern literature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, in addition to different cultures and philosophies. Like no quantity released so far, it unearths the total richness of spiritual teachings on love in all its many kinds, exploring an in depth variety of themes that supply philosophical, mental, and spiritual views to lead the search for the which means of love.Encyclopedia of affection in international Religions gains nearly three hundred topic entries, in addition to insightful biographic sketches of preeminent thinkers, all written via a multidisciplinary staff of a few of the most important students at the topic. Entries research either common and culture-specific interpretations of affection: not only the dichotomy of non secular and actual love, however the complete emotional spectrum of affection in relationships and practices. jointly, they surround love's integral—and occasionally conflicting—role in shaping ideals and behaviour in a drastically different global.

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Images of Jesus Christ in Islam: 2nd Edition by Oddbjørn Leirvik

By Oddbjørn Leirvik

Images of Jesus Christ in Islam second version presents a basic advent to the query of Jesus Christ in Islam and a dialogical dialogue of this concerns' value for Christian-Muslim relatives. Its originality lies in its accomplished presentation of suitable resources and examine and its dialogue of Islamic photographs of Christ within the wider context of Muslim-Christian kinfolk. Oddbjørn Leirvik offers a finished advent to a breadth of Muslim traditions via an exam of interpretations of Jesus all through background, when additionally studying old tensions among Islam and Christianity. This book's unique contribution lies in its dialogical standpoint within the perennial niche of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations.

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Gewalt im Namen Gottes. Die Verantwortung der Religionen für by Severin J. Lederhilger

By Severin J. Lederhilger

Der Islamische Staat in Syrien und im Irak, die Massaker von Boko Haram in Nigeria - immer neue religiös motivierte Terrorakte rufen weltweite Betroffenheit hervor, auch unter gläubigen Menschen. Weder Bibel noch Koran rechtfertigen einfach jegliche Gewalttat oder Krieg im Namen Gottes, wenn guy sich mit Sprache und Sinn dieser Texte kritisch auseinandersetzt. Der Tagungsband der 16. Ökumenischen Sommerakademie Kremsmünster 2014 dokumentiert Vorträge mit unterschiedlichem konfessionellen, religiösen und weltanschaulichen Hintergrund. Sie alle beschäftigen sich mit der Thematik religiös motivierter Gewalt aus der Perspektive der Philosophie, der Praktischen Theologie und Religionspädagogik, der Religions-, Bibel- und Islamwissenschaft. Zu Wort kommen auch Repräsentanten der Friedensarbeit im Militär, in christlichen Vereinigungen und in der kirchlichen Pastoral.

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Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity by Kimberley Christine Patton

By Kimberley Christine Patton

In lots of of the world's religions, either polytheistic and monotheistic, a doubtless enigmatic and paradoxical photograph is found--that of the god who worships. numerous interpretations of this seeming paradox were complex. a few recommend that it represents sacrifice to a better deity. Proponents of anthropomorphic projection say that the gods are only ''big people'' and that pictures of human non secular motion are easily projected onto the deities. notwithstanding, such causes don't do justice to the complexity and variety of this phenomenon. In Religion of the Gods, Kimberley C. Patton makes use of a comparative method of soak up anew a longstanding problem in old Greek non secular iconography: why are the Olympian gods depicted on classical pottery making libations? The sacrificing gods in historic Greece are in comparison to gods who practice rituals in six different spiritual traditions: the Vedic gods, the heterodox god Zurvan of early Zoroastrianism, the outdated Norse god Odin, the Christian God and Christ, the God of Judaism, and Islam's Allah. Patton examines the comparative proof from a cultural and historic viewpoint, uncovering deep structural resonances whereas additionally revealing the most important changes. rather than trying to find invisible recipients or misplaced myths, Patton proposes the recent type of ''divine reflexivity.'' Divinely played ritual is a self-reflexive, self-expressive motion that indications the starting place of formality within the divine and never the human realm. specially, divine ritual is generative, either instigating and encouraging human spiritual task. the faith practiced by way of the gods is either like and in contrast to human non secular motion. obvious from in the non secular culture, gods usually are not ''big people,'' yet except human. Human ritual is directed outward to a divine being, however the gods perform ritual on their lonesome behalf. ''Cultic time,'' the symbiotic functionality of formality either in heaven and in the world, collapses the excellence among cult and theology whenever ritual is played. providing the 1st complete examine and a brand new conception of this attention-grabbing phenomenon, Religion of the Gods is an important contribution to the fields of classics and comparative faith. Patton indicates that the god who plays non secular motion isn't really an anomaly, yet holds a significant position within the classification of formality and issues to a phenomenologically common constitution inside faith itself.

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The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, by Michael M. Laskier, Yaacov Lev

By Michael M. Laskier, Yaacov Lev

The Convergence of Judaism and Islam bargains fifteen interdisciplinary reports that examine the complicated relationships among the cultures of Jews and Muslims through the medieval and early smooth sessions. They show that, for the main half, Jewish-Muslim kin have been peaceable and concerned highbrow cooperation.

Eschewing a chronological procedure and that includes contributions from eu, Israeli, and North American students, together with veterans and up to date PhDs, the amount makes many desirable and stimulating juxtapositions. to provide one instance, chapters on early Islam and the shaping of Jewish-Muslim kin within the center a while make clear the criminal battles over the prestige of synagogues in twentieth-century Yemen or the execution of a fourteen-year-old lady in nineteenth-century Morocco.

Sure to impress controversy and dialogue, this quantity specializes in a interval of unfastened trade among those cultures that ended in probably the most seminal breakthroughs in math, technology, and medication the realm has identified

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