Category: Religious History

The Power of Religious Publics: Staking Claims in American by William H. Swatos, James K. Wellman

By William H. Swatos, James K. Wellman

At present, public faith is in a time of flux and the idea of the typical good--once linked to the "Protestant voice" in America--is brazenly contested by means of new non secular coalitions trying to converse their model of the reality and plant their stake within the public area. This edited quantity displays at the altering tone and kind of the general public voice of faith, on its functionality in American society, and on its dating to the personal global of faith. It proposes that public faith, while exercised in a civil and responsible means, could be a dependable and prophetic voice in public existence and increase the yank scan in liberal democracy. The contributors--first-rate students together with Martin Marty and Robert Belah--focus on public religion's impression on debatable concerns resembling multiculturalism, monetary inequality, abortion, and homosexuality.

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Religious Tolerance in the Atlantic World: Early Modern and by Eliane Glaser

By Eliane Glaser

Putting topical debates in old viewpoint, the essays by way of major students of background, literature and political technology discover problems with distinction and variety, inclusion and exclusion, and religion in terms of quite a few Christian teams, Jews and Muslims within the context of either early glossy and modern England and the USA.

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The Apostolic Fathers, Volume I: I Clement. II Clement. by Bart D. Ehrman

By Bart D. Ehrman

The writings of the Apostolic Fathers provide a wealthy and various photograph of Christian lifestyles and notion within the interval instantly after New testomony instances. a few of them have been accorded virtually Scriptural authority within the early Church. This new Loeb version of those crucial texts displays present idiom and the most recent scholarship. listed here are the Letters of Ignatius, bishop of Antioch, one of the most renowned records of early Christianity; those letters, addressing center theological questions, have been written to a part dozen varied congregations whereas Ignatius used to be en path to Rome as a prisoner, condemned to die within the wild-beast enviornment. additionally during this assortment is a letter to the Philippian church by means of Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna and buddy of Ignatius, in addition to an account of Polycarp's martyrdom. There are numerous forms of texts within the Apostolic Fathers assortment, representing varied spiritual outlooks. The guide known as the Didache units forth precepts for non secular guideline, worship, and ministry. The Epistle of Barnabas searches the previous testomony, the Jewish Bible, for testimony in aid of Christianity and opposed to Judaism. the most broadly learn within the early Christian centuries used to be The Shepherd of Hermas, a booklet of revelations that develops a doctrine of repentance. (20041001)

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Claiming Knowledge: Strategies of Epistemology from by Olav Hammer

By Olav Hammer

This quantity offers with the transformation of spiritual creativity within the overdue sleek West. Its element of departure is a collection of esoteric ideals, from Theosophy to the recent Age. It exhibits how those traditions have tailored to the cultural givens of every successive epoch.

The claims of every stream were buttressed by way of drawing on a variety of structural features of overdue modernity. the improvement of technology has led to makes an attempt to say clinical prestige for non secular ideals. Globalization has given upward push to giant loans from different cultures, but additionally to numerous thoughts to greatly reinterpret international parts. Individualism has resulted in an expanding reliance on event as a resource of legitimacy.

The analytical instruments utilized to realizing non secular modernization make clear alterations which are essentially reshaping many non secular traditions.

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Conversion in the Age of Pluralism (Religion and the Social by Giordan, Guiseppe Giordan

By Giordan, Guiseppe Giordan

This book's chapters examine the character of conversion and current information on particular convertion varieties, reports, and theories together with such issues as heroes, semiotics, new cities, pilgrimages, the recent Age, family members between Catholics, Afro-Brazilians, and Protestants in Brazil, re-conversionist hobbies, Soka Gakkai, and the LDS church.

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Liberal Protestantism and Science (Greenwood Guides to by Leslie A. Muray

By Leslie A. Muray

Many scholars and contributors of the general public who keep on with information stories on technology and faith might imagine that Protestantism and technology are in clash. yet whereas evangelical assaults on evolution could make the headlines, many mainstream Protestant teams have lengthy embraced technology and the clinical worldview. This quantity within the Greenwood courses to technological know-how and faith covers these Protestant thinkers who search to take advantage of the insights of technological know-how to extra their knowing of faith and faith.

furthermore, the amount also will speak about such developments on the liberal protestant reputation of evolution, the appearance of ecotheology, and the Social Gospel.

The quantity features a choice of basic resource files, a word list and a timeline, and an annotated bibliography of the main worthwhile assets for additional research.

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Unholy Wars by John K. Cooley

By John K. Cooley

This e-book may be learn by way of all people who desires to comprehend Afghanistan and what US coverage may be concerning the present civil battle occurring in that state. the recent variation used to be released in 2000. If extra had learn it then we would were capable of head off the 9/11/2001 assault. What a large number we now have made in that nation, and on the earth, because the Guerrillas that we armed and informed to defeat the Soviets within the 1979-89, grew to become the middle of the terrorists that experience terrorised the area ever on account that.

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A History of Orthodox, Islamic, and Western Christian by Dennis J. Dunn

By Dennis J. Dunn

The booklet unearths the nexus among faith and politics at the present time and exhibits that we are living in an interdependent global the place one worldwide civilization is rising and the place the world’s peoples are carrying on with to coalesce round a sequence of values that comprise powerful Western overtones. either Putin’s Orthodox Russia and areas lower than the regulate of such Islamist teams like ISIS and Al Qaeda resent and try out, in a principally languishing attempt, to frustrate this sequence of values. The publication explains the present pressure among the West and Russia and elements of the Muslim international and sheds gentle at the factors of such crises because the Syrian Civil struggle, Russia’s aggression opposed to Ukraine, and acts of terrorism comparable to Sep 11 and the ISIS-inspired massacres in Paris. It indicates that faith maintains to impact international order and that wisdom of its influence on political id and worldwide governance should still advisor either executive coverage and scholarly research of up to date history.

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