Category: Religious Studies Reference

The Religions of Oceania (Library of Religious Beliefs and by Garry Trompf

By Garry Trompf

Greater than 1 / 4 of the world's religions are to be present in the areas of Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, jointly referred to as Oceania. The Religions of Oceania is the 1st publication to collect up to date info at the nice and altering number of conventional religions within the Pacific region. The ebook additionally offers with indigenous Christianity and its extensive impression around the area, and comprises new non secular events generated by means of the responses of indigenous peoples to colonists and missionaries, the easiest recognized of those being the `Cargo Cults' of Melanesia. The authors current a radical and available exam of the interesting variety of spiritual practices within the quarter, analysing new spiritual advancements, and provideing transparent interpretative instruments and a mine of data to aid the scholar greater comprehend the world's most intricate ethnologic tapestry.

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Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of Election: A by Matthias Gockel

By Matthias Gockel

The 1st precise comparability among the theologies of Friedrich Schleiermacher and the early dialectical theology of Karl Barth. Matthias Gockel exhibits that the doctrine of election in Barth's early theology bears a awesome resemblance to the placement of Schleiermacher. He demanding situations the normal knowledge that those positions - or `liberal theology' and `dialectical theology' - stand in irreconcilable competition. Barth articulates a clean review of the doctrine not just in Church Dogmatics II/2, yet within the moment variation of his Epistle to the Romans and in his first sequence of lectures on Systematic Theology, the so-called G?ttingen Dogmatics. therefore, a resemblance among Schleiermacher and Barth is already discernible in Barth's early theology - at a time while he was once writing his so much virulent criticisms of Schleiermacher.

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The Bible and empire: postcolonial explorations by R. S. Sugirtharajah

By R. S. Sugirtharajah

At a time while there's a renewed curiosity in Empire, this quantity explores the complicated dating among the Bible and the colonial company, and examines a few neglected features of this courting. subject matters comprise the novel retellings of the gospel tale of Jesus through Thomas Jefferson and Raja Rammohun Roy, and the destiny of biblical texts while marshalled by way of Victorian preachers after the Indian rebellion of 1857. The leading edge booklet positive factors sensible in addition to theoretical insights, offering compelling facts of the continued significance of postcolonial discourse for bible study.

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Ricoeur on Moral Religion by James Carter

By James Carter

In Ricoeur on ethical Religion, James Carter argues that Paul Ricoeur's later philosophical writings supply a hugely instructive interpretive key with which to evaluate his philosophical venture as a complete. this primary systematic learn of the "later Ricoeur" deals a severe but sympathetic reconstruction of Ricoeur's hermeneutics of moral lifestyles, which demonstrates his major contribution to modern philosophy of faith and ethical philosophy. What emerges is a transparent and exact ethical faith that binds people jointly universally at the foundation of the existence they proportion as able beings. Carter additionally uncovers a hitherto unexpected thread in Ricoeur's writings referring to moral lifestyles, pulled via his personal readings of Spinoza, Aristotle, and Kant. Ricoeur's hermeneutics is dependent by means of a Kantian architectonic proficient at diversified degrees via those 3 philosophers, who floor a wealthy, holistic, and finally rationalist account of moral lifestyles and faith that resists the trimmings of either positivism and postmodernism.

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Text, Translation, Theology: Selected Essays on the Hebrew by Bertil Albrektson

By Bertil Albrektson

Textual content, translation, and theology - the 3 nouns within the name point out the most fields of outdated testomony learn that are coated during this number of essays. textual content refers either to the background of biblical texts and to difficulties of textual feedback. Translation of the Hebrew Bible as a philological activity is a relevant topic in different essays. Theology doesn't outline what the essays are yet what a few of them are approximately: non secular ideologies are gadgets of enquiry. Bertil Albrektson gathers jointly a variety of his essays, a few of that have develop into classics, which have been written on separate events and released in numerous, occasionally fairly distant, locations. They disguise greater than 4 many years of analysis, and for the 1st time they're now introduced jointly during this available quantity. Bertil Albrektson is a Swedish previous testomony pupil of foreign reputation, presented the Burkitt Medal for religious study by means of The British Academy in 2003. His writing used to be characterised by means of the past due Professor P.R. Ackroyd of King's university, London, as 'a version of studying, readability and dry humour'. This quantity deals a special source to present students of bible study.

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The Egyptian Oracle Project: Ancient Ceremony in Augmented by Robyn Gillam, Jeffrey Jacobson

By Robyn Gillam, Jeffrey Jacobson

For greater than 2,000 years, among 1500 BCE and six hundred CE, the Egyptian processional oracle used to be one of many details of touch among temple-based faith and the final inhabitants. In a public rite, a god could point out its will or solution questions in the course of the pursuits of a conveyable cult statue borne by way of clergymen or vital individuals of the community.

The Egyptian Oracle Project is an interactive functionality that adapts this rite to function the foundation for a mixed-reality academic adventure for kids and teens, utilizing either digital fact and concert. The scene is determined in a digital Egyptian temple projected onto a wall. An oracle led by way of a excessive priest avatar (controlled by means of a stay human puppeteer) is introduced into the presence of a dwell viewers, who act within the position of the Egyptian population. in the course of the mediation of an actress, the viewers interacts with the avatar, recreating the event.

The sequence of rigorously concentrated essays during this publication presents very important historical past to this path-breaking undertaking in 3 sections. After a short creation to academic theatre and digital fact, the 1st part describes the traditional rite and its improvement, besides cross-cultural connections. Then the advance of the script and its functionality within the context of mixed-reality and academic theatre are tested. the ultimate set of essays describes the digital temple surroundings in additional element and explores the broader implications of this undertaking for digital heritage.

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Myth: A Biography of Belief by David Leeming

By David Leeming

Joseph Campbell wrote that mythology is "the really good music of the soul's excessive adventure." In fable, David Leeming considers the function this "wonderful track" has to play in an international more and more depending on medical and technical info. Exploring vintage works reminiscent of the track of Songs, the Tao Te Ching, the Rg Veda, the hot testomony, and the Indonesian fable of Hainuwele, delusion unearths the cultural energies that historical "mythmakers" sought to corral of their creations. Leeming argues that myths are, by way of definition, evolving creations that live to tell the tale within the paintings of modern day "mythmakers" akin to W.B. Yeats, Virginia Woolf, and Albert Einstein. Leeming offers an attractive new outlook at the function of fantasy within the works of those and different modern artists and scientists. The similarities among smooth thoughts just like the "Big Bang" and old myths of construction illustrate our carrying on with have to confront the mysteries of lifestyles in terms of metaphor and narrative. Leeming means that delusion and actual wisdom don't negate, yet supplement one another. if it is the "American Dream," alien abduction, or trust in virgin start and resurrection, those "living myths" play a truly healing position within the improvement of a fit society. In delusion: A Biography of trust, David Leeming indicates that myths are nonetheless a becoming strategy to seize "the soul's excessive adventure."

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The A to Z of Sufism by John Renard

By John Renard

With greater than 3,000 entries and cross-references at the heritage, major figures, associations, conception, and literary works linked to Islam's mystical culture, Sufism, this dictionary brings jointly in a single quantity, huge ancient details that is helping placed modern occasions right into a old context. extra positive factors contain: _

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Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope: Postsecular by Martin Beck Matustik

By Martin Beck Matustik

Not anyone will deny that we are living in an international the place evil exists. yet how are we to come back to grips with human atrocity and its diabolical depth? Martin Beck Matu?t?k considers evil to be much more appreciably evil than formerly concept and to became all too typical in way of life. whereas we will identify a variety of ethical wrongs and particular cruelties, Matu?t?k keeps that radical evil understood as a spiritual phenomenon calls for a non secular reaction the place the language of desire, forgiveness, redemption, and love can take us past unspeakable damage and irreparable violence. Drawing upon the paintings of Kant, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Derrida, and Marion, this paintings is written as a sequence of meditations. Matu?t?k offers a daring new method of facing one in every of humanity's so much intractable difficulties.

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The Religious Context of Early Christianity: A Guide to by Hans Josef Klauck

By Hans Josef Klauck

It is a uniquely well-informed and entire advisor to the realm of faith within the Graeco-Roman setting of early Christianity. Drawing at the newest scholarship, the amount paints a gently nuanced portrait of the Christians' spiritual context. in addition to describing traditional family and civic faith and renowned trust (including astrology, divination and 'magic'), there's prolonged dialogue of poser cults, ruler and emperor cults, the non secular dimensions of philosophy, and Gnosticism. A beneficial textbook for complex scholars, in addition to an authoritative reference paintings for students.

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