Religious Studies

Society Shaped by Theology: Sociological Theology Volume 3 by Robin Gill

By Robin Gill

during the last thirty years a couple of theologians were utilizing facets of sociology along the extra conventional assets of philosophy. In flip, sociologists with an curiosity in theology have additionally contributed to an interplay among theology and sociology. The time is true to revisit the discussion among theologians and sociologists. In his new trilogy on Sociological Theology, Robin Gill makes a renewed contribution to the mapping of 3 abiding methods of bearing on theology and sociology, with the 3 volumes masking: Theology in a Social Context; Theology formed through Society; Society formed via Theology. Society formed via Theology explores the chance that theological suggestions might occasionally nonetheless be influential within the smooth international. It follows within the culture of Max Weber, arguing that theological virtues and debates can now and then be transposed, wittingly or unwittingly, into society at huge. Robin Gill examines the bizarre example of the general public debate approximately sincere to God within the Nineteen Sixties, yet then turns to the present debate approximately religion and social capital, including clean and unforeseen facts. eventually Gill argues that bioethics within the public area, in particular on worldwide matters equivalent to AIDS, might be enriched and deepened by means of a really appropriate use of theological virtues.

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The Interdict in the Thirteenth Century: A Question of by Peter D. Clarke

By Peter D. Clarke

The interdict used to be a tremendous and common occasion in medieval society. It was once an ecclesiastical sanction which had the influence of final church buildings and postponing spiritual providers. frequently imposed on a whole neighborhood simply because its leaders had violated the rights and legislation of the Church, popes exploited it as a political weapon of their conflicts with secular rulers through the 13th century. during this e-book, Peter Clarke examines this crucial yet overlooked topic, offering a wealth of latest facts drawn from manuscripts and archival assets. He starts off via exploring the elemental felony and ethical challenge raised by way of the interdict: how may possibly a sanction that punished many for the sins of the few be justified? From the twelfth-century, jurists and theologians argued that those that consented to the crimes of others shared within the accountability and punishment for them. accordingly vital questions are raised approximately medieval rules of group, in particular in regards to the dating among its head and contributors.

The publication is going directly to discover how the interdict used to be intended to paintings in accordance with the medieval canonists, and the way it really labored in perform. specifically it examines princely and renowned reactions to interdicts and the way those inspired the papacy to reform the sanction with a purpose to make it better. facts together with special case-studies of the interdict in motion, is drawn from throughout thirteenth-century Europe--a time while the papacy's legislative job and interference within the affairs of secular rulers have been at their height.

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Authority and society in Nantes during the French Wars of by Elizabeth C. Tingle

By Elizabeth C. Tingle

This research explores the idea and perform of authority through the later 16th century, within the non secular tradition and political associations of town of Nantes, the place the spiritual wars commonly got here to an finish with the good Edict of 1598. The Wars of faith witnessed critical demanding situations to the authority of the final Valois kings of France. via precise exam of the municipal and ecclesiastical files of Nantes, the writer considers demanding situations to authority, its renegotiation and reconstruction within the urban through the civil battle interval. The e-book surveys the socio-economic constructions of town, info the expansion of the Protestant church, assesses the impression of sectarian clash and the early counter reform flow at the Catholic Church, and evaluates the altering political family members of the town council with the inhabitants and with the French crown. ultimately, Tingle specializes in the Catholic League uprising opposed to the king and the query of why Nantes held out opposed to Henry IV longer than the other French city.

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War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of God: The Ottoman by Murat Iyigun

By Murat Iyigun

Differences between spiritual groups have motivated—and proceed to motivate—many of the deadliest conflicts in human background. yet how did political strength and arranged faith turn into so completely intertwined? and the way have faith and religiously influenced conflicts affected the evolution of societies all through background, from demographic and sociopolitical swap to monetary growth?

War, Peace, and Prosperity within the identify of God turns the point of interest at the “big 3 monotheisms”—Judaism, Islam, and Christianity—to contemplate those questions. Chronicling the fairly speedy unfold of the Abrahamic religions one of the previous international, Murat Iyigun exhibits that societies that adhered to a monotheistic trust in that period lasted longer, suggesting that monotheism introduced a few sociopolitical benefits. whereas the inherent trust in a single real god intended that those spiritual groups had in the end to cope with each other, Iyigun exhibits that alterations between them have been often robust adequate to trump disagreements inside. The booklet concludes by means of documenting the long term repercussions of those dynamics for the association of societies and their politics in Europe and the center East.

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Chosen Nations: Pursuit of the Kingdom of God and Its by Christina L. Littlefield

By Christina L. Littlefield

At the guts of the biblical fable of chosenness is the concept God has blessed a humans to be a blessing to others. it's a challenge of solemn accountability. The six British and American thinkers tested during this examine embraced the parable of chosenness for his or her nations, believed that the liberties they loved have been inherently tied to their Protestant religion, and that it was once their challenge to guard and unfold that religion, and its democratic fruit, at domestic and in a foreign country.

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Development Across Faith Boundaries (Routledge Research in by Anthony Ware,Matthew Clarke

By Anthony Ware,Matthew Clarke

Faith-based organizations (FBOs) have lengthy been regarded as having a bonus in offering courses and interventions among groups of a similar religion. notwithstanding, many FBOs this day paintings throughout quite a few contexts, together with with neighborhood companions and groups of other faiths. Likewise, secular NGOs and donors are more and more partnering with faith-based corporations to paintings in highly-religious communities.


Development throughout religion Boundaries explores the dynamics of actions via neighborhood or overseas FBOs that move religion obstacles, even if with their companions, donors or recipient groups. The publication investigates the dynamics of cross-faith partnerships in various improvement contexts, from India, Cambodia and Myanmar, to Melanesia, Bosnia, Ethiopia and Afghanistan. The publication demonstrates how a ways FBOs expand their actions past their very own religion groups and the way a long way NGOs associate with non secular actors. It additionally considers the affects of those cross-faith partnerships, together with their paintings on clash and sectarian or ethnic pressure within the appropriate communities.


This ebook is a useful advisor for graduates, researchers and scholars with an curiosity in improvement and non secular experiences, in addition to practitioners in the relief sector.

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Religion, Diaspora and Cultural Identity: A Reader in the by J.W. Pulis

By J.W. Pulis

even supposing the religions of the Caribbean were a subject matter of well known media, there were few ethnographic courses. this article is a much-needed and lengthy past due addition to Caribbean reviews and the exploration of principles, ideals, and spiritual practices of Caribbean people in diaspora and at domestic. Drawing upon ethnographic and ancient examine in numerous contexts and settings, the members to this quantity discover the connection among spiritual and social lifestyles. no matter if practiced at domestic or overseas, the members contend that the religions of Caribbean people are dynamic and inventive endeavors that experience mediated the continued and open-ended relation among neighborhood and worldwide, old and modern change.

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Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health by Ellen L. Idler

By Ellen L. Idler

usually in partnership, yet occasionally at odds, spiritual associations and public future health associations paintings to enhance the future health in their groups. there's expanding know-how between public health and wellbeing pros and most of the people that the social stipulations of poverty, loss of schooling, source of revenue inequality, negative operating stipulations, and reviews of discrimination play a dominant position in picking out health and wellbeing prestige. yet this vast view of the social determinants of future health has principally missed the position of spiritual practices and associations in shaping the lifestyles stipulations of billions round the globe.

In Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health, best students within the social sciences, public wellbeing and fitness, and faith tackle this omission by means of reading the embodied sacred practices of the world's religions, the heritage of alignment and pressure among non secular and public healthiness associations, the learn at the healthiness influence of non secular perform in the course of the existence path, and the position of non secular associations in health and wellbeing and improvement efforts all over the world. furthermore, the amount explores religion's function within the ongoing epidemics of HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's illness, in addition to arrangements for an influenza pandemic. jointly, those groundbreaking essays aid whole the image of the social determinants of future health by means of together with faith, which has earlier been an invisible determinant.

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Religious Education in a Global-Local World (Boundaries of by Jenny Berglund,Yafa Shanneik,Brian Bocking

By Jenny Berglund,Yafa Shanneik,Brian Bocking

This booklet examines non secular schooling (RE) in over ten nations, together with Australia, Indonesia, Mali, Russia, united kingdom, eire, united states, and Canada. Investigating RE from an international and multi-interdisciplinary viewpoint, it provides learn at the varied previous, current, and attainable destiny kinds of RE. In doing so, it complements public realizing of the complicated matters and debates surrounding RE within the wider international. the amount emphasizes a student-centred technique, viewing any form of ‘RE’, or its absence, as a formative lived adventure for students. It stresses a bottom-up, sociological and ethnographic/anthropological research-based method of the learn of RE, instead of the ‘top down’ techniques which frequently commence from prescriptive felony, ideological or non secular standpoints.   The twelve chapters during this quantity regard RE as an entity that has a number of and contested meanings and interpretations which are continuously negotiated. For a few, ‘RE’ capacity spiritual nurturing, both adapted to parental perspectives or intended to inculcate a uniform religiosity. For others, RE potential studying in regards to the many spiritual and non-religious world-views and secular ethics that exist, now not selling one faith or one other. a few search to prevent the ambiguous time period ‘religious education’, exchanging it with phrases comparable to ‘education approximately religions and ideology’ or ‘the non secular size of intercultural education’.

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Your Interfaith Wedding: A Guide to Blending Faiths, by Laurie Sue Brockway

By Laurie Sue Brockway

Interfaith and intercultural marriage ceremony ceremonies are quick turning into the norm within the usa as an increasing number of of other faiths and ethnic cultures merge their lives in marriage. Many search an artistic and customized rite, yet they want information on easy methods to determine the suitable rituals, advantages, and language, and the way to properly mix in components from either their traditions or create a loving nondenominational ceremony.

This booklet can assist examine extra approximately every one other's faiths and relations attitude, liberating them to craft a loving and inventive rite that actually honors their roots and blesses their marriage.

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