Religious Studies

Toward a Spiritual Research Paradigm (Transforming Education by Information Age Publishing,Jing Lin,Rebecca L. Oxford,Tom E.

By Information Age Publishing,Jing Lin,Rebecca L. Oxford,Tom E. Culham

Spirituality and religious reports were the bedrock of each civilization and jointly shape one of many optimum mechanisms for making experience of the area for billions of individuals. present examine paradigms, as a result of their predicament to empirical, sensory, psychologically, or culturally developed realities, fail to supply a framework for exploring this crucial region of human event. the advance of a religious learn paradigm will supply researchers from the social sciences and schooling the instruments and talents to systematically discover primary questions relating to human non secular stories and non secular growth.

A religious study paradigm calls for an ontology that considers all fact to be multidimensional, interconnected, and interdependent. It calls for an epistemology that integrates understanding from outer resources in addition to internal contemplation, acknowledging our integration of soul and spirit with the physique and brain. 3 extra points are important to a religious study paradigm: axiology, method, and teleology. An axiology issues what's valued, sturdy, and moral. a technique is the correct method of systematic inquiry. A 5th and no more often pointed out point is teleology, an evidence of the target or finish (telos) to which new wisdom is utilized, similar to gaining knowledge and fact, touching the divine, expanding internal peace, exploring hidden dimensions, or bettering society. This ebook takes step one to boost this type of examine paradigm. We draw from global non secular traditions in addition to scholarship that has arisen from contemplative practices. We additionally try and construct a bridge among technological know-how and spirituality. non secular examine isn't inevitably against clinical examine; in truth, every one can make clear the other.

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Religion, Religious Organisations and Development: by Carole Rakodi

By Carole Rakodi

This assortment provides to a burgeoning literature focused on the jobs performed via religions in improvement. The authors don't imagine that faith and spiritual enterprises should be ‘used’ to accomplish improvement ambitions, or that religiously encouraged improvement paintings is extra holistic, transformative and genuine. in its place, they topic such assumptions to severe and (as a ways as attainable) aim scrutiny, targeting how adherents of a number of spiritual traditions and numerous companies affiliated with diverse religions understand the assumption of improvement and try to give a contribution to its goals. Geographically, chapters within the quantity surround Africa, South Asia and the Asia-Pacific.


Four of the papers have a world concentration: offering a initial framework for analysing the function of faith in improvement, contemplating the jobs performed by means of faith-inspired businesses in areas (the Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa) and analysing transnational Muslim NGOs. the person case stories concentrate on 9 international locations (India, Kenya, Pakistan, Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan, Malawi, Sri Lanka, South Africa), think about 4 religions (Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism), and will be grouped lower than 4 issues: they think about faith, well being and inequality; the jobs of spiritual NGOs in improvement; even if and the way spiritual enterprises impact, reply to or withstand social switch; and even if spiritual carrier services succeed in the terrible. eventually, perform notes exhibit how 3 non secular improvement corporations attempt to positioned their rules into practice.


This ebook was once released as a different double factor of Development in Practice.

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Mutter Teresa und Lady Diana - Moderner Personenkult mit by Marcel Lange

By Marcel Lange

Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Theologie - Historische Theologie, Kirchengeschichte, notice: 1,0, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Wenn guy heutzutage Kindern, Jugendlichen und Erwachsenen die Frage
stellen würde, welche individual sie mit dem Wort „heilig“ verbinden, so
würden sicher die Personen Nikolaus von Myra oder auch der heilige
Apostel Petrus weit oben auf der Liste der Antworten stehen. Aber es
könnte durchaus sein, dass ganz andere Personen in diesem
Zusammenhang genannt werden, mit denen guy wohl nicht gerechnet
hätte. Einige begeisterte Fußballfans würden wahrscheinlich den
deutschen Fußballer Andreas “Andi“ Brehme, nach seinem verwandelten
Foul Elfmeter im WM Finale 1990 nennen. Es könnten ebenso Popstars
oder andere Berühmtheiten wie z.B. Elvis Presley, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe oder auch Elisabeth von Österreich („Sissi“) genannt werden, obwohl sie aus christlicher Sicht wohl kaum in den Stand eines heiligen erhoben werden könnten, aber von ihren Anhängern, lovers oder „Groupies“ wie eine heilige individual verehrt werden. Mit genau diesem
Phänomen möchte ich mich in der folgenden Arbeit beschäftigen und
aufzeigen, wie schnell die Grenze von der Verehrung eines Popstars zur Heiligenverehrung überschritten werden kann und welche Rolle die
modernen Medien dabei spielen. Im Zentrum der Arbeit stehen zwei
bekannte Personen des 20. Jahrhunderts, deren Lebensläufe ich
miteinander vergleichen möchte. Bei der ersten individual handelt es sich um Mutter Teresa, die als „Vorzeigekatholikin“ bekannt geworden ist und in christlichen Kreisen direkt nach ihrem Tod schon wie eine Heilige verehrt wurde und wird.
Bei der zweiten individual handelt es sich um die wohl bekannteste
Prinzessin der Welt, girl Diana, die bei einem tragischen Autounfall ihr Leben verlor und von ihren Anhängern seit ihrem Tod wie eine Heilige verehrt zu werden scheint.

Meine Beobachtungen und Nachforschungen diesbezüglich stützen sich
hauptsächlich auf Zeitungsartikel, die kurz nach dem Tod der beiden
Frauen erschienen sind.

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Religion and Regimes: Support, Separation, and Opposition by Mehran Tamadonfar,Ted G. Jelen,Rachel Blum,Clyde

By Mehran Tamadonfar,Ted G. Jelen,Rachel Blum,Clyde Wilcox,Christine A. Gustafson,Christopher Marsh,Elizabeth A. Oldmixon,Rebekah Samaniego,Ramazan Kilinç,Scott Hibbard,Paul Christopher Manuel,J. Christopher Soper,Joel S. Fetzer,Michele Dillon

This paintings is a set of essays that describe and learn faith and regime family members in numerous countries within the modern international. The individuals learn styles of interplay among spiritual actors and nationwide governments that come with separation, help, and competition. commonly, the participants locate that the majority nations have a majority or plurality spiritual culture, in an effort to search a privileged place in public existence. the character of the connection among such traditions and nationwide coverage is essentially decided by means of the character of competition. A trend of quasi-establishment is commonest in settings during which competition to a dominant spiritual culture is explicitly non secular. despite the fact that, in a few situations, the dominant culture is linked to a discredited previous regime, within which a trend of felony separation is commonest. Conversely, in a few international locations, a dominant faith is, for old purposes, powerful linked to nationwide identification. Such regimes are frequently characterised by means of a “lazy monopoly,” during which the general public impression of faith is reduced.

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Stepping Into Zion: Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the by Janice W. Fernheimer

By Janice W. Fernheimer

By learning the multiracial Jewish association Hatzaad Harishon, Janice W. Fernheimer’ s Stepping into Zion considers the query “ who's a Jew?” — a severe rhetorical factor with far-reaching outcomes for Jews and non-Jews alike.

Hatzaad Harishon ("The First Step") used to be a brand new York-based, multiracial Jewish association that labored to extend popularity and legitimacy for Black Jews within the sixties and seventies. In Stepping into Zion, Janice W. Fernheimer examines the background and documents of Hatzaad Harishon to light up the moving definitions and borders of Jewish identification, that have severe relevance to Jews of all traditions in addition to to non-Jews.

Fernheimer specializes in a interval whilst Jewish id was once in flux and deeply motivated via the Civil Rights and Black strength activities. In 1964, white and Black Jews shaped Hatzaad Harishon to foster interplay and cohesion among Black and white Jewish groups. They raised the query of who or what constitutes Jewishness or Jewish identification, and in trying to find a solution succeeded— either traditionally and rhetorically— in gaining elevated reputation for Black Jews. Fernheimer lines how, regardless of deep confrontation over definitions, individuals of Hatzaad Harishon have been capable of create universal floor in a technique she phrases "interruptive invention": an incremental version for rhetorical luck that enables various teams to start and proceed very important yet tricky discussions after they percentage little universal floor or make unequal claims to institutional and discursive strength, or while the character of universal flooring is strictly what's at stake. hence, they supply a realistic means out of the possible incommensurable stalemate incompatible worldviews present.

 

Through insightful interpretations of Hatzaad Harishon's archival fabrics, Fernheimer chronicles the group's successes and screw ups in the greater rhetorical historical past of conflicts that emerge while cultural identities shift or expand.

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The Church History of Rufinus of Aquileia: Books 10 and 11: by Rufinus of Aquilea,Philip R. Amidon

By Rufinus of Aquilea,Philip R. Amidon

Amidon deals the 1st English translation of Books 10 and eleven of Rufinus' Church History. Books 1-9 contain a Latin translation of Eusebius' historical past. Books 10 and eleven are Rufinus' personal continuation, protecting the interval 325-395. because the first Latin church historical past, this paintings exerted nice impression over the next scholarship of the Western Church.

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Religious Ways of Experiencing Life: A Global and Narrative by Carl Olson

By Carl Olson

Religious methods of Experiencing Life: A worldwide and Narrative Approach surveys international religions, utilizing the narratives and discourses of every culture to explain it in its personal phrases. Carl Olson examines every one tradition’s practices, teachings, fabric tradition, roles of girls, and route to salvation, in addition to the studies of its fans. The exploration of lived event attracts out and emphasizes the plural nature of non secular traditions. the amount comprises chapters on all present significant international religions, in addition to fabric on old religions of the Mediterranean, indigenous North American and African religious traditions, and New Age and new non secular routine. that includes timelines and recommendations for additional analyzing, this article is going to be of curiosity to undergraduate scholars looking a vast creation to international faith or Lived faith.

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Reforming the Scottish Church: John Winram (c. 1492–1582) by Linda J. Dunbar

By Linda J. Dunbar

As Superintendent of Fife, John Winram performed a pivotal function within the reform of the Scottish Church. Charting his profession inside St Andrews priory from canon to subprior, Linda Dunbar examines the anomaly of Winram's spiritual stance within the years sooner than 1559 and argues that a lot of the trouble in pinning down Winram's perspectives stems from the mis-identification of John Knox's un-named reforming sub-prior with Winram. in reality, because the e-book exhibits, this early reformer used to be most likely Winram's personal sub-prior, Alexander younger. a few of the reforming impacts on Winram, and the sluggish switch in his non secular stance is charted, along with his powerful makes an attempt at Catholic reform with St Andrews and his profound influence upon John Knox throughout the siege of the fort. In 1559, Winram finally made up our minds to facet with the Protestants. The e-book concludes with an research of the problems skilled through Winram and the preponderance of accusations opposed to him which ended in his ultimate relinquishing of workplace in 1577. In his transition from a Catholic to a Protestant reformer, Winram's event is regular of that of a lot of his contemporaries in Scotland and in Europe.

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Theology, Disability, and Spiritual Transformation: Learning by Michael Hryniuk

By Michael Hryniuk

during this examine, Michael Hryniuk develops a whole phenomenological, mental and theological account of religious transformation within the context of L'Arche, a federation of Christian groups that welcome individuals with studying disabilities. The ebook starts with a serious exam of present views on religious transformation in theology and Christian spirituality and constructs a brand new, foundational formula of transformation as a shift in cognizance, identification and behaviour. via broad research of the narratives of the caregiver-assistants who percentage existence with people who are disabled, this case-study finds another imaginative and prescient of the "three-fold method" that unfolds via a chain of profound awakenings in relationships of mutual care and presence: an awakening to the ability to like, to endure internal suffering and darkness, and to event radical human and divine reputation. The ebook examines the mental dimensions of non secular transformation during the lens of latest impact conception and explores how care-givers adventure a profound therapeutic of disgrace of their felt experience of identification and self-worth.

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Intercessory Prayer: Modern Theology, Biblical Teaching and by Philip Clements-Jewery

By Philip Clements-Jewery

How is prayer attainable?
How does prayer paintings?
Why is it essential to ask for God's gifts?

Intercessory Prayer makes an attempt to supply solutions to questions on the character of intercessory prayer. significantly reading biblical educating and sleek theological and philosophical pondering, this publication exhibits how intercessory prayer could be visible as one of many potential during which God enlists the freely-given cooperation of human individuals within the realisation of the divine purpose.

Clements-Jewery adopts a procedure view of the universe to teach how intercession either makes yes probabilities higher and strengthens the chance of reaction, in order that those who pray could have each self belief that their prayers will make a distinction to the realm throughout the God who either impacts and is encouraged by way of the creation.

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