Category «Comparative Religion»

The Jesuit Reading of Confucius: The First Complete by Thierry Meynard

By Thierry Meynard

The very identify of Confucius is a continuing reminder that the “foremost sage” in China used to be first recognized within the West via Latin works. the main influential of those used to be the Confucius Sinarum Philosophus (Confucius, the thinker of China), released in Paris in 1687. For greater than 2 hundred years, Western intellectuals like Leibniz and Voltaire learn and reflected at the sayings of Confucius from this Latin version.

Thierry Meynard examines the highbrow historical past of the Jesuits in China and their inspiration strategies in coming to appreciate the Confucian culture. He provides a trilingual variation of the Lunyu, together with the chinese language textual content, the Latin translation of the Lunyu and its commentaries, and their rendition in sleek English, with notes.

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Introducing World Religions: A Christian Engagement by Charles E. Farhadian

By Charles E. Farhadian

"This quantity is a teacher's dream. It explains theories of faith in available language, describes the practices and ideology of significant religions, contains various photographs and charts to carry scholar curiosity, and shows a great stability among element and evaluate. Charles Farhadian has written a very good creation to global religions for the undergraduate Christian point of view. it's going to stay a textbook of selection for years to come."
--Dana L. Robert, Boston college; writer of Christian challenge: How Christianity grew to become an international Religion

"Lushness of representation aside--and there's lots of that!--what Introducing global Religions does top is to demonstrate within the individual of the writer himself a version for 'Christian engagement' with the world's religions, previous and new. Exemplifying the way to be either grounded and open, Charles Farhadian desires us to benefit about the religions in order that we will examine from them and with them to boot. not just that, he additionally realizes that studying and not using a location--a point of view from nowhere in particular--is an impossibility. Interspersed all through, the author's 'Christian Reflections' will turn out significant to Christians of all persuasions."
--Richard Fox Young, Princeton Theological Seminary

"An first-class and long-awaited ebook with a well-balanced insurance on East Asian religions (Taoism and Confucianism) and East Asian Christianity, that have been greatly ignored long ago. this can be an fundamental textual content for faculty and different classes concerning introducing global religions not just within the West but in addition within the East. well timed and properly written during this worldwide age of cross-cultural necessity."
--Heup younger Kim, Kangnam college, South Korea

"We are greater than machines. we've spirits that lengthy for that means, for justice, for relationships. during this truly geared up ebook, Charles Farhadian exhibits how all the nice religions bargains paths for our quests. Like a talk with a well-traveled pal, the fashion makes complicated themes obtainable and the photographs support us visualize believers around the globe. In today's hooked up international, this ebook is a treasure."
--Miriam Adeney, Seattle Pacific University

"Farhadian succeeds in delivering a digestible review of global religions from an ecumenical Christian standpoint, keeping off any worth judgments, some degree of view that distinguishes the publication from different reference choices at the topic. A worthwhile addition for such collections aiding undergraduate reviews in faith or theology."
--Library Journal

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Ancient Traditions: Shamanism in Central Asia and the by Gary Seaman, Jane S. Day

By Gary Seaman, Jane S. Day

Shamanism is the world's oldest faith. The rituals and ideology of this historical culture have been carried from Asia and Siberia into the recent international by means of nomadic searching bands starting 12,000 years in the past. This specified selection of essays on shamanism in important Asia and the Indian Americas presents sound and fascinating scholarship that displays the good variety during this interesting box. First released in 1994, "Ancient Traditions" has develop into a necessary, usually stated reference within the ongoing examine of old religions. Over the centuries, shamanism has persevered as an abiding subject of curiosity not just due to a human problem with the previous but in addition due to a typical craving to recognize existence lived in nearer symbolic courting to the earth. For readers attracted to indigenous cultures and religions, this selection of essays clarifies a lot of the recent Age hypothesis on universals in shamanism, providing stable study on particular ethnic and ancient expressions.

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The Names of God in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: A Basis by Máire Byrne

By Máire Byrne

This booklet bargains a welcome technique to the transforming into desire for a typical language in interfaith discussion; quite among the 3 Abrahamic faiths in our glossy pluralistic society. The ebook means that the names given to God within the Hebrew Bible, the recent testomony and the Qur'an, may be the very foundations and development blocks for a standard language among the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths. On either a proper interfaith point, in addition to among daily fans of every doctrine, this ebook allows a extra fruitful and common realizing and appreciate of every sacred textual content; exploring either the commonalities and modifications among every one theology and their person receptions. In a realistic program of the methodologies of comparative theology, Maire Byrne exhibits that the titles, names and epithets given to God within the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam give a contribution in the direction of comparable pictures of God in each one case, and elucidates the significance of this for offering a potential place to begin for interfaith discussion. >

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Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the by Shaul Magid

By Shaul Magid

Hasidism Incarnate contends that a lot of recent Judaism within the West constructed in response to Christianity and in protection of Judaism as a different culture. paradoxically adequate, this happened whilst glossy Judaism more and more dovetailed with Christianity with reference to its ethos, aesthetics, and angle towards ritual and religion. Shaul Magid argues that the Hasidic flow in japanese Europe constitutes another "modernity," one who opens a brand new window on Jewish theological background. not like Judaism in German lands, Hasidism didn't enhance lower than a "Christian gaze" and had no use to be apologetic of its positions. Unburdened through an apologetic time table (at least towards Christianity), it provided a selected examining of medieval Jewish Kabbalah filtered via a spotlight at the charismatic chief that ended in a non secular worldview that has a lot in universal with Christianity. it isn't that Hasidic masters knew approximately Christianity; relatively, the elemental tenets of Christianity remained current, albeit usually in veiled shape, in a lot kabbalistic instructing that Hasidism took up in its portrayal of the charismatic determine of the zaddik, whom it usually defined in supernatural terms.

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From Judaism to Christianity: Tradition and Transition. A by Patricia Walters

By Patricia Walters

As a much attaining tribute to the celebrated profession of Thomas H. Tobin, S.J., a crew of exceptional biblical students has joined to provide essays at the spiritual milieu of the traditional Mediterranean zone. Challenged via Hellenistic and Greco-Roman cultural and political domination, the non secular struggles of Jewish and, later, Christian groups sought to keep up culture in addition to mitigate transition. Jewish responses to a Hellenistic international are published anew within the useless Sea Scrolls and the works of Artapanus and Philo. additionally, Christian perspectives at the transitory global of the early centuries of the typical period are delivered to gentle within the New testomony literature, apocryphal texts, and Patristic writings. Professors and scholars alike will enjoy the intensity and breadth of this clean scholarship.

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Religion in Times of Crisis by Research Fellow in Conflict Transformation and Social

By Research Fellow in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, Christophe Monnot

Faith is alive and good around the world, specially in occasions of non-public, political, and social predicament. Even in Europe, lengthy looked the main secular continent, faith has taken centre degree in how humans reply to the crises linked to modernity, or how they have interaction with the geographical region. during this e-book, students operating in and on Europe supply clean views on how faith offers solutions to existential difficulty, how quandary raises the salience of non secular identities and cultural polarization, and the way faith is contributing to adjustments within the sleek international in Europe and past. situations from Poland to Pakistan and from eire to Zimbabwe, between others, show the complexity and ambivalence of faith s function within the modern world."

Biographical note
Gladys Ganiel, Ph.D. (2005), is Assistant Professor in clash answer and Reconciliation on the Irish tuition of Ecumenics at Belfast of Trinity collage Dublin. She works around the disciplines of sociology, politics, anthropology and spiritual reviews, specializing at the rising Church circulation, and on faith, clash and reconciliation in Northern eire, Zimbabwe and South Africa. She is the writer of a few books together with, The Deconstructed Church: realizing rising Christianity, co-authored with Gerardo Marti, She is Vice Chair of the Sociology of faith learn community of the ecu Sociological organization and has served at the foreign committee of the organization for the Sociology of faith.

Heidemarie Winkel is at present educating on the Technical collage of Dresden (Germany). From 2002 - 2011, she was once assistant professor on the Universities of Erfurt and Potsdam, interrupted via a venture at the intersection of Gender Codes and spiritual perform within the Arab Christian Context (2005-2007), funded by way of the German examine origin. She is the chair of the Sociology of faith community within the ecu Sociological organization. She has lately released chapters concerning faith and gender within the context of the ecumenical circulate and within the Arab-Islamic context.

Christophe Monnot is assistant professor of Sociology of Religions on the collage of Lausanne. In 2013 he released either Croire Ensemble (Believe Together), proposing the result of the 2010 nationwide Congregations research in Switzerland, and los angeles Suisse des mosques (Mosques in Switzerland) targeting the association of the Muslim groups in Switzerland.

Contributors are Mariecke van den Berg, David J. Bos, Marco Derks, Marco Derks, R. Ruard Ganzevoort, Miloš Jovanović, Vladimir Kmec, Marta Kołodziejska, Anne-Marie Korte, Anne-Sophie Lamine, Christophe Monnot, Alexandre Piettre, Ali Qadir, Srdjan Sremac, Joram Tarusaria, Martina Topić, and Tom Wagner.

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The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast: by Ramon Sarró

By Ramon Sarró

Ramon Sarr? explores an iconoclastic spiritual circulation initiated by way of a Muslim preacher throughout the French colonial interval. applying an ethnographic method that respects the testimony of these who suffered violence in preference to those that desired to "get rid of custom," this paintings discusses the level to which iconoclasm produces a rupture of spiritual wisdom and identification and analyzes its relevance within the making of contemporary countries and electorate. The Politics of non secular switch at the higher Guinea Coast examines the ancient complexity of the interface among Islam, conventional religions, and Christianity in West Africa, and the way this interface connects to dramatic political switch. The booklet unveils a unprecedented heritage and agents a discussion among a protracted culture of anthropology and modern anthropological debates. quite a lot of readers, rather people with an curiosity within the anthropology of faith, iconoclasm, the background and anthropology of West Africa, or the politics of background, will gravitate towards this paintings.

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Religion and Social Formation in Korea: Minjung and by Sang Taek Lee

By Sang Taek Lee

The sequence Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social platforms either in Western and non-Western societies; specifically, it examines religions of their differentiation from, and intersection with, different cultural platforms, comparable to paintings, financial system, legislation and politics. Due recognition is given to paradigmatic case or comparative stories that express a transparent theoretical orientation with the empirical and ancient information of faith and such facets of faith as ritual, the spiritual mind's eye, structures of culture, iconography, or media. furthermore, the formation of non secular groups, their development of identification, and their relation to society and the broader public are key problems with this sequence.


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Catholic and Mormon: A Theological Conversation by Stephen H. Webb, Alonzo L. Gaskill

By Stephen H. Webb, Alonzo L. Gaskill

What might Roman Catholicism and Mormonism very likely need to research from one another? at the floor, they appear to diverge on approximately each aspect, from their liturgical types to their figuring out of heritage. With its old roots, Catholicism is a continuing culture, devoted to the conservation of the creeds, whereas Mormonism teaches that the panorama of Christian heritage is riddled with mistakes and apostasy and wanting radical revision and non secular therapeutic. also, winning proselyting efforts by means of Mormons in previously Catholic strongholds have elevated possibilities for false impression, polemic, and prejudice among the 2 faiths. in spite of the fact that, as validated during this particular and lively discussion among theologians, one a convert to Catholicism and the opposite a convert to Mormonism, those traditions are a lot in the direction of one another than many suppose, together with of their remedy of relevant doctrines reminiscent of authority, grace, Jesus, Mary, and revelation.Both Catholicism and Mormonism have ambitiously common perspectives of the Christian religion, and readers may be stunned via how shut Catholics and Mormons are on a couple of issues and the way those traditions, probed to their depths, make clear one another in interesting and unforeseen methods. Catholic and Mormon is a call for participation to the reader to have interaction in a dialogue that makes figuring out the target, and marks a starting for a discussion that would turn into more and more very important within the future years.

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