Religion as a Chain of Memory Book

Religion as a Chain of Memory


  • Author : Danièle Hervieu-Léger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015042406077

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Religion as a Chain of Memory Excerpt :

Thus, religion may be perceived as a shared understanding with a collective memory that enables it to draw from the well of its past for nourishment in the increasingly secular present."--BOOK JACKET.

The Location of Religion Book

The Location of Religion


  • Author : Kim Knott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317313687

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The Location of Religion Excerpt :

The ways in which humans interact with their location is an important topic within sociological studies of religion. It is integral to the place of religion in secular society. 'The Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis' offers an overview of the ways in which religion can be located within social, cultural and physical space. It examines contemporary spatial theory - notably the work of the influential sociologist Henri Lefebvre - and the many disciplines that have contributed to the spatial study of religion. This volume will be invaluable to all those interested in the role of religion in spatial analysis.

Theories of Religion Book

Theories of Religion


  • Author : Seth Daniel Kunin
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : 081353965X

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Theories of Religion Excerpt :

This book provides a comprehensive selection of readings that relate to and explore the definition of religion. The texts come from a wide range of approaches, unified both by the questions they address and their broadly social scientific perspective. The disciplines covered include anthropology, phenomenology, psychology and sociology. The editors have also included some key texts relating to the feminist approach to and critique of religion. The initial section of the book includes some of the foundational texts, such as materials by Marx, Freud, and Durkheim. The remaining sections look at more recent discussions of the issues from the different disciplinary perspectives. Each reading is introduced by a biographical sketch of the author. The book also includes introductory discussions to each section that both raise the key issues developed in a particular discipline and address the disciplinary approaches from a more critical stance. Theories of Religion: A Reader is an invaluable critical resource, accessible to a broad audience as well as students of theology and religious studies.Seth D. Kunin, dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Durham, is author of Religion: the Modern Theories, coeditor of A Companion to Religious Studies and Theology, and editor of Themes and Issues in Judaism. Jonathan Miles-Watson is lecturer in anthropology at the University of Wales Swansea.

The Politics of Religious Literacy Book

The Politics of Religious Literacy


  • Author : Justine Ellis
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2022-11-07
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004523906

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The Politics of Religious Literacy Excerpt :

The Politics of Religious Literacy challenges popular understandings of religious literacy as an inclusive framework for navigating religious diversity in the public sphere. Offering a new model, this book provides insights into the often-overlooked feelings and practices informing our questionably secular age.

The Memoirs of God Book

The Memoirs of God


  • Author : Mark S. Smith
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 1451413971

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The Memoirs of God Excerpt :

This insightful work examines the variety of ways that collective memory, oral tradition, history, and history writing intersect. Integral to all this are the ways in which ancient Israel was shaped by the monarchy, the Babylonian exile, and the dispersions of Judeans and the ways in which Israel conceptualized and interacted with the divine-Yahweh as well as other deities.

Ancestral Feeling Book

Ancestral Feeling


  • Author : Renie Chow Choy
  • Publisher : SCM Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 9780334060901

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Ancestral Feeling Excerpt :

The language of heritage permeates Scripture, encouraging Christians to approach church history like a family history. But the notion of ancestry also constrains the world’s Catholics and Protestants to trace their confessional descent from Europe, rendering them perpetual latecomers in the historical chain. "Ancestral Feeling" systematically diagnoses the postcolonial problems generated by an ancestral outlook. But, applying critical theories in cultural studies to the study of church history, the book experiments with ways that the Western Christian inheritance can awaken the memory of one’s own ancestors. Writing a personal reflection on her family’s history in British-ruled Hong Kong, Renie Chow Choy engages autobiographically with England’s ecclesiastical art, architecture, music, and literature, in order to affirm her attachment to a heritage normally associated with English national identity. For global and immigrant Christians brought into a relationship with English Christianity by colonialism but are bypassed by its history, this book makes a bold declaration: England’s Christian heritage is also our story.

Borders of Belief Book

Borders of Belief


  • Author : Gregory J. Goalwin
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9781978826489

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Borders of Belief Excerpt :

Borders and boundaries of the nation : constructing a theory of religious nationalism -- The gospel of Irish nationalism : religion and official discourses of the nation in Ireland -- Religion on the ground : everyday Catholicism and national identity in Ireland -- Constructing the new nation : official nationalism and religious homogenization in the Republic of Turkey -- Religion and nation are one : lived experience and everyday religion on the ground in Turkey -- Conclusion.

After Mission  Beyond Evangelicalism Book

After Mission Beyond Evangelicalism


  • Author : Najib George Awad
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2020-11-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004444362

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After Mission Beyond Evangelicalism Excerpt :

After-Mission touches on on three questions.The first question is about self-perception and identity-formation strategies, and the various views that we have on the Protestants’ relation to their Arab Muslim Middle Eastern context. The second question, about the theological dimension, asks what kind of a theological discourse do the Protestants need to develop, and how do they need to re-form their own theological heritage, in such a manner that will allow them to heal the historical enmity and suspicion towards them from the Eastern Orthodox Christian community in the region? Finally, the third question touches on the Protestants’ future in the Arab Muslim Middle East by viewing this inquiry from a broader perspective that is related to all the Middle Eastern Christian communities’ presence and role in the Muslim-majority context. The question of identity formation, and the managing of difference without trapping it in the mud of ‘otherizing and self-otherizing’, will also be tackled, so that the theological dimension is integrated with the broader, multifaceted contextual one.

Religion  Social Memory and Conflict Book

Religion Social Memory and Conflict


  • Author : Sandra Milena Rios Oyola
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-06-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137461841

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Religion Social Memory and Conflict Excerpt :

This book studies how religion influences the way people in Colombia remember a massacre of 79 civilians that occurred in a Catholic church in 2002. It analyses how strategies of memorialisation are part of religious peacebuilding initiatives that aim to resist and denounce crimes against human, ethnic, cultural and economic rights.

Religion  Violence  Memory  and Place Book
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Religion Violence Memory and Place


  • Author : Oren Baruch Stier
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253347992

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Religion Violence Memory and Place Excerpt :

Scholars from a variety of disciplines explore the intersections of violence, memory, and sacred space

Catholic Schools and the Future of the Church Book

Catholic Schools and the Future of the Church


  • Author : Kathleen Engebretson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2014-02-27
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623567132

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Catholic Schools and the Future of the Church Excerpt :

During the first decade of the 21st century the Catholic Church in the developed world has faced a decline in its moral authority, increasing accusations of irrelevance to a secular age, and a steep and steady decline in commitment among successive generations from the 1960s on. Despite this Catholic schools have multiplied and grown in popularity and educational achievement. The book sets out a programme for the contribution of Catholic schools to the future of the Church, covering such topics as the religious education curriculum in its cognitive and affective aspects, the sacramental life of the school, selection of staff, the issue of staff and Catholic witness and many other topics. Engebretson argues that Catholic schools are a powerful key to the future of the Church and shows how, within their diversity, Catholic schools can be ecclesial communities, which have at their heart the building up of the Church.

Islamic Myths and Memories Book

Islamic Myths and Memories


  • Author : Itzchak Weismann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317112204

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Islamic Myths and Memories Excerpt :

Islamic myths and collective memory are very much alive in today’s localized struggles for identity, and are deployed in the ongoing construction of worldwide cultural networks. This book brings the theoretical perspectives of myth-making and collective memory to the study of Islam and globalization and to the study of the place of the mass media in the contemporary Islamic resurgence. It explores the annulment of spatial and temporal distance by globalization and by the communications revolution underlying it, and how this has affected the cherished myths and memories of the Muslim community. It shows how contemporary Islamic thinkers and movements respond to the challenges of globalization by preserving, reviving, reshaping, or transforming myths and memories.

Resonating Sacralities Book

Resonating Sacralities


  • Author : Lieke Wijnia
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2022-01-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110559255

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In The Netherlands, the arts have gained a sacralized status, while religion is increasingly viewed through the lens of heritage. The dynamic resonance of sacred forms this results in, is exemplary for the postsecular. Exploring this resonance, this book offers a strong counterweight to the popular trope of the arts having replaced religion in secularized societies. Instead it approaches artistic performance, religion, and its heritage as mutually engaging sacred forms. Lieke Wijnia thoroughly connects theoretical perspectives on the sacred with ethnographic research at the annual festival Musica Sacra Maastricht. She explores the continued relevance of a broad conceptual approach to the sacred, as well as the practical side to negotiating the sacred at the festival. The resulting analyses shed new light on topics like musical performance as generator of the sacred, how art and heritage impact the continuity of religion in secularized societies, and the fragility of artistic performance in the contemporary fragmented framework of the sacred. This book offers an innovative and interdisciplinary interpretation of the continuing significant role of art and religion in postsecular societies.

The Sociology of Religion Book

The Sociology of Religion


  • Author : Grace Davie
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446291290

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The Sociology of Religion Excerpt :

Why is religion still important? Can we be fully modern and fully religious? In this new edition, Davie follows up her discussion of the meaning of religion in modern society and considers how best to research and understand this relationship. Exploring the rapid movements within the sociology of religion today, this revised and updated book: • Describes the origins of the sociology of religion • Demystifies secularization as a process and a theory • Relates religion to modern social theory • Unpacks the meaning of religion in relation to modernity and globalization • Grasps the methodological challenges in the field • Provides a comparative perspective for religions in the west • Introduces questions of minorities and margins • Sets out a critical agenda for debate and research The Sociology of Religion has already proved itself as one of the most important titles within the field; this edition will ensure that it remains an indispensable resource for students and researchers alike.

Religion and Everyday Life and Culture  3 Volumes  Book

Religion and Everyday Life and Culture 3 Volumes


  • Author : Richard D. Hecht
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2010-03-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 1197
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313342790

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Religion and Everyday Life and Culture 3 Volumes Excerpt :

This intriguing three-volume set explores the ways in which religion is bound to the practice of daily life and how daily life is bound to religion. In Religion and Everyday Life and Culture, 36 international scholars describe the impact of religious practices around the world, using rich examples drawn from personal observation. Instead of repeating generalizations about what religion should mean, these volumes examine how religions actually influence our public and private lives "on the ground," on a day-to-day basis. Volume one introduces regional histories of the world's religions and discusses major ritual practices, such as the Catholic Mass and the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. Volume two examines themes that will help readers understand how religions interact with the practices of public life, describing the ways religions influence government, education, criminal justice, economy, technology, and the environment. Volume three takes up themes that are central to how religions are realized in the practices of individuals. In these essays, readers meet a shaman healer in South Africa, laugh with Buddhist monks, sing with Bob Dylan, cheer for Australian rugby, and explore Chicana and Iranian art. Includes contributions from 36 scholars from a dozen countries around the globe