Bourdieu on Religion: Imposing Faith and Legitimacy by Terry Rey

By Terry Rey

Pierre Bourdieu was once probably the most influential social theorists of our time. He built a chain of thoughts to discover the way in which society works and to problem assumptions approximately what society is. His rules light up how contributors and teams locate worth and that means and so have swiftly become visible as highly efficient in analysing how faith works in society. 'Bourdieu on faith' introduces scholars to Bourdieu's key innovations: cultural, social and symbolic capital; habitus and box; and his problem to the buildings of social inequality. This examine may be priceless to any scholar drawn to the relationships among faith, type and social strength.

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Hispanic American Religious Cultures (2 volumes set) by Miguel A. De La Torre

By Miguel A. De La Torre

Spanning volumes, Hispanic American spiritual Cultures encompasses the total range of faiths and non secular ideals practiced between Hispanic americans. it's the first entire paintings to supply old contexts for the numerous non secular identities expressed between Hispanic Americans.The entries of this encyclopedia disguise more than a few religious affiliations, together with Christian spiritual expressions, global faiths, and indigenous practices. insurance comprises old improvement, present practices, and key members, whereas extra essays examine matters throughout a number of traditions. by way of reading the certain Hispanic interpretations of spiritual traditions, Hispanic American spiritual Cultures explores the historical past of Latino and Latina americans and the impression of dwelling within the usa on their tradition.

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After God by Taylor, Mark C

By Taylor, Mark C

Religion, Mark C. Taylor argues in After God, is extra complex than both its defenders or critics imagine and, certainly, is far extra influential than any folks observe. Our global, Taylor keeps, is formed via faith even if it's least noticeable. religion and price, he insists, are unavoidable and inextricably interrelated for believers and nonbelievers alike.

The first complete theology of tradition because the pioneering paintings of Paul Tillich, After God redefines faith for our modern age. This volumeis an intensive reconceptualization of faith and Taylor’s so much pathbreaking paintings but, bringing jointly numerous strands of theological argument and cultural research 4 many years within the making.

Praise for Mark C. Taylor
“The distinguishing characteristic of Taylor’s occupation is a fearless, or maybe reckless, orientation to the recent and to no matter what demanding situations orthodoxy. . . . Taylor’s paintings is playful, perverse, rarefied, inventive, and sometimes brilliant.”—New York instances Magazine


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The Right to Wear Religious Symbols: Philosophy and Article by Daniel J. Hill, Daniel Whistler

By Daniel J. Hill, Daniel Whistler

Few matters bearing on spiritual freedom galvanize loads controversy and debate because the quantity to which spiritual symbols will be safe within the public sphere and the place of work. This ebook presents the 1st sustained philosophical research of the options at factor during this debate, in addition to overlaying the entire significant contemporary circumstances introduced lower than Article nine of the ecu conference of Human Rights, together with the landmark judgment Eweida v united kingdom. particularly, it provides a transparent presentation of the present nation of the case-law, grounding it, in a special contribution to the controversy, in an research of its philosophical underpinnings. specific cognizance is paid to diverse services of the emblem and their theoretical historical past, with new emphasis at the function of the emblem in bearing witness to religion. This booklet will open up new vistas for philosophers of faith and felony theorists alike.

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The Origenist Controversy by Elizabeth A. Clark

By Elizabeth A. Clark

Around the flip of the 5th century, Christian theologians and churchmen contested each one other's orthodoxy and strong reputation via hurling fees of "Origenism" at their competitors. And even if orthodoxy used to be extra narrowly outlined through that period than in the course of Origen's lifetime within the 3rd century, his speculative, Platonizing theology was once no longer the single factor at stake within the Origenist controversy: "Origen" turned a code note for nontheological proceedings to boot. Elizabeth Clark explores the theological and extra-theological implications of the dispute, makes use of social community research to provide an explanation for the non-public alliances and enmities of its contributors, and indicates the way it prefigured glossy issues with the prestige of illustration, the social development of the physique, and praxis vis--vis conception. formed by way of the Trinitarian and ascetic debates, and later to persuade clashes among Augustine and the Pelagians, the Origenist controversy intersected with patristic campaigns opposed to pagan "idolatry" and Manichean and astrological determinism. Discussing Evagrius Ponticus, Epiphanius, Theophilus, Jerome, Shenute, and Rufinus in flip, Clark concludes by way of exhibiting how Augustine's thought of unique sin reconstructed the Origenist concept of the soul's pre-existence and "fall" into the body.

Originally released in 1992.

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The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious by Karen Armstrong

By Karen Armstrong

From Karen Armstrong, the bestselling writer of A background of God and The Spiral Staircase, comes this awesome research of a serious second within the evolution of non secular thought.In the 9th century BCE, occasions in 4 areas of the civilized international resulted in the increase of spiritual traditions that experience continued to the current day--the improvement of Confucianism and Daoism in China, Hinduism and Buddhism in India, monotheism in Israel, and philosophical rationalism in Greece. Armstrong, one in all our such a lot famous spiritual students, examines how those traditions all started in line with the violence in their time. learning figures as assorted because the Buddha and Socrates, Confucius and Jeremiah, Armstrong finds how those nonetheless enduring philosophies will help tackle our modern difficulties.

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Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and Its Reformation by James Simpson

By James Simpson

The facts is all over the place: fundamentalist studying can stir passions and impress violence that adjustments the realm. Amid such present-day conflagrations, this illuminating publication reminds us of the assets, and profound results, of Christian fundamentalism within the 16th century. James Simpson makes a speciality of a severe second in early sleek England, in particular the cultural transformation that allowed universal folks to learn the Bible for the 1st time. broadly understood and authorised because the grounding second of liberalism, this used to be truly, Simpson tells us, the resource of fundamentalism, and of other different types of persecutory violence. His argument overturns a broadly held interpretation of sixteenth-century Protestant reading--and an important guiding principle of the liberal culture. After exploring the heroism and achievements of sixteenth-century English Lutherans, fairly William Tyndale, Burning to learn turns to the undesirable information of the Lutheran Bible. Simpson outlines the darkish, dynamic, but demeaning paradoxes of Lutheran studying: its calls for that readers hate the biblical textual content sooner than they could like it; that they be always looking for unreadable indicators in their personal salvation; that evangelical readers be ready to repudiate pals and all culture at the foundation in their own examining of Scripture. Such analyzing perform provoked violence not just opposed to Lutheranism's said enemies, as Simpson demonstrates; it additionally brought on mental violence and everlasting schism inside of its personal adherents. The final wave of fundamentalist interpreting within the West provoked a hundred and fifty years of violent upheaval; as we technique a moment wave, this robust booklet signals us to our peril. (20080207)

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Waiting for God;: [letters and essays] by Simone Weil

By Simone Weil

Emerging from the thought-provoking discussions and correspondence Simone Weil had with the Reverend Father Perrin, this vintage choice of essays includes the well known thinker and social activist's so much profound meditations at the dating of human lifestyles to the area of the transcendent. a permanent masterwork and "one of the main ignored assets of our century" (Adrienne Rich), Waiting for God will proceed to steer religious and political proposal for hundreds of years to come.

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A New Science: The Discovery of Religion in the Age of by Guy G. Stroumsa

By Guy G. Stroumsa

We see the notice “religion” in every single place, but can we comprehend what it skill, and is there a constant around the globe knowing? Who came across faith and in what context? In a brand new technology, man Stroumsa bargains an leading edge and robust argument that the comparative examine of faith unearths its foundation in early glossy Europe. the realm within which this new type emerged used to be marked via 3 significant ancient and highbrow phenomena: the increase of ecu empires, that gave start to ethnological interest; the Reformation, which completely altered Christianity; and the discovery of philology, a self-discipline that remodeled Western highbrow concept. in contrast advanced ancient backdrop, Stroumsa courses us during the lives and writings of the lads who got here to outline the note “religion.” As Stroumsa boldly argues, the fashionable examine of faith, a brand new technology, was once made attainable via a dialectical approach among Catholic and Protestant students. historic Israelite faith, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Manichaeanism, Zoroastrianism, the sacred ideals of the recent international, and people of Greece, Rome, India, and China, composed the complicated floor upon which “religion,” a most recent classification, was once came upon.

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