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• Author :_Kedar Nath Tiwari
• Pages :_225 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9788120802933
• ISBN-13 :_8120802934

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• Description : [...] by Publisher : 'Motilal Banarsidass Publ.'



• Author :_Hent de Vries
• Pages :_1006 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0823227243
• ISBN-13 :_9780823227242

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• Description : What do we talk about when we talk about "religion"? Is it an array of empirical facts about historical human civilizations? Or is religion what is in essence unpredictable--perhaps the very emergence of the new? In what ways are the legacies of religion--its powers, words, things, and gestures--reconfiguring themselves as the elementary forms of life in the twenty-first century? Given the Latin roots of the word religion and its historical Christian uses, what sense, if any, does it make to talk about "religion" in other traditions? Where might we look for common elements that would enable us to do so? Has religion as an overarching concept lost all its currency, or does it ineluctably return--sometimes in unexpected ways--the moment we attempt to do without it? This book explores the difficulties and double binds that arise when we ask "What is religion?" Offering a marvelously rich and diverse array of perspectives, it begins the task of rethinking "religion" and "religious studies" in a contemporary world. Opening essays on the question "What is religion?" are followed by clusters exploring the relationships among religion, theology, and philosophy and the links between religion, politics, and law. Pedagogy is the focus of the following section. Religion is then examined in particular contexts, from classical times to the present Pentacostal revival, leading into an especially rich set of essays on religion, materiality, and mediatization. The final section grapples with the ever-changing forms that "religion" is taking, such as spirituality movements and responses to the ecological crisis. Featuring the work of leading scholars from a wide array of disciplines, traditions, and cultures, Religion: Beyond a Concept will help set the agenda for religious studies for years to come. It is the first of five volumes in a collection entitled The Future of the Religious Past, the fruit of a major international research initiative funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. [...] by Publisher : 'Fordham Univ Press'



• Author :_R. Scott Appleby
• Pages :_429 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780847685554
• ISBN-13 :_0847685551

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• Description : This text explains what religious terrorists and religious peacemakers share in common and what causes them to take different paths in fighting injustice. [...] by Publisher : 'Rowman & Littlefield'



• Author :_Anindita Niyogi Balslev
• Pages :_210 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9789004095830
• ISBN-13 :_9004095837

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• Description : These essays focus on the concept of time in the major religious traditions. The theme of time so central to the religious point of view offers a focal point for fruitful interreligious dialogue. [...] by Publisher : 'BRILL'



• Author :_Robert George Crawford
• Pages :_234 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780415226707
• ISBN-13 :_0415226708

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• Description : This text not only offers a fresh introduction to the different belief-systems flourishing across the modern world, but asks us to consider how the very boundaries of faith might be drawn now and in the future. [...] by Publisher : 'Psychology Press'



• Author :_Lorne L. Dawson
• Pages :_279 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780415970211
• ISBN-13 :_0415970210

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• Description : In 2001 an estimated three million Americans a day searched for religious information and spiritual guidance on the Internet. This study examines the new reality of faith on the net, looking at the available resources and how the public are making use of them. [...] by Publisher : 'Psychology Press'



• Author :_C. K. Yang
• Pages :_473 sheets
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• Description : [...] by Publisher : 'Univ of California Press'



• Author :_Maria Mili
• Pages :_430 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0198718012
• ISBN-13 :_9780198718017

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• Description : The fertile plains of the ancient Greek region of Thessaly stretch south from the shadow of Mount Olympus. Thessaly's numerous small cities were home to some of the richest men in Greece, their fabulous wealth counted in innumerable flocks and slaves. It had a strict oligarchic government and a reputation for indulgence and witchcraft, but also a dominant position between Olympus and Delphi, and a claim to some of the greatest Greek heroes, such as Achilles himself. It can be viewed as both the cradle of many aspects of Greek civilization and as a challenge to the dominant image of ancient Greece as moderate, rational, and democratic. Religion and Society in Ancient Thessaly explores the issues of regionalism in ancient Greek religion and the relationship between religion and society, as well as the problem of thinking about these matters through particular bodies of evidence. It discusses in depth the importance of citizenship and of other group-identities in Thessaly, and the relationship between cult activity and political and social organization. The volume investigates the Thessalian particularities of the evidence and the role of religion in giving the inhabitants of this land a sense of their identity and place in the wider Greek world, as well as the role of Thessaly in the ancients' and moderns' understanding of Greekness. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'



• Author :_Birgit Meyer
• Pages :_336 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780253111722
• ISBN-13 :_0253111722

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• Description : "... one of those rare edited volumes that advances social thought as it provides substantive religious and media ethnography that is good to think with." -- Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth College Increasingly, Pentecostal, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and indigenous movements all over the world make use of a great variety of modern mass media, both print and electronic. Through religious booklets, radio broadcasts, cassette tapes, television talk-shows, soap operas, and documentary film these movements address multiple publics and offer alternative forms of belonging, often in competition with the postcolonial nation-state. How have new practices of religious mediation transformed the public sphere? How has the adoption of new media impinged on religious experiences and notions of religious authority? Has neo-liberalism engendered a blurring of the boundaries between religion and entertainment? The vivid essays in this interdisciplinary volume combine rich empirical detail with theoretical reflection, offering new perspectives on a variety of media, genres, and religions. [...] by Publisher : 'Indiana University Press'



• Author :_John Lyden
• Pages :_503 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0415448530
• ISBN-13 :_9780415448536

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• Description : The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film brings together a lively and experienced team of contributors to introduce students to the key topics in religion and film and to investigate the ways in which the exciting subject of religion and film is developing for more experienced scholars. Divided into four parts, the Companion: analyzes the history of the interaction of religion and film, through periods of censorship as well as appreciation of the medium studies religion-in-film, examining how the worldâe(tm)s major religions, as well as Postcolonial, Japanese and New Religions, are depicted by and within films uses diverse methodologies to explore religion and film, such as psychoanalytical, theological and feminist approaches, and audience reception analyzes religious themes in film, including Redemption, the Demonic, Jesus or Christ Figures, Heroes and Superheroes considers films as diverse as The Passion of the Christ, The Matrix, Star Wars and Groundhog Day. This definitive book provides an accessible resource to this emerging field and is an indispensable guide to religion and film for students of Religion, Film Studies, and beyond. [...] by Publisher : 'Taylor & Francis'



• Author :_Malory Nye
• Pages :_227 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0415263794
• ISBN-13 :_9780415263795

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• Description : Is religion the same as culture? How does it fit with life in the modern world? Do you have to 'believe' to be part of one? From televangelism in the American South to the wearing of hijab in Britain and Egypt; from the rise of paganism to the aftermath of September 11th, this accessible guide looks at the ways in which religion interacts with the everyday world in which we live. A comprehensive introduction to the world of religion, it includes: * religion and culture * how power operates in religion * gender issues * the role of belief, rituals, and religious texts * religion in the contemporary world Religion: The Basics offers an invaluable and up-to-date overview for anyone wanting to find out more about this fascinating subject. [...] by Publisher : 'Psychology Press'



• Author :_David Frankfurter
• Pages :_314 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780691070544
• ISBN-13 :_0691070547

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• Description : This exploration of cultural resilience examines the complex fate of classical Egyptian religion during the centuries from the period when Christianity first made its appearance in Egypt to when it became the region's dominant religion (roughly 100 to 600 C.E. Taking into account the full range of witnesses to continuing native piety--from papyri and saints' lives to archaeology and terracotta figurines--and drawing on anthropological studies of folk religion, David Frankfurter argues that the religion of Pharonic Egypt did not die out as early as has been supposed but was instead relegated from political centers to village and home, where it continued a vigorous existence for centuries. In analyzing the fate of the Egyptian oracle and of the priesthoods, the function of magical texts, and the dynamics of domestic cults, Frankfurter describes how an ancient culture maintained itself while also being transformed through influences such as Hellenism, Roman government, and Christian dominance. Recognizing the special characteristics of Egypt, which differentiated it from the other Mediterranean cultures that were undergoing simultaneous social and political changes, he departs from the traditional "decline of paganism/triumph of Christianity" model most often used to describe the Roman period. By revealing late Egyptian religion in its Egyptian historical context, he moves us away from scenarios of Christian triumph and shows us how long and how energetically pagan worship survived. [...] by Publisher : 'Princeton University Press'