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Religion: general

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Hymns for the Drowning Poems for Visnu by Nammalvar

Hymns for the Drowning Poems for Visnu by Nammalvar

Author: A. K. Ramanujan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/07/2019

The Description for this book, Hymns for the Drowning: Poems for Visnu by Nammalvar, will be forthcoming.

Hymns for the Drowning Poems for Visnu by Nammalvar

Hymns for the Drowning Poems for Visnu by Nammalvar

Author: A. K. Ramanujan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

The Description for this book, Hymns for the Drowning: Poems for Visnu by Nammalvar, will be forthcoming.

Islam in Modern History

Islam in Modern History

Author: Wilfred Cantwell Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

The Description for this book, Islam in Modern History, will be forthcoming.

Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature

Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature

Author: Barbara J. Shapiro Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

The Description for this book, Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England: A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature, will be forthcoming.

Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature

Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature

Author: Barbara J. Shapiro Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/07/2019

The Description for this book, Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England: A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature, will be forthcoming.

Many Peoples, Many Faiths Women and Men in the World Religions

Many Peoples, Many Faiths Women and Men in the World Religions

Author: Robert (University of Southern California USA) Ellwood, Barbara McGraw Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2019

For more than three decades this introduction to the world's religions, Many Peoples, Many Faiths has combined factual information with empathic writing that seeks to convey the flavor of our planet's diverse religions and cultures. This classic work helps students gain a sense of each religion's unique characteristics while tackling some of today's most critical religious issues. It is written in an engaging style and has been fully updated--with fresh insights and information on each of the world's major religions, along with new religious movements.

Bones of Contention Animals and Religion in Modern Japan

Bones of Contention Animals and Religion in Modern Japan

Author: Barbara R. Ambros Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Since the 1990s the Japanese pet industry has grown to a trillion-yen business and estimates place the number of pets above the number of children under the age of fifteen. There are between 6,000 to 8,000 businesses in the Japanese pet funeral industry, including more than 900 pet cemeteries. Of these about 120 are operated by Buddhist temples, and Buddhist mortuary rites for pets have become an institutionalised practice. In Bones of Contention, Barbara Ambros investigates what religious and intellectual traditions constructed animals as subjects of religious rituals and how pets have been included or excluded in the necral landscapes of contemporary Japan. Pet mortuary rites are emblems of the ongoing changes in contemporary Japanese religions. The increase in single and nuclear-family households, marriage delays for both males and females, the falling birthrate and graying of society, the occult boom of the 1980s, the pet boom of the 1990s, the anti-religious backlash in the wake of the 1995 Aum Shinrikyo incident-all of these and more have contributed to Japan's contested history of pet mortuary rites. Ambros uses this history to shed light on important questions such as: Who (or what) counts as a family member? What kinds of practices should the state recognise as religious and thus protect financially and legally? Is it frivolous or selfish to keep, pamper, or love an animal? Should humans and pets be buried together? How do people reconcile the deeply personal grief that follows the loss of a pet and how do they imagine the afterlife of pets? And ultimately, what is the status of animals in Japan? Bones of Contention is a book about how Japanese people feel and think about pets and other kinds of animals and, in turn, what pets and their people have to tell us about life and death in Japan today.

All the Fulness of God

All the Fulness of God

Author: Thomas Hopko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

A collection of essays on the Orthodox vision of theology, the Bible, catholicity and ecumenism, eucharistic participation for children, witness and service, and Orthodoxy in modern America.

Pilgrimage And Faith Buddhism, Christianity and Islam

Pilgrimage And Faith Buddhism, Christianity and Islam

Author: Virginia Chieffo Raguin Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2019

This book explores pilgrimage as experienced in Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim faith communities. It addresses shared goals of personal development and communal solidarity as deep human needs. Unique in scope, this richly illustrated catalogue addresses religious diversity in a global perspective. Dating from the 12th century to the present day, 95 historical mementos of pilgrimages provide the focal point for a collection of essays by leading international scholars. Fine examples include sculptures in wood and limestone from France, copper and bronze from Tibet, a pilgrimage itinerary book from Japan, stained glass from the Middle Ages, a Renaissance enamelled chalice from Italy, a lavish embellished Quran from Iran, and Islamic prayer scrolls in silver amulet casings. By studying objects of supreme artistic skill along with mass-produced objects and personal acquisitions such as stones or soil from the holy place, the scholars shed new light on the continuity of pilgrimage and faith, and human motivations and experiences.

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church

Author: Ephraim Isaac Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019