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Religion: general

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Many Peoples, Many Faiths

Many Peoples, Many Faiths

Author: Robert (University of Southern California, USA) Ellwood, Barbara McGraw Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

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.

Postmodernism, Reason and Religion

Postmodernism, Reason and Religion

Author: Ernest Gellner Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mediatized Religion in Asia

Mediatized Religion in Asia

Author: Kerstin Radde-Antweiler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

This edited volume discusses mediatized religion in Asia, examining the intensity and variety of constructions and processes related to digital media and religion in Asia today. Individual chapters present case studies from various regions and religious traditions in Asia, critically discussing the data collected in light of current mediatization theories. By directing the study to the geographical, cultural and religious contexts specific to Asia, it also provides new material for the theoretical discussion of the pros and cons of the concept mediatization, among other things interrogating whether this concept is useful in non-'Western' contexts.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Author: Heidi Neumark Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Prophetic Witness and the Reimagining of the World

Prophetic Witness and the Reimagining of the World

Author: Mark S. Burrows Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2020

This book explores the prophetic characteristics of literature, particularly poetry, that seek to reimagine the world in which it is written. Using theological and philosophical insights it charts the relentless impulse of literature to propose alternative visions, practicable or utopian, and point toward possibilities of renewal and change. Drawing from each of the three main Abrahamic religions, as well as Greek and Latin classics, an international group of scholars utilise a diverse range of analytical and interpretive methods to draw out the prophetic voice in poetry. Looking at the writings of figures like T. S. Elliot, Blake, Wittgenstein and Isaiah, the theme of the prophetic is shown to be of timely importance given the current state of geo-political challenges and uncertainties and offers a much-needed critical discussion of these broad cultural questions. This collection of essays offers readers an insight into the constructive power of literature. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars working in Religion and the Arts, Religious Studies, Theology and Aesthetics.

Ecotheology

Ecotheology

Author: Kiara Jorgenson, Alan G. Padgett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2020

Finding Jesus in the Storm

Finding Jesus in the Storm

Author: John Swinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2020

Just Jones

Just Jones

Author: Andy Andrews Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

From New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews comes the return of one of our favorite fictional characters: Jones, the noticer. A mysterious elderly man with white hair and endless wisdom who always appears to show up exactly when he's needed most. At 3:29 a.m. on May 22, a telephone rings in Orange Beach, Alabama. Breaking the sleepy silence inside the bedroom of New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews, a hastily whispered message heralds the news that Andy has been waiting on for seven years: Jones is back in town. Apparently, however, he is also in jail. The old man is tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding his brief incarceration. After arriving to bail him out, Andy is shocked to discover that his trusted friend has already opened an unusual business in one of the resort town's most high-profile shopping districts. Jones's Five & Dime seems to always have exactly what visitors are looking for, even as their fate steadily becomes entwined with Jones's. As the town moves from spring to summer, a practical joker is becoming bolder and more inventive with every prank that is pulled. Could Jones be behind some of it? Why? And what will happen if he is? What's the truth about that four-hundred-pound table in his Five & Dime? What compels certain people to gather around it every morning? And why does it look as if every person Jones meets has a secret they will reveal only to him? With rare insight, Andy and Jones take us on a journey that proves the importance of perspective, the power of connection, and the ability we all have to make the impossible come true.

Table and Temple

Table and Temple

Author: David L. Stubbs, John D. Witvliet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Dear White Christians

Dear White Christians

Author: Jennifer Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2020

Religion, the Body, and Sexuality

Religion, the Body, and Sexuality

Author: Nina (University of Oslo, Norway) Hoel, Melissa M. Wilcox, Liz Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2020

How does religion relate to bodies and sexualities? Many people would answer, simply, through repression, but the relationship is much more complicated than that. While many religions draw boundaries between what they consider to be appropriate and inappropriate use of the human body, especially in the realm of sexuality, the same religions often celebrate human sexuality and even expect sexual partners to provide each other with sexual pleasure. Celibacy, too, is more than just repression, and sometimes it is even seen as providing the practitioner with great spiritual power; in other settings, the sex act itself is understood to provide this power. Religion, the Body, and Sexuality offers students and general readers a sophisticated and accessible exploration of the connections between religion, sexuality, and the body, through case studies and overviews in the following thematic chapters: Celibacy Regulation Controversy Violence Innovation Instrumentalization Ecstasy Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading, questions for further thought, and a list of relevant media resources. This engaging book is an excellent addition to introductory courses on religion or sexuality and is a much-needed new volume for advanced courses on the intersections of these areas of human experience.

Religion, the Body, and Sexuality

Religion, the Body, and Sexuality

Author: Nina (University of Oslo, Norway) Hoel, Melissa M. Wilcox, Liz Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2020

How does religion relate to bodies and sexualities? Many people would answer, simply, through repression, but the relationship is much more complicated than that. While many religions draw boundaries between what they consider to be appropriate and inappropriate use of the human body, especially in the realm of sexuality, the same religions often celebrate human sexuality and even expect sexual partners to provide each other with sexual pleasure. Celibacy, too, is more than just repression, and sometimes it is even seen as providing the practitioner with great spiritual power; in other settings, the sex act itself is understood to provide this power. Religion, the Body, and Sexuality offers students and general readers a sophisticated and accessible exploration of the connections between religion, sexuality, and the body, through case studies and overviews in the following thematic chapters: Celibacy Regulation Controversy Violence Innovation Instrumentalization Ecstasy Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading, questions for further thought, and a list of relevant media resources. This engaging book is an excellent addition to introductory courses on religion or sexuality and is a much-needed new volume for advanced courses on the intersections of these areas of human experience.