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Religion and Immigration Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Experiences in the United States

Religion and Immigration Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Experiences in the United States

Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2003

Since its inception, the United States has defined itself as a nation of immigrants and a land of religious freedom. But following September 11, 2001 American openness to immigrants and openness to other beliefs have come into question. In a timely manner, Religion and Immigration provides comparative perspectives on Protestants, Catholics, Muslims and Jews entering the American scene. Will Muslims seek and receive inclusion in ways similar to Catholics and Jews generations before? How will new immigrant populations influence and be influenced by current religious communities? How do overlapping identities of home country, language, class, and ethnicity affect immigrants' sense of their religion? How do the faithful retain their values in a new country of individualism and pluralism? How do religious institutions help immigrants with their physical needs as they are entering a new country? The contributors to Religion and Immigration approach these questions from the perspectives of theology, history, sociology, international studies, poltical science, and religious studies. A concluding chapter provides results from a pioneering study of immigrants and their religious affiliation. Leading scholars Haddad, Smith, and Esposito have created a valuable text for classes in history, religion or the social sciences or for anyone interested in questions of American religion and immigration.

Religion and Immigration Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Experiences in the United States

Religion and Immigration Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Experiences in the United States

Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2003

Since its inception, the United States has defined itself as a nation of immigrants and a land of religious freedom. But following September 11, 2001 American openness to immigrants and openness to other beliefs have come into question. In a timely manner, Religion and Immigration provides comparative perspectives on Protestants, Catholics, Muslims and Jews entering the American scene. Will Muslims seek and receive inclusion in ways similar to Catholics and Jews generations before? How will new immigrant populations influence and be influenced by current religious communities? How do overlapping identities of home country, language, class, and ethnicity affect immigrants' sense of their religion? How do the faithful retain their values in a new country of individualism and pluralism? How do religious institutions help immigrants with their physical needs as they are entering a new country? The contributors to Religion and Immigration approach these questions from the perspectives of theology, history, sociology, international studies, poltical science, and religious studies. A concluding chapter provides results from a pioneering study of immigrants and their religious affiliation. Leading scholars Haddad, Smith, and Esposito have created a valuable text for classes in history, religion or the social sciences or for anyone interested in questions of American religion and immigration.

Antichrist-Polemik in Der Zeit Der Reformation Und Der Glaubenskaempfe Bis Anfang Des 17. Jahrhunderts Argumentation, Form Und Funktion

Antichrist-Polemik in Der Zeit Der Reformation Und Der Glaubenskaempfe Bis Anfang Des 17. Jahrhunderts Argumentation, Form Und Funktion

Author: Ingvild Richardsen-Friedrich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2003

Geistesgeschichtlich nimmt die Antichrist-Prophetie in der Kulturgeschichte des Mittelalters und der Fruhen Neuzeit eine herausragende Rolle ein. Der hohe Wirkungsgrad und die Popularitat dieses Feindbildes zeigt sich insbesondere in der Zeit der Reformation und der Glaubenskampfe, wo die Antichrist-Polemik seit Luthers Gleichsetzung der Institution des Papsttums mit dem Antichrist ein ungeheures Potential entfaltete. Diese Arbeit untersucht Argumentation, Form und Funktion der Antichrist-Polemik der verschiedenen konfessionellen Lager dieses Zeitraumes bis zu Beginn des 17. Jahrhunderts. Der Schwerpunkt gilt der Inhaltsanalyse, den Traditionen und Normen, den Polemisierungs- und Beweisverfahren und den rhetorischen Strategien sowie ihrer Rolle im Konfessionskampf, um ihren enormen Erfolg zu erklaren. Die Untersuchung vermittelt grundlegende Einsichten uber die Funktionsweise wirksamer Polemik.

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

Author: Bob Wasik Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2003

From Me to You With All My Love, God

From Me to You With All My Love, God

Author: Kathleen Crocker-Vezier Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2003

Religion The Modern Theories

Religion The Modern Theories

Author: Seth Daniel Kunin Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/02/2003

A comprehensive and approachable introduction to social scientific theories of religion as they have developed in the twentieth century. In the first section the groundwork is laid for the theories developed in the twentieth century, introducing the significant thinkers who have established some of the main avenues of discussion including Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Freud, Jung, and Otto. The second section introduces the main approaches of the social scientific disciplines that study religion: sociological, psychological, phenomenological, feminist and anthropological. The third section puts religion under the microscope, examining constituent elements such as ritual, symbolism and myth. Throughout the author shows that theories and definitions need to be questioned and problematised, and concludes with suggestions for how new definitions of religion might be framed to provide more culturally sensitive and open-ended ways of understanding. The introduction of key issues and thinkers in modern theories of religion make this an ideal text for all Religious Studies students. Selling Points: * includes the four main modern approaches to religion - anthropological, sociological, psychological and feminist * each chapter includes an ethnographic case study to exemplify the issues raised * covers key themes such as symbolism, myth, ritual, theories of embodiment, identity, boundaries, Marxism, Feminism, ethnicity, science, and New Religious Movements

Religion The Modern Theories

Religion The Modern Theories

Author: Seth Daniel Kunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2003

A comprehensive and approachable introduction to social scientific theories of religion as they have developed in the twentieth century. In the first section the groundwork is laid for the theories developed in the twentieth century, introducing the significant thinkers who have established some of the main avenues of discussion including Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Freud, Jung, and Otto. The second section introduces the main approaches of the social scientific disciplines that study religion: sociological, psychological, phenomenological, feminist and anthropological. The third section puts religion under the microscope, examining constituent elements such as ritual, symbolism and myth. Throughout the author shows that theories and definitions need to be questioned and problematised, and concludes with suggestions for how new definitions of religion might be framed to provide more culturally sensitive and open-ended ways of understanding. The introduction of key issues and thinkers in modern theories of religion make this an ideal text for all Religious Studies students. Selling Points: * includes the four main modern approaches to religion - anthropological, sociological, psychological and feminist * each chapter includes an ethnographic case study to exemplify the issues raised * covers key themes such as symbolism, myth, ritual, theories of embodiment, identity, boundaries, Marxism, Feminism, ethnicity, science, and New Religious Movements

Clerical Ideology in a Revolutionary Age The Guadalajara Church and the Idea of the Mexican Nation, 1788-1853

Clerical Ideology in a Revolutionary Age The Guadalajara Church and the Idea of the Mexican Nation, 1788-1853

Author: Brian F. Connaughton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2003

Clerical Ideology in a Revolutionary Age clearly delineates the role of the Catholic Church in the making of Mexico as a nation. It provides a nuanced sense of clerical thought during the turbulent years leading to and following Mexico's national independence. Connaughton delves deeply into various primary sources from Guadalajara between 1788 and 1853, including printed sermons of high clergymen, contemporaneous newspapers, pamphletry, and pastoral letters. Analyzing this literature in the broader context of the Enlightenment, Connaughton looks at the Enlightenment's potentially corrosive ideas, the rise of liberalism, the complex relationship between Church and State, and the spread of secular mentality. With a balanced approach to clerical discourse, this study of the substance, contradictions, and evolution of Church thinking and political posturing in the face of Bourbon Reforms and the rise of liberalism should be required reading for any student or scholar of Mexican history.

Clerical Ideology in a Revolutionary Age The Guadalajara Church and the Idea of the Mexican Nation, 1788-1853

Clerical Ideology in a Revolutionary Age The Guadalajara Church and the Idea of the Mexican Nation, 1788-1853

Author: Brian F. Connaughton Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2003

Clerical Ideology in a Revolutionary Age : The Guadalajara Church and the Idea of the Mexican Nation, 1788-1853 clearly delineates the role of the Catholic Church in the making of Mexico as a nation. It provides a nuanced sense of clerical thought during the turbulent years leading to and following Mexico's national independence. Connaughton delves deeply into various primary sources from Guadalajara between 1788 and 1853, including printed sermons of high clergymen, contemporaneous newspapers, pamphletry, and pastoral letters. Analyzing this literature in the broader context of the Enlightenment, Connaughton looks at the Enlightenment's potentially corrosive ideas, the rise of liberalism, the complex relationship between Church and State, and the spread of secular mentality. With a balanced approach to clerical discourse, this study of the substance, contradictions, and evolution of Church thinking and political posturing in the face of Bourbon Reforms and the rise of liberalism should be required reading for any student or scholar of Mexican history.

The Message in the Miracles

The Message in the Miracles

Author: Donna Carlisle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2003