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Religion and Society in Modern Europe

Religion and Society in Modern Europe

Author: Rene Remond Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/1999

This book examines the relationship between religion and society in Europe in the last 200 Years.At the end of the eighteenth century, Europe was dominated by Christianity and the institutions of state rested on their relationship with the church. Today, society retains many links with the past, but the rise of secular society has led to a new dynamic between European peoples, institutions of government and the church. Through this lively and broad-ranging survey, Rene Rémond shows the processes by which religious belief and practice in European society evolved and how these developments have affected politics and the machinery of the state.The author considers Europe in its widest geographical sense, giving equal weight to the evolution of Eastern and Western parts of the continent. He compares and contrasts religious practice and social attitudes across Europe, from Northern Ireland to the Balkans. The book reveals unexpected convergence, presenting a pan-European model of the relations between religion and society.

The Pastoral Nature of Theology An Upholding Presence

The Pastoral Nature of Theology An Upholding Presence

Author: R.J. Elford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/08/1999

Classifying pastoral care as an applied theology suggests that it stems from a separate and pure theology. In this new volume, R. John Elford contends that pastoral concerns and actions are not products of theology, but in fact are the catalysts that prompt and necessitate it. Elford offers a detailed critical analysis of the relationship between theology and pastoral care and compares how different faith traditions understand the pastoral. He traces how shifting historical circumstances and perceptions of pastoral need spurred changes in theological understanding, and he asserts the need for these traditions to be in conversation with modern culture. In closing, The Pastoral Nature of Theology considers the role of morality in pastoral care and how contemporary issues often bring about profound theological problems.

Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion Aims, Methods and Theories of Research. Introduction and Anthology

Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion Aims, Methods and Theories of Research. Introduction and Anthology

Author: Jacques Waardenburg Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/1999

[Originally publ. Mouton 1973 (Religion and Reason, 3)]

Ideas of Concord and Discord in Selected World Religions

Ideas of Concord and Discord in Selected World Religions

Author: Joseph B. Gittler Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/1999

Research in Human Social Conflict

From Mesopotamia To Modernity Ten Introductions To Jewish History And Literature

From Mesopotamia To Modernity Ten Introductions To Jewish History And Literature

Author: Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, David E. Fishman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/1999

From Mesopotamia to Modernity is a one volume introduction to both Jewish history and literature from its earliest times up to the present. Leading experts in each field of Jewish history and literature contribute original and comprehensive essays introducing their subjects. Beginning readers will learn the rudiments for further study, and scholars will be refreshed by the balanced, yet challenging treatments found here.These introductory essays cover most major aspects of Jewish studies from the Bible and its time up to modern Judaism. The work is designed to serve undergraduate and graduate courses in Judaism as well as Church and Synagogue adult study courses. Ideal for reading groups, this work will lead readers to further study of the varied subjects considered. Each essay covers the basic field, be it in a given era of Jewish history or in a defined area of Jewish literature. Suggestions for further reading will assist the reader in moving beyond this volume to explore a given area in further detail. The introductions range from encyclopedic detail through elegiac essay and enthusiastic appreciation of the field considered. The authors hold positions in major academic institutions throughout the United States and Israel.

Religion and the Common Good Catholic Contributions to Building Community in a Liberal Society

Religion and the Common Good Catholic Contributions to Building Community in a Liberal Society

Author: Brian Stiltner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/1999

The term common good has often been ill-defined or undefined in political, philosophical, and theological discourses. Brian Stiltner seeks to repair this deficit in his study Religion and the Common Good. He explores the meaning of the common good and the prospects for pursuing it in a liberal society. Focusing on the conceptions of common good in liberalism and communitarianism-the former stressing individual rights and social tolerance, the latter stressing a community's shared history and social practices-Stiltner argues that the two theories are not as irreconcilable as they seem, that they can be combined into a communal liberalism. Stiltner provides an outline of the twentieth-century Catholic common good theory as an example of such a synthesis. A fascinating study, Religion and the Common Good will be an invaluable volume for scholars of social ethics, religion, theology, philosophy and political science.

Thomas Aquinas on the Jews Insights into His Commentary on Romans 9-11

Thomas Aquinas on the Jews Insights into His Commentary on Romans 9-11

Author: Steven Boguslawski Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/1999

The author maintains that Thomas Aquinas in his Commentary on Romans uses predestination and election as hermeneutical keys to understand Romans 9-11 and to sustain a positive theological view of the Jewish people.

Religion and the Common Good Catholic Contributions to Building Community in a Liberal Society

Religion and the Common Good Catholic Contributions to Building Community in a Liberal Society

Author: Brian Stiltner Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/1999

The term Ocommon goodO has often been ill-defined or undefined in political, philosophical, and theological discourses. Brian Stiltner seeks to repair this deficit in his study Religion and the Common Good. He explores the meaning of the common good and the prospects for pursuing it in a liberal society. Focusing on the conceptions of common good in liberalism and communitarianism-the former stressing individual rights and social tolerance, the latter stressing a communityOs shared history and social practices-Stiltner argues that the two theories are not as irreconcilable as they seem, that they can be combined into a Ocommunal liberalism.O Stiltner provides an outline of the twentieth-century Catholic common good theory as an example of such a synthesis. A fascinating study, Religion and the Common Good will be an invaluable volume for scholars of social ethics, religion, theology, philosophy and political science.

The Death of God Movement and the Holocaust Radical Theology Encounters the Shoah

The Death of God Movement and the Holocaust Radical Theology Encounters the Shoah

Author: Stephen R. Haynes Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/1999

The Death of God theologians represented one of the most influential religious movements that emerged of the 1960s, a decade in which the discipline of theology underwent revolutionary change. Although they were from different traditions, utilized varied methods of analysis, and focused on culture in distinctive ways, the four religious thinkers who sparked radical theology-Thomas Altizer, William Hamilton, Richard Rubenstein, and Paul Van Buren-all considered the Holocaust as one of the main challenges to the Christian faith. Thirty years later, a symposium organized by the American Academy of Religion revisited the Death of God movement by asking these four radical theologians to reflect on how awareness of the Holocaust affected their thinking, not only in the 1960s but also in the 1990s. This edited volume brings together their essays, along with responses by other noted scholars who offer critical commentary on the movement's impact, legacy, and relationship to the Holocaust.

Worldviews Crosscultural Explorations of Human Beliefs

Worldviews Crosscultural Explorations of Human Beliefs

Author: Ninian Smart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/1999

For courses in Introduction to World Religions and Introduction to Religious Studies. This text offers a balanced, wide-ranging, and realistic approach to the study of modern religion. It explores and analyzes the many dimensions not only of the major religious traditions, but also those of the civil religions (e.g., nationalism) that often compete and combine with them in the modern world.

Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity

Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity

Author: Jon Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/1999

In Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity, Jon Davies charts the significance of death to the emerging religious cults in the pre-Christian and early Christian world. He analyses the varied burial rituals and examines the different notions of the afterlife. Among the areas covered are: * Osiris and Isis: the life theology of Ancient Egypt * burying the Jewish dead * Roman religion and Roman funerals * Early Christian burial * the nature of martyrdom. Jon Davies also draws on the sociological theory of Max Weber to present a comprehensive introduction to and overview of death, burial and the afterlife in the first Christian centuries which offers insights into the relationship between social change and attitudes to death and dying.

Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity

Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity

Author: Jon Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/1999

In Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity, Jon Davies charts the significance of death to the emerging religious cults in the pre-Christian and early Christian world. He analyses the varied burial rituals and examines the different notions of the afterlife. Among the areas covered are: * Osiris and Isis: the life theology of Ancient Egypt * burying the Jewish dead * Roman religion and Roman funerals * Early Christian burial * the nature of martyrdom. Jon Davies also draws on the sociological theory of Max Weber to present a comprehensive introduction to and overview of death, burial and the afterlife in the first Christian centuries which offers insights into the relationship between social change and attitudes to death and dying.