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Religious Individualisation

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ISBN: 9783110580853 9783110580938 9783110580013 Year: Pages: 1416 DOI: 10.1515/9783110580938 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Sociology --- Religion
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This volume brings together key findings of the research project ‘Religious Individualisation in Historical Perspective’ at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies. Combining a wide range of disciplinary approaches, methods and theories, the volume assembles over 50 contributions that explore and compare processes of religious individualisation in Asia, the Mediterranean, and Europe from antiquity to the recent past.

Faith-Based Organizations in Development Discourses and Practice

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics ISBN: 9780367367565 9780429351211 Year: Pages: 178 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science
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"Exploring faith-based organizations (FBOs) in current developmental discourses and practice, this book presents a selection of empirical in-depth case-studies of Christian FBOs and assesses the vital role credited to FBOs in current discourses on development.

Examining the engagement of FBOs with contemporary politics of development, the contributions stress the agency of FBOs in diverse contexts of development policy, both local and global. It is emphasised that FBOs constitute boundary agents and developmental entrepreneurs: they move between different discursive fields such as national and international development discourses, theological discourses, and their specific religious constituencies. By combining influxes from these different contexts, FBOs generate unique perspectives on development: they express alternative views on development and stress particular approaches anchored in their theological social ethics.

This book should be of interest to those researching FBOs and their interaction with international organizations, and to scholars working in the broader areas of religion and politics and politics and development."

Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics

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Book Series: The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series ISBN: 9783030284084 Year: Pages: 269 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-28408-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Religion --- Philosophy
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This open access book provides both a broad perspective and a focused examination of cow care as a subject of widespread ethical concern in India, and increasingly in other parts of the world. In the face of what has persisted as a highly charged political issue over cow protection in India, intellectual space must be made to bring the wealth of Indian traditional ethical discourse to bear on the realities of current human-animal relationships, particularly those of humans with cows. Dharma, yoga, and bhakti paradigms serve as starting points for bringing Hindu—particularly Vaishnava Hindu—animal ethics into conversation with contemporary Western animal ethics. The author argues that a culture of bhakti—the inclusive, empathetic practice of spirituality centered in Krishna as the beloved cowherd of Vraja—can complement recently developed ethics-of-care thinking to create a solid basis for sustaining all kinds of cow care communities. ; Offers a focused insight into a key aspect of Hindu religious practice Integrates primary research and tertiary sources to give a multifaceted understanding of the intricacies of cow care practice Challenges conventional Western thought on cow care and its worldwide implications for animal ethics

African Initiated Christianity and the Decolonisation of Development

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Book Series: Routledge Research in Religion and Development ISBN: 9780367358686 9780367823825 Year: Pages: 354 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book investigates the substantial and growing contribution which African Independent and Pentecostal Churches are making to sustainable development in all its manifold forms.

Religiöse Rituale und soziale Ordnung

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Book Series: Veröffentlichungen der Sektion Religionssoziologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie ISBN: 9783658275945 Year: Pages: 484 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-27594-5 Language: German
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Sociology --- Religion
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In diesem Open-Access-Buch wird die Bedeutung von religiösen Ritualen für die soziale Ordnung systematisch untersucht. Dazu werden Konzepte des Zusammenhangs von Ritualen mit verschiedenen Ebenen des Sozialen erarbeitet: Interaktion, Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft.; In diesem Open-Access-Buch wird die Bedeutung von religiösen Ritualen für die soziale Ordnung systematisch untersucht. Dazu werden Konzepte des Zusammenhangs von Ritualen mit verschiedenen Ebenen des Sozialen erarbeitet: Interaktion, Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft.

Advancing Equality

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ISBN: 9780520973879 9780520309630 Year: Pages: 417 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.81 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Architecture
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In a world where basic human rights are under attack and discrimination widespread, Advancing Equality reminds us of the critical role of constitutions in creating and protecting equal rights. Combining a comparative analysis of equal rights in the constitutions of all 193 countries with inspiring stories of activism and powerful court cases from around the globe, the book traces the trends in constitution drafting over the past half century, and examines how stronger protections against discrimination have transformed lives. Looking at equal rights across gender, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, social class, and migration status, the authors uncover which groups are increasingly guaranteed equal rights in constitutions, whether these rights on paper have been translated into practice, and which nations and protections from discrimination lag behind. As the book reveals, beyond countering discrimination, advancing equality requires fulfilling everyone’s fundamental rights to health and education, essential social and economic rights. Serving as a comprehensive call to action for anyone who cares about their country’s future, Advancing Equality challenges us to remember how far we all still must go for equal rights for all.

Annäherungen an das Unaussprechliche

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Book Series: Religionswissenschaft ISBN: 9783839447253 9783837647259 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.14361/9783839447253 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Religion
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Community and individual experiences in the fields of art and religion are often experienced and described as "inexpressible", as immediate and at the same time, as fluctuating and fleeting. They exceed the order of space and time - and yet are conditioned by the concrete ritual dimensions of the performance and execution and the sensual (aesthetic) experience. The interdisciplinary contributions of the volume are dedicated to these experiences and their representations in various media such as Dance, music and film and especially ask about transcultural dimensions. The central example is the interface between Germany and South Asia.

Exploring the Future of Christian Monasticisms

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ISBN: 9783039280247 / 9783039280254 Year: Pages: 138 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-025-4 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Religion
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The institution of monasticism in the Christian Church is in general decline, at least in so-called “first world” nations. Though there are many reasons for this, monastic leaders are confronted by the reality of fewer communities, monks, and nuns nonetheless. At the same time, many younger Christians are rediscovering the rich heritage of the monastic tradition. Though they themselves might not be called to join a traditional monastery, they are eager to appropriate monastic practices in their own lives. This had led to a movement known as the “new monasticism” or “secular monasticism.” Despite lacking a unified vision and any central organization, these new/secular monastics are attempting, in their own ways, to carry on the tradition and practices of Christian monasticism. As well, there is a movement within historical Christian monasteries to pour new wine into old wineskins. Traditional forms of monasticism are also generally flourishing in developing nations, breathing new life into monasticism. This volume looks at the current monastic landscape to assess where monasticism stands and to imagine ways in which it will grow in the future, leading not only to a renewed Christian monasticism but to new monasticisms.

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