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Religious Architecture

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ISBN: 9789089645111 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_456162 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Architecture
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Religious Architecture: Anthropological Perspectives develops an anthropological perspective on modern religious architecture, including mosques, churches and synagogues. Borrowing from a range of theoretical perspectives on space-making and material religion, this volume looks at how religious buildings take their place in opposition to the secular surroundings, how they, as evocations of the sublime, help believers to move beyond the boundaries of modern subjectivity, and how they, in their common sense definition, function as community centers in urban daily life. The volume includes contributions from a range of anthropologists working in the UK, Mali, Brazil, Spain and Italy.

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architecture --- religion

Islamic Studies in the Twenty-first Century

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ISBN: 9789089649263 9789048528189 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101337
Subject: Religion
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In recent decades, traditional methods of philology and intellectual history, applied to the study of Islam and Muslim societies, have been met with considerable criticism from rising generations of scholars who have turned to the social sciences, most notably anthropology and social history, for guidance. This change has been accompanied by the rise of new fields, studying, for example, Islam in Europe and Africa, and new topics, such as the role of gender. This collection surveys these transformations and others, taking stock of the field and showing new paths forward.

Religion and Nationalism in Chinese Societies

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ISBN: 9789462984394 9789048535057 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462984394 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101329
Subject: Sociology
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Religion and Nationalism in Chinese Societies explores the interaction between religion and nationalism in the Chinese societies of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. On the one hand, state policies toward religions in these societies are deciphered and their implications for religious freedom and regional stability are evaluated. On the other hand, Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity, Islam and folk religions are respectively analyzed in terms of their theological, organizational and political responses to the nationalist modernity projects of these states. What is new in this book on Religion and Nationalism in Chinese Societies is that the Chinese state has strengthened its control over religion to an unprecedented level. In particular, the Chinese state has almost completed its construction of a state religion called Chinese Patriotism. But at the same time, what is also new is the emergence of democratic civil religions in these Chinese societies.

Atheïstische religiositeit

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ISBN: 9789089644626 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_439097 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Religion
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Atheism

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atheism --- religie --- religion

Islam on the Move

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ISBN: 9789089644398 Year: Pages: ca. 240 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_424530 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Religion --- Languages and Literatures
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Much nuance and variability have been lost in the process of the reductivist analysis of Islam post 9/11 and, as this study amply demonstrates, we are all the poorer as a result. This exhaustive examination of the rise and spread of the Tablighi Jama't, arguably the world's largest Islamic missionary movement, locates it in the larger perspective of global Islam and developments in the Muslim societies. Combining an overview of the history and current socio-political perception of the Tablighi Jama'at with a more analytical and philosophical approach to fundamental questions of identity, subject-positioning and representation, the author creates a comprehensive resource of interest to all scholars and students of Islam. Drawing on exhaustive research and records of conversion narratives of the new members of Tablighi Jama'at, cited here at length, the author creates a unique perspective on this complex phenomenon from both an internal and external viewpoints. Ahmad-Noor locates the spiritual framework of the movement in the context of its perception in the eyes of the political and religious authorities of the countries where it has a following, as well as the Western 'securocrat' approach.

Geestelijke opklimmingen

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ISBN: 9789089644039 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_430544 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Religion --- Languages and Literatures
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Dutch literature; Religion

Synod on the Freedom of Conscience

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Book Series: Bibliotheca Dissidentium Neerlandicorum ISBN: 9789089640826 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640826 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Religion --- Philosophy --- History
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This is the first English translation of a pivotal work in the history of religious tolerance. In Synod on the Freedom of Conscience (1582) the Dutch humanist Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert (1522-1590) provides one of the first book-length pleas for religious freedom published in the West. His central concern in his writings and exchanges with ministers of the Reformed Church was the safeguarding of freedom of conscience, the chief cause, he believed, for which the struggle against Habsburg Spain was being waged. The imaginary Synod, held in "Freetown," gathers together chief Catholic and Protestant leaders and theologians who engage in spirited debates on such matters as religious diversity, the freedom to criticize, the norms used to determine what constitutes heresy, freedom of the press, and the role of the state in the suppression of heresy. Each session concludes with remarks by the irenic Gamaliel (Coornhert's alter ego), who shows that both parties sin equally on the side of intolerance and pleads for the tolerant alternative. In this work Coornhert continues an Erasmian theme which would be picked up again in the following century by the Remonstrants and Hugo Grotius.

Gods huis in de steigers

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ISBN: 9789462982895 9789048533589 Year: Pages: 272 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Architecture
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In this book three anthropologists explore contemporary religious architecture and they develop an original vision on the religious landscape in the Netherlands and Europe. Mosques, synagogues and churches do not only facilitate and symbolize religion, the intimate relationship we have with these buildings touches the essence of what religion is today - in both a positive and a negative sense.

The Greatest Films Never Seen: The Film Archive and the Copyright Smokescreen

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Book Series: Framing Film ISBN: 9789048531042 9789462981393 Year: Pages: 173 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Media and communication
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Orphan works, or artworks for which no copyright holder is traceable, pose a growing problem for museums, archives, and other heritage institutions. As they come under more and more pressure to digitize and share their archives, they are often hampered by the uncertain rights status of items in their collections. This book uses the prism of copyright to reconsider human agency and the politics of the archive, and asks what the practical implications are for educational institutions, the creative industries, and the general public.

Secularism or Democracy?

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Book Series: IMISCoe Research ISBN: 9789053569993 Year: Pages: 386 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569993 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology
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Established institutions and policies of dealing with religious diversity in liberal democratic states are increasingly under pressure. Practical politics and political theory is caught in a trap between a fully secularized state (strict separation of state and politics from completely privatized religions based on an idealized version of American denominationalism or French republicanism) and neo-corporatist or 'pillarized' regimes of selective cooperation between states and organized religions. The book offers an original, comprehensive conceptual, theoretical and practical approach to problems of governance of religious diversity from a multi-disciplinary perspective combining moral and political philosophy, constitutional law, history, sociology and anthropology of religions and comparative institutionalism. Proposals of associative democracy - a moderately libertarian, flexible version of democratic institutional pluralism - are introduced and scrutinized whether they can serve as as plausible third way overcoming the inherent deficiencies of the predominant models in theory and practice.

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