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Adaptive Reuse : Aspects of Creativity in South Asian Cultural History

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ISBN: 9783447107075 Year: Pages: 373 Seiten Language: English
Publisher: Harrassowitz Verlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 403
Subject: Religion --- Philosophy --- History
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The present volume explores a specific aspect of creativity in South Asian systems of knowledge, literature and rituals. Under the heading of “adaptive reuse,” it discusses the relationship between innovation and perpetuation of earlier forms and contents of knowledge and aesthetic expressions within the process of creating new works. Although this relation rarely became the topic of explicit reflections in the South Asian intellectual traditions, it is here investigated by taking a closer look at the treatment of older materials by later authors.

"Adaptive Reuse" ist ein wichtiges theoretisches Konzept aus dem Bereich der Architektur. Dort bezeichnete es die Verwendung eines teilweise umgebauten Gebäudes zu andern Zwecken als denen seiner ursprünglichen Errichtung. Im vorliegenden Band wird dieses Konzept zum ersten Mal auf ein weiteres Spektrum kulturellen Schaffens übertragen, nämlich auf die Komposition von Texten und auf die Kreation neuer Konzepte und Rituale

Afghanistan’s Islam: From Conversion to the Taliban

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ISBN: 9780520294134 9780520967373 Year: Pages: 354 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History --- Religion
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This book provides the first overview of the history and development of Islam in Afghanistan. Written by leading international experts, chapters cover every era from the conversion of Afghanistan through the medieval period to the present day. Based on primary sources in Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Uzbek, and Urdu, its depth of coverage is unrivalled in providing a developmental picture of Afghanistan’s Islam, including such issues as the rise of Sufism, women’s religiosity, state religious policies, and transnational Islamism. Looking beyond the unifying rhetoric of theology, the book reveals the disparate and contested forms of Afghanistan’s Islam.

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Islam --- Afghanistan --- Muslims

Ancrene Wisse : From Pastoral Literature to Vernacular Spirituality

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Book Series: Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages ISBN: 9780708320341 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_393076 Language: English
Publisher: University of Wales Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Social Sciences --- Religion
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Provides an introduction to "Ancrene Wisse", one of the most important works in English of the thirteenth century. This book offers a fresh contextualisation which engages with the history of lay piety and vernacular spirituality in the Middle Ages.This book is innovative in that it provides an introduction to "Ancrene Wisse", one of the most important works in English of the thirteenth century. It offers a new contextualisation which engages with the history of lay piety and vernacular spirituality in the Middle Ages, thus extending analysis of the book beyond its original purpose as a guide for anchoresses. The placing of "Ancrene Wisse" within this context also allows comparisons to be made with other literature for semi-regular women, such as sermons preached to beguines - semi-religious women who formed communities in the Low Countries and France in the High Middle Ages.

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Religion --- Culture --- Middle Ages --- Religie --- Cultuur --- Middeleeuwen

Andere Blicke : Religion und visuelle Kulturen auf dem Balkan und im Nahen Osten

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ISBN: 9783205789529 Year: Pages: 362 Seiten Language: de
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 69
Subject: Religion
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The ‘pictorial turn’ has had significant impact on the human, cultural, religious and social sciences since the middle of the 1990s; theory construction has been primarily oriented towards the western world. This is why one of the primary aims of this volume is the enlargement of theory construction by a different point of view – the Balkan and the Near Eastern one. The central research question of the thesis is that photography opened the door to the visual culture of the West.

Der pictorial turn, der seit der Mitte der 1990er Jahre die Geistes-, Kultur-, Religions- und Sozialwissenschaften beeinflusst, hat in seiner Theoriebildung bislang eine primär auf die westliche Welt bezogene Perspektive eingenommen. Es ist eines der Ziele des Buchs, die Theoriebildung aus einem anderen Blickwinkel – dem des Balkans und des Nahen Ostens – zu erweitern. Eine zentrale These lautet, dass die Fotografie das Tor zur visuellen Kultur des Westens öffnete.

Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite

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Book Series: THE OXFORD EARLY CHRISTIAN STUDIES ISBN: 9780199640423 Year: Pages: 245 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Religion
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This book argues that the pseudonym, Dionysius the Areopagite, and the influence of Paul together constitute the best interpretive lens for understanding the Corpus Dionysiacum [CD]. This book demonstrates how Paul in fact animates the entire corpus, that the influence of Paul illuminates such central themes of the CD as hierarchy, theurgy, deification, Christology, affirmation (kataphasis) and negation (apophasis), dissimilar similarities, and unknowing. Most importantly, Paul serves as a fulcrum for the expression of a new theological anthropology, an “apophatic anthropology.” Dionysius figures Paul as the premier apostolic witness to this apophatic anthropology, as the ecstatic lover of the divine who confesses to the rupture of his self and the indwelling of the divine in Gal 2:20: “it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” Building on this notion of apophatic anthropology, the book forwards an explanation for why this sixth‐century author chose to write under an apostolic pseudonym. It argues that the very practice of pseudonymous writing itself serves as an ecstatic devotional exercise whereby the writer becomes split in two and thereby open to the indwelling of the divine. Pseudonymity is on this interpretation integral and internal to the aims of the wider mystical enterprise. Thus this book aims to question the distinction between “theory” and “practice” by demonstrating that negative theology—often figured as a speculative and rarefied theory regarding the transcendence of God—is in fact best understood as a kind of asceticism, a devotional practice aiming for the total transformation of the Christian subject.

An Archaeology of Early Christianity in Vanuatu (Terra Australis 44): Kastom and Religious Change on Tanna and Erromango, 1839–1920

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ISBN: 9781760460747 Year: Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Archaeology --- Religion --- Medicine (General)
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Religious change is at its core a material as much as a spiritual process. Beliefs related to intangible spirits, ghosts, or gods were enacted through material relationships between people, places, and objects. The archaeology of mission sites from Tanna and Erromango islands, southern Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides), offer an informative case study for understanding the material dimensions of religious change. One of the primary ways that cultural difference was thrown into relief in the Presbyterian New Hebrides missions was in the realm of objects. Christian Protestant missionaries believed that religious conversion had to be accompanied by changes in the material conditions of everyday life. Results of field archaeology and museum research on Tanna and Erromango, southern Vanuatu, show that the process of material transformation was not unidirectional. Just as Melanesian people changed religious beliefs and integrated some imported objects into everyday life, missionaries integrated local elements into their daily lives. Attempts to produce ‘civilised Christian natives’, or to change some elements of native life relating purely to ‘religion’ but not others, resulted instead in a proliferation of ‘hybrid’ forms. This is visible in the continuity of a variety of traditional practices subsumed under the umbrella term ‘kastom’ through to the present alongside Christianity. Melanesians didn’t become Christian, Christianity became Melanesian. The material basis of religious change was integral to this process.

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Vanuatu --- Religion --- Archaelogy

Art and Landscape : Buddhist Rock Sculptures of Late Antique Swat/Uḍḍiyāna

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ISBN: 9783700172413 Year: Pages: 354 Seiten Language: English
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 54
Subject: Philosophy --- History --- Religion --- Archaeology --- Arts in general
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Buddhist rock sculpture of Swat/Uddiyana (7th-8th cent. CE): Analytical study of its aesthetic values, technical concept, historical background and cultural influence

Buddhistische Felsskulpturen von Swat / Uddiyana (7. bis 8. Jh n. Chr.): Analytische Studie zum ästhetischen Wert, technischen Konzept, historischen Hintergrund und kulturellen Einfluss

Ask Now of the Days that are Past

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ISBN: 9781552386736 Year: Pages: 323 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Religion --- Ethnology
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Written for a general audience, the essays collected here present refreshing and often humorous glimpses of various topics in Jewish history and traditional religious literature. Inspired by the diversity of Jewish thought, author and scholar Eliezer Segal sheds light on the social and political forces that have brought the Jewish community together in the past and still speak with familiarity to a modern western culture. Enlightening and entertaining, Professor Segal's writing is a rare blend of scholarship and wit, highlighting contemporary experiences that bring the rich heritage of Jewish civilization to life for the everyday reader. With an extensive and broad knowledge of ancient and medieval Jewish social and religious traditions, Segal deftly crafts anecdotes and explanations that address the tribulations of contemporary life. From topics as diverse as panhandling, tennis, vampires, and the history of the tomato to themes as universal as weddings, charity, and taxation, the essays presented here, some for the first time in English, all include detailed notes on sources for further reading. Equally suited to those after a light-hearted romp or those on a serious quest for knowledge, Ask Now of the Days that Are Past is sure to satisfy anyone who has ever wondered how the past still influences us today.

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Atheïstische religiositeit : Een pragmatische analyse in de geest van William James, Erich Fromm en Leo Apostel

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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

Atheïsme en religiositeit lijken elkaars absolute tegenpolen. Filosoof Wim Van Moer stelt deze intuïtieve, ook onder atheïsten wijdverspreide overtuiging ter discussie. Deze analyse onthult dat de religieuze ervaring niet verbonden hoeft te zijn met een geloof in een bovennatuurlijke entiteit of realiteit. Geïnspireerd door Leo Apostel en in de voetsporen van William James en Erich Fromm, betoogt de auteur dat deze tegenstrijdigheid, zelfs binnen een radicaal atheïstisch vertoog, niet automatisch geldig is. Van Moer staaft deze stelling met een meeslepende fenomenologische analyse van de religieuze ervaring, die uitmondt in een theoretisch model waarmee hij religieuze ervaringen binnen een atheïstische context kan onderzoeken.

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Religion --- Atheism --- Religie

Auslegung und Hermeneutik der Bibel in der Reformationszeit

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Book Series: Historia Hermeneutica. Series Studia ISSN: 1861-5678 ISBN: 9783110467925 9783110467178 Year: Volume: 14 Pages: xvii, 425 DOI: 10.1515/9783110467925 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Religion --- The Bible
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The significance of the Bible for the Reformation is undisputed. Employing various perspectives, this volume reflects on biblical interpretation and hermeneutics during the time of the Reformation. It discusses the Wittenberg Reformers (Luther and Melanchthon) and the Reformed (including Bullinger, Calvin, and Bucer), along with their cross-connections to Erasmus, the Baptists, and the Christian reception of Jewish biblical interpretation.

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