Archive For The “Religious Studies” Category
By Jeremy Rosen
While many of us draw back from speaking approximately politics or faith in well mannered corporation, writer Jeremy Rosen has made non secular discourse and schooling his life’s paintings. An Orthodox Jewish rabbi and professor of faith at associations world wide, Rosen units out to make a case for the software of faith in societies…and its skill to operate as a uniting, instead of dividing, strength on Earth.
In obtainable language and down to earth in years of educational research, Rosen asks vital questions on the purpose of worldwide religions and what they try to in achieving, ahead of delivering the explanation why they generally fail—sometimes miserably.
Rosen recognizes faith is inherently mystical, yet that doesn't suggest its adherents can’t additionally workout rationality and common sense. He makes the case that faith might be suitable with glossy existence, and it may be a motor vehicle for selling tolerance and peace between people.
A fabulous device for somebody looking to comprehend extra approximately faith and spiritual humans, Can We discuss Religion? asks very important questions and makes eloquent arguments for the price of religion in societies round the world.
By Ross Reed
By Thorsten / Linden, Sandra / Liess, Kathrin Fitzon
By Theodore Dwight Bozeman
Focusing on ascetic teachings and rites, which of their severity fostered the "precisianist pressure" standard in Puritan suggestion and devotional perform, Bozeman lines the reactions of believers placed lower than ever extra meticulous calls for. Sectarian theologies of ease and comfort quickly shaped in response to these calls for, Bozeman argues, ultimately giving upward thrust to a "first wave" of antinomian rebellion, together with the yankee conflicts of 1636-1638. Antinomianism, in accordance with the idea of salvation with no strictness and accountability, used to be now not loads a radicalization of Puritan content material as a backlash opposed to the full venture of disciplinary faith. Its reconceptualization of self and accountability might have an effect on Anglo-American theology for many years to come.
By Ezra Chitando,Afe Adogame
By Dr. Larry Falls
Dr. Larry Falls, a registered scientific sexologist focusing on sexual abuse trauma and emotional overall healthiness, spent 5 years touring in the course of the usa, Canada, and Europe studying approximately diversified religions, cultural historical past, and sexual habit whereas engaged on his doctoral thesis. In his interesting exploration into the start of human cause and the start of spiritual concept comprises the significance of replica, virgins and temple prostitutes, the unique that means of the go, satan worship, witches’ Sabbath, and the curse of the evil eye. Dr. Falls additionally proves that the Kama Sutra, an historical Hindu non secular narrative approximately excitement, love, and sexuality used to be particularly a Bible designed for the aim of training others to achieve desire from the gods through accomplishing sexual intercourse.
Dr. Falls’ exam into intercourse worship demonstrates that phallic reverence used to be not just a faith, but in addition a reason for dominance and sexual exploitation that, to today, continues to be a part of our social structure."
By Rafiq Dossani,Wajahat Habibullah,Rakesh Basant,Dru Gladney,Joseph Chinyong Liow
Using particular analyses of China, India, and the Philippines, Modes of Engagement argues that key elements during this phenomenon contain the linkage among socioeconomic decline, lack of political strength, and narrowing of id; nationalism and its linked connotations of the assimilation of minorities; the weak spot of civil society more often than not in Asia; and the increase in nearby and worldwide alliances for protection and trade.
By Terence Lovat,Robert Crotty
By Timothy Fitzgerald
By David F. Ford,Ben Quash,Janet Martin Soskice