Religion and the social order

what kinds of lessons does history teach?
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Category: Social Science
Page: 281
View: 2697

Conversion in the Age of Pluralism

Author: Giuseppe Giordan
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004178031
Category: Social Science
Page: 333
View: 8841
The theme of conversion constitutes a privileged point to study the framework linking an individual to the sociocultural contexts in which he or she is included. Changes in personal biographies and sociocultural change are interwoven when we speak of conversion: values, speech, norms, behaviors, beliefs, lifestyles, interests--everything is open to potential debate when an individual "converts." Conversion is especially developed here through a connection with the dynamics of pluralism, which appears to be the most peculiar cultural characteristic of our era: what does it mean to speak of "conversion" in a time in which it seems that the presumption of only one "true" truth no longer exists, while instead many different truths live together, each with its own judgment criteria.

Education and the Social Order

Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113585811X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 160
View: 9038
Despite the disastrous failure of his one practical attempt to create a perfect school, Russell constantly strove to invent a system of education free from repression. Here Russell dissects the motives behind much educational theory and practice - and attacks the influence of chauvanism, snobbery and money. Energetically discussed and debated are discipline, natural ability, competition, class distinction, bureaucracy, finance, religion, sex education, state versus private schools, education in Russia, indoctrination, the home environment and many other topics. Described by reviewers as 'brilliant', 'provocative', 'sane', 'stimulating', 'practical', and 'original', this book contains the essence of Russell's thought on education and society.

Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World

Author: Giuseppe Giordan,Enzo Pace
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900423022X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 214
View: 5629
This volume offers 11 case studies of contemporary movements from around the world where religious, secular and spiritual dynamics interplay in the postmodern condition of the 21st century, as traditional and contemporary sources are combined in new and dynamic ways.

Religion and the American Civil War

Author: Randall M. Miller,Harry S. Stout,Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199923663
Category: History
Page: 448
View: 2593
The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found. Comprising essays by such scholars as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew Gilpin Faust, Mark Noll, Reid Mitchell, Harry Stout, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown, and featuring an afterword by James McPherson, this collection marks the first step towards uncovering this crucial yet neglected aspect of American history.

Religion und Öffentlichkeit

Author: Eduardo Mendieta,Jonathan VanAntwerpen
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518763407
Category: Philosophy
Page: 180
View: 2524
Lange Zeit hatte es den Anschein, als sei die Säkularisierung, also die schwindende Bedeutung des Religiösen, ein ebenso stabiler gesellschaftlicher Trend wie die Individualisierung und die Globalisierung. Doch spätestens seit dem 11. September erleben wir eine Renaissance der Religionen: Die Debatten um Kruzifixe in Schulen, die mediale Hysterie nach der Wahl Papst Benedikts XVI. und den Islam in Europa zwingen uns nun, die Bedeutung von Begriffen wie religiös und säkular und die öffentliche Rolle der Religion zu überdenken. Zu diesem Zweck fand im Oktober 2009 in New York eine Art Gipfeltreffen der Philosophie statt, an dem mit Judith Butler, Craig Calhoun, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor und Cornel West fünf der wichtigsten Denkerinnen und Denker der Gegenwart teilnahmen. Dieser Band dokumentiert die Beiträge des Symposiums sowie die anschließende Diskussion.

The Hidden Balance

Religion and the Social Theories of Charles Chauncy and Jonathan Mayhew
Author: John Corrigan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521026717
Category: History
Page: 176
View: 9647
Congregationalist ministers Charles Chauncy and Jonathan Mayhew were among the most influential social and religious thinkers in Boston in the mid-eighteenth century. This 1987 study argues that Chauncy and Mayhew produced a complex but coherent body of ideas and that these ideas were organized closely and self-consciously around the principle of 'balance'. Writings on society and government are treated alongside theological works, rather than separate from them, and each man's corpus is placed against the background of English ideas as well as within the context of intellectual and social life in Boston. Investigation of the ideas of Chauncy and Mayhew in this way leads to the conclusion that although the two men believed that a cosmic principle of 'balance' organized social and religious life, they believed as well that full philosophical comprehension of this principle was beyond human capability. In order to express their understanding of cosmic order, Chauncy and Mayhew appropriated the metaphor of the 'great chain of being'.

Judaic and Christian Visions of the Social Order

Describing, Analyzing and Comparing Systems of the Formative Age
Author: Jacob Neusner,Bruce D. Chilton,Alan J. Avery-Peck
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780761856351
Category: Religion
Page: 376
View: 5172
The seven essays in this book address formative Judaic writings in the time of the Mishnah and the Talmud, the first six centuries of the Common Era, and formative Christianity in the first six centuries of the Common Era. The essays explore the areas where Judaism and Christianity have intersected.


The Social Context, Fifth Edition
Author: Meredith B. McGuire
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 147860963X
Category: Social Science
Page: 413
View: 1972
In this insightful examination of religions in their local and global context, the author shows how analyzing religions social context helps us understand individuals lives, social movements, national and ethnic politics, and widespread social changes. Well-researched and theory-based, the text is filled with intriguing anecdotes, empirical data, thought-provoking discussions of both mainstream and nonofficial religions, and historical and contemporary examples that illustrate the interplay between religion and society across cultures. This volume takes an integrated approach to examining religion and includes cross-cultural, historical, and methodological viewpoints. Readers will learn to identify the complex interactions between religion and societal contexts, as well as the ways in which these interactions shape individuals, communities, national politics, and the world.

Das Urantia Buch

Author: Urantia Foundation
Publisher: Urantia Foundation
ISBN: 1883395569
Category: Religion
Page: 2132
View: 9155
Sie haben soeben das literarische Meisterwerk entdeckt, das Ihre Fragen uber Gott, das Leben im bewohnten Universum, uber die Geschichte und Zukunft dieser Welt und zum Leben von Jesus beantwortet. "Das Urantia Buch" fugt Geschichte, Wissenschaft und Religion zu einem Zusammenklang, zu einer Lebensphilosophie, die neue Bedeutung und Hoffnung in Ihr Leben bringt. Wenn Sie nach Antworten suchen, lesen Sie "Das Urantia Buch"! Die Welt braucht neue spirituelle Wahrheit, die modernen Mannern und Frauen einen intellektuellen Pfad hinein in eine personliche Beziehung mit Gott bietet. Aufbauend auf dem religiosen Erbe der Welt, beschreibt "Das Urantia Buch" ein endloses Schicksal fur die Menschheit, wobei es lehrt, dass lebendiger Glaube der Schlussel zu personlichem geistigen Voranschreiten und ewigem Fortleben ist. Diese Lehren stellen neue Wahrheiten bereit, die kraftvoll genug sind, das menschliche Denken und Glauben fur die nachsten 1000 Jahre zu erheben und zu erweitern. Ein Drittel des Urantia Buches umfasst die inspirierende Geschichte von Jesus' ganzem Leben und eine Offenbarung seiner ursprunglichen Lehren. Diese Panorama-Erzahlung schliet seinen Geburtstag, seine Jahre als Jugendlicher, die Reisen und Abenteuer der Erwachsenenzeit, sein offentliches Wirken, seine Kreuzigung und 19 Erscheinungen der Wiederauferstehung ein.

Religion and Belief

Author: Joan Garrod,Ms Marsha Jones
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137106115
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 9501
Religion, belief and faith influence many areas of all our lives, whether we follow a particular doctrine or not. But are people becoming less religious in the modern age? Is religion a social construction? And what do key sociological theorists say about religion? This book examines the sociology of religion. Looking at belief systems around the world, the text questions and explores changing attitudes to religion, alongside issues such as secularization, fundamentalism and globalization. In particular, this text: • Explores contemporary and classic theory • Describes key practices and beliefs of particular faith groups • Investigates social characteristics associated with religious belief and participation • Discusses various approaches to the organisation of religion, from traditional institutions to sects and cults. Part of the successful Skills-Based Sociology series, Religion and Belief provides readers with the opportunity to build their knowledge whilst putting their understanding into practice. The book's clear structure, helpful exercises and exam guidance make this an invaluable resource for students new to the study of religion in society.

On the concept of religion

Author: Ernst Feil,Brian McNeil
Publisher: Global Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781586840204
Category: Religion
Page: 211
View: 8547
Explores what is meant by the concept of religion.

Individualism and the Social Order

The Social Element in Liberal Thought
Author: Charles Robert McCann
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415326278
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 234
View: 4938
Liberalism is typically misconceived as a philosophy of individualism, which cannot accept that man exists in society and that man's values are shaped by that society. This book attempts to identify the role of community and society in the political and social thought of leading liberal social philosophers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries including John Stuart Mill, Herbert Spencer and Friedrich A. von Hayek. While differing as to the nature of man and society, each thinker examined holds the basic premise that man is not an isolated creature whole life is "nasty, brutish and short" but rather that his motivations are dependent upon his place in a social order. Charles R. McCann has produced an interesting work that mixes communitarianism and economics and will surprise and intrigue in equal measure. Students and academics involved in the history of economic thought, philosophy and libertarianism will find this book to be a useful addition to their reading list.

Rede und Antwort

Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518115473
Category: Social scientists
Page: 236
View: 4198

Religion and the Making of Society

Essays in Social Theology
Author: Charles Davis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521447898
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 9395
A wide-ranging account by a leading theologian of the function of religion in society.