A Replacement For Religion

Author: The School of Life
Editor: School of Life
ISBN: 9781912891030
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A thought-provoking book that explores how the best aspects of religion can have a place in our modern day lives.

The Oxford Handbook Of Russian Religious Thought

Author: George Pattison
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198796447
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The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought is an authoritative new reference and interpretive volume detailing the origins, development, and influence of one of the richest aspects of Russian cultural and intellectual life - its religious ideas. After setting the historical background and context, the Handbook follows the leading figures and movements in modern Russian religious thought through a period of immense historical upheavals, including seventy years of officially atheist communist rule and the growth of an exiled diaspora with, e.g., its journal The Way. Therefore the shape of Russian religious thought cannot be separated from long-running debates with nihilism and atheism. Important thinkers such as Losev and Bakhtin had to guard their words in an environment of religious persecution, whilst some views were shaped by prison experiences. Before the Soviet period, Russian national identity was closely linked with religion - linkages which again are being forged in the new Russia. Relevant in this connection are complex relationships with Judaism. In addition to religious thinkers such as Philaret, Chaadaev, Khomiakov, Kireevsky, Soloviev, Florensky, Bulgakov, Berdyaev, Shestov, Frank, Karsavin, and Alexander Men, the Handbook also looks at the role of religion in aesthetics, music, poetry, art, film, and the novelists Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. Ideas, institutions, and movements discussed include the Church academies, Slavophilism and Westernism, theosis, the name-glorifying (imiaslavie) controversy, the God-seekers and God-builders, Russian religious idealism and liberalism, and the Neopatristic school. Occultism is considered, as is the role of tradition and the influence of Russian religious thought in the West.

Women And Family Law Reform In India

Author: Archana Parashar
Editor: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9352808304
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The Constitution of India guarantees equality as a fundamental right. This, however, remains only at the level of theory as the various religious personal laws in force in the country and followed by different communities deny equality to women in personal matters. This inequitous contradiction is the subject of this pioneering study. Dr. Parashar argues that the concept of religious personal law was created by colonial administrators and has been maintained by independent India since, in a religiously plural society, it helps the State’s end of governance. The author traces the legislative conduct of the State and demonstrates that it has adopted discrepant policies with respect to the different religious personal laws. While Hindu personal law has been extensively reformed, the other personal laws have been left largely untouched. As a result, Hindu women have gained new rights, though not complete equality, while women of the minority communities continue to suffer inequalities. The author critically examines the arguments used by the State to reform, or refrain from reforming, religious personal laws. This analysis establishes conclusively that the State has acted in an inconsistent manner, and that its decisions are not governed by considerations of equality and gender justice but primarily by political factors. The author concludes that the only way to sever the connection between religious and civil rights is to adopt a secular and uniform civil code which should be non-optional. Dr. Parashar also highlights the inadequacies of the various feminist analyses of the nature of law and suggests that any discussion of the nature of the State must incorporate the significance of religion as a political factor. This major study will interest lawyers, legal activists, feminists and all those fighting to end gender discrimination.

Psychology Sin Society

Author: M. Munawar Butt
Editor: University Press of Amer
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The Evolution Of Atheism

Author: Stephen LeDrew
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190225173
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The concept of evolution is widely considered to be a foundational building block in atheist thought. Leaders of the New Atheist movement have taken Darwin's work and used it to diminish the authority of religious institutions and belief systems. But they have also embraced it as a metaphor for the gradual replacement of religious faith with secular reason. They have posed as harbingers of human progress, claiming the moral high ground, and rejecting with intolerance any message that challenges the hegemony of science and reason. Religion, according to the New Atheists, should be relegated to the Dark Ages of superstition and senseless violence. Yet Darwin did not see evolution as a linear progression to an improved state of being. The more antagonistic members of the New Atheist movement who embrace this idea are not only employing bad history, but also the kind of rigid, black-and-white thinking they excoriate in their religious opponents. Indeed, Stephen LeDrew argues, militant atheists have more in common with religious fundamentalists than they would care to admit, advancing what LeDrew calls secular fundamentalism. In reaction to fundamentalist Christianity and Islamism, this strain of atheism has become an offshoot of the religion it tries so hard to malign. The Evolution of Atheism outlines the essential political tension at the heart of the atheist movement. The New Atheism, LeDrew shows, is part of a tradition of atheist thought and activism that promotes individualism and scientific authority, which puts it at odds with atheist groups that are motivated by humanistic ethics and social justice. LeDrew draws on public relations campaigns, publications, podcasts, and in-depth interviews to explore the belief systems, internal logics, and self-contradictions of the people who consider themselves to be atheists. He argues that evolving understandings of what atheism means, and how it should be put into action, are threatening to irrevocably fragment the movement.

Psychotherapy And Religion

Author: Marcella Bakur Weiner
Editor: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9780765703668
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The integration of religion into psychotherapy finds expression in the therapist's stance and response to those who seek help. The editors have gathered papers that demonstrate through extensive autobiographical material the relationship between personal religious experience and clinical work. The contributing authors, without exception, confront psychoanalytic theory and religious teachings in highly personal ways.

The Progressive Reports

Author: Frank J. Connor
Editor: Post Hill Press
ISBN: 1642933406
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The Progressive Reports is comprised of a series of nine commentaries written to the Democratic National Committee by David Gore, a fictitious progressive college student. These commentaries analyze social identity, morality, religion, science, rights, and the English language. David is angered by the activities of his university’s chapter of College Republicans and the way they are advancing the conservative cause in an area that has long been the acknowledged territory of the progressive movement. His goal is to use the lessons he has learned, as well as his observations of conservative students, to guide the country toward a more progressive future. He contrasts his own beliefs with those of a notable conservative student at his university, referred to only as “FJC.” An homage to C. S. Lewis’s timeless classic, The Progressive Reports provides an understanding of the tactics used by the American Left through the lens of their own—ultimately flawed—thought process in a form and style resembling The Screwtape Letters. It brings the reader face-to-face with the threats progressivism poses to our country.

The Problem Of Religion In Rousseau S Emile

Author: Elissa Beth Alzate
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Restructuring For World Peace

Author: Majid Tehranian
Editor: Hampton Press (NJ)
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Devoted to the problems of restructuring for a durable and just peace in the post-Cold War era, this book focuses on how to build the institutions of a positive peace - one based on mutual security, respect for human rights, social and economic justice, and communitarian autonomy and co-operation.

Summary Analysis Of Why Religion

Author: ZIP Reads
Editor: ZIP Reads
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2MoPKPu Why Religion?, is a deeply personal and powerful account of renowned scholar Elaine Pagels’s journey to come to terms with intense personal loss through her ground-breaking research into Christian traditions. Her book will compel any thoughtful reader to re-examine their own attitudes towards sexuality, suffering, joy, and death. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Chapter-by-chapter summaries - Analysis of Pagels' intertwining of the Bible, spirituality, modern society, and other religions. - Thoughts on feminism, sexuality, grief, death, the afterlife, and more - In-depth editorial review - Background on Elaine Pagels About the Original Book: In Why Religion?: A Personal Story, the award-winning religious scholar Elaine Pagels weaves together a story of heart-breaking personal loss with an examination of the relevance of religious traditions in modern times. Her research into the recently discovered Gnostic Gospels took upon a personal meaning after she lost her son and husband within a year of each other. The book relates how she found solace in the insights discovered in these “secret” texts and offers the reader a deeper understanding of how Christian folklore continues to shape Western cultural attitudes centuries later. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Why Religion? ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2MoPKPu to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Victorian Devotional Poetry

Author: G. B. Tennyson
Editor: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press
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The Foundations And Practice Of Adult Religious Education

Author: John L. Elias
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Dealing with the theory and practice of adult religious education, this book covers planning, design, organisation, management, and evaluation in this field, as well as the history in this subject.

The Sacred In Twentieth Century Politics

Author: Robert Mallett
Editor: Palgrave MacMillan
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September 11th 2001 brought the entire question of religion's place in modern political ideology into sharp focus. Yet in effect this dysfunctional symbiosis had already been a feature of the international landscape for many decades. Scholars such as Eric Voeglin and Raymond Aron, to name but a few, delineated and assessed the way in which regime types such as Stalin's Soviet Union, Mussolini's fascist Italy and Hitler's Nazi Germany assumed quasi religious forms, substituting an omnipotent divine being with a corporeal and illuminated leader, as early as the 1920s and 1930s. But it is only recently that academic attention has returned with a vengeance to examine the manner in which revolutionary movements frequently adopt a religious form, or even hijack existing mainstream faiths in order to pursue a frequently brutal and violent political agenda based on sweeping social and individual transformation along the lines of official dogma and doctrine. This volume, dedicated to the great scholar of fascism and the Iberian world, Professor Stanley G. Payne, aims to emulate his spirit of enquiry by offering a new series of theoretical and case study analyses of the 'sacred' dimension of politics in the modern era.

The Social Mission Of English Criticism 1848 1932

Author: Chris Baldick
Editor: Oxford, [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press
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Introducing Theologies Of Religion

Author: Knitter, Paul F.
Editor: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608332055
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An up-to-date, accessible, and comprehensive study of every major position taken by Christian churches and theologians on world religions and religious pluralism.This volume shares insights into the positions of writers concerned with understanding Christianity among the worlds great religious traditions. Avoiding tired labels of past debates (Exclusivism, Pluralism, and Inclusivism), Knitter suggest four different models (Replacement, Fulfillment, Mutuality, and Acceptance) that more adequately link together thirteen ways of approaching and understanding the variety of the worlds religious expressions.

Wrestling With The Divine

Author: Shmuel Boteach
Editor: Jason Aronson
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Rabbi Shmuel Boteach, author of The Wolf Shall Lie with the Lamb: The Messiah in Hasidic Thought, addresses the fundamental Jewish question of reward and suffering in this enlightening and riveting new volume. This book sheds light on the collective suffering of nations in general and on that of the solitary human being in particular. It also offers a lengthy rebuttal to the "powerless God" thesis of Rabbi Harold Kushner's When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Judaism sees death, illness, and suffering as aberrations in creation that were brought about through the sin of Adam in Eden. In Wrestling with the Divine, Boteach claims that man's mission was never to make peace with suffering and death, but to abolish them from the face of the earth by joining God as a junior partner in creation. By using such physical tools as studying medicine, giving charity, and being there in times of need and by using such spiritual means as protesting to God against injustice and demanding that He correct the flaws of the world, we help usher in an era when only goodness will prevail over the earth.

International Perspectives On Citizenship Education And Religious Diversity

Author: Robert Jackson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134496338
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Citizenship is high on the agenda of education systems in many of the world's democracies. As yet, however, discussions of citizenship education have neglected issues of religious diversity and how the study of religions can contribute to our understanding of citizenship. International Perspectives on Citizenship, Education and Religious Diversity brings together an international range of contributions from religious studies scholars and educators specialising in the study of religions. Together, these illustrate and explore the key questions for educational theory and pedagogy raised by drawing issues of religious diversity into citizenship education. The chapters address and extend debates over the nature of citizenship in late modernity, highlighting local and global dimensions of citizenship in relation to issues of national, religious, ethnic and cultural identity. As well as emphasising the role religious education has to play in citizenship education, this book also covers wider issues such as state-supported faith schools and cultural diversity in relation to common citizenship. The authors argue that critical, yet reflective, approaches to religious education have a distinctive and valuable contribution to make to citizenship education. Issues addressed within the study of religions are related to new forms of global and cultural citizenship, as well as citizenship within the nation state. Ultimately, this stimulating and original collection highlights the challenges and possibilities for teaching and learning about religion, religions and religious diversity within an inclusive educational practice.

The Secular Religion Of Fandom

Author: Jennifer Otter Bickerdike
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1473912660
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Media pilgrimage has become a booming business in the 21st century. Fans of television shows, rock groups and books flock to places associated with their favorite series, artist or writer, trying to embody and perhaps understand what inspired the beloved piece of work, and, more importantly, to cobble together their own personal identity, seeking meaning in an ever-more divergent and fast-paced world. At the same time, participation in organized group activities are dropping. One of the largest down turns in the US and the UK can be seen in the steep decline of attendance at traditional religious venues. This trend dovetails with the radical uptick in on-line sites dedicated to pop culture and celebrities, as well as an array of niche-focused real-time tours allowing fans to experience the spaces, places and scenery featured in their favorite entertainment medium. The Secular Religion of Fandom: Pop Culture Pilgrim examines the function of fandom, specifically the visiting of spaces which have been recently deemed worthy of sanctification and a newly elevated status of importance. It examines how such pilgrimages are used as a means for forming and maintaining a common language of culture, creating a replacement apparatus based on more traditional frameworks of religious worship and salvation, while becoming an ever more dominant mechanism for constructing individuality and finding belonging in a commodified culture. Looking at television shows such as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, bands like The Stone Roses and Joy Division, and authors like J.K. Rowling and the Brontë sisters, The Secular Religion of Fandom: Pop Culture Pilgrim delves into these issues by examining spaces, fan communities and rituals, providing a unique and provocative investigation into how technology, media and humanistic need for guidance are forming novel ways of expressing value, forging self and finding significance in an uncertain world.

The Diary Of A Reluctant Atheist

Author: David Bock
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ISBN: 9780692515617
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The memoire of an American Rhodes Scholar, The Diary of a Reluctant Atheist tells the story of a young man's journey from atheism to faith through a series of encounters that force him to reconsider his view of the world, religion and the nature of human knowledge. This intellectual journey spans nearly a decade and culminates in an unexpected and dramatic conversion that could have come from the pages of the New Testament. David Bock was a philosophy major at the University of Utah and a committed atheist determined to find a replacement for religion as the intellectual and moral foundation of modern society. On his way to study at the University of Vienna, he is overtaken by a mysterious sense of longing during a Vespers service in Germany that provokes both desire and disdain for spiritual experience. He continues to have unlikely encounters with religious people over the next two years, goes through a 'dark night of the soul', deeply considers what is involved in a Christian calling and ends up as a 'reluctant' atheist with a new appreciation of religion but limited interest in it for himself. David's adventure begins a new phase with his selection as a Rhodes Scholar, engagement to Pam and a new focus on the field of economics. Despite his reservations about religious experience, he continues to encounter people who challenge his thinking and prejudices. A narrow escape from serious illness in Africa and a life-threatening accident involving his infant daughter deepen his sense of vulnerability and of life's mysteries. A late night conversation with a fellow McKinsey associate in Washington DC triggers a new way of thinking about issues of faith and reason and sets the stage for a climactic ending to David's search for the meaning and purpose of life.

Science Belief And Society

Author: Catto, Rebecca
Editor: Bristol University Press
ISBN: 1529206944
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The relationship between science and belief has been a prominent subject of public debate for many years, covering everything from science communication, health and education to immigration and national values. Yet, sociological analysis of these subjects remains surprisingly scarce. This wide-ranging book critically reviews the ways in which religious and non-religious belief systems interact with scientific methods, traditions and theories. Contributors explore how, for some secularists, ‘science’ forms an important part of social identity. Others examine how many contemporary religious movements justify their beliefs by making a claim upon science. Moving beyond the traditional focus on the United States, the book shows how debates about science and belief are firmly embedded in political conflict, class, community and culture.