Readings In Indigenous Religions

Author: Graham Harvey
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826451019
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In China, at a time when few girls are taught to read or write, Ruby dreams of going to the university with her brothers and male cousins.

Readings In The Theory Of Religion

Author: Scott S. Elliott
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131547560X
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'Readings in the Theory of Religion' brings together classic and contemporary texts to promote new ways of thinking about religion. The texts reflect the diverse methods used in the study of religion: text and textuality; ritual; the body; gender and sexuality; religion and race; religion and colonialism; and methodological and theoretical issues in the study of religion. 'Readings in the Theory of Religion' is an indispensable introduction to theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches in religious studies and provides the student with all the tools needed to understand this fascinating and wide-ranging field.

Women And Indigenous Religions

Author: Sylvia Marcos
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275991571
File Size: 47,98 MB
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This book examines the critical and often undervalued contributions of women to the culture, well-being, and subsistence of their communities as active, powerful, and wise ritual specialists. * Coverage includes local practices in countries as diverse as Australia, Peru, India, Mexico, South Korea, Vietnam, Chile, Canada, and Guatemala * Presents information from interviews with women who serve as powerful sociopolitical agents, healers, leaders, and religious ritual specialists

The A To Z Of Shamanism

Author: Graham Harvey
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810876000
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Explores the common ground of shamanic traditions and evaluates the diversity of both traditional indigenous communities and individual Western seekers.

Readings In Western Religious Thought The Ancient World

Author: Patrick V. Reid
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809128501
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An anthology of primary readings in ancient western religious thought from the beginnings of civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt (c. 3000 B.C.E.) to the collapse of the Roman Empire (c. 450 C.E.).

Readings In American Indian Law

Author: Jo Carrillo
Editor: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566395823
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This collection of works many by Native American scholars introduces selected topics in federal Indian law. Readings in American Indian Law covers contemporary issues of identity and tribal recognition; reparations for historic harms; the valuation of land in land claims; the return to tribal owners of human remains, sacred items, and cultural property; tribal governance and issues of gender, democracy informed by cultural awareness, and religious freedom. Courses in federal Indian law are often aimed at understanding rules, not cultural conflicts. This book expands doctrinal discussions into understandings of culture, strategy, history, identity, and hopes for the future. Contributions from law, history, anthropology, ethnohistory, biography, sociology, socio-legal studies, and fiction offer an array of alternative paradigms as strong antidotes to our usual conceptions of federal Indian law. Each selection reveals an aspect of how federal Indian law is made, interpreted, implemented, or experienced. Throughout, the book centers on the ever present and contentious issue of identity. At the point where identity and law intersect lies an important new way to contextualize the legal concerns of Native Americans. Author note: Jo Carrillo is Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where she is on leave from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Indigenous Religions

Author: Ann Marie B. Bahr
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438106424
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Presents an overview of indigenous religions of Africa, Australia, India, Arctic regions, Mexico and others.

Pagan Theology

Author: Michael York
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814797385
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In Pagan Theology, Michael York situates Paganism—one of the fastest-growing spiritual orientations in the West—as a world religion. He provides an introduction to, and expansion of, the concept of Paganism and provides an overview of Paganism's theological perspective and practice. He demonstrates it to be a viable and distinguishable spiritual perspective found around the world today in such forms as Chinese folk religion, Shinto, tribal religions, and neo-Paganism in the West. While adherents to many of these traditions do not use the word “pagan” to describe their beliefs or practices, York contends that there is an identifiable position possessing characteristics and understandings in common for which the label “pagan” is appropriate. After outlining these characteristics, he examines many of the world's major religions to explore religious behaviors in other religions which are not themselves pagan, but which have pagan elements. In the course of examining such behavior, York provides rich and lively descriptions of religions in action, including Buddhism and Hinduism. Pagan Theology claims Paganism’s place as a world religion, situating it as a religion, a behavior, and a theology.

Readings In Science And Literature

Author: Daniel Scrymgeour
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Rolf Stein S Tibetica Antiqua

Author: R. Rolf Alfred Stein
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004183388
File Size: 56,66 MB
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This book is the first collection and translation in English of Rolf Stein's groundbreaking series of articles on Tibetan history, Tibetica antiqua. Drawing on the earliest available sources, Stein discusses the Tibetan transition to Buddhism, a transition influenced by both Indian and Chinese culture and cultural competition.

Readings In Eastern Religions

Author: Eva K. Neumaier
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889204357
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This popular anthology, originally developed for use in introductory courses on the study of religious traditions of the East, offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China, and Japan. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the changing needs of students. Existing introductions have been expanded and new introductions added to provide a better sense of the context for the excerpts as well as a better sense of historical developments. A section on Ch'an/Zen and excerpts from the writings of Ge Hong, representing the central concerns of Daoism, have been included. As in the first edition, a concerted effort has been made to present larger excerpts than conventional anthologies generally provide. This allows the student to gain a better sense of the flavour and historical development of the texts and stories. While the material is presented thematically, within each section it is presented chronologically, as religious developments seen through primary texts are more memorable and understandable if they can be seen or read within a historical framework.

Leader S Guide For Primary Source Readings In World Religions

Author: Patrick Tiernan
Editor: Saint Mary's Press
ISBN: 088489827X
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Studying world religions is an intellectual challenge coupled with an emotional endeavor to grow in sensitivity to the mystery of human nature. Teaching world religions requires an openness to new languages, cultures and beliefs. By exploring the history of dialogue, students can begin to appreciate the unique contributions of each tradition without forgoing their own. Primary Source Readings in World Religionsintroduces your students to foundational texts of many of the world's main religions. This leader's guide brings you the expertise of a veteran world religions teacher who not only provides helpful insight into the readings but also lends the wisdom gained from years of guiding young people in deepening their understanding of different faith traditions. The leader's guideprovides you with continuity and variety. Each chapter includes these elements: summaries of the primary source readings from the student book an activity to help you guide students through each of the readings additional activities to further explore the issues suggestions for prayer related to the chapter topic action ideas related to the chapter topic

The Cambridge History Of Australian Literature

Author: Peter Pierce
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052188165X
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Draws on scholarship from leading figures in the field and spans Australian literary history from colonial origins, indigenous and migrant literatures, as well as representations of Asia and the Pacific and the role of literary culture in modern Australian society.

Kiabara Readings On Religion Culture In Africa

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Reading Native American Literature

Author: Joseph L. Coulombe
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136839585
File Size: 65,55 MB
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Native American literature explores divides between public and private cultures, ethnicities and experience. In this volume, Joseph Coulombe argues that Native American writers use diverse narrative strategies to engage with readers and are ‘writing for connection’ with both Native and non-Native audiences. Beginning with a historical overview of Native American literature, this book presents focused readings of key texts including: • N. Scott Momaday’s House Made of Dawn • Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony • Gerald Vizenor’s Bearheart • James Welch’s Fool’s Crow • Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven • Linda Hogan’s Power. Suggesting new ways towards a sensitive engagement with tribal cultures, this book provides not only a comprehensive introduction to Native American literature but also a critical framework through which it may be read.

Readings In Eastern Religious Thought Chinese And Japanese Religions

Author: Allie M. Frazier
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Readings In African Traditional Religion

Author: Emele Mba Uka
Editor: Herbert Lang Et Company Ag
File Size: 17,17 MB
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This book consists of classic articles on African Traditional Religion by eminent scholars in the field. It has six sections. The first one deals with definitions and how the African perceives his world; the second looks at ATR in terms of its academic, historical, western and methodological perspectives. The third examines some vital elements of the theology, spirituality, ethics and salvific value of ATR. Section four reviews the impact of ATR in its environment as it bears on family life, nation building, education and health. Section five examines the encounter of ATR with world missionary religions like Christianity and Islam. The final section, which ends with a selected bibliography on the subject considers the future and the way forward for ATR. The book is designed as a resource and reference material for anyone interested in the field of Religion. It will also appeal to both scholars and students in the field of Religious studies, Sociology of Religion, Comparative study of Religions and -Mission- studies."

African Indigenous Religious Traditions In Local And Global Contexts

Author: Ogungbile, David O.
Editor: Malthouse Press
ISBN: 9785325016
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This volume honours one of the great scholars of our era, Professor Jacob Olupona. Although he has conducted significant portions of his career outside of Nigeria, he has not separated himself from his colleagues or from interests in religions in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. His publications and presentations offer the international scholarly community important critical insights into a range of religious activities, life ways and ideas originating in Africans and the African Diaspora. In spite of the diversity in the thoughts and opinions expressed, and equally of the range of disciplines and topics contained in the book, one can say that the contributors have developed a shared concern about the role of African Indigenous Religious Traditions in the processes of development and the context within which it (development) had or is taking place. The book guides us to a deep understanding and appreciation of how Africans in their varied situations grapple with existential problems through philosophical ruminations, complex ritual processes, cultivated memory and organized coping strategies.

Readings For Reflective Teaching In Further Adult And Vocational Education

Author: Margaret Gregson
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472586514
File Size: 13,95 MB
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Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education is a unique portable library of exceptional readings drawing together seminal extracts and contemporary literature from international sources from books and journals to support both initial study and extended career-long professionalism for further, adult and vocational education practitioners. Introductions to each reading highlight the key issues explored and explain the status of classic works. This book, along with the core text and associated website, draw upon the work of Andrew Pollard, former Director of the TLRP, and the work of many years of accumulated understanding of generations of further, adult and vocational professionals. Readings for Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education, the core text, Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education, and the website, provide a fully integrated set of resources promoting the expertise of further, adult and vocational professionals. The associated website, offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings and advice on further readings. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice. This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education.

Religious Studies The Key Concepts

Author: Carl Olson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136902066
File Size: 71,33 MB
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An accessible, A-Z resource, defining and explaining key terms and ideas central to the study of religion. Exploring broad and recurring themes which are applicable in both eastern and western religions, cross-cultural examples are provided for each term to give a comprehensive overview of the subject.