Religion as a Chain of Memory

Religion as a Chain of Memory
Author: Daniele Hervieu-Leger,Danièle Hervieu-Léger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042406077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion as a Chain of Memory Book Review:

Thus, religion may be perceived as a shared understanding with a collective memory that enables it to draw from the well of its past for nourishment in the increasingly secular present."--BOOK JACKET.

The Location of Religion

The Location of Religion
Author: Kim Knott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-08-12
ISBN 10: 1317313682
ISBN 13: 9781317313687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Location of Religion Book Review:

The ways in which humans interact with their location is an important topic within sociological studies of religion. It is integral to the place of religion in secular society. 'The Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis' offers an overview of the ways in which religion can be located within social, cultural and physical space. It examines contemporary spatial theory - notably the work of the influential sociologist Henri Lefebvre - and the many disciplines that have contributed to the spatial study of religion. This volume will be invaluable to all those interested in the role of religion in spatial analysis.

Martyrdom and Memory

Martyrdom and Memory
Author: Elizabeth Anne Castelli
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780231129862
ISBN 13: 0231129866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martyrdom and Memory Book Review:

Utilising a wide range of early sources, this title identifies the roots of the concept of Christian martyrdom, as lloking at how it has been expressed in events such as the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999.

Theories of Religion

Theories of Religion
Author: Seth Daniel Kunin,Jonathan Miles-Watson
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780813539652
ISBN 13: 081353965X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theories of Religion Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive selection of readings that relate to and explore the definition of religion. The texts come from a wide range of approaches, unified both by the questions they address and their broadly social scientific perspective. The disciplines covered include anthropology, phenomenology, psychology and sociology. The editors have also included some key texts relating to the feminist approach to and critique of religion. The initial section of the book includes some of the foundational texts, such as materials by Marx, Freud, and Durkheim. The remaining sections look at more recent discussions of the issues from the different disciplinary perspectives. Each reading is introduced by a biographical sketch of the author. The book also includes introductory discussions to each section that both raise the key issues developed in a particular discipline and address the disciplinary approaches from a more critical stance. Theories of Religion: A Reader is an invaluable critical resource, accessible to a broad audience as well as students of theology and religious studies.Seth D. Kunin, dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Durham, is author of Religion: the Modern Theories, coeditor of A Companion to Religious Studies and Theology, and editor of Themes and Issues in Judaism. Jonathan Miles-Watson is lecturer in anthropology at the University of Wales Swansea.

The Power of Faith exemplified in the life and writings of the late Mrs I Graham of New York

The Power of Faith  exemplified in the life and writings of the late Mrs  I  Graham of New York
Author: Isabella GRAHAM
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1821
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: BL:A0019189562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Faith exemplified in the life and writings of the late Mrs I Graham of New York Book Review:

Memory and Religion from a Postsecular Perspective

Memory and Religion from a Postsecular Perspective
Author: Taylor & Francis Group
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2022-02-18
ISBN 10: 9781032206981
ISBN 13: 1032206985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory and Religion from a Postsecular Perspective Book Review:

The book argues that religion is a system of significant meanings that have an impact on other systems and spheres of social life including cultural memory. It is ideal for students and scholars of memory studies, religious studies, and history.

The Collective Memory Reader

The Collective Memory Reader
Author: Jeffrey K. Olick,Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi,Daniel Levy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2011-01-21
ISBN 10: 0199714010
ISBN 13: 9780199714018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collective Memory Reader Book Review:

In the last few decades, there are few concepts that have rivaled "collective memory" for attention in the humanities and social sciences. Indeed, use of the term has extended far beyond scholarship to the realm of politics and journalism, where it has appeared in speeches at the centers of power and on the front pages of the world's leading newspapers. Seen by scholars in numerous fields as a hallmark characteristic of our age, an idea crucial for understanding our present social, political, and cultural conditions, collective memory now guides inquiries into diverse, though connected, phenomena. Nevertheless, there remains a great deal of confusion about the meaning, origin, and implication of the term and the field of inquiry it underwrites. The Collective Memory Reader presents, organizes, and evaluates past work and contemporary contributions on collective memory. Combining seminal texts, hard-to-find classics, previously untranslated references, and contemporary landmarks, it will serve as a key reference in the field. In addition to a thorough introduction, which outlines a useful past for contemporary memory studies, The Collective Memory Reader includes five sections-Precursors and Classics; History, Memory, and Identity; Power, Politics, and Contestation; Media and Modes of Transmission; Memory, Justice, and the Contemporary Epoch-comprising ninety-one texts. A short editorial essay introduces each of the sections, while brief capsules frame each of the selected texts. An indispensable guide, The Collective Memory Reader is at once a definitive entry point into the field for students and an essential resource for scholars.

Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere

Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere
Author: Inger Furseth
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2017-08-20
ISBN 10: 3319556789
ISBN 13: 9783319556789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere Book Review:

This book is an empirical comparative study of the complexity of religion in the public spheres of the five Nordic countries. The result of a five-year collaborative research project, the work examines how increasingly religiously diverse Nordic societies regulate, debate, and negotiate religion in the state, the polity, the media, and civil society. The project finds that there are seemingly contradictory religious trends at different social levels: a growing secularization at the individual level, and a deprivatization of religion in politics, the media, and civil society. It offers a critique of the current theories of secularization and the return of religion, introducing religious complexity as an alternative concept to understand these paradoxes. This book is for scholars, students, and readers with an interest in understanding the public role of religion in the West.

Restoring the Chain of Memory

Restoring the Chain of Memory
Author: James Leland Cox
Publsiher: Equinox Publishing (UK)
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781781797037
ISBN 13: 178179703X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoring the Chain of Memory Book Review:

Perceptions

Perceptions
Author: Sam Mansourou
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 9781512068269
ISBN 13: 1512068268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perceptions Book Review:

Mansourou comes out of the gate firing and does not relent in this criticism of religious notions and influence. Rather than refer to religion in general terms or acts in the name of religion, Mansourou attacks religious undertones and what is not often looked at in religious subtext along with modern religious theology for their shallow and vacant themes in today's complex society.

Love the Sin

Love the Sin
Author: Janet Jakobsen,Ann Pellegrini
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780807041338
ISBN 13: 0807041335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love the Sin Book Review:

In this powerful and timely book, Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini make a solid case for loving the sinner and the sin. Rejecting both religious conservatives' arguments for sexual regulation and liberal views that advocate tolerance, the authors argue for and realistically envision true sexual and religious freedom in this country. With a new preface addressing recent events, Love the Sin provides activists and others with a strong tool to use in their fight for freedom.

The Glass Church

The Glass Church
Author: Mark T. Mulder,Gerardo Martí
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-04-17
ISBN 10: 081358907X
ISBN 13: 9780813589077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Church Book Review:

Robert H. Schuller’s ministry—including the architectural wonder of the Crystal Cathedral and the polished television broadcast of Hour of Power—cast a broad shadow over American Christianity. Pastors flocked to Southern California to learn Schuller’s techniques. The President of United States invited him sit prominently next to the First Lady at the State of the Union Address. Muhammad Ali asked for the pastor’s autograph. It seemed as if Schuller may have started a second Reformation. And then it all went away. As Schuller’s ministry wrestled with internal turmoil and bankruptcy, his emulators—including Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and Joel Osteen— nurtured megachurches that seemed to sweep away the Crystal Cathedral as a relic of the twentieth century. How did it come to this? Certainly, all churches depend on a mix of constituents, charisma, and capital, yet the size and ambition of large churches like Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral exert enormous organizational pressures to continue the flow of people committed to the congregation, to reinforce the spark of charismatic excitement generated by high-profile pastors, and to develop fresh flows of capital funding for maintenance of old projects and launching new initiatives. The constant attention to expand constituencies, boost charisma, and stimulate capital among megachurches produces an especially burdensome strain on their leaders. By orienting an approach to the collapse of the Crystal Cathedral on these three core elements—constituency, charisma, and capital—The Glass Church demonstrates how congregational fragility is greatly accentuated in larger churches, a notion we label megachurch strain, such that the threat of implosion is significantly accentuated by any failures to properly calibrate the inter-relationship among these elements.

Apollonius of Tyana

Apollonius of Tyana
Author: George R.S Mead
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2020-08-15
ISBN 10: 3752439270
ISBN 13: 9783752439274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apollonius of Tyana Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: Apollonius of Tyana by George R.S Mead

Aastik

Aastik
Author: Anubhav Sharma
Publsiher: White Falcon Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-09-30
ISBN 10: 9788193078075
ISBN 13: 8193078071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aastik Book Review:

It started with the protagonist's failure to find correct option to define himself as religious or spiritual or spiritual but not religious while making an account on a social networking site. He thought he was an artist first. It took him a pilgrimage to Badrinathji where a story unfolds to relieve him of his dilemma. All the mundane things on this journey and life of strangers he meets, arouse a chain of complex thoughts which he connects to his study of subjects like science, philosophy or theology. A cluster and constellation of thoughts make him understand what to him being religious, spiritual or artist means. His juvenile mind and divine destiny, the mind of God, work upon him every moment on this pilgrimage to sculpt an Aastik out of him and then a mellow encounter of Aastik with a young Maths teacher leaves him introduced to her God, whom he takes back to his home. So it's a story of Aastik, someone who is not a deist or an atheist but one who makes this life a pilgrimage where his God lives with him, besides him, crowned as the first member of his family.

The Memoirs of God

The Memoirs of God
Author: Mark S. Smith
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781451413977
ISBN 13: 1451413971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memoirs of God Book Review:

This insightful work examines the variety of ways that collective memory, oral tradition, history, and history writing intersect. Integral to all this are the ways in which ancient Israel was shaped by the monarchy, the Babylonian exile, and the dispersions of Judeans and the ways in which Israel conceptualized and interacted with the divine-Yahweh as well as other deities.

Ancestral Feeling

Ancestral Feeling
Author: Renie Chow Choy
Publsiher: SCM Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 0334060907
ISBN 13: 9780334060901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancestral Feeling Book Review:

The language of heritage permeates Scripture, encouraging Christians to approach church history like a family history. But the notion of ancestry also constrains the world’s Catholics and Protestants to trace their confessional descent from Europe, rendering them perpetual latecomers in the historical chain. "Ancestral Feeling" systematically diagnoses the postcolonial problems generated by an ancestral outlook. But, applying critical theories in cultural studies to the study of church history, the book experiments with ways that the Western Christian inheritance can awaken the memory of one’s own ancestors. Writing a personal reflection on her family’s history in British-ruled Hong Kong, Renie Chow Choy engages autobiographically with England’s ecclesiastical art, architecture, music, and literature, in order to affirm her attachment to a heritage normally associated with English national identity. For global and immigrant Christians brought into a relationship with English Christianity by colonialism but are bypassed by its history, this book makes a bold declaration: England’s Christian heritage is also our story.

What Is Scientology

What Is Scientology
Author: Steven Greene
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2015-04-11
ISBN 10: 9781532869457
ISBN 13: 1532869452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is Scientology Book Review:

Because Scientology is not exactly a mainstream religion, there are conflicting impressions about it. In some cultures, Scientology is classified as religion, while others believe it to be a cult. Still, some groups see it as a commercial enterprise, while others claim it's a non-profit organization. This just proves that most people don't fully understand Scientology. However, the believers and followers of Scientology - including many famous celebrities such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Kirstie Alley, just to name a few - claim it to be a religion following the intent and of the original founder. This book was written for those who want to learn what the Church of Scientology represents, and the basic principles and beliefs of Scientology. I intend to help clarify any incorrect perceptions while revealing what Scientology is really all about. Continue reading to discover the reason behind this oft-misjudged practice once and for all.

Religion Social Memory and Conflict

Religion  Social Memory and Conflict
Author: Sandra Milena Rios Oyola
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2015-06-13
ISBN 10: 1137461845
ISBN 13: 9781137461841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Social Memory and Conflict Book Review:

This book studies how religion influences the way people in Colombia remember a massacre of 79 civilians that occurred in a Catholic church in 2002. It analyses how strategies of memorialisation are part of religious peacebuilding initiatives that aim to resist and denounce crimes against human, ethnic, cultural and economic rights.

Religion Violence Memory and Place

Religion  Violence  Memory  and Place
Author: Oren Baruch Stier,J. Shawn Landres
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0253347998
ISBN 13: 9780253347992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Violence Memory and Place Book Review:

Scholars from a variety of disciplines explore the intersections of violence, memory, and sacred space

After Mission Beyond Evangelicalism

After Mission  Beyond Evangelicalism
Author: Najib George Awad
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN 10: 900444436X
ISBN 13: 9789004444362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Mission Beyond Evangelicalism Book Review:

After-Mission touches on on three questions.The first question is about self-perception and identity-formation strategies, and the various views that we have on the Protestants’ relation to their Arab Muslim Middle Eastern context. The second question, about the theological dimension, asks what kind of a theological discourse do the Protestants need to develop, and how do they need to re-form their own theological heritage, in such a manner that will allow them to heal the historical enmity and suspicion towards them from the Eastern Orthodox Christian community in the region? Finally, the third question touches on the Protestants’ future in the Arab Muslim Middle East by viewing this inquiry from a broader perspective that is related to all the Middle Eastern Christian communities’ presence and role in the Muslim-majority context. The question of identity formation, and the managing of difference without trapping it in the mud of ‘otherizing and self-otherizing’, will also be tackled, so that the theological dimension is integrated with the broader, multifaceted contextual one.