Secular Cosmopolitanism Hospitality and Religious Pluralism

Secular Cosmopolitanism  Hospitality  and Religious Pluralism
Author: Andrew Fiala
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1134849338
ISBN 13: 9781134849338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secular Cosmopolitanism Hospitality and Religious Pluralism Book Review:

This book explores the idea of religious pluralism while defending the norms of secular cosmopolitanism, which include liberty, tolerance, civility, and hospitality. The secular cosmopolitan ideal requires us to be more tolerant and more hospitable toward religious believers and non-believers from diverse traditions in our religiously pluralistic world. Some have argued that the world’s religions can be united around a common core. This book argues that it is both impossible and inadvisable either to reduce religion to one thing or to deny religion. Instead, the book affirms non reductive pluralism and seeks to understand how we should live in a pluralistic world. Building on work in the sociology of religion and philosophy of religion, the book examines the grown of religious diversity (and the spread of nonreligion) in the contemporary world. It argues that religious toleration, hospitality, and compassion must be extended in a global direction. Secular cosmopolitanism recognizes that each person has a right to his or her deepest beliefs and that the diversity of the world’s religious and non-religious traditions cannot be reduced or eliminated.

Authenticity and Religion in the Pluralistic Age

Authenticity and Religion in the Pluralistic Age
Author: Francesca E.S. Montemaggi
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 1498557430
ISBN 13: 9781498557436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authenticity and Religion in the Pluralistic Age Book Review:

This book uses an innovative and original theoretical framework for the understanding of Christian consciousness in the age of pluralism, drawing on Georg Simmel’s social theory as well as philosophers such as Heidegger, Beauvoir, Sartre, Ferrara, and MacIntyre and classical and contemporary sociologists and anthropologists.

Transformative Pacifism

Transformative Pacifism
Author: Andrew Fiala
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-08-23
ISBN 10: 1350039195
ISBN 13: 9781350039193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transformative Pacifism Book Review:

Defending pacifism against the charge that it is naïvely utopian, Transformative Pacifism offers a critical theory of the existing world order, and points in the direction of concrete ethical and political action. Pacifism is a transformative philosophy with wide ranging implications. It aims to transform political, social, and psychological structures. Its focus is deep and wide. It is similar to other transformative social theories: feminism, ecology, animal welfare, cosmopolitanism, human rights theory. Indeed, behind those theories is often the pacifist idea that violence, power, and domination are wrong. Pacifist theory raises consciousness about unjustifiable violence. This in turn leads to transformations in practical life. Many other books defend nonviolence and pacifism by focusing on failed justifications of war, as well as on the strategic value of nonviolence. This book begins by reviewing and accepting those sort of arguments. It then focuses on what a commitment to pacifism and nonviolence means in terms of a variety of practical issues. Pacifists reject the violent presuppositions of a society based upon power, strength, nationalism, and the system of militarized nation-states. Pacifism transforms psychological, social, political, and economic life. This book will be of interest to those who are disenchanted with ongoing violence, violent rhetoric, terrorism, wars, and the war industry. It gives anyone with pacifist sympathies reassurance: pacifists are not wrong to think that violence and war are immoral, irrational, and insane and that there is always an alternative.

Religion Migration and Mobility

Religion  Migration  and Mobility
Author: Cristina Maria de Castro,Andrew Dawson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN 10: 1317409264
ISBN 13: 9781317409267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Migration and Mobility Book Review:

Focusing on migration and mobility, this edited collection examines the religious landscape of Brazil as populated and shaped by transnational flows and domestic migratory movements. Bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives on migration and religion, this book argues that Brazil’s diverse religious landscape must be understood within a dynamic global context. From southern to northern Europe, through Africa, Japan and the Middle East, to a host of Latin American countries, Brazilian society has been influenced by immigrant communities accompanied by a range of beliefs and rituals drawn from established ‘world’ religions as well as alternative religio-spiritual movements. Consequently, the formation and profile of ‘homegrown’ religious communities such as Santo Daime, the Dawn Valley and Umbanda can only be fully understood against the broader backdrop of migration. Contributors draw on the case of Brazil to develop frameworks for understanding the interface of religion and migration, asking questions that include: How do the processes and forces of re-territorialization play out among post-migratory communities? In what ways are the post-transitional dynamics of migration enacted and reframed by different generations of migrants? How are the religious symbols and ritual practices of particular worldviews and traditions appropriated and re-interpreted by migrant communities? What role does religion play in facilitating or impeding post-migratory settlement? Religion, Migration and Mobility engages these questions by drawing on a range of different traditions and research methods. As such, this book will be of keen interest to scholars working across the fields of religious studies, anthropology, cultural studies and sociology.

Cosmopolitan Communications

Cosmopolitan Communications
Author: Pippa Norris,Ronald Inglehart
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-08-31
ISBN 10: 113947961X
ISBN 13: 9781139479615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmopolitan Communications Book Review:

Societies around the world have experienced a flood of information from diverse channels originating beyond local communities and even national borders, transmitted through the rapid expansion of cosmopolitan communications. For more than half a century, conventional interpretations, Norris and Inglehart argue, have commonly exaggerated the potential threats arising from this process. A series of firewalls protect national cultures. This book develops a new theoretical framework for understanding cosmopolitan communications and uses it to identify the conditions under which global communications are most likely to endanger cultural diversity. The authors analyze empirical evidence from both the societal level and the individual level, examining the outlook and beliefs of people in a wide range of societies. The study draws on evidence from the World Values Survey, covering 90 societies in all major regions worldwide from 1981 to 2007. The conclusion considers the implications of their findings for cultural policies.

Religion War and Israel s Secular Millennials

Religion  War and Israel s Secular Millennials
Author: Stacey Gutkowski
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-10-19
ISBN 10: 9781526139993
ISBN 13: 1526139995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion War and Israel s Secular Millennials Book Review:

As a young 'secular' Jewish Israeli millennial, what has it felt like coming of age since the failure of the Oslo peace process, during a phase of national conflict when some Palestinian and Israeli government leaders, not just fringe figures, used religio-ethnic symbols to motivate and divide? Based on fieldwork, interviews and surveys conducted during the two years following the 2014 Gaza War, this book drills down deeply into this aspect of generational experience and memory. In doing so, it unpacks what it means to be a young secular Jew in Israel today. It also sheds new light on why the Jewish-Israeli population is moving further to the right on Occupation - and what this may mean for the future of the Peace Movement.

Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age

Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age
Author: L. Cady,E. Hurd
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2010-05-10
ISBN 10: 0230106706
ISBN 13: 9780230106703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age Book Review:

The history and politics of secularism and the public role of religion in France, India, Turkey, and the United States. It interprets the varieties of secularism as a series of evolving and contested processes of defining and remaking religion, rather than a static solution to the challenges posed by religious and political difference.

Cosmopolitanism

Cosmopolitanism
Author: Carol A. Breckenridge,Sheldon Pollock,Homi K. Bhabha,Dipesh Chakrabarty
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2002-04-19
ISBN 10: 0822383381
ISBN 13: 9780822383383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmopolitanism Book Review:

As the final installment of Public Culture’s Millennial Quartet, Cosmopolitanism assesses the pasts and possible futures of cosmopolitanism—or ways of thinking, feeling, and acting beyond one’s particular society. With contributions from distinguished scholars in disciplines such as literary studies, art history, South Asian studies, and anthropology, this volume recenters the history and theory of translocal political aspirations and cultural ideas from the usual Western vantage point to areas outside Europe, such as South Asia, China, and Africa. By examining new archives, proposing new theoretical formulations, and suggesting new possibilities of political practice, the contributors critically probe the concept of cosmopolitanism. On the one hand, cosmopolitanism may be taken to promise a form of supraregional political solidarity, but on the other, these essays argue, it may erode precisely those intimate cultural differences that derive their meaning from particular places and traditions. Given that most cosmopolitan political formations—from the Roman empire and European imperialism to contemporary globalization—have been coercive and unequal, can there be a noncoercive and egalitarian cosmopolitan politics? Finally, the volume asks whether cosmopolitanism can promise any universalism that is not the unwarranted generalization of some Western particular. Contributors. Ackbar Abbas, Arjun Appadurai, Homi K. Bhabha, T. K. Biaya, Carol A. Breckenridge, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Ousame Ndiaye Dago, Mamadou Diouf, Wu Hung, Walter D. Mignolo, Sheldon Pollock, Steven Randall

The Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy

The Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy
Author: Andrew Fiala
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-02-26
ISBN 10: 1441114343
ISBN 13: 9781441114341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy Book Review:

The Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy is the definitive guide to contemporary political philosophy. The book covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Fourteen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts, including Eduardo Mendieta and Gillian Brock, reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores a range of issues from the nature and history of political philosophy, sovereignty, distributive justice, democratic theory, feminist theory, to toleration, human rights, immigration, cosmopolitanism, peace, war, and the challenge of Eurocentrism in political philosophy. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, a detailed list of resources, and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential reference tool for anyone researching or working in political philosophy.

Recognition and Religion

Recognition and Religion
Author: Risto Saarinen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN 10: 0198791968
ISBN 13: 9780198791966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recognition and Religion Book Review:

During the last twenty years, the theory of recognition has become an established field of philosophy and social studies. Variants of this theory often promise applications to the burning political issues of current society, such as the challenges of multiculturalism, group identity, and conflicts between ideologies and religions. The seminal works of this trend employ Hegelian ideas to tackle the problem of modernity. Although some recent studies also investigate the pre-Hegelian roots of recognition, this concept is normally considered to be a product of the secular modernity of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Recognition and Religion: A Historical and Systematic Study challenges this assumption and claims that important intellectual roots of the concept and conceptions of recognition are found in much earlier religious sources. Risto Saarinen outlines the first intellectual history of religious recognition, stretching from the New Testament to present day. He connects the history of religion with philosophical approaches, arguing that philosophers owe a considerable historical and conceptual debt to the religious processes of recognition. At the same time, religious recognition has a distinctive profile that differs from philosophy in some important respects. Saarinen undertakes a systematic elaboration of the insights provided by the tradition of religious recognition. He proposes that theology and philosophy can make creative use of the long history of religious recognition.

Emergent Religious Pluralisms

Emergent Religious Pluralisms
Author: Jan-Jonathan Bock,John Fahy,Samuel Everett
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN 10: 3030138119
ISBN 13: 9783030138110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergent Religious Pluralisms Book Review:

In a rapidly changing world, in which religious identities emerge as crucial fault lines in political and public discourse, this volume brings together multiple disciplinary perspectives in order to investigate shifting conceptions of, and commitments to, the ideals of religious pluralism. Spanning theology, sociology, politics and anthropology, the chapters explore various approaches to coexistence, political visions of managing diversity and lived experiences of multireligiosity, in order to examine how modes of religious pluralism are being constructed and contested in different parts of the world. Contributing authors analyse challenges to religious pluralism, as well as innovative kinds of conviviality, that produce meaningful engagements with diversity and shared community life across different social, political and economic settings. This book will be relevant to scholars of religion, community life, social change and politics, and will also be of interest to civil society organisations, NGOs, international agencies and local, regional and national policymakers.

The Cosmopolitan Ideal in Enlightenment Thought Its Form and Function in the Ideas of Franklin Hume and Voltaire 1694 1790

The Cosmopolitan Ideal in Enlightenment Thought  Its Form and Function in the Ideas of Franklin  Hume  and Voltaire  1694 1790
Author: Thomas J. Schlereth
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4382056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cosmopolitan Ideal in Enlightenment Thought Its Form and Function in the Ideas of Franklin Hume and Voltaire 1694 1790 Book Review:

Modern historians with considerable regularity have identified cosmopolitanism as a characteristic of the Enlightenment. Despite this frequent recognition, the term remains an enigmatic and rather imprecise label. This study attempts to fulfill this need.

Islam Religions and Pluralism in Europe

Islam  Religions  and Pluralism in Europe
Author: Ednan Aslan,Ranja Ebrahim,Marcia Hermansen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2016-04-13
ISBN 10: 365812962X
ISBN 13: 9783658129620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Religions and Pluralism in Europe Book Review:

Religious and ethnic diversity have become crucial and pressing concerns in Europe: in particular, the presence of Muslims, their integration, citizenship, and how to deal with the influx of refugees. Can we draw on the resources of religions and their leaders for models of peaceful coexistence or do religious identities constitute obstacles to cooperation and unity? This volume treats “Islam, Religions, and Pluralism in Europe” based on a 2014 conference in Montenegro. Experts analyze Islam and Muslim issues as well as Christian perspectives and state social policies. Case studies drawn from Western and Eastern Europe including the Balkans, constructively review and interrogate diverse theological, philosophical, pedagogical, legal, and political models and strategies that deal with pluralism.

Atheism The Basics

Atheism  The Basics
Author: Graham Oppy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN 10: 1351367692
ISBN 13: 9781351367691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atheism The Basics Book Review:

Atheism: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to belief in the non-existence of deities. Atheism has long fascinated people but debate around this controversial position may seem daunting. In this lively and lucid book, Graham Oppy addresses the following important questions: • What does it mean to be an atheist? • What is the difference between atheism, agnosticism, theism and innocence? • How has atheism been distributed over time and place? • What does science tell us about atheism? • Are there good reasons to be an atheist? • Are there good reasons not to be an atheist? • What do we mean by ‘new atheism'? With a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading throughout, the book considers key philosophical arguments around atheism, making this an ideal starting point for anyone seeking a full introduction to the arguments between those who hold atheistic beliefs and those who do not.

Shi i Cosmopolitanisms in Africa

Shi  i Cosmopolitanisms in Africa
Author: Mara Leichtman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9780253015990
ISBN 13: 0253015995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shi i Cosmopolitanisms in Africa Book Review:

Mara A. Leichtman offers an in-depth study of Shi'i Islam in two very different communities in Senegal: the well-established Lebanese diaspora and Senegalese "converts" from Sunni to Shi'i Islam of recent decades. Sharing a minority religious status in a predominantly Sunni Muslim country, each group is cosmopolitan in its own way. Leichtman provides new insights into the everyday lives of Shi'i Muslims in Africa and the dynamics of local and global Islam. She explores the influence of Hizbullah and Islamic reformist movements, and offers a corrective to prevailing views of Sunni-Shi'i hostility, demonstrating that religious coexistence is possible in a context such as Senegal.

Ethics

Ethics
Author: Barbara MacKinnon
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2000-07
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015055097110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics Book Review:

Combining theory and issues with text and readings, this ethics text begins with coverage of ethical theory, utilitarianism, Kant's moral theory, natural law, and virtue ethics. It then goes on to discuss contemporary ethical issues ranging from personal ones, such as sexual morality and euthanasia, to matters of public policy, such as legal punishment, and international concerns, such as war and peace and economic justice.

Cosmopolitan Archaeologies

Cosmopolitan Archaeologies
Author: Lynn Meskell
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2009-04-17
ISBN 10: 0822392429
ISBN 13: 9780822392422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmopolitan Archaeologies Book Review:

An important collection, Cosmopolitan Archaeologies delves into the politics of contemporary archaeology in an increasingly complex international environment. The contributors explore the implications of applying the cosmopolitan ideals of obligation to others and respect for cultural difference to archaeological practice, showing that those ethics increasingly demand the rethinking of research agendas. While cosmopolitan archaeologies must be practiced in contextually specific ways, what unites and defines them is archaeologists’ acceptance of responsibility for the repercussions of their projects, as well as their undertaking of heritage practices attentive to the concerns of the living communities with whom they work. These concerns may require archaeologists to address the impact of war, the political and economic depredations of past regimes, the livelihoods of those living near archaeological sites, or the incursions of transnational companies and institutions. The contributors describe various forms of cosmopolitan engagement involving sites that span the globe. They take up the links between conservation, natural heritage and ecology movements, and the ways that local heritage politics are constructed through international discourses and regulations. They are attentive to how communities near heritage sites are affected by archaeological fieldwork and findings, and to the complex interactions that local communities and national bodies have with international sponsors and universities, conservation agencies, development organizations, and NGOs. Whether discussing the toll of efforts to preserve biodiversity on South Africans living near Kruger National Park, the ways that UNESCO’s global heritage project universalizes the ethic of preservation, or the Open Declaration on Cultural Heritage at Risk that the Archaeological Institute of America sent to the U.S. government before the Iraq invasion, the contributors provide nuanced assessments of the ethical implications of the discursive production, consumption, and governing of other people’s pasts. Contributors. O. Hugo Benavides, Lisa Breglia, Denis Byrne, Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Alfredo González-Ruibal, Ian Hodder, Ian Lilley, Jane Lydon, Lynn Meskell, Sandra Arnold Scham

Interactive Pluralism in Asia

Interactive Pluralism in Asia
Author: Simone Sinn,Tong Wing Sze
Publsiher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 3374046576
ISBN 13: 9783374046577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interactive Pluralism in Asia Book Review:

In den heutigen multiethnischen und multikulturellen asiatischen Kontexten ist religiöse Vielfalt für viele Gesellschaften kennzeichnend. Dieses Buch bietet neue Einblicke in die gegenwärtige Situation des religiösen Lebens in Hongkong, Indien, Indonesien, Japan, Malaysia und Myanmar, beleuchtet den Einfluss religiösen Engagements im öffentlichen Raum und stellt dar, wie christliche Theologie sich mit den gegenwärtigen Realitäten in Asien auseinandersetzt. Christliche Theologen aus verschiedenen Denominationen reflektieren in diesem Band auf faszinierende Weise über Rechtfertigung, Erlösung, den Heiligen Geist und die Trinität und diskutieren die wechselseitigen komplexen Entwicklungen sowohl in und als auch zwischen den asiatischen Gesellschaften und weltweit. In today's multi-ethnic and multi-cultural Asian contexts, religious plurality is one of the hallmarks of many societies. This book provides new insights into the current realities of religious life in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Myanmar, highlights the influence of religious commitment on the public space, and examines how Christian theology engages with contemporary realities in Asia. Christian theologians of different denominations offer fascinating theological reflections on justification, salvation, the Holy Spirit and the Trinity, and discuss interactions within and between Asian societies as well as with the world at large.

Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism

Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism
Author: Pnina Werbner
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN 10: 1474248071
ISBN 13: 9781474248075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism Book Review:

Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism inaugurates a new, situated, cosmopolitan anthropology. It examines the rise of postcolonial movements responsive to global rights movements, which espouse a politics of dignity, cultural difference, democracy, dissent and tolerance. The book starts from the premise that cosmopolitanism is not, and never has been, a 'western', elitist ideal exclusively. The book's major innovation is to show the way cosmopolitans beyond the North - in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Malaysia, India, Africa, the Middle East and Mexico - juggle universalist commitments with roots in local cultural milieus and particular communities.Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism breaks new ground in theorizing the role of social anthropology as a discipline that engages with the moral, economic, legal and political transformations and dislocations of a globalizing world. It introduces the reader to key debates surrounding cosmopolitanism in the social sciences, and is written clearly and accessibly for undergraduates in anthropology and related subjects.

Christianity and Contemporary Politics

Christianity and Contemporary Politics
Author: Luke Bretherton
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 1444357697
ISBN 13: 9781444357691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity and Contemporary Politics Book Review:

Congratulations to Luke Bretherton on winning the 2013 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing for Christianity and Contemporary Politics! Relations between religious and political spheres continue to stir passionate debates on both sides of the Atlantic. Through a combination of theological reflection and empirical case studies, Bretherton succeeds in offering timely and invaluable insights into these crucial issues facing 21st century societies. Explores the relationship between Christianity and contemporary politics through case studies of faith-based organizations, Christian political activism and welfare provision in the West; these case studies assess initiatives including community organizing, fair trade, and the sanctuary movement Offers an insightful, informative account of how Christians can engage politically in a multi-faith, liberal democracy Integrates debates in political theology with inter-disciplinary analysis of policy and practice regarding religious social, political and economic engagement in the USA, UK, and continental Europe Reveals how Christians can help prevent the subversion of the church – and even of politics itself – by legal, bureaucratic, and market mechanisms, rather than advocating withdrawal or assimilation Engages with the intricacies of contemporary politics whilst integrating systematic and historical theological reflection on political and economic life