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Download Aids and Religious Practice in Africa by Felicitas Becker, Wenzel Geissler, P. Wenzel Geissler PDF

By Felicitas Becker, Wenzel Geissler, P. Wenzel Geissler

This quantity explores how AIDS is known, faced and lived with via non secular principles and practices, and the way those, in flip, are reinterpreted and adjusted by way of the event of AIDS. reading the social construction, and productiveness, of AIDS - linking physically and non secular reports, and non secular, clinical, political and financial discourses - the papers counter simplified notions of causal results of AIDS on faith (or vice versa). as a substitute, they exhibit people's resourcefulness of their fight to maneuver forward despite adversity. This relativises the imaginative and prescient of doom generally linked to the African AIDS epidemic; and it permits to work out AIDS, rather than a novel occasion, because the end result of a century-long strategy of altering livelihoods, physically health and wellbeing and religious imaginaries.

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Download Belief and Practice in Imperial Japan and Colonial Korea by Emily Anderson PDF

By Emily Anderson

Bringing jointly the paintings of best students of faith in imperial Japan and colonial Korea, this assortment addresses the complicated ways that faith served as a domain of contestation and negotiation between diverse teams, together with the Korean Choson court docket, the japanese colonial govt, representatives of other religions, and Korean and eastern societies. It considers the complicated non secular panorama in addition to the intersection of historic and political contexts that formed the spiritual ideals and practices of imperial and colonial matters, supplying a positive contribution to modern conflicts which are rooted in a contested knowing of a fancy and painful previous and the unresolved heritage of Japan’s colonial and imperial presence in Asia. faith is a severe point of the present controversies and their old contexts. studying the advanced and numerous ways in which the country, and jap and colonial topics negotiated non secular guidelines, practices, and ministries in an try and delineate those “imperial relationships," this leading edge textual content sheds huge mild at the precedents to present resources of tension.

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Download The Erosion of Biblical Certainty: Battles over Authority by Michael J. Lee PDF

By Michael J. Lee

Based on traditional knowledge, by way of the overdue 1800s, clone of Bible as a supernatural and infallible textual content crumbled within the eyes of intellectuals below the attacks of secularizing forces. This booklet corrects the narrative by way of arguing that during the USA, the line to skepticism had already been paved through the Scriptures' so much capable and ardent defenders.

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Download Tertullian, "On Idolatry" and Mishnah "Avodah Zarah": by Stephanie E Binder PDF

By Stephanie E Binder

This paintings experiences and compares systematically the textual content of Tertullian, an African Church Father of the 3rd century CE, on idolatry with the rabbinic Mishnah Avodah Zarah, at the similar topic, relationship approximately from an identical interval. Similarities and changes among the Jewish and Christian techniques to idolatry are tested and accounted for. The learn is inscribed within the wider framework of discussions at the “parting of the methods” among Jews and Christians. It additionally addresses similar questions equivalent to the function of the rabbis in moment and 3rd century Judaism within the Land of Israel and within the Diaspora; kin among Jews residing in these areas; interactions among Jews and pagans, Christians and pagans, Jews and Christians...

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Download Tertullian (Early Church Fathers) by Geoffrey D. Dunn PDF

By Geoffrey D. Dunn

This e-book is the 1st obtainable advent in English to Tertullian's works, supplying translations of Adversus Iudaeos (Against the Jews), Scorpiace (Antidote for the Scorpion's Sting) and De Verginibus Velandis (On the Veiling of Virgins). Tertullian (c. advert one hundred sixty - 225) used to be one of many first theologians of the Western Church and ranks one of the such a lot in demand of the early Latin fathers. His literary output is wide-ranging, and gives a useful perception into the Christian Church within the an important interval while the Roman Empire used to be in decline.  those an important works studied, including Geoffrey D. Dunn's accomplished observation, remove darkness from the early church's response to paganism, Judaism, Scripture, and its improvement of a particular Christian ethic.

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Download Holy Nations and Global Identities (International Studies in by author, Annika Hvithamar, Margit Warburg, Brian Arly PDF

By author, Annika Hvithamar, Margit Warburg, Brian Arly Jacobsen

Besides the procedures of globalisation and the tip of the chilly battle we've seen an upsurge in non secular nationalism and an expanding specialise in the position of faith as a legitimising strength in democratic secular states. Holy countries & international Identities attracts at the mixed theoretical and old perception of historians, political scientists and social scientists at the query of nationalism and globalisation with the methodological wisdom of faith offered by way of sociologists of faith. The e-book brings actual theoretical explorations and unique case stories on civil faith, nationalism and globalization. It additionally offers an creation to the study historical past of the fields and goals to strengthen and complicated at the theories and method of the investigated matters.

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Download Crossing Galilee: Architectures of Contact in the Occupied by Marianne Sawicki PDF

By Marianne Sawicki

This booklet makes an attempt to appreciate Jewish faith from the interior in first century Galilee. The autor's easy thesis is that first century Jews (at least in Galilee) observed the area when it comes to flows--flows of water, items, funds, and people--originating in God and passing throughout the geographical region. Their clash with Roman strength lay within the Roman's diversion and damming of these flows.

The trouble with the ebook is the author's failure to supply an enough definition of her argument. Her principles are very attention-grabbing, and from time to time look persuasive, yet in spite of everything there's a failure of communique. within the palms of one other writer prepared to spend extra time major the readers, i believe her thesis will be more advantageous.

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Download Turning Points in Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin: The by S. Peterfreund PDF

By S. Peterfreund

Discusses the most important moments within the old improvement of normal theology in England from the time of Francis Bacon to that of Charles Darwin. whereas the argument from layout is still the rhetorical approach to selection for usual theologians during the 3 centuries in query, the locus and item of layout suffer a metamorphosis.

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Download A Different God? Dionysos and Ancient Polytheism by Renate Schlesier PDF

By Renate Schlesier

Within smooth frameworks of data and illustration, Dionysos usually seems to be bizarre for old tradition, an exception in the context of historic polytheism, or maybe an example of a distinction that anticipates modernism. How can fresh learn give a contribution to a extra specific knowing of the various changes of the traditional god, from Greek antiquity to the Roman Empire? during this quantity, that is the results of a world convention held in March 2009 on the Pergamon Museum Berlin, students from all branches of classical experiences, together with heritage of scholarship, examine this question. accordingly, this ends up in a brand new glance on vase work, sanctuaries, rituals and religious-political associations like theatre, and contains new readings of the texts of historic poets, historians and philosophers, in addition to of papyri and inscriptions. it's the variety of resources or equipment and the problem of former perspectives that's the power of this quantity, delivering a finished, leading edge and richly faceted account of the several god in an remarkable way."

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Download Making Italian Jews: Family, Gender, Religion and the by Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti PDF

By Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti

This booklet depicts the cultural mind's eye of the Italian-Jewish minority from the unification of the rustic to the top of the 1st international conflict. The production of an Italian geographical region brought new difficulties and new possibilities for its electorate. What did it suggest for the Jewish minority? How may possibly individuals of the minority mix and redefine Jewishness and Italianness in a significantly new political and felony framework? Key thoughts resembling kin, faith, kingdom, assimilation and – later – Zionism are saw as they shift and alter through the years. The interplay among the private and non-private spheres performs a pivotal function within the research, and the self-fashioning of Italian Jewish élites is learn along the evolution of the cultural stereotypes regular of the time. Reinterpreting the Italian nationwide patriotic narrative throughout the eyes of the Jews, Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti is ready to unveil its much less identified layers and articulations, whereas while delivering a brand new viewpoint from which to learn the trendy Jewish adventure within the Western World.

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