By Lionel Caplan
This e-book, which brings jointly 9 experiences of fundamentalism in disparate religions and nearby contexts, examines the categorical situations nurturing such ideals and practices, and explores the chances for cross-cultural insights into this frequent phenomenon within the modern world.
By Winfried Corduan
For all who are looking to comprehend the spiritual faiths in their acquaintances and coworkers, Winfried Corduan deals an creation to the religions of the area. His survey covers significant and minor religions together with Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, African conventional religions, local American faith, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Baha'i, chinese language well known faith, and Shinto and jap religions.
Neighboring Faiths emphasizes not only formal non secular teachings but in addition how each one faith is practiced in way of life. Dozens of photos, charts and maps aid illustrate how the faiths are lived out in modern tradition. relocating past mere description, Corduan bargains particular feedback for a way Christians can steer clear of giving pointless offense to fans of those faiths whereas attractive them in confident discussion.
By István Keul
The essays during this quantity, written by way of experts operating within the box of tantric experiences, try and hint procedures of transformation and move that happened within the heritage of tantra from round the 7th century and as much as the current. the quantity gathers contributions on South Asia, Tibet, China, Mongolia, Japan, North the United States, and Western Europe by means of students from numerous educational disciplines, who current ongoing examine and inspire dialogue on major topics within the growing to be box of tantric stories. as well as the huge geographical and temporal diversity, the chapters of the quantity hide a large thematic region, including sleek Bengali tantric practitioners, tantric ritual in medieval China, the South Asian cults of the mum goddesses, the way in which of Buddhism into Mongolia, and countercultural echoes of up to date tantric stories.
By Harold W. Turner
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By Tim C. Leedom
This ebook has included a difficult examine ideals, facts, tales, church buildings and acts of omission and fee. the root of the ebook is the spirit of loose inquiry, from the traditional Greeks - Protagoras, Socrates and others - in the course of the Renaissance humanism of Erasmus and Spinoza, via the Enlightenment - Voltaire, John Locke, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson - to the current secular tradition of significant clinical achievements. throughout those occasions, those that idea for themselves, who explored new questions and located new solutions, needed to deal with the repressions of spiritual orthodoxy. This was once inevitable, due to the fact that their paintings used to be a mortal problem to previous methods of considering.
This isn't an anti-religious e-book. the hunt for the that means of lifestyles all started lengthy earlier than Moses, Jesus, Mohammed or prepared faith. This ebook is a reference ebook that's intended to be hard and informative.
By Rosemary Ruether
Rosemary Radford Ruether starts off her exploration of the divine female with an research of prehistoric archaeology that demanding situations the preferred concept that, until eventually their overthrow through male-dominated monotheism, many old societies have been matriarchal in constitution, ruled via a female divinity and current in concord with nature. For Ruether, the ancient proof indicates the truth approximately those societies is far extra complicated. She is going directly to give some thought to key myths and rituals from Sumerian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Anatolian cultures; to ascertain the relationships between gender, deity, and nature within the Hebrew faith; and to debate the improvement of Mariology and feminine mysticism in medieval Catholicism, and the continuation of knowledge mysticism in Protestanism. She additionally provides a provocative research of the assembly of Aztec and Christian woman symbols in Mexico and of contemporary neo-pagan routine within the United States.
By Rene Guenon, Michel Balsan, Martin Lings, Alvin Moore Jr., Whitall Perry
This lengthy awaited quantity is gifted the following in English for the 1st time; and because it constitutes one in every of Guenon's maximum works, its ebook has to be counted as one of many nice literary occasions of this century. To look on the bankruptcy headings is to be inspired via the wealth and the diversity of the contents - The technology of Letters; Symbolic guns; The Wild Boar & the undergo; The Language of the Birds; The Bridge and the Rainbow - are yet the various seventy six chapters. A extraordinary point of the e-book is that it provides a brand new importance to such a lot of of the gadgets, traditional and man-made, with which we're inescapably surrounded in our lifestyle. delicate readers might be enriched through the big standpoint that's the following provided them, either in time and house; and they're going to see that the e-book chiefly as an creation to the religious existence, an advent which fascinates and compels. For a few souls it's going to open doorways which no different key might release.
By Walter Burkert, Visit Amazon's René Girard Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, René Girard, , Jonathan Z. Smith, Robert G. Hamerton-Kelly
Burkert, Girard, and Smith carry vital and contradictory theories in regards to the nature and foundation of formality sacrifice, and the position violence performs in faith and tradition. those papers and conversations derive from a convention that pursued the chance and software of a normal idea of faith and tradition, specially one according to violence. The targeted price of this quantity is the conversations as such―the genuine checklist of operating students engaged with one another's theories, as they make and meet demanding situations, and circulate and maneuver. Girard and Burkert current diverse models of an identical conviction: unmarried thought can account for ritual and its social functionality, a concept that posits unique acts of workforce violence. Smith sharply questions either the prospect and the software of this kind of normal thought. one of the highlights of this stimulating interchange of principles is a looking out feedback of Girard's idea of generative scapegoating, which he solutions with readability and conviction, and a not easy of Burkert's idea of the starting place of sacrifice within the hunt by way of Smith's argument, posed as a jeu d'esprit, that sacrifice originates with the domestication of animals.
By John Simons (eds.)
The booklet surveys medieval literature from either a severe and an historic perspective. Medieval literature is more and more visible as a space of excessive specialism that's to be handled another way from different components of English experiences. The essays accrued the following try and overturn this notion in methods. to start with, there's a demonstration of the ways that glossy serious ways and views paintings with the medieval textual content. Secondly, the assumption of the medieval is proven, traditionally, to be a discourse which has been given assorted symbolic values and served assorted social purposes.
By Thich Nhat Hanh
Sutra at the 8 Realizations of the good Beings explains the virtues of simplicity, generosity, and compassion.