By Peter Flügel,Peter Flugel
The final ten years have visible curiosity in Jainism expanding, with this formerly little-known Indian faith assuming an important position in non secular experiences.
Studies in Jaina historical past and Culture breaks new flooring by way of investigating the doctrinal modifications and debates among the Jains instead of featuring Jainism as a continuing complete whose doctrinal center has remained almost unchanged all through its lengthy heritage. the focal point of the booklet is the discourse touching on orthodoxy and heresy within the Jaina culture, the query of omniscience and Jaina common sense, position types for ladies and feminine identification, Jaina faculties and sects, non secular estate, legislations and ethics. the inner variety of the Jaina culture and Jain strategies of dwelling with range are explored from an interdisciplinary perspective by means of fifteen prime students in Jaina stories. The individuals specialise in the imperative social devices of the culture: the colleges, pursuits, sects and orders, instead of Jain spiritual tradition in abstract.
Peter Flügel presents a consultant picture of the present country of Jaina experiences that might curiosity scholars and lecturers excited by the learn of faith or South Asian cultures.
By Douglas E. Cowan,David G. Bromley
- A stimulating, course-friendly review of the background and improvement of latest spiritual events (NRMs) within the past due 20th century
- Explores 8 cults and NRMs, together with the Church of Scientology, Transcendental Meditation, Unificationism, The kin foreign, the Ramtha college of Enlightenment, the department Davidians, Heaven’s Gate, and Wicca
- Each bankruptcy reports the origins, leaders, ideals, rituals and practices of a NRM, highlighting the categorical controversies surrounding this group
- Covers debates together with what constitutes an real faith, the validity of claims of brainwashing thoughts, the consequences of experimentation with unconventional sexual practices, and the deeply rooted cultural fears that cults engender.
By Ruy Blanes,Diana Espírito Santo
The individuals travel the religious globe—the globe of nonthings—in essays on subject matters starting from the Holy Ghost in southern Africa to spirits of the “people of the streets” in Rio de Janeiro to dragons and magic in Britain. averting a reliance on faith and trust structures to provide an explanation for the importance of spirits, they reimagine spirits in a wealthy community of social trajectories, finally arguing for a brand new ontological flooring upon which to ascertain the intangible international and its interactions with the tangible one.
By Kevin J. Flannelly
This booklet offers a brand new viewpoint at the organization among non secular ideals and psychological overall healthiness. The publication is split into 5 components, the 1st of which strains the improvement of theories of natural evolution within the cultural and spiritual context ahead of Charles Darwin. half II describes the most important evolutionary theories that Darwin proposed in his 3 books on evolution, and the non secular, sociological, and clinical reactions to his theories. half III introduces the reader to the concept that of evolutionary psychiatry. It discusses how assorted areas of the mind developed over the years, and explains that definite mind areas developed to guard us from probability via assessing threats of injury within the setting, together with different people. in particular, this half describes: how psychiatric signs which are more often than not skilled through basic members in the course of their daily lives are the fabricated from mind mechanisms that developed to guard us from damage; the superiority price of psychiatric indicators within the U.S. common inhabitants; how non secular and different ideals impact the mind mechanisms that underlie psychiatric signs; and the mind areas which are fascinated by assorted psychiatric issues. half IV offers the findings of U.S. reports demonstrating that optimistic ideals approximately God and life-after-death, and trust in meaning-in-life and divine forgiveness have salutary institutions with psychological future health, while unfavorable ideals approximately God and life-after-death, trust within the satan and human evil, and doubts approximately one’s non secular ideals have pernicious institutions with psychological future health. The final a part of the booklet summarizes each one part and recommends learn at the mind mechanism underlying psychiatric indicators, and the relationships between those mind mechanisms, spiritual ideals, and psychological future health within the context of ETAS Theory.
By Heidi Campbell
This vigorous e-book makes a speciality of how diversified Jewish, Muslim, and Christian groups have interaction with new media. instead of easily reject or settle for new media, non secular groups negotiate complicated relationships with those applied sciences in gentle in their historical past and ideology. Heidi Campbell indicates a mode for learning those approaches she calls the "religious-social shaping of know-how" and scholars are requested to think about 4 key parts: spiritual culture and background; modern neighborhood values and priorities; negotiation and innovating know-how in mild of the neighborhood; communal discourses utilized to justify use.
A wealth of examples resembling the Christian e-vangelism stream, glossy Islamic discourses approximately desktops and the increase of the Jewish kosher cellphone, reveal the dominant options which emerge for non secular media clients, in addition to the original motivations that consultant particular teams.
By Jerome W. Berryman
This e-book, just like the non secular information of kids, is much less educational and has a broader scope than youngsters and the Theologians. Berryman contains tales and examples from his lengthy profession operating with youngsters, which provides heat and entice the e-book. He has defined this quantity as his “summary, theological statement.”
By Mark Taplin
By Douglas Allen
By Joseph Loconte,Karl Barth,John Bennett,Paul L. Blakely,Fortune Magazine,Harry Emerson Fosdick,Georgia Harkness,John Haynes Holmes,Lynn Harold Hough,Manifesto by American Churchmen,Charles Clayton Morrison,Lewis Mumford,Reinhold Niebuhr,Albert W. Palmer,Er
By Ronald L. Johnstone