A New Religious America

Author: Diana L. Eck
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006175028X
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Why Understanding America's Religious Landscape Is the Most Important Challenge Facing Us Today The 1990s saw the U.S. Navy commission its first Muslim chaplain and open its first mosque. There are presently more than three hundred temples in Los Angeles, home to the greatest variety of Buddhists in the world. There are more American Muslims than there are American Episcopalians, Jews, or Presbyterians.

A New Religious America

Author: Diana L. Eck
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061750281
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Why Understanding America's Religious Landscape Is the Most Important Challenge Facing Us Today The 1990s saw the U.S. Navy commission its first Muslim chaplain and open its first mosque. There are presently more than three hundred temples in Los Angeles, home to the greatest variety of Buddhists in the world. There are more American Muslims than there are American Episcopalians, Jews, or Presbyterians.

Glaube Freiheit Diktatur in Europa und den USA

Author: Katarzyna Stokłosa
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525350898
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Das Werk des (Kirchen)Historikers, Theologen und Psychologen Gerhard Besier ist von geradezu enzyklopädischer Breite und belegt seine wissenschaftliche Intensität und intellektuelle Leidenschaft. Die hier versammelten Beiträge seiner zahlreichen Weggefährten und Schüler widmen sich den drei Schwerpunkten seiner akademischen Arbeit: der historischen Theologie in praktischer, systematischer und ökumenischer Perspektive, den religiösen Minderheiten und der rechtsstaatlichen Ordnung sowie der europäischen und nordamerikanischen Zeitgeschichte.

Politische Religion und Religionspolitik

Author: Gerhard Besier
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525369043
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English summary: An interdisciplinary inquiry into European and American religious culture and religious politics explains the development an potentials of religious pluralism and its importance for modern, tolerant societies. German description: Wie viel Religion und welche praktizierten Formen von Religion sind mit offenen Gesellschaften vereinbar? Die Beitrage dieses Bandes thematisieren aktuelle Debatten wie die EU-Tuchtigkeit der Turkei und den Kopftuchstreit, erklaren die Grundlagen des Dschihad-Konzepts einschliealich der Psychologie fundamentalistischer Modernitatsfeindlichkeit und erortern religiose Totalitarismen innerhalb bestimmter Gesellschaftsmodelle. Einen weiteren Schwerpunkt bilden nationale Sonderentwicklungen der Religionspolitik wie das im Wandel begriffene deutsche Kooperationsmodell, die franzosische Laizitat, die religionsfreundliche Trennung von Staat und Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten und die kulturelle Entwicklung von Zivilreligionen.

Religion and American Cultures Tradition Diversity and Popular Expression 2nd Edition 4 volumes

Author: Gary Laderman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691105
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This four-volume work provides a detailed, multicultural survey of established as well as "new" American religions and investigates the fascinating interactions between religion and ethnicity, gender, politics, regionalism, ethics, and popular culture. • Comprises contributions from more than 100 top scholars covering a breadth of topics such as Día de los Muertos, Heathenry, Islam, Pentecostalism, roadside shrines, Sufism, Wicca, and Zen from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives • Provides thought-provoking insights into religion's interactions with cultural backdrops throughout America, including in education, entertainment, the Internet, the environment, politics, and at home • Contains photographs and illustrations depicting a wide range of religious figures and activities as well as significant religious sites in the United States • Supplies an entire volume of primary source documents illustrating the religious diversity in American culture, including Cecil B. DeMille's essay "The Screen as Religious Teacher" as well as more conventional materials on Christian Science, the New Age, and Buddhism

Religionsfreiheit

Author: Reinhold Bernhardt
Publisher: Theologischer Verlag Zürich
ISBN: 3290174212
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Die Religionsfreiheit zahlt mit der Gedanken- und Gewissensfreiheit zu den elementaren Grund- und Menschenrechten. Fur die friedliche Koexistenz der Religionsgemeinschaften ist sie eine wesentliche Voraussetzung. Ihre historische Entwicklung vollzog sich allerdings in den verschiedenen Territorien und Konfessionen unterschiedlich. Dies zeigt sich auch in den aktuellen Debatten: Wie weit darf der Staat die Ausubung religioser Praktiken reglementieren? Soll er aktive Religionspolitik betreiben und dabei bestimmte Religionsformen bevorzugen, andere zuruckdrangen?. Der vorliegende Band untersucht die Religionsfreiheit interdisziplinar aus der schweizerischen Perspektive - aus historischer, religionsrechtlicher, theologischer, ethischer, religionssoziologischer und religionspadagogischer Sicht. Mit Beitragen von Rainer Anselm, Reinhold Bernhardt, Mariano Delgado, Katharina Frank, Thomas Kuhn, Wolfgang Lienemann, Adrian Loretan, Konrad Sahlfeld, Kurt Schori. Thomas K. Kuhn, Dr. theol., ist Titularprofessor fur Kirchen- und Theologiegeschichte an der Universitat Basel. Reinhold Bernhardt, Dr. theol., Jahrgang 1957, ist Professor fur Systematische Theologie/Dogmatik mit Arbeitsschwerpunkt Theologie der Religionen an der Universitat Basel.

American Religions and the Family

Author: Don S. Browning
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231138008
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Religions respond to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in a variety of ways. Some religions conform to these challenges, if not capitulate to them; some critique or resist them, and some work to transform the modern societies they inhabit. In this unique collection of critical essays, scholars of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Native American thought explore the tension between modernization and the family, sexuality, and marriage traditions of major religions in America. Contributors examine how various belief systems have confronted changing attitudes regarding the meaning and purpose of sex, the definition of marriage, the responsibility of fathers, and the status of children. They also discuss how family law in America is beginning to acknowledge certain religious traditions and how comparative religious ethics can explain and evaluate diverse family customs. Studies concerning the impact of religious thought and behavior on American society have never been more timely or important. Recent global events cannot be fully understood without comprehending how belief systems function and the many ways they can be employed to the benefit and detriment of societies. Responding to this critical need, American Religions and the Family presents a comprehensive portrait of religious cultures in America and offers secular society a pathway for appreciating religious tradition.

The New Sociology of Knowledge

Author: Michaela Pfadenhauer
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412850959
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A classical sociologist can be defined as someone whose "works occupied a central position among the sociological ideas and notions of an era." Following this criterion, Michaela Pfadenhauer demonstrates the relevance of Peter L. Berger’s work to the sociology of knowledge. Pfadenhauer shows that Berger is not only a sociologist of religion, but one whose works are characterized by a sociology-of-knowledge perspective. Berger stands out among his fellow social scientists both quantitatively and qualitatively. He has written numerous books, which have been translated into many languages, and a multitude of essays in scholarly journals and popular magazines. For decades, he has played a role in shaping both public debate and social scientific discourse in America and far beyond. As a sociologist of knowledge, Berger has played three roles: he has been a theoretician of modern life, an analyst of modern religiosity, and an empiricist of global economic culture. In all areas, the focus on processes rather than status quo is characteristic of Berger’s thinking. This book provides an in-depth view on the critical thinking of one of the most important sociologists that present times has to offer. It includes four written essays by Berger.