Public Religions in the Modern World

Author: José Casanova
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022619020X
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In a sweeping reconsideration of the relation between religion and modernity, Jose Casanova surveys the roles that religions may play in the public sphere of modern societies. During the 1980s, religious traditions around the world, from Islamic fundamentalism to Catholic liberation theology, began making their way, often forcefully, out of the private sphere and into public life, causing the "deprivatization" of religion in contemporary life. No longer content merely to administer pastoral care to individual souls, religious institutions are challenging dominant political and social forces, raising questions about the claims of entities such as nations and markets to be "value neutral", and straining the traditional connections of private and public morality. Casanova looks at five cases from two religious traditions (Catholicism and Protestantism) in four countries (Spain, Poland, Brazil, and the United States). These cases challenge postwar—and indeed post-Enlightenment—assumptions about the role of modernity and secularization in religious movements throughout the world. This book expands our understanding of the increasingly significant role religion plays in the ongoing construction of the modern world.

God and Globalization Volume 2

Author: Max L. Stackhouse
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781563383304
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A trenchant study of the impact of globalization on the world's major institutions shows how the new "authorities" are influenced by religious and spiritual principles. Original.

Auslaufmodell Menschenw rde

Author: Heiner Bielefeldt
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 3451338572
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Obwohl die Menschenwürde als tragender Grund der Menschenrechte und als oberstes Prinzip des Grundgesetzes gilt, melden sich in jüngerer Zeit in Philosophie, Rechtswissenschaft und anderen Disziplinen vielfach skeptische Stimmen zu Wort. Die Einwände reichen von der Vermutung, der Begriff habe keinen präzisen Inhalt, bis hin zum Vorwurf, die Berufung auf die Menschenwürde laufe in der Praxis oft auf Tabuisierung strittiger Fragen oder gar auf Fundamentalismus hinaus. Heiner Bielefeldt legt dar, warum die Menschenwürde derzeit in Frage gestellt wird und welche Konsequenzen es hätte, wenn wir sie aus unserem moralischen und rechtlichen Vokabular streichen würden. Er zeigt auf, warum man Menschenwürde nicht zu- oder aberkennen kann und warum Menschenwürde und Menschenrechte nicht voneinander zu trennen sind. Eine engagierte Stellungnahme in einer Debatte, die weitreichende Konsequenzen für ganz unterschiedliche Felder der Gesellschaft hat – z.B. die Absolutheit des Folterverbots, den Umgang mit vorgeburtlichem menschlichen Leben, Fragen der Sterbehilfe.

Religious Internationals in the Modern World

Author: A. Green
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137031719
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Tracing the emergence of 'Religious Internationals' as a distinctive new phenomenon in world history, this book transforms our understanding of the role of religion in our modern world. Through in-depth studies comparing the experiences of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews and Muslims, leading experts shed new light on 'global civil society'.

Klassiker der Sozialwissenschaften

Author: Samuel Salzborn
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658132132
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Der vorliegende Band stellt 100 zentrale Titel vor und liefert einerseits Stichworte zu Leben und Gesamtwerk der AutorInnen, legt andererseits den zentralen Fokus auf das Schlüsselwerk, dessen Titel man in jedem Studium hören wird, der als geflügeltes Wort durch die Feuilletons geistert und zahlreiche Reden schmückt. Es gibt sozialwissenschaftliche Werke, die muss man kennen: egal, ob man Soziologie oder Politikwissenschaft, Sozialpsychologie, Ethnologie, Erziehungswissenschaft oder Geschlechterforschung studiert oder sich für sozialwissenschaftliche Fragestellungen aus dem Blickwinkel affiner Fächer wie Geschichte, Rechtswissenschaft oder Philosophie interessiert. Der Band soll die (Lese-)Lust an den sozialwissenschaftlichen Klassikern (neu) wecken und „Appetit“ auf das Gesamtwerk einzelner AutorInnen machen.​

Religious Actors and International Law

Author: Ioana Cismas
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019102189X
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This book assesses whether a new category of religious actors has been constructed within international law. Religious actors, through their interpretations of the religion(s) they are associated with, uphold and promote, or indeed may transform, potentially oppressive structures or discriminatory patterns. This study moves beyond the concern that religious texts and practices may be incompatible with international law, to provide an innovative analysis of how religious actors themselves are accountable under international law for the interpretations they choose to put forward. The book defines religious actors as comprising religious states, international organizations, and non-state entities that assume the role of interpreting religion and so claim a 'special' legitimacy anchored in tradition or charisma. Cutting across the state / non-state divide, this definition allows the full remit of religious bodies to be investigated. It analyses the crucial question of whether religious actors do in fact operate under different international legal norms to non-religious states, international organizations, or companies. To that end, the Holy See-Vatican, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and churches and religious organizations under the European Convention on Human Rights regime are examined in detail as case studies. The study ultimately establishes that religious actors cannot be seen to form an autonomous legal category under international law: they do not enjoy special or exclusive rights, nor incur lesser obligations, when compared to their respective non-religious peers. Going forward, it concludes that a process of two-sided legitimation may be at stake: religious actors will need to provide evidence for the legality of their religious interpretations to strengthen their legitimacy, and international law itself may benefit from religious actors fostering its legitimacy in different cultural contexts.