Eastern Orthodox Encounters of Identity and Otherness

Values, Self-Reflection, Dialogue

Author: A. Krawchuk,T. Bremer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137377380

Category: Religion

Page: 367

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From diverse international and multi-disciplinary perspectives, the contributors to this volume analyze the experiences, challenges and responses of Orthodox Churches to the foundational transformations associated with the dissolution of the USSR.

Die orthodoxen Kirchen im interreligiösen Dialog mit dem Islam

Author: Dietmar Schon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311054640X

Category: Religion

Page: 644

View: 8137

Interreligiöser Dialog mit dem Islam gilt in einer globalisierten Welt als unverzichtbar, um friedliche Koexistenz von Menschen unterschiedlicher Religion zu sichern. Auch die orthodoxe Kirche hat sich im interreligiösen Dialog engagiert und zu einem Miteinander der Religionen beigetragen. Die Studie beleuchtet unmittelbar die in ökumenischem Kontext entstandenen Beiträge der autokephalen orthodoxen Kirchen seit den 1980er Jahren bis heute.

Holy Rus'

The Rebirth of Orthodoxy in the New Russia

Author: John P. Burgess

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300222246

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 9501

A fascinating, vivid, and on-the-ground account of Russian Orthodoxy's resurgence A bold experiment is taking place in Russia. After a century of being scarred by militant, atheistic communism, the Orthodox Church has become Russia's largest and most significant nongovernmental organization. As it has returned to life, it has pursued a vision of reclaiming Holy Rus': that historical yet mythical homeland of the eastern Slavic peoples; a foretaste of the perfect justice, peace, harmony, and beauty for which religious believers long; and the glimpse of heaven on earth that persuaded Prince Vladimir to accept Orthodox baptism in Crimea in A.D. 988. Through groundbreaking initiatives in religious education, social ministry, historical commemoration, and parish life, the Orthodox Church is seeking to shape a new, post-communist national identity for Russia. In this eye-opening and evocative book, John Burgess examines Russian Orthodoxy's resurgence from a grassroots level, providing Western readers with an enlightening, inside look at the new Russia.

Churches in the Ukrainian Crisis

Author: Andrii Krawchuk,Thomas Bremer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319341448

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 6277

This volume explores the churches of Ukraine and their involvement in the recent movement for social justice and dignity within the country. In November of 2013, citizens of Ukraine gathered on Kyiv's central square (Maidan) to protest against a government that had reneged on its promise to sign a trade agreement with Europe. The Euromaidan protest included members of various Christian churches in Ukraine, who stood together and demanded government accountability and closer ties with Europe. In response, state forces massacred over one hundred unarmed civilians. The atrocity precipitated a rapid sequence of events: the president fled the country, a provisional government was put in place, and Russia annexed Crimea and intervened militarily in eastern Ukraine. An examination of Ukrainian churches’ involvement in this protest and the fall-out that it inspired opens up other questions and discussions about the churches’ identity and role in the country’s culture and its social and political history. Volume contributors examine Ukrainian churches’ historical development and singularity; their quest for autonomy; their active involvement in identity formation; their interpretations of the war and its causes; and the paths they have charted toward peace and unity.

Religious Internationals in the Modern World

Globalization and Faith Communities since 1750

Author: A. Green,V. Viaene

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137031719

Category: Religion

Page: 383

View: 6393

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'.

God and the Excluded

Visions and Blind Spots in Contemporary Theology

Author: Joerg Rieger

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451411102

Category: Religion

Page: 241

View: 9789

Rieger offers an enlightening way to understand the chief strands or options in theology today and a valuable proposal for resituating theology around the crucial issue of inclusion. He sees four competing vectors at work in Christian today's theology: Theology of Identity, Theology of Difference, Theology and the Postmodern and Theology and the Underside.

The Gift of the Other

Levinas, Derrida, and a Theology of Hospitality

Author: Andrew Shepherd

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873411

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 2218

We live in an age of global capitalism and terror. In a climate of consumption and fear the unknown Other is regarded as a threat to our safety, a client to assist, or a competitor to be overcome in the struggle for scarce resources. And yet, the Christian Scriptures explicitly summon us to welcome strangers, to care for the widow and the orphan, and to build relationships with those distant from us. But how, in this world of hostility and commodification, do we practice hospitality? In The Gift of the Other, Andrew Shepherd engages deeply with the influential thought of French thinkers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and argues that a true vision of hospitality is ultimately found not in postmodern philosophies but in the Christian narrative. The book offers a compelling Trinitarian account of the God of hospitality--a God of communion who "makes room" for otherness, who overcomes the hostility of the world though Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, and who through the work of the Spirit is forming a new community: the Church--a people of welcome.

The Analyst and the Mystic

Psychoanalytic Reflections on Religion and Mysticism

Author: Sudhir Kakar

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226422831

Category: Psychology

Page: 83

View: 8017

"This work is of importance for psychoanalysts and scholars of the psychology of religion. Kakar makes a scholarly and significant contribution to the objectification of what psychoanalysis and Hindu mystical tradition have in common."—Ana Maria Rizzuto, Tufts University

Kreuz und Kreml

Geschichte der orthodoxen Kirche in Russland

Author: Thomas Bremer

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451809575

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 1215

Das Standardwerk des Ostkirchenexperten Thomas Bremer erscheint in einer zweiten, stark überarbeiteten und aktualisierten Auflage. Nach einem Durchgang durch die Kirchengeschichte der Russischen Orthodoxen Kirche werden wichtige Themen wie Ausbreitung und Mission, die Beziehung zwischen Staat und Kirche, die Frömmigkeit oder das Mönchtum dargestellt. Auch werden Fragen wie die Haltung der russischen Orthodoxie zum Westen oder ihre Position zu den aktuellen Ereignissen in der Ukraine erörtert.

The Resources of the Past in Early Medieval Europe

Author: Clemens Gantner,Rosamond McKitterick,Sven Meeder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107091713

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 3094

Examines the use of the textual resources of the past to shape cultural memory in early medieval Europe.

Russia and Iran in the Great Game

Travelogues and Orientalism

Author: Elena Andreeva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135983038

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9395

This book examines the Russian explorers and officials in the nineteenth and early twentieth century who came into contact with Iran as a part of the Great Game. It demonstrates the development of Russia's own form of Orientalism, a phenomenon that has previously been thought to be exclusive to the West.

Places in Motion

The Fluid Identities of Temples, Images, and Pilgrims

Author: Jacob N. Kinnard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199359687

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 6885

Jacob Kinnard offers an in-depth examination of the complex dynamics of religiously charged places. Focusing on several important shared and contested pilgrimage places-Ground Zero and Devils Tower in the United States, Ayodhya and Bodhgaya in India, Karbala in Iraq-he poses a number of crucial questions. What and who has made these sites important, and why? How are they shared, and how and why are they contested? What is at stake in their contestation? How are the particular identities of place and space established? How are individual and collective identity intertwined with space and place? Challenging long-accepted, clean divisions of the religious world, Kinnard explores specific instances of the vibrant messiness of religious practice, the multivocality of religious objects, the fluid and hybrid dynamics of religious places, and the shifting and tangled identities of religious actors. He contends that sacred space is a constructed idea: places are not sacred in and of themselves, but are sacred because we make them sacred. As such, they are in perpetual motion, transforming themselves from moment to moment and generation to generation. Places in Motion moves comfortably across and between a variety of historical and cultural settings as well as academic disciplines, providing a deft and sensitive approach to the topic of sacred places, with awareness of political, economic, and social realities as these exist in relation to questions of identity. It is a lively and much needed critical advance in analytical reflections on sacred space and pilgrimage.

The Illusion of Trust

Toward a Medical Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age

Author: E.R. DuBose

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401104816

Category: Philosophy

Page: 141

View: 3945

This book is about trust and its implications for a medical theological ethics. Beginning with its earliest work, there has been attention to trust running through the bioethics literature in the United States, and much of this discussion has examined its theological elements. Clearly, trust is indispensable when describing the patient-physician relationship, so why is there a need for yet another study? There is no doubt that people generally trust physicians. Traditionally the physician is the patient's fiduciary agent, whose sole obligation is to act only in the patient's best interest. In recent times, however, there is a perception on the part of people within and without health care that physicians have other obligations that compete with their obligation to the patient. If we acknowledge that one price for the successes of technological biomedicine is high in terms of financial cost, another price of Sllccess seems to be distrust, cynicism, and suspicion directed by the public toward the medical profes sion. If this uneasiness is the price society pays for medical success, what is the price of success for the doctor? Because of their role within the social order, physicians have claimed and been granted autonomy, authority, and special status. In return, the profes sion has pledged to serve the well-being and interests of humankind. This fiduciary commitment becomes a taken-for-granted aspect of the physician's identity, both for the physician for whom this dedication is definitional and for the public which expects trustworthy service from this person.

Engendering Slavic Literatures

Author: Pamela Chester,Sibelan Elizabeth S. Forrester

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253330161

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

View: 2078

Engendering Slavic Literatures breaks new ground in its investigation of gender and feminist issues in Croatian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian literary texts by both female and male writers. Drawing on psychoanalytic approaches, film theory, and lesbian and gender theory, the authors interrogate the received notions of Western gender studies to see which can be usefully applied to nineteenth- and twentieth-century Slavic literary works. Motherhood and the relationships of mothers and daughters; the myths of selfhood that shape the autobiographies of Nadezhda Mandel'shtam, Marina Tsvetaeva, Lidiia Ginzburg, and Lev Tolstoy; Polish Catholicism and sexuality; portrayals of landscape in verbal and visual art; and women writers' transgressive ventures into male bastions such as the love lyric and prose fiction are among the themes of this important and innovative volume.

Das Wesen des Christentums

sechzehn Vorlesungen vor Studierenden aller Fakultäten im Wintersemester 1899/1900 an der Universität Berlin

Author: Adolf von Harnack

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161517280

Category: Religion

Page: 327

View: 636

English summary: Adolf von Harnack's university-wide lecture on the essence of Christianity was held in Berlin in the winter semester of 1899/1900. This work contains the text of the last edition in 1929 which Harnack himself oversaw as well as an appendix with significant, previously unnoticed texts associated with these lectures and some material from Harnack's unpublished works. The afterword describes the significance of this work within Harnack's entire works and explains its importance for current debates.Claus-Dieter Osthovener, the editor, offers a critical edition that includes a long appendix with notes, manuscript details prefaces to various early editions, and most importantly, a comprehensive subject index. International Review of Biblical Studies 51 (2004), No. 2488 German description: Adolf von Harnacks Vorlesung uber das Wesen des Christentums wurde im Wintersemester 1899/1900 fur Horer aller Fakultaten in Berlin vorgetragen. In ihrer Verbindung von luzider Darstellung, wissenschaftlicher Reflektiertheit und historisch fundierter Modernitat gehort sie zu den Grundschriften der neuzeitlichen Theologie. Die hier vorgelegte Edition bietet den Text der letzten von Harnack betreuten Ausgabe dieser erfolgreichen Schrift aus dem Jahre 1929. Hinzu kommt ein Anhang mit wichtigen, bislang wenig beachteten Texten aus dem Umfeld der Vorlesungen sowie mit einigen Materialien aus dem Nachlass Harnacks, die hier erstmals veroffentlicht werden. Die Anmerkungen des Herausgebers schlusseln Anspielungen und Zitate auf und liefern Querverweise auf das ubrige Werk. In einem Nachwort wird die Bedeutung dieser Schrift innerhalb des Gesamtwerks Harnacks und der zeitgenossischen Diskussionslage nachgezeichnet. Detaillierte Namen- und Sachregister erleichtern die Erschliessung des Textes.

Sanatio in radice

Historie eines Rechtsinstituts und seine Beziehung zum sakramentalen Eheverständnis der katholischen Kirche

Author: Peter Fabritz

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631604151

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5548

Kann man eine ungultige Ehe gultig machen? Ist Gultigkeit uberhaupt ein Kriterium fur die Ehe? Was sind die Voraussetzungen, um eine Ehe als gultig oder ungultig zu bezeichnen? Besitzt die Kirche eine rechtliche "Gewalt" uber die Ehe, die es ihr erlaubt, eine Ehe als gultig oder ungultig zu klassifizieren? Die Ehe kommt zustande durch den Willen zur Ehe, den beiderseitigen Konsens der Partner. Keine Macht der Welt kann ihn auflosen. Der Konsens kann aber existent sein und dennoch ungultig, weil zum Zeitpunkt der Konsensabgabe ein Hindernis vorlag. Hier hat sich im 14. Jahrhundert ein Rechtsinstitut entwickelt, mit dem die Papste ungultige Ehen Kraft apostolischer Autoritat ruckwirkend fur gultig erklart haben: Die "sanatio in radice" - die Heilung in der Wurzel. Die Arbeit versucht ausgehend vom romischen Recht uber die Anfange kirchlicher Ehedispens bis hin zur Gegenwart eine rechtshistorische Gesamtdarstellung der "sanatio in radice" vorzulegen."