Religious Internationals in the Modern World

Globalization and Faith Communities Since 1750

Author: Abigail Green,Vincent Viaene

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230319505

Category: History

Page: 383

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The central idea behind this book is that the globalisation and politicisation of traditional religious identities is a historical phenomenon with deep roots in the 19th-20th centuries. Tracing the emergence of 'Religious Internationals' as a distinctive new phenomenon in world history, it transforms our understanding of the place of religion in the modern world. Leading historians and social scientists break new ground by comparing the historical experiences of different faith communities in an age of globalization without comparing them as religions. In-depth case studies focus on the internationalist dimensions of Buddhism, Christianity (Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant), Hinduism, Judaism and Islam. Individually, they illuminate the complex processes whereby communities of believers became communities of opinion. Collectively, they shed new light on the origins and nature of global civil society, highlighting the role of religion as one of its motor forces from the start.
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Religion and Politics in the Risorgimento

Britain and the New Italy, 1861-1875

Author: D. Raponi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137342986

Category: History

Page: 302

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This book examines Anglo-Italian political and cultural relations and analyses the importance of religion in the British 'Orientalist' perception of Italy. It puts religion at the centre of a harsh political and cultural war, one that was fought on international, diplomatic, and domestic levels.
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India and the Quest for One World

The Peacemakers

Author: M. Bhagavan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137349832

Category: History

Page: 221

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India and the Quest for One World revolutionizes the history of human rights, with dramatic impact on some of the most contentious debates of our time, by capturing the exceptional efforts of Mahatma Gandhi and the Nehrus to counter the divisions of the Cold War with an uplifting new vision of justice built on the principle of "unity in diversity."
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Transnational Anti-Communism and the Cold War

Agents, Activities, and Networks

Author: Stéphanie Roulin,Giles Scott-Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137388803

Category: History

Page: 292

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How was anti-communism organised in the West? This book covers the agents, aims, and arguments of various transnational anti-communist activists during the Cold War. Existing narratives often place the United States – and especially the CIA – at the centre of anti-communist activity. The book instead opens up new fields of research transnationally.
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Cold War Rivalry and the Perception of the American West

Author: P. Goral

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137364300

Category: History

Page: 185

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This book demonstrates how the two adversaries of the Cold War, West Germany and East Germany, endeavored to create two distinct and unique German identities. In their endeavor to claim legitimacy, the German cinematic representation of the American West became an important cultural weapon of mass dissemination during the Cold War.
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Ismailism and Islam in Modern South Asia

Author: Soumen Mukherjee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107154081

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This book explores the evolution of a Shia Ismaili identity and crucial aspects of the historical forces that conditioned the development of the Muslim modern in late colonial South Asia. It traces the legal process that, since the 1860s, recast a Shia Imami identity for the Ismailis, and explicates the public career of Imam Aga Khan III amid heightened religious internationalism since the late nineteenth century, the age of 'religious internationals'. It sheds light and elaborates on the enduring legacies of questions such as the Aga's understanding of colonial modernity, his ideas of India, restructured modalities of community governance and the evolution of Imamate-sponsored institutions, key strands in scholarship that characterized the development of the Muslim and Shia Ismaili modern, and Muslim universality vis-...-vis denominational particularities that often transcended the remits of the modular nation and state structure.
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Mind, Soul and Consciousness

Religion, Science and the Psy-Disciplines in Modern South Asia (with a Foreword by J. N. Mohanty)

Author: Soumen Mukherjee,Christopher Harding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780367218485

Category:

Page: 136

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This comprehensive volume explores histories and modern reworkings of the ideas of mind, soul and consciousness in South Asia. It focuses on the burgeoning 'psy-disciplines' - psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy - and their links with religion, science, philosophy, and modern notions of the mystical and spiritual, not just in South Asia, but around the world. The authors explore the global flows of ideas that gathered pace during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including: the idea(s) of self within 'Hindu modernities'; the history of relativity of consciousness in Jaina epistemology; Jungian critiques of Cartesian rationalism; Islamic reform vis-à-vis Sufi mysticism; and the re-examination and invocations of key strands of the fields of 'Indian philosophy' and the 'psy-disciplines' in modern India. Together these chapters stoke a critical engagement with existing conceptual boundaries and categories of mind, soul, consciousness, and body-mind relationship in modern Asian and European spiritual and intellectual traditions. This book will interest scholars and students of cross-cultural philosophy, intellectual history, history of religion, religious studies, and history of the mind sciences. It was originally published as a special issue of the journal South Asian History and Culture. n Asian and European spiritual and intellectual traditions. This book will interest scholars and students of cross-cultural philosophy, intellectual history, history of religion, religious studies, and history of the mind sciences. It was originally published as a special issue of the journal South Asian History and Culture.
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World Christian encyclopedia

a comparative survey of churches and religions in the modern world

Author: David B. Barrett,George Thomas Kurian,Todd M. Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 876

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The Games People Play

Theology, Religion, and Sport

Author: Robert Ellis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873845

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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In The Games People Play, Robert Ellis constructs a theology around the global cultural phenomenon of modern sport, paying particular attention to its British and American manifestations. Using historical narrative and social analysis to enter the debate on sport as religion, Ellis shows that modern sport may be said to have taken on some of the functions previously vested in organized religion. Through biblical and theological reflection, he presents a practical theology of sport's appeal and value, with special attention to the theological concept of transcendence. Throughout, he draws on original empirical work with sports participants and spectators. The Games People Play addresses issues often considered problematic in theological discussions of sport such as gender, race, consumerism, and the role of the modern media, as well as problems associated with excessive competition and performance-enhancing substances. As Ellis explains, Sporting journalists often use religious language in covering sports events. Salvation features in many a headline, and talk of moments of redemption is not uncommon. Perhaps, somewhere beyond the cliched hyperbole, there is some theological truth in all this after all.
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Modern Romance

Auf der Suche nach Liebe im 21. Jahrhundert -

Author: Aziz Ansari

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641182638

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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Der New-York-Times-Bestseller über die Liebe in Modernen Zeiten Noch nie zuvor hatten wir in der Liebe so viele Optionen – denn romantische Begegnungen sind in Zeiten von Online-Dating, Facebook, Tinder & Co. häufig nur einen Mausklick entfernt. Doch ist das für Singles ein Segen oder ein Fluch? Der weltbekannte amerikanische Schauspieler und Comedian Aziz Ansari begibt sich mit dem Soziologen Eric Klinenberg auf die lehrreiche und äußerst unterhaltsame Suche nach einer Antwort auf diese Frage.
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United Asia

International Journal of Asian Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asia

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International Affairs

Author: United States. Dept. of State. External Research Division

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

Page: N.A

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Beginning in 1954, Apr. issue lists studies in progress; Oct. issue, completed studies.
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Cumulative Book Index

World List of Books in English

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Diminished Democracy

From Membership to Management in American Civic Life

Author: Theda Skocpol

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806150173

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

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Pundits and social observers have voiced alarm each year as fewer Americans involve themselves in voluntary groups that meet regularly. Thousands of nonprofit groups have been launched in recent times, but most are run by professionals who lobby Congress or deliver social services to clients. What will happen to U.S. democracy if participatory groups and social movements wither, while civic involvement becomes one more occupation rather than every citizen’s right and duty? In Diminished Democracy, Theda Skocpol shows that this decline in public involvement has not always been the case in this country—and how, by understanding the causes of this change, we might reverse it.
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