The book analyses the complexities of the relationships between religion and globalization, and general trends and counter-trends in secularization.
Author: John Wolffe
Global Religious Movements in Regional Context offers a wide-ranging exploration of the adaptation and diversity of religious traditions in various geographical, cultural and ethnic contexts within the contemporary world. The book analyses the complexities of the relationships between religion and globalization, and general trends and counter-trends in secularization. It argues that religions that 'go global' cannot remain unchanged by their importation into new cultures, and explores the creative tension between indigenization and a sense of global identity. The chapters focus on Evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the UK, the USA, Latin America and Africa, as well as the world-wide spread of Islam and of the Japanese-derived Buddhist movement, the Soka Gakkai. The five textbooks and Reader that make up the Religion Today Open University/Ashgate series are: o From Sacred Text to Internet o Religion and Social Transformations o Perspectives on Civil Religion o Global Religious Movements in Regional Context o Belief Beyond Boundaries o Religion Today: A Reader
Religions of Immigrants from India and Palestine: New Threads in the American
Tapestry. New York: Cambridge University Press. Wolfe, John. 2002. Global Religious Movements in Regional Context. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. Wood,
Author: Stephen M. Cherry
From global missionizing among proselytic faiths to mass migration through religious diasporas, religion has traveled from one side of the world and back again. It continues to play a prominent role in shaping world politics and has been a vital force in the continued emergence, spread, and creation of a transnational civil society. Exploring how religious roots are shaping organizations that seek to aid people across political and geographic boundaries - 'service movements' - this book focuses on how religious movements establish structures to assist people with basic human needs such as food, clothing, shelter, education, and health. Examining a multitude of faith traditions with origins in different parts of the world, seven contributing chapters, with an introduction and conclusions by the senior author, offer a unique discussion of the intersections between religious transnationalism and social movements.
IO II I2 13 14 IS 16 I7 18 I9 20 Notes For example, Daniele Hervieu-Léger,
Religion as a Chain of Memory (Cambridge, 2000). Sabina Magliocco ... Global Religious Movements in Regional Context (Aldershot, 2002), pp. 109—55, at p.
Author: Olav Hammer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Addresses the key features of new religions, such as Scientology, the Moonies and Jihadist movements, from a systematic, comparative perspective.
The book focuses on the world's three major missionary religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
Author: David Herbert
This title was first published in 2002: Religion and Social Transformations examines the reciprocal relationship between religion, modernity and social change. The book focuses on the world's three major missionary religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. It explores how these three traditions are responding to some of the most challenging issues associated with globalization, including the role of religion in the fall of Communism; the tension between religion and feminism; the compatibility of religion and human rights; and whether ancient religions can accommodate new challenges such as environmentalism. The five textbooks and Reader that make up the Religion Today Open University/Ashgate series are: From Sacred Text to Internet; Religion and Social Transformations; Perspectives on Civil Religion; Global Religious Movements in Regional Context; Belief Beyond Boundaries; Religion Today: A Reader
The book sets out to explore tensions and complexities in the relationship between the 'sacred' and the 'secular', and draws on two major case studies for in-depth illustration of key issues.
Author: Gerald Parsons
This title was first published in 2002: Perspectives on Civil Religion introduces the concept of civil religion, examines the use of the concept in recent scholarship and investigates examples of civil religion in the contemporary world. The book sets out to explore tensions and complexities in the relationship between the 'sacred' and the 'secular', and draws on two major case studies for in-depth illustration of key issues. It looks first at the development of rituals of remembrance from the American civil war, British and American responses to the two world wars and the controversial Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. It then considers civil religion in the Italian city of Siena, especially in relation to the Palio of Siena and Sienese devotion to the Virgin. The five textbooks and Reader that make up the Religion Today Open University/Ashgate series are: From Sacred Text to Internet; Religion and Social Transformations; Perspectives on Civil Religion; Global Religious Movements in Regional Context; Belief Beyond Boundaries; Religion Today: A Reader
... avoiding excessive abstractions by focusing on the regional context of international and global systems and processes; and sidestepping overly sharp
distinctions between secular and religious orders.2 These three adjustments
clear the ground for ... readily processes of internationalization and the power of
the state than processes of globalization and the power of transnational religious movements.
Author: Jack Snyder
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Political Science
Religious concerns stand at the center of international politics, yet key paradigms in international relations, namely realism, liberalism, and constructivism, barely consider religion in their analysis of political subjects. The essays in this collection rectify this. Authored by leading scholars, they introduce models that integrate religion into the study of international politics and connect religion to a rising form of populist politics in the developing world. Contributors identify religion as pervasive and distinctive, forcing a reframing of international relations theory that reinterprets traditional paradigms. One essay draws on both realism and constructivism in the examination of religious discourse and transnational networks. Another positions secularism not as the opposite of religion but as a comparable type of worldview drawing on and competing with religious ideas. With the secular state's perceived failure to address popular needs, religion has become a banner for movements that demand a more responsive government. The contributors to this volume recognize this trend and propose structural and theoretical innovations for future advances in the discipline.
The book examines how alternative spiritualities traditionally classed as 'New Age' or new religious movements have grown exponentially in recent years.
Author: Joanne Pearson
Belief Beyond Boundaries explores 'religions' or forms of spirituality that tend to be marginal to the mainstream of British and North American religious expression. The book examines how alternative spiritualities traditionally classed as 'New Age' or new religious movements have grown exponentially in recent years. It progresses to detailed examination of Paganism, Celtic spirituality, Wicca, witchcraft, North American indigenous religion and New Age, considering the impact of the rise of science on religion and the emergence of new categories of spirituality. The authors explore why these forms of spirituality are so popular in the contemporary UK and USA, and how they impact on mainstream traditions. The five textbooks and Reader that make up the Religion Today Open University/Ashgate series are: o From Sacred Text to Internet o Religion and Social Transformations o Perspectives on Civil Religion o Global Religious Movements in Regional Context o Belief Beyond Boundaries o Religion Today: A Reader
CHAPTER FOUR Hip - Hop in Rakvere : The Importance of the Local in Global
Subculture MAARJA KOBIN AND AIRI ... Young people from different ethnic
backgrounds in other cities and regions have reworked rap and hip - hop so that
it incorporates local knowledge and sensibilities , transforming rap into a means
of communication that works in the context of specific localities ( Bennett 2001 :
93 – 94 ) ...
Author: George McKay
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Social Science
Based on extensive ethnographic research, this collection uses a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodologies to examine some of the many subcultures and new religious movements that have emerged in Central and Eastern Europe since the fall of communism.
... Context of Brazil's Religious Marketplace Latin America has never figured
prominently in the scholarly literature on new religious movements (NRMs) or
related phenomena worldwide. The ubiquitous Roman Catholic presence in the region ...
Author: Phillip Charles Lucas
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Political Science
New Religious Movements in the 21st Century is the first volume to examine the urgent and important issues facing new religions in their political, legal and religious contexts in global perspective. With essays from prominent NRM scholars and usefully organized into four regional areas covering Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Russia and Eastern Europe, and North and South America, as well as a concluding section on the major themes of globalization and terrorist violence, this book provides invaluable insight into the challenges facing religion in the twenty-first century. An introduction by Tom Robbins provides an overview of the major issues and themes discussed in the book.
How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think about and Discuss
Theology Timothy C. Tennent ... new Christian movements and the renewal of
Roman Catholicism, as well as theological discussions that mirror many of the
broad ... The single, all-embracing system of religious life in the region has been
replaced by a new religious marketplace and the democratization of religious
Author: Timothy C. Tennent
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
It’s no secret that the center of Christianity has shifted from the West to the global South and East. While the truths of the Christian faith are universal, new contexts bring new questions, new understandings, and new expressions. What does this mean for theology? Is the Christian faith not only culturally translatable, but also theologically translatable?Timothy Tennent answers this question with a resounding yes. Theological reflection is alive and well in the majority world church, and these new perspectives need to be heard, considered, and brought into conversation with Western theologians. Global theology can make us aware of our own blind spots and biases. Because of its largely conservative stance, global theology has much to offer toward the revitalization of Western Christianity.Tennent examines traditional theological categories in conversation with theologians from across the globe, making this volume valuable for students, pastors, missionaries, and theologians alike.
The chapter dwells on how the soteriological questions are posed in the movements and the method of religious journeying that acts as a ... Locating the movements within the discursive field of secularism in the Indian context, I will
problematize the concept of 'apolitical' ... of religious journey constitutes the very
core of their religiosity and they are undertaken through local, regional and global networks.
Author: Nalin Mehta
The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and the land that produced Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, Gujarat has been at the centre-stage of South Asia’s political iconography for more than a century. As Gujarat, created as a separate state in 1960, celebrates its golden jubilee this collection of essays critically explores the many paradoxes and complexities of modernity and politics in the state. The contributors provide much-needed insights into the dominant impulses of identity formation, cultural change, political mobilisation, religious movements and modes of communication that define modern Gujarat. This book touches upon a fascinating range of topics – the identity debates at the heart of the idea of modern Gujarat; the trajectory of Gujarati politics from the 1950s to the present day; bootlegging, the practice of corruption and public power; vegetarianism and violence; urban planning and the enabling infrastructure of antagonism; global diasporas and provincial politics – providing new insights into understanding the enigma of Gujarat. Going well beyond the boundaries of Gujarat and engaging with larger questions about democracy and diversity in India, this book will appeal to those interested in South Asian Studies, politics, sociology, history as well as the general reader. This book was published as a special issue of South Asian History and Culture.
Migration, Mission, and Public Religion. Michael Wilkinson. GLOBAL
PENTECOSTAL NETWORKS AND THE PROBLEMS OF CULTURE: THE
CHURCH OF PENTECOST IN GHANA AND ... I do this by looking at the historical context of the regional and transnational networks that anticipated the Church of
Pentecost's (CoP) ...
Author: Michael Wilkinson
This book analyses the variety of Pentecostal movements engaging politics in Africa, mission work in Asia, and issues of migration in Europe and North America.
... Xinjiang province; Islamic religious activism, aimed at reinforcing a regional
and global network of spiritual affiliation. Particularly strong actors in this context
include the Deobandi and Balelwi groups, the already mentioned Tablighi and
Jamaat-i-Islami, ... This is due to the fact that transnational Islamic movements are
often guided by considerations that could be defined as being broadly
Author: P. Ferrara
Category: Social Science
With a religious re-emergence in international relations, this book provides an introduction to the role religions play within the global political arena. Culled from theoretical, practical, and real-world experiences, Ferrara explains the role religion now plays in global affairs on diplomatic and political levels.
Fully updated throughout, this second edition now includes: - A new chapter covering Christianity in Oceania - Further analysis of the early growth of Christianity in Asia and Africa - Coverage of research trends in migration, theologies of ...
Author: Sebastian Kim
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Now in its second edition, Christianity as a World Religion locates Christianity within its global context. Structured by geographical region, it covers Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Oceania. It deals with four dimensions of Christianity in each context: Christian history, churches and society, interreligious relations, and distinctive worship and theology. Study questions and further reading suggestions are provided in each chapter. Fully updated throughout, this second edition now includes: - A new chapter covering Christianity in Oceania - Further analysis of the early growth of Christianity in Asia and Africa - Coverage of research trends in migration, theologies of prosperity, and the role of local agents in evangelization - Coverage of global interconnections and networks, new movements, global Catholicism, Christian political engagement and persecution of Christian communities - A thorough revision of the conclusion, including reflection on the discipline of world Christianity and its implications for theology - 40 images and maps - Chapter summaries - Extra resources online including a timeline and weblinks - New text design and layout, making the text more student-friendly and accessible Christianity as a World Religion is ideal for courses on World Christianity, Christianity as a Global Religion, the History of Christianity and contemporary Christian theology.
Written with exceptional clarity and illustrated with lively and diverse examples ranging from Islam and Hinduism to African traditional religions and new age spirituality, this is a fascinating overview of how religion has developed in a ...
Author: Peter Beyer
Peter Beyer, a distinguished sociologist of religion, presents a way of understanding religion in a contemporary global society - by analyzing it as a dimension of the historical process of globalization. Introducing theories of globalization and showing how they can be applied to world religions, Beyer reveals the nature of the contested category of ‘religion’: what it means, what it includes and what it implies in the world today. Written with exceptional clarity and illustrated with lively and diverse examples ranging from Islam and Hinduism to African traditional religions and new age spirituality, this is a fascinating overview of how religion has developed in a globalized society. It is recommended reading for students taking courses on sociology of religion, religion and globalization, and religion and modernity.
Region. Abdullah. Baabood. Islamism in the Gulf is best seen in the context of the global resurgence of religion and the ... social and political force, appealed to by
governments, political parties and opposition movements alike, a source of ...
Author: Khaled Hroub
Category: Political Science
This volume offers a comprehensive discussion of the contemporary debates within political Islam, providing an in-depth analysis of the specific movements, countries and regions in the Arab world and Israel. The contributors contend that the evolution of Islamic movements is contextual rather than ideological. Therefore, Islamic movements are best understood individually within their own historical, socio-political and cultural setting. Political Islam is an essential reference for academi, researchers and the media, as well as general readers with an interest in Islamic political debates. Contributors include Abdullah Baabood, Youcef Bouandel, Abdelwahab El-Affendi, Kamal Helbawy, Roel Meijer, Ibrahim Moussawi, Tariq Ramadan, Tilde Rosmer, Murad Batal al-Shishani, Sara Silvestri and Camille Tawil. '[Hroub's] work on Hamas is exceptional ... a lucid, informative and extremely valuable introduction to this complex organisation.' Sara Roy, Harvard University
The book includes case studies, essays, theoretical works, and articles on ecofeminist movements from many of the world''s regions including Taiwan, Mexico, Kenya, Chile, India, Brazil, Canada, England and the United States.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Discusses ecofeminism in the context of the social, political and ecological consequences of globalization. The book includes case studies, essays, theoretical works, and articles on ecofeminist movements from many of the world''s regions including Taiwan, Mexico, Kenya, Chile, India, Brazil, Canada, England and the United States.
Each of these monotheistic religions—Judaism, Catholic Christianity, and Islam—
projects itself as a global faith with a cosmic dimension in terms of its spiritual ...
every country throughout the globe), multinational expansion (in several
countries, new recruits through proselytism have joined the movement), helping
others ... context of a specific period, in a specific region, and for a specific group
Author: Michel S. Laguerre
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
This study seeks to explain three models of network governance embedded in digital practices that the mainstream monotheistic religions – Judaism, Catholic Christianity, and Islam – have used to lead and manage the worldwide distribution of their local nodes, exploring the connection between network governance and its digital embeddedness and showing how the latter enhances the performance of the former.