Religion on the Internet

Research Prospects and Promises

Author: David G. Bromley,Douglas E. Cowan,Jeffrey K. Hadden

Publisher: JAI Press Incorporated

ISBN: 9780762305353

Category: Religion

Page: 380

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Offers an inquiry into the nature, scope and content of religion in cyberspace. This volume provides a conceptual mapping of religion in cyberspace. It is intended for those who seek to understand how religion is being presented on the Internet, and how this topic is likely to unfold.
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Religion and the social order

Author: N.A

Publisher: JAI Press Incorporated

ISBN: 9780762300389

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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This sixth volume in the series covers such topics as the state, religious hegemony and official definition of "genuine" religion; the hegemony of authority in maintaining religious orthodoxy; and cultural revitalization and innovation.
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Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World

Author: Giuseppe Giordan,Enzo Pace

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900423022X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 214

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This volume offers 11 case studies of contemporary movements from around the world where religious, secular and spiritual dynamics interplay in the postmodern condition of the 21st century, as traditional and contemporary sources are combined in new and dynamic ways.
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Religion and the State

A Comparative Sociology

Author: J. M. Barbalet,Adam Possamai,Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857287982

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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This volume addresses a central problem of contemporary states, namely how to manage the eruption of public religions. While the liberal framework formerly regarded religion as simply a matter of private practice and conscience, in modern states religion has often come to challenge the so-called Westphalian model of church-state relations, and has brought into question many liberal notions of secularism and tolerance. There is much discussion about post-secular society in which religion has to be taken seriously in public affairs. This collection of case studies – looking at Turkey, Singapore, India, China, Britain, Europe and the United States – explores a number of examples in which the state exercises some degree of management of religion, thereby bringing into question the traditional separation of religion and state. This study also attempts to refine the notion of secularization by examining this process in terms of political arrangements (church-state relations) and the role of religion in everyday life. Ultimately, this study reveals that there is no uniform or standard pattern of secularization in modern societies.
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North American Buddhists in Social Context

Author: Paul David Numrich

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004168265

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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The first multi-author collection of social scientific scholarship on North American Buddhists, this volume examines the current state of research and key aspects of Buddhist life and experience in social context. Case studies feature Southeast Asian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean, meditation-oriented, and socially engaged Buddhists.
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Rabbinic Political Theory

Religion and Politics in the Mishnah

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226576510

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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In The Economics of the Mishnah Jacob Neusner showed how economics functioned as an active and generative ingredient in the system of the Mishnah. With this new study, Rabbinic Political Theory, he moves from the economics to the politics of the Mishnah, placing that politics in the broader context of ancient political theory. Neusner begins his study with a modification of Weber's categories for a theory of politics: myth, institutions, administration, passion, responsibility, and proportion. Detailing the Mishnah's conception of politics, Neusner considers what he calls the stable and static structure and system through comparison with Aristotle. Although Aristotle's Politics and the Mishnah share a common economic theory based on the fundamental unit of the householder, they diverge in their conceptions of political structure and order. Aristotle embeds economics within political economy, while, Neusner argues, the Mishnah presents the anomaly of an economics separated from politics. Using modern political terms, this study explicates the complicated politics developed by the philosopher-theologians of the Mishnah. It is a first-rate contribution to our understanding of the intersection of politics, political philosophy, and the Mishnaic system.
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Religion and Diversity in Canada

Author: Lori Gail Beaman,Peter Beyer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004170154

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Canada officially prides itself on being a multicultural nation, welcoming people from all around the world, and enshrining that status in its Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as in an array of laws and policies that aim to protect citizens from discrimination on various grounds, including race, cultural origin, sexual orientation, and religion. This volume explores the intersection of these diversities, foregrounding religion as the primary focus of analysis. Taking as their point of departure the contested meaning and implications of the term diversity, the various contributions address issues such as the power relations that diversity implies, the cultural context that limits the understanding and practical acceptance of religious diversity, and how Canada compares in these matters to other countries. Taken together the essays therefore elucidate the Canadian case while also having relevance for understanding this critical issue globally.
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