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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Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health

Author: Anthony Blasi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004210849

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This book seeks to involve recognized researchers in the social scientific study of health, medicine and religion, which has burgeoned across the past twenty years, toward more general theoretical development within the field, particularly with respect to the elderly and disadvantaged.
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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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Religion and the American Civil War

Author: Randall M. Miller,Harry S. Stout,Charles Reagan Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199923663

Category: History

Page: 448

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The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found. Comprising essays by such scholars as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew Gilpin Faust, Mark Noll, Reid Mitchell, Harry Stout, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown, and featuring an afterword by James McPherson, this collection marks the first step towards uncovering this crucial yet neglected aspect of American history.
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