Religions of Modernity

Religions of Modernity

From a Weberian perspective, it is not surprising at all that the problems of meaning created by rationalization and disenchantment have produced New Age as a modern religious attempt to overcome them. Emile Durkheim on religion and ...

Author: Stef Aupers

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004184510

Category: Religion

Page: 273

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Religions of Modernity challenges the social-scientific orthodoxy that, once unleashed, the modern forces of individualism, science and technology inevitably erode the sacred and evoke the profane. The book's chapters, some by established scholars, others by junior researchers, document instead in rich empirical detail how modernity relocates the sacred to the deeper layers of the self and the domain of digital technology. Rather than destroying the sacred tout court, then, the cultural logic of modernization spawns its own religious meanings, unacknowledged spiritualities and magical enchantments. The editors argue in the introductory chapter that the classical theoretical accounts of modernity by Max Weber, Emile Durkheim and others already hinted at the future emergence of these religions of modernity
Categories: Religion

Religious Responses to Modernity

Religious Responses to Modernity

The thoughtful essays presented herein, by Simon Gerber, Johannes Zachhuber, Jonathan Garb, Rivka Feldhay, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Israel Gershoni and Christoph Schmidt, provide a counterweight to the popularity of some all-too-simplified models ...

Author: Yohanan Friedmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110723984

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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The dawn of the modern age posed challenges to all of the world’s religions – and since then, religions have countered with challenges to modernity. In Religious Responses to Modernity, seven leading scholars from Germany and Israel explore specific instances of the face-off between religious thought and modernity, in Christianity, Judaism and Islam. As co-editor Christoph Markschies remarks in his Foreword, it may seem almost trivial to say that different religions, and the various currents within them, have reacted in very different ways to the “multiple modernities” described by S.N. Eisenstadt. However, things become more interesting when the comparative perspective leads us to discover surprising similarities. Disparate encounters are connected by their transnational or national perspectives, with the one side criticizing in the interest of rationality as a model of authorization, and the other presenting revelation as a critique of a depraved form of rationality. The thoughtful essays presented herein, by Simon Gerber, Johannes Zachhuber, Jonathan Garb, Rivka Feldhay, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Israel Gershoni and Christoph Schmidt, provide a counterweight to the popularity of some all-too-simplified models of modernization.
Categories: Religion

Religion and Modernity

Religion and Modernity

Author: Pål Repstad

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004005623

Category: Christian sociology

Page: 184

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Categories: Christian sociology

Religion Place and Modernity

Religion  Place and Modernity

largely state-controlled world religion in the temple. In doing so, the temple becomes a mediator of religious modernity and state control. The background of Alexander Soucy's chapter on modern Zen-Buddhism in Vietnam is a ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004320239

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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The volume Religion, Place and Modernity explores the spatial articulation of religion and modernity in and through places in Southeast and East Asia. Based on ethnographic, historical and theoretical research, the authors aim at a deeper understanding of the articulation of a religious modernity.
Categories: Social Science

Religious Traditions and Personal Stories

Religious Traditions and Personal Stories

3 Religion and Modernity ' It is certainly not accidental that women were ordained first within sections of religious communities which accommodated modernity and presented to some extent a break with tradition .

Author: Uta Blohm

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015060572032

Category: Clergé féminin

Page: 469

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Women in roles of religious leadership represent a relatively new phenomenon within Judaism and Christianity and to some extent, a break with traditional assumptions. The study gives insight into how women are defining themselves as religious leaders and women within the context of patriarchal religion. The research is based on 50 qualitative interviews with women rabbis, Anglican priests and other Christian ministers. Some of the issues discussed concerning role, ordination and tradition are unrelated to gender. Christian interviewees describe their journeys into the ministry or priesthood predominantly as experiences of vocation whereas rabbis choose the rabbinate out of an interest in Jewish studies and in the role itself. With regard to gender women across the religious divide are facing opposition and are dealing with similar religious questions of inclusive language or the impact of traditional female roles.
Categories: Clergé féminin

Religion Reform and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century

Religion  Reform and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century

A new interpretation of English history and religion in the eighteenth century.

Author: Robert G. Ingram

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843833484

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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A new interpretation of English history and religion in the eighteenth century.
Categories: Religion

Religion and Modernity in India

Religion and Modernity in India

Quatrième de couverture: "Through a series of case studies taken from everyday experiences of people following a variety of religions, this book interrogates the supposed epistemological dualism between modernity and religion in India.

Author: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199467781

Category: India

Page: 336

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Modernity, which emphasizes the relegation of religion firmly to an individual's private life, is a challenging idea for any culture. In India it faces a particularly unusual problem: the persistence of numerous traditional and religious practices means that religion and modernity co-habit here in a complex, plural, transient, and historically evolving relationship. Religion and Modernity in India explores this complex relationship through a series of case studies on the quotidian experiences of people practicing a variety of religions. It presents the dynamically interacting textures of society engaging with modernity in divergent ways, both historically and in contemporary times. The essays in this collection consciously bring in the idea of inclusivity by factoring in the small and local contexts. They raise important questions about marginality and sexuality, and discuss the oral and cultural traditions of both mainstream and marginal communities such as tribal communities and women. In doing so, they put forward the perspectives of groups that represent difference but at the same time are linked to a larger whole.
Categories: India

Religion Society and Modernity in Turkey

Religion  Society  and Modernity in Turkey

This book collects Serif Mardin’s seminal essays written throughout the span of his prolific career.

Author: Serif Mardin

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815628102

Category: History

Page: 396

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This book collects Serif Mardin’s seminal essays written throughout the span of his prolific career. Comprising some of the author’s finest and most incisive writings, these essays deal with the historical background, political travails, and socioeconomic metamorphosis of Turkey during a century of modernization. With his characteristic sophistication and breadth of vision, Mardin provides readers with a remarkably objective analysis of ideology, civil society, religion, urban life, and violence in late Ottoman and Republican Turkey. Mardin moves easily from sociological topics on violence and class-consciousness to the history of the Ottoman Empire, and the philosophy and culture of modern Turkey within the greater Middle East. These influential pieces—collected for the first time in one volume—represent an invaluable addition to the field of Middle East studies.
Categories: History

Modernity and Religion

Modernity and Religion

These are the kinds of concerns the interdisciplinary group of scholars addresses in this volume.

Author: William Nicholls

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554587599

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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"It would be possible to argue," writes William Nicholls, "that the pivotal subject of debate among theologians for the past two hundred years has been the relationship between modernity and the Christian tradition." What is modernity—a philosophical outlook or a set of ideas? What is modernization —a social process? Is modernity the same as secularity, as many theologians and sociologists in the West believe? Is the impact of modernity weakening religious traditions? Are the responses of non-Western religious traditions to modernity similar to Western ones, or are they distinctive, indigenous adaptations to the same world-wide development. These are the kinds of concerns the interdisciplinary group of scholars addresses in this volume. Contributors include Moshe Amon ("Utopias and Counter-Utopias"), Alan Davies ("The Rise o Racism in the Nineteenth Century: Symptom of Modernity"), Robert Ellwood, Jr. ("Modern Religion as Folk Religion"), Irving Hexham ("Modernity or Reaction in South Africa: The Case of Afrikaner Religion"), Shotaro Iida ("Japanese New Religions"), Shelia McDonough ("modernity in Islamic Persepctive"), William Nicholls ("Immanent Transcendence: Spirituality in a Scientific and Critical Age"), K. Dad Prithipaul ("Modernity and Religious Studies"), Tom Sinclair-Faulkner ("Caution: Moralists at Work"), Huston Smith ("Can Modernity Accommodate Transcendence?"), and John Wilson ("Modernity and Religion: A Problem of Perspective").
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Powers of Distinction

Powers of Distinction

The principle of modernity -- A history of religion -- Artificial populations -- The collective -- Images of truth from Anselm to Badiou -- The radical enlightenment of Spinoza and Kant -- Modernity as ground zero -- Of gods, laws, rabbis, ...

Author: Nancy Levene

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226507538

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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The principle of modernity -- A history of religion -- Artificial populations -- The collective -- Images of truth from Anselm to Badiou -- The radical enlightenment of Spinoza and Kant -- Modernity as ground zero -- Of gods, laws, rabbis, and ends
Categories: Religion