Tantric Buddhism and Altered States of Consciousness

Durkheim, Emotional Energy and Visions of the Consort

Author: Louise Child

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317046773

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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This book explores the role of altered states of consciousness in the communication of social and emotional energies, both on a societal level and between individual persons. Drawing from an original reading of Durkheimian social theorists (including Mauss, Hertz, and Hubert) and Jungian psychology, Louise Child applies this analysis to tantric Buddhist ritual and biographical material. She suggests ways in which dreams and visionary experiences (including those related to the 'subtle body') play an important and previously under-explored role in tantric understandings of the consort relationship.
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New Era - New Religions

Religious Transformation in Contemporary Brazil

Author: Andrew Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317088484

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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New Era - New Religions examines new forms of religion in Brazil. The largest and most vibrant country in Latin America, Brazil is home to some of the world's fastest growing religious movements and has enthusiastically greeted home-grown new religions and imported spiritual movements and new age organizations. In Brazil and beyond, these novel religious phenomena are reshaping contemporary understandings of religion and what it means to be religious. To better understand the changing face of twenty-first-century religion, New Era - New Religions situates the rise of new era religiosity within the broader context of late-modern society and its ongoing transformation.
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Pentecostal Theology for the Twenty-First Century

Engaging with Multi-Faith Singapore

Author: May Ling Tan-Chow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131708263X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In our post 9/11 world where there is a growing religious fundamentalism, and when both exclusion and easy tolerance are inadequate options, this book offers a creative alternative arguing that Pentecostalism has the potential to be a peaceful harbinger of plurality. The potential lies in its spirituality - a lively pneumatology and eschatology. The eschatological Spirit is seen as orientated towards the other, crossing boundaries in redemptive embrace, transcending exclusion and easy tolerance. This book's non-Western perspective and the empirical contextual study of Singapore's multicultural and multi-faith context are unique contributions to religion and society. This is a book for students, pastors, teachers, and theologians concerned for an approach to mission that is sensitive to their context, who want to learn from a creative theological voice from what has been perhaps the largest religious movement in history, and who see the immense potential in lively theology by Christians of the Chinese diaspora who can speak to the many millions of ethnic Chinese Christians. This book will also appeal to those outside Christianity who are interested in its attempts to engage with a complex multi-ethnic and multi-religious situation such as that in Singapore.
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Exodus Church and Civil Society

Public Theology and Social Theory in the Work of Jürgen Moltmann

Author: Scott R. Paeth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317138007

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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This book investigates the intersection of theology and social theory in the work of Jürgen Moltmann. In particular, it examines the way in which his concept of the "Exodus Church" can illuminate the importance of the idea of civil society for a Christian public theology. The concept of civil society can aid in moving from the narrower category of "political theology," a term used frequently by Moltmann to emphasize the church's public commitment, to a broader understanding of theology's public task, which takes into account the plurality of ends and institutions within society. The idea of the Exodus Church enables deeper understanding of Christian ethical participation within a complex modern society.
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Sociología apasionada

Author: Ann Game,Andrew Metcalfe

Publisher: Editorial UOC

ISBN: 8490647917

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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¿Qué es la sociología apasionada? ¿Es la sociología digna de pasión? Generalmente, la sociología se muestra como un sistema objetivo de pensamiento y práctica. La pasión se debe evitar o es, como mínimo, algo sospechoso. Ahora, por fin, contamos con un libro que argumenta de forma sincera sobre la pasión como algo necesario en la sociología. Este texto no trata simplemente de la sociología apasionada, sino que la demuestra. Este libro pretende entusiasmar a los lectores con un análisis de lo que puede hacer la sociología para ayudarles a comprender sus vidas y las condiciones sociales de nuestro tiempo. Presentando y desarrollando gran número de temas principales, entre ellos la identidad, el conocimiento, la metáfora, la magia, el deseo, el poder, la vida cotidiana y la mediación cultural, Sociología apasionada nos invita a analizar dichos temas mediante prácticas de lectura, escritura, oratoria, aprendizaje, narrativa, representación y organización. Diseñado para alumnos de todos los niveles, este libro altera notablemente la aproximación al estudio de la sociología, desafiando los manuales consolidados y apuntando nuevas e inspiradoras formas de acercarse a la materia.
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