Interfaith Leadership: A Primer by Eboo Patel

By Eboo Patel

A advisor for college students, teams, and companies looking to foster interfaith discussion and advertise knowing throughout non secular lines

In this e-book, popular interfaith chief Eboo Patel deals a transparent, certain, and sensible consultant to interfaith management, illustrated with compelling examples. Patel explains what interfaith management is and explores the middle talents and abilities of interfaith management, ahead of turning to the problems interfaith leaders face and the way they could arrange to resolve them. Interfaith leaders search issues of connection and commonality—in their neighborhoods, faculties, university campuses, businesses, firms, hospitals, and different areas the place humans of other faiths engage with each other. whereas it may be tough to navigate the variations and disagreements that may come up from those interactions, expert interfaith leaders are very important if we're to have a robust, religiously varied democracy. This primer offers readers with the philosophical underpinnings of interfaith conception and descriptions the talents essential to perform interfaith management today.

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The Invention of World Religions: Or, How European by Tomoko Masuzawa

By Tomoko Masuzawa

The notion of "world religions" expresses a imprecise dedication to multiculturalism. now not in basic terms a descriptive idea, "world religions" is really a specific ethos, a pluralist ideology, a good judgment of type, and a sort of data that has formed the examine of faith and infiltrated usual language.

In this formidable learn, Tomoko Masuzawa examines the emergence of "world religions" in smooth eu concept. Devoting specific recognition to the relation among the comparative examine of language and the nascent technological know-how of faith, she demonstrates how new classifications of language and race brought on Buddhism and Islam to realize detailed value, as those religions got here to be noticeable in opposing terms-Aryan on one hand and Semitic at the different. Masuzawa additionally explores the complicated relation of "world religions" to Protestant theology, from the hierarchical ordering of religions ordinary of the Christian supremacists of the 19th century to the aspirations of early twentieth-century theologian Ernst Troeltsch, who embraced the pluralist common sense of "world religions" and through so doing sought to reclaim the universalist future of eu modernity.

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Religious Education in a Global-Local World (Boundaries of by Jenny Berglund,Yafa Shanneik,Brian Bocking

By Jenny Berglund,Yafa Shanneik,Brian Bocking

This publication examines non secular schooling (RE) in over ten nations, together with Australia, Indonesia, Mali, Russia, united kingdom, eire, united states, and Canada. Investigating RE from an international and multi-interdisciplinary standpoint, it offers study at the varied earlier, current, and attainable destiny kinds of RE. In doing so, it complements public knowing of the complicated matters and debates surrounding RE within the wider global. the amount emphasizes a student-centred strategy, viewing any type of ‘RE’, or its absence, as a formative lived adventure for students. It stresses a bottom-up, sociological and ethnographic/anthropological research-based method of the learn of RE, instead of the ‘top down’ ways which frequently begin from prescriptive felony, ideological or spiritual standpoints.   The twelve chapters during this quantity regard RE as an entity that has a number of and contested meanings and interpretations which are continuously negotiated. For a few, ‘RE’ ability spiritual nurturing, both adapted to parental perspectives or intended to inculcate a uniform religiosity. For others, RE capability studying concerning the many spiritual and non-religious world-views and secular ethics that exist, no longer selling one faith or one other. a few search to prevent the ambiguous time period ‘religious education’, changing it with phrases comparable to ‘education approximately religions and ideology’ or ‘the non secular measurement of intercultural education’.

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Sacred Languages of the World: An Introduction by Brian P. Bennett

By Brian P. Bennett

A interesting comparative account of sacred languages and their function in and past faith —written for a vast, interdisciplinary audience

Sacred languages were used for foundational texts, liturgy, and formality for millennia, and lots of have remained nearly unchanged in the course of the centuries. whereas the very important courting among language and faith has been lengthy stated, new examine and pondering throughout an array of disciplines together with non secular reports, sociolinguistics, sociology, linguistics, or even neurolinguistics has ended in a renewed curiosity within the zone. This attention-grabbing and informative ebook attracts on Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Judaic, and Buddhist traditions to supply a concise and available creation to the phenomenon of sacred languages. 

The ebook takes a strongly comparative, wide-ranging method of exploring ways that old non secular languages, comparable to Latin, Pali, Church Slavonic, and Hebrew proceed to form the ideals and practices of non secular groups worldwide. trained by means of either comparative faith and sociolinguistics, it strains the histories of sacred languages, the myths and doctrines that designate their foundation and price, many of the methods they're used, the sectarian debates that shadow them, and the technological ideas that propel them ahead within the twenty-first century. 

  • A accomplished yet succinct account of the function and value of language inside of religion
  • Takes an interdisciplinary technique with a view to attract scholars and students throughout an array of disciplines, together with non secular experiences, sociology of faith, sociolinguistics, and linguistics
  • Provides a strongly comparative exploration, drawing on Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Judaic, and Buddhist traditions
  • Uses a number of examples and ties historical debates with modern situations
  • Satisfies the quickly growing to be call for for books at the topic between either lecturers and normal readers

Sacred Languages of the World is a must-read for college kids of faith and language, scripture, spiritual literacy, schooling and language, the sociology of faith, sociolinguistics. it's going to even have powerful charm between basic readers with an curiosity comparative faith, historical past, cultural feedback, verbal exchange experiences, and more. 

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The Forbidden History of the World by H.L. Bernstein

By H.L. Bernstein

This historical past of the realm is written to inform the reader what no scholar ever discovered in any highschool anywhere—ironically, it's the details and heritage concerning the such a lot crucial, center ideals held via approximately each person.

After a a bit undemanding physics and biology creation after which a slightly standard excessive school-like starting heritage lesson, the reader can count on to profit what's forbidden to learn.

Rather than providing a handful of lacking jig-saw items, the whole heritage of the realm that's priceless may be set forth with these “forbidden” items already in place.

This historical past e-book is changed from a script for The heritage of the realm: half I.

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Black Pilgrimage to Islam by Robert Dannin,Jolie Stahl

By Robert Dannin,Jolie Stahl

This e-book deals a complete ethnographic examine of African-American Muslims. Drawing on countless numbers of interviews performed over a interval of numerous years, Dannin presents an exceptional glance contained in the attention-grabbing and little understood global of black Muslims. He discovers that the well known and cult-like country of Islam represents just a small a part of the image. Many extra African-Americans are interested in Islamic orthodoxy, with its strict adherence to the Qur'an. Dannin takes us to the 1st Cleveland Mosque, the oldest carrying on with Muslim establishment in the US, directly to a permament Muslim village in Buffalo, after which within New York's maximum-security prisons to listen to testimony of the strong charm of Islam for people in determined events. He seems on the aftermath of the assassination of Malcolm X, and the continued battle among the kingdom of Islam and orthodox Muslims. Accessibly written, jam-packed with gripping first-hand testimony, and that includes extraordinary illustrations via photographer Jolie Stahl, this publication would be the most sensible to be had consultant to the ideals and tradition of African-American Muslims.

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Finding All Things in God: Pansacramentalism and Doing by Hans Gustafson

By Hans Gustafson

Hans Gustafson proposes pansacramentalism as maintaining capability for locating the divine in all issues and all issues within the divine, which incorporates major inherent interreligious implications--especially for doing theology. Presupposing the problem of doing theology divorced from spirituality (lived non secular experience), he provides pansacramentalism as a bridge among the 2. In so doing, Gustafson deals a heritage of spirituality and sketches the principles of a classical method of sacramentality (through Aquinas) and a modern method of an identical (through Rahner and Chauvet).
By proposing 3 interesting case experiences, this booklet bargains specific cases of sacramentality in lived non secular event (i.e., sacramental spirituality). those case reviews draw on Thomas Merton and position, Nicholas Black Elk and a number of non secular id, and Fyodor Dostoevsky and Wendell Berry and literature.
The e-book culminates by way of a) developing a philosophy of sacramental mediation and criteriology of sacrament, b) attractive panentheism and the ache of God and global, and c) offering "panentheistic pansacramentalism" as a brand new version for realizing the divine-world dating set within the context of a pansacramental theology of spiritual pluralism.
Finally, a mode for doing theology interreligiously is available in accordance with the general content material of the e-book and in the context of the interdisciplinary box of interreligious studies.

"To the spiritual global that has lengthy suffered the cut up of theology and spirituality, Gustafson deals a really unique and intensely persuasive try to reunite the 2 by way of a pansacramental technique, a liturgical mediation among the 2, and offers, within the strategy, a wealth of insights from Aquinas, Rahner, Chauvet, Merton, Nicholas Black Elk, Dostoevsky, and Wendell Berry. It permits us to 'find God in all issues' in a manner open to panentheistic sensibility and non secular pluralism. I heartily suggest the book."
--Anselm ok. Min, Professor of faith, division of faith, Claremont Graduate University

"Enough authors have bemoaned the dying of theology; it is time now to midwife her rebirth. during this travel de strength, Gustafson unleashes the deeper meanings of image and sacrament to reunite theological mirrored image and religious dwelling. Deeply Christian and deeply interreligious, his pansacramentalism destabilizes conventional dichotomies and noticeably expands the world of the sacred. A must-read for all who're drawn to the way forward for confident theology."
--Philip Clayton, writer of Transforming Christian Theology

"The theological vistas opened by way of twentieth-century advancements within the inspiration of sacramentality have nonetheless merely started to be explored. on condition that, as Hans Gustafson aptly avers, sacramentality involves the assembly of human particularity (spirituality) and divine universality (theology), every one new iteration needs to commence afresh, seriously construction on past scholarship whereas bringing new human assets to endure. Gustafson screens mind, ardour, and reverence for traditions during this new entire, interdisciplinary contribution."
--Bruce T. Morrill, SJ, Vanderbilt University

Hans S. Gustafson is the affiliate director of the Jay Phillips heart for Interfaith studying on the college of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and the varsity of Saint Benedict/Saint John's college (Minnesota) the place he teaches within the theology departments.

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Hippies of the Religious Right: From the Counterculture of by Preston Shires

By Preston Shires

This quantity demonstrates that the Christian correct has a shocking earlier. old research unearths that the countercultural hobbies and evangelicalism proportion a typical background. Shires warns that political operatives in either events have to heed this truth in the event that they wish to both, on the subject of the Republican get together, preserve their evangelical constituency, or, when it comes to the Democratic occasion, recruit new evangelical voters.

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Development Across Faith Boundaries (Routledge Research in by Anthony Ware,Matthew Clarke

By Anthony Ware,Matthew Clarke

Faith-based businesses (FBOs) have lengthy been acknowledged as having a bonus in offering courses and interventions among groups of an analogous religion. in spite of the fact that, many FBOs this present day paintings throughout quite a few contexts, together with with neighborhood companions and groups of other faiths. Likewise, secular NGOs and donors are more and more partnering with faith-based organizations to paintings in highly-religious communities.


Development throughout religion Boundaries explores the dynamics of actions via neighborhood or overseas FBOs that pass religion obstacles, even if with their companions, donors or recipient groups. The ebook investigates the dynamics of cross-faith partnerships in various improvement contexts, from India, Cambodia and Myanmar, to Melanesia, Bosnia, Ethiopia and Afghanistan. The ebook demonstrates how a ways FBOs expand their actions past their very own religion groups and the way some distance NGOs accomplice with non secular actors. It additionally considers the affects of those cross-faith partnerships, together with their paintings on clash and sectarian or ethnic stress within the suitable communities.


This e-book is a useful advisor for graduates, researchers and scholars with an curiosity in improvement and spiritual reviews, in addition to practitioners in the reduction sector.

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Religion and Families: An Introduction (Textbooks in Family by Loren D. Marks,David C. Dollahite

By Loren D. Marks,David C. Dollahite

This is the first multidisciplinary textual content to deal with the becoming scholarly connection among faith and kinfolk lifestyles. the newest literature from kin stories, psychology, sociology, and faith is reviewed besides narratives drawn from interviews with 2 hundred racially, religiously, and domestically various households which carry the suggestions to lifestyles. Written in a thought-provoking, available, and infrequently funny type by way of of the prime researchers within the box, the e-book displays the authors’ firsthand event in instructing today’s scholars approximately religion’s effect on households. ahead of writing the e-book, the authors learn the sacred texts of many religions, interviewed non secular leaders, and attended spiritual prone for a wide range of faiths. the result's a correct and interesting account of why and the way households are impacted by way of their faith. The pedagogical gains of the textual content contain boldfaced keyword phrases outlined within the word list, textual content bins, bankruptcy conclusions, precis issues, and evaluate questions.?



Religion and Families:



  • Examines a number of denominations inside Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

  • Reviews findings from racially and ethnically varied households, from conventional and numerous relatives types, and examines gender and life-course issues.

  • Addresses the effect of one’s non secular involvement on durability, divorce premiums, and parenting styles.

  • Considers demographic, family-, couple-, and individual-level info that relate to prayer and different sacred practices.

  • Presents a balanced remedy of the newest learn and a brand new version for learning kinfolk and religion.

  • Explores the "whys," "hows," and tactics at paintings within the religion-family connection.

The e-book opens with a dialogue of why faith and kinfolk connections topic. bankruptcy 2 defines faith and offers a brand new conceptualization of faith. Empirical examine connections among faith and marriage, divorce, kinfolk, and parent-child relationships are explored in chapters three via 6. The interface among faith and the family members in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are reviewed in chapters 7, eight, and nine. bankruptcy 10 explores the original demanding situations that faith provides for varied relations varieties. Prayer as a coping mechanism for life’s demanding situations reminiscent of dying and incapacity are explored in bankruptcy eleven. bankruptcy 12 examines forgiveness within the context of marriages and households. The publication concludes with a overview of the book’s most vital subject matters and findings.



Intended as a textual content for undergraduate classes in relatives and faith, the psychology or sociology of the family members, the psychology or sociology of faith, pastoral/biblical counseling, or kinfolk and adolescence ministry, taught in human improvement and kin experiences, psychology, sociology, faith, social paintings, pastoral counseling, and infrequently philosophy. This e-book additionally appeals to relations therapists and counselors.

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