By Alan S. Rome
By Alan S. Rome
By Ittai Weinryb
The individuals to this comparative research learn ex votos throughout quite a number destinations and time classes, together with the classical Mediterranean international, medieval Europe, the interval of the Catholic Reform, and directly to Mexico, Shinto and Buddhist Japan, and Muslim Iran. Voluminous and various, Ex Voto will charm in a variety of fields, together with historical past, faith, and anthropology.
By Kristina Myrvold
By Catherine Ballériaux
The examine is an highbrow and comparative heritage of French, Spanish, and English missions to the local peoples of the US within the 17th century, c. 1610–1690. It indicates that missions are excellent case reports to correctly comprehend the connection among faith and politics in early smooth Catholic and Calvinist notion.
The ebook goals to examine the highbrow roots of primary rules in Catholic and Calvinist missionary writings—among others idolatry, conversion, civility, and police—by reading the classical, Augustinian, neo-thomist, reformed Protestant, and modern ecu impacts on their writings. Missionaries’ insistence at the necessity of reform, emphasising an experiential, sensible imaginative and prescient of Christianity, led them to tricky conversion innovations that encompassed not just spiritual, but additionally political and social adjustments. It used to be on the margins of empire that the necessities of Calvinist and Catholic soteriologies and political suggestion might be enacted and crystallised. through a cautious research of those missiologies, the research hence argues that missionaries’ universal strategies—habituation, segregation, social and political regulations—stem from a shared highbrow history, classical, humanist, and specifically inquisitive about the Erasmian excellent of a reformation of manners.
By Kim Sadique,Perry Stanislas
By Malcolm Torry
This unique publication stories a wide selection of mediating associations, either organizational and non-organizational, in places of work, residential parts, and in wider society. Focusing upon associations within the Thames Gateway and with case stories throughout south-east London, Europe and the us, Meditating Institutions highlights the significance of knowing, developing and keeping those organisations that facilitate relationships among spiritual associations and others inside of society. Discussing their constructions and actions, the writer asserts that solid relationships among non secular associations and different teams in our society are crucial for a cohesive and peaceable society.
By C. D. Sebastian
This booklet explores ‘nothingness’, the negative way present in Buddhist and Christian traditions, with a concentrated and comparative method. It examines the works of Nagarjuna (c. one hundred fifty CE), a Buddhist monk, thinker and one of many maximum thinkers of classical India, and people of John of the go (1542-1591), a Carmelite monk, impressive Spanish poet, and one of many maximum mystical theologians. The notion of nothingness in either the thinkers issues to a paradox of linguistic transcendence and gives a singular perception into through negativa. this is often the 1st full-length paintings evaluating nothingness (emptiness) in Nagarjuna (Mahayana Buddhism) and John of the go (Christianity) in any language. It augments the comparative strategy present in Buddhist-Christian comparative philosophy and theology. This e-book is of especial curiosity to teachers of Buddhist and Christian reports trying to find avenues for highbrow dialogue.
By Eliz Sanasarian
By Daniel H. Levine
By Ms Gardner Fiona
Critical spirituality is a manner of naming a wish to paintings with what's significant within the context of permitting a socially simply, diversified and inclusive society. severe spirituality capacity seeing humans holistically, trying to comprehend the place they're coming from and what concerns to them at a primary point; the extent that's a part of the standard but in addition transcends it. what's very important in severe spirituality is to mix a postmodern valuing of person adventure of spirituality with all its variety with a severe point of view that says the significance of dwelling harmoniously and respectfully at somebody, kinfolk and neighborhood level.
Human carrier execs presently strive against with the steadily expanding expectation to paintings with spirituality frequently with no feeling able to project such perform. a few paintings with humans experiencing significant trauma or swap akin to palliative care or rehabilitation the place humans ask which means of lifestyles inquiries to which they suppose sick built to reply. Others paintings with members, households and groups experiencing clash approximately non secular matters. elevated migration and circulation of refugees raises touch with humans for whom spirituality is principal. Such stories bring up a couple of matters for current execs in addition to scholars: what will we suggest through religious? How does this relate to faith? How will we paintings with the non secular in ways in which understand and price distinction, with no accepting abusive relationships? What are the bounds to non secular tolerance, if any?
This e-book explores those concerns and addresses the dilemmas and demanding situations skilled by means of execs. It additionally presents a couple of functional instruments resembling attainable inquiries to ask to evaluate for religious matters; to work out spirituality as a part of an online of relationships.