By Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
By Benjamin Fleming,Richard Mann
Traditionally, study at the heritage of Asian religions has been marked via a bias for literary proof, privileging canonical texts penned in ‘classical’ languages. not just has a spotlight on literary proof formed the dominant narratives in regards to the spiritual histories of Asia, in either scholarship and pop culture, however it has contributed to the tendency to review diversified non secular traditions in relative isolation from each other. this present day, additionally, ancient paintings is frequently in response to sleek textual variants and, more and more, on digital databases. What might be misplaced, within the approach, is the visceral feel of the textual content as artifact – as a fabric item that shaped a part of a broader fabric tradition, within which the limits among non secular traditions have been occasionally extra fluid than canonical literature may recommend.
This quantity brings jointly experts in a number of Asian cultures to debate the methodological demanding situations fascinated about integrating fabric proof for the reconstruction of the non secular histories of South, Southeast, vital, and East Asia. through particular ‘test cases,’ the quantity explores the significance of contemplating fabric and literary proof in live performance. What untold tales do those assets aid us to get better? How could they push us to reevaluate ancient narratives normally advised from literary assets? via addressing those questions from the views of alternative subfields and spiritual traditions, participants map out the demanding situations interested in studying varieties of info, assessing the issues of interpretation exact to express varieties of fabric proof (e.g., cash, temple paintings, manuscripts, donative inscriptions) and contemplating the problems raised by way of the several styles within the upkeep of such proof in numerous locales. distinctive realization is paid to newly-discovered and missed resources; to our facts for exchange, migration, and inter-regional cultural alternate; and to geographical locales that served as "contact zones" connecting cultures. additionally, the chapters during this quantity symbolize the wealthy variety of non secular traditions throughout Asia – together with Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto, and chinese language religions, in addition to Islam and jap Christianities.
By Anthony Stanford
This ebook explains how religion, politics, and worry give a contribution to the homophobic mind-set in the Black Church and the African American community.
• attracts connections among the fanatical homophobia in modern black tradition to sexual mores built as a reaction to the racial discrimination performed opposed to blacks because the founding of the nation
• Explains how the construction of the workplace of Faith-based and local Partnership and money funneled to black church buildings have inspired a number of the nation's strongest black spiritual leaders to dispense hateful rhetoric and malice in the direction of black homosexuals
• unearths how faith-based investment and the Black Church practice robust strain on black LGBTs to maintain their sexual id a secret
By Kim Sadique,Perry Stanislas
By David Rayside,Jerald Sabin,Paul E.J. Thomas
By Anne J. Duggan,Peter D. Clarke
By William F. Moore,Jane Ann Moore
In Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy, the authors research the thorny factor of the pragmatism usually ascribed to Lincoln as opposed to the radicalism of Lovejoy, and the function every one performed in finishing slavery. Exploring the men's politics, own features, and non secular convictions, the e-book lines their separate paths in lifestyles in addition to their common interactions. Collaborators for Emancipation exhibits how Lincoln and Lovejoy prompted each other and analyzes the options and structures of trust each one dropped at the epic controversies of slavery as opposed to abolition and union as opposed to disunion.
Moore and Moore, editors of a prior quantity of Lovejoy's writings, use their deep wisdom of his phrases and lifestyles to maneuver past mere politics to a nuanced point of view at the textile of faith and private historical past that underlay the minister's worldview. Their multifaceted paintings of heritage and biography unearths how Lincoln embraced the unconventional concept of emancipation, and the way Lovejoy formed his personal radicalism to wield the pragmatic political instruments had to achieve that final goal.
By Elaine L, Professor Graham
Grace Jantzen used to be an internationally-renowned feminist thinker of faith whose paintings has remodeled the best way we expect concerning the interactions among faith, tradition and gender in Western tradition. Jantzen's goal was once to 'redeem the current' through a critique and reconstruction of staple recommendations of the Western imaginary.
This specific booklet brings jointly a lot of Grace Jantzen's colleagues and previous scholars in a wide-ranging exploration of her enduring effect, ranging throughout philosophy of faith, to literature, psychoanalysis, theology, ethics and politics.
Part I assesses the ramifications of Jantzen's confirmation that Western tradition needs to 'choose existence' as opposed to a triumphing symbolic of violence and dying. half II explores the various key voices which contributed to Jantzen's knowing of a tradition of flourishing and natality: Quaker notion and perform, medieval mysticism and feminist spirituality. additional essays follow components of Jantzen's paintings to the politics of incapacity, improvement and environmentalism, extending her variety of impact into new and cutting edge areas.
By Mario I. Aguilar
The writer expertly threads jointly the lives and friendships among those males, whereas uncovering the Hindu texts they used and have been inspired by way of, and considers how some distance a few of them grew to become, of their own perform, Hindu. finally, this e-book demonstrates the effect of this historical past on modern discussion among Christians and Hindus, and the way either faiths can continue learning and develop together.
By Vladimir Latinovic,Gerard Mannion,Peter C. Phan