American Sociology of Religion

Author: Anthony Blasi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789047421047
Release Date: 2007-07-10
Genre: Religion

First ever collection of histories of American sociology of religion, including accounts of early dissertations changes in theory, and studies of denominations, globalization, feminism, new religions and Latino/a American religion.

Perspectives on Interculturality

Author: M. Rozbicki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137484390
Release Date: 2015-04-22
Genre: History

The intercultural occurs in the space between two or more distinct cultures that encounter each other, an area where meanings are translated and difference is negotiated. In this volume, scholars from diverse disciplines reflect on the phenomenon of interculturality and on the theoretical and methodological frameworks of interpreting it

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Author: William M. Johnston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136787164
Release Date: 2013-12-04
Genre: Reference

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Society

Author: William H. Swatos
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0761989560
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Religion

As the new millennium approaches, the sacred and profane interface, conflict, and intermingle in novel ways. The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society provides a guide map for these developments. From succinct, brief notes to essay-length entries, it covers world religions, religious perspectives on political and social issues, and religious leaders and scholars -- present and past -- in the United States and the world. This comprehensive volume is an essential reference for studies in the anthropology, psychology, politics, and sociology of religion. Topics include: abortion, adolescence, African-American religious experience, anthropology of religion, Buddhism, commitment, conversion, definition of religion, ecology movement, Emile Durkheim, ethnicity, fundamentalism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, new religious movements, organization, parish, Talcott Parsons, racism, research methods, Roman Catholicism, sexism, Unification Church, Max Weber, and many others.

Education s Highest Aim

Author: Michael James
Publisher: New City Press
ISBN: 9781565483361
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Religion

Presents the thoughts and experiences of researchers, students, teachers, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders who have applied a theoretical and practical framework derived from Chiara Lubich's spirituality of unity to their various scenes of teaching and learning.

Catholic Education Distinctive and Inclusive

Author: J. Sullivan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401709880
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Education

How coherent is the claim that Catholic education is both distinctive and inclusive? This question, so crucial, both for the adequate articulation of a raison d'être for Catholic schools all over the world and also for the promotion of their healthy functioning, has not hitherto been addressed critically. Here it receives penetrating analysis and constructive resolution in a comprehensive treatment that integrates theological, philosophical and educational perspectives. The argument draws on wide-ranging scholarship, offering new insights into the relevance for Catholic education of thinkers whose work has been relatively neglected. The advance in understanding of how distinctiveness relates to inclusiveness is underpinned by the author's lengthy experience of teaching and leadership in Catholic schools; it is further informed by his extended and continuing dialogue with Catholic educators at all levels and in many different countries.

Critics on Trial

Author: Marvin Richard O'Connell
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813208009
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Religion

Here for the first time, the story of the Catholic Modernists is presented as a chronological narrative of events, with special emphasis placed upon the persons involved, their interrelations and opinions. Through a study of the participants, Marvin O'Connell traces the emergence of Modernism and the controversies related to it, offers a careful examination of the movement's multiple causes and ramifications, and places the events within the political, social, and intellectual context of the time. Rather than analyze the phenomenon called Catholic Modernism or argue one side or the other, the author tells the story of the Modernists themselves. These intellectuals-scripture scholars, philosophers, apologists, priests, and laypersons-were bound together by a mutual concern that the church could not survive the challenges of the modern world unless it brought its teaching and its constitution into line with contemporary thought. They offered unconventional solutions to the religious questions of the day, solutions they were convinced would reform and revivify their church. Their story involves a cast of fascinating characters: the deeply learned and deeply skeptical exegete, Alfred Loisy; the lyrical and melancholy Anglo-Irish Jesuit, George Tyrell; the eccentric polymath, Friedrich von Hegel; the apostle of Christian democracy, Romolo Murri; the combative philosopher, Lucien Laberthonniere, and his mentor, Maurice Blondel. Against them stood the pope who, in the name of doctrinal integrity, sought to root out and destroy their ideas. O'Connell follows the drama step by step until it reaches its climax in the condemnations of 1907, when Pius X denounced Catholic Modernism as the synthesis of all heresies. The author recounts the story largely in the words of the Modernists and their opponents, as well as those who, like the journalist and biographer Wilfrid Ward and the scripture scholar Marie-Joseph Lagrange, desperately sought a middle ground. Critics on Trial offers the nonspecialist a reliable, compelling account of the Modernist crisis; it offers the student of nineteenth- and twentieth-century religious and intellectual history a thorough introduction to the topic. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marvin R. O'Connell is the author of numerous books and articles, including John Ireland and the American Catholic Church, The Oxford Conspirators: A History of the Oxford Movement, 1833-1845 and The Counter Reformation, 1559-1610. He has been a member of the history faculty at the University of Notre Dame since 1972 and is currently the director-in-residence of the Notre Dame Undergraduate Program in London. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK: "A real triumph of the historical imagination. O'Connells mastery of the sources, his sympathetic insight into the personalities involved and their relationships with one another, his lucid and fair-minded analysis of the issues, and his superb gifts as a writer make this incomparably the best introduction available to the whole complicated episode of Roman Catholic Modernism."--Philip Gleason, Professor of History, University of Notre Dame "Marvin O'Connell is a consummate writer, able to evoke the moods of an era and the dreams and disappointments of its major characters. In applying his skill to the modernist controversy he gives us the big picture and some of the intimate details of a very complex and compelling moment in Catholic ecclesiastical history."--Mary Jo Weaver, Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University Bloomington

The Harp and the Eagle

Author: Susannah Ural Bruce
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814799396
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Genre: History

On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America's largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union. Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians; military, church, and diplomatic records; and community newspapers, Susannah Ural Bruce significantly expands the story of Irish-American Catholics in the Civil War, and reveals a complex picture of those who fought for the Union. While the population was diverse, many Irish Americans had dual loyalties to the U.S. and Ireland, which influenced their decisions to volunteer, fight, or end their military service. When the Union cause supported their interests in Ireland and America, large numbers of Irish Americans enlisted. However, as the war progressed, the Emancipation Proclamation, federal draft, and sharp rise in casualties caused Irish Americans to question—and sometimes abandon—the war effort because they viewed such changes as detrimental to their families and futures in America and Ireland. By recognizing these competing and often fluid loyalties, The Harp and the Eagle sheds new light on the relationship between Irish-American volunteers and the Union Army, and how the Irish made sense of both the Civil War and their loyalty to the United States.

Families in Ancient Israel

Author: Leo G. Perdue
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664255671
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Religion

Four respected scholars of the Hebrew Bible and early Judaism provide a clear portrait of the family in ancient Israel. Important theological and ethical implications are made for the family today. The Family, Culture, and Religion series offers informed and responsible analyses of the state of the American family from a religious perspective and provides practical assistance for the family's revitalization.

Strong Religion

Author: Gabriel A. Almond
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226014983
Release Date: 2003-01-15
Genre: Religion

Examines a variety of antimodernist, antisecular militant religious movements on five continents and within seven world religious traditions, analyzing the social structures, cultural contexts and political ramifications of fundamentalism around the world.

Introduction to Christianity

Author: Mary Jo Weaver
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495097266
Release Date: 2008-01-29
Genre: Religion

Introduce your students to the history, ideas, and diversity within Christianity with the help of this best-selling text by the highly respected Weaver/Brakke authorship team. This long-awaited fourth edition of INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIANITY continues to lay a strong, practical foundation, interlaced with thought-provoking discussion and a glimpse into some of the latest Christian movements worldwide. The book's balanced coverage brings to life the historical, cultural, theological, and social aspects of Christianity's development. You and your students focus on the significant movements, key individuals, and powerful controversies that have united as well as divided Christians throughout the decades and centuries. New and updated thematic Sidebars, a popular hallmark of this book, weave currency into the history with a focus on spirituality, people, concepts, and controversies, including a new set of Sidebars that focus on the human experience of the divine. The text engages students to discuss and reflect upon the challenges that Christians have faced throughout time. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

America history and life

Author: American Bibliographical Center
ISBN: UOM:39015065433016
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Dissertations, Academic

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.