Author: Werner Sollors
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 1900
Genre: Social Science
From the horrors of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia to debates over multiculturalism, ethnicity has, once again, become a global preoccupation. But what exactly do we mean when we speak of ethnicity? And when and how did ethnicity become such an important area of cultural expression and identification that people are ready to die and to kill for it? Gathering the work of some of our most original thinkers, Theories of Ethnicity provides, in one convenient volume, the most probing and frequently cited considerations of such topics as the melting pot and pluralism, race and race problems, migration and marginality, assimilation and transnationalism, intermarriage, kinship and religion, boundary-construction and maintenance, and the important role of power relations for ethnicity. Contributors include such intellects as Max Weber, Carl Gustav Jung, Margaret Mead, Georg Simmel, Erik Erikson, Karl Mannheim, Fredrik Barth, and Herbert Gans. Theories of Ethnicity grounds much current sociological, cultural, and political research on ethnicity in a theoretical foundation that has heretofore been lacking, providing an important historical base for ongoing and future work on this timely subject.
On Soul and Earth offers an original perspective on the relationship between the environment and the human psyche. Physical spaces contribute to the building of identity through personal experience and memory. Places evoke emotions and carry their own special meanings. Elena Liotta and her contributors also explore the neglected topics of migration and travel. The author has extensive clinical experience of working with patients from a wide variety of national and cultural backgrounds. Globalization is present in the clinical office as well as in the wider world and the transformations currently being wrought in the areas of cultural and national identity also impact on clinical work. This book will be of interest to Jungian analysts as well as psychotherapists and mental health professionals, especially those who are addressing transcultural and multicultural issues including voluntary or enforced migration. It will also appeal to urban planners, architects and those interested in environmental issues.
The Past, Present and Future of Theology of Interreligious Dialogue brings together several of the most widely regarded specialists who have contributed to theological reflection on religious diversity and interreligious encounter. The chapters are united by the consistent theme of the obligation to engage with the challenges that emerge from the tension between the doctrinal tradition(s) of Christianity and the need to reconsider them in light of and in response to the fact of religious otherness. As a whole, these reflections are motivated by the desire to bring together a significant selection of different theological approaches that have been developed and appropriated in order to engage with religious difference in the past and present, as well as to suggest possibilities for the future. This confluence of perspectives reveals the complexity of theological reflection on religious diversity, and gives some indication of future challenges that must be acknowledged, and perhaps successfully met, in the ongoing attempt to address a universal reality in light of traditional doctrinal particularities and cultural concerns.
Author: Bernhard von Breydenbach
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Literary Criticism
The incunabulum Peregrinatio in terram sanctam by Bernhard von Breydenbach, which appeared in 1486, is the first printed and illustrated travelogue. It provides one of the most important sources for studying medieval contact between religions on the threshold of the Modern Age. Besides sketches in the form of diary entries, theological reflections and precise observations of countries and peoples, the text also contains an agitational polemic on Islam, which bears witness to the horror felt in Christendom at the Turkish conquest of Constantinople. The present edition is the first to present the complete Early New High German text with a translation.
Author: Peter A. Berger
Release Date: 2013-07-22
Genre: Social Science
Posttraditionale Gemeinschaften tragen durch die Erschaffung ortsgebundener Utopien mit eigenen Mythen und Ritualen zur Wiederverzauberung der Welt bei, so der französische Soziologe Michel Maffesoli. An der Universität Rostock wird untersucht, inwiefern diese Gemeinschaften Ausdrucksgestalten einer Religionsproduktivität darstellen. Bilden sich über eine religionshybride Kultur neue Formen von Religion oder religiös überformte Lebensstile jenseits institutionalisierter Religionspraktiken heraus? Entgegen der revisionsbedürftigen These vom Verschwinden der Religion soll in Erfahrung gebracht werden, wie sich Religion an alten Dorfkirchen und anderen auratischen Orten möglicherweise neu und anders herausbildet. In den Blick geraten somit auch die besonderen Formen von Vergemeinschaftung und Vernetzung, Festkulturen und Events wie Hoffeste, Werthaltungen und soziale Motive.
The movement of Scandinavian Creation Theology was shaped by its three founding figures: the philosopher K.E Løgstrup, and the systematic theologians Regin Prenter, and Gustaf Wingren. In their appeal to Martin Luther, all three of them were deeply inspired by the Danish theologian N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783-1872), seing him as a creative mediator between Luther and contemporary Christianity. The program of Scandinavian creation theology is not a naive call for an additive theology, as if to merely say: “we need more creation.” Nor does it represent a creation theology linked to a traditional theology of the orders of creation. Rather, Scandinavian Creation Theology claims that a theological interpretation of the shared conditions of humanity is to be considered a prerequisite for any interpretation of the Christian faith in the present religious situation. This volume aims to reformulate the potentials of Scandinavian creation theology for the 21st century, arguing that Scandinavian creation theology adds significantly to the body of theological reflection on the future shape of Reformation theology. The reader will find fresh interpretations of the sources, critical elaborations, and sustained attempts to reconfigure Reformation theology for a post-secular age.
Author: Nelly Ficzel
Publisher: Studies in Medieval and Reform
Release Date: 2018
A fresh perspective on the fertile correlation between apocalypticism and late medieval church criticism and examines the apocalyptic framing which gave rise to the anticipation of an evil pope as final enemy. Der Papst als Antichrist nimmt die fruchtbaren Wechselwirkungen zwischen apokalyptischer Weltdeutung und spätmittelalterlicher Kirchenkritik in den Blick und untersucht die einschlägigen Narrative, die die Erwartung eines bösen Papstes in der Rolle des finalen Widersachers nahelegten und plausibel machten.