Exploring Context in Religious Education Research

The history of the book dates back to research seminars in 2009 and 2010 and is based on the discussions in the seminar. The chapters have been developed through a process of critical examination.

Author: Geir Skeie

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830979029

Category: Education

Page: 274

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The relevance of contextual perspectives in religious education has been growing for the last decade. It has been central to the European Network for Religious Education through Contextual Approaches (ENRECA) - the research network that has produced the present book. Several members of the network have contributed to the theoretical and empirical development of contextual approaches in different publications, but for the first time this has been the focus of an entire collectively produced volume. The history of the book dates back to research seminars in 2009 and 2010 and is based on the discussions in the seminar. The chapters have been developed through a process of critical examination. Through this process we believe to have produced a coherent and also comprehensively rich book, dealing with the issue of context as a challenge, and also a stimulus to religious education research and practice. The chapters are presenting both empirical research and scholarly investigation into methodological and theoretical dimensions. Taken together we hope that this book will contribute to the further development of contextual thinking in religious education research. Or aim has not been to answer all questions, but rather to pose questions and to complicate things in order to enrich the academic field of religion in education.

Global Religious Movements in Regional Context

Global Religious Movements in Regional Context offers a wide-ranging exploration of the adaptation and diversity of religious traditions in various geographical, cultural and ethnic contexts within the contemporary world.

Author: John Wolffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 370

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Global Religious Movements in Regional Context offers a wide-ranging exploration of the adaptation and diversity of religious traditions in various geographical, cultural and ethnic contexts within the contemporary world. The book analyses the complexities of the relationships between religion and globalization, and general trends and counter-trends in secularization. It argues that religions that 'go global' cannot remain unchanged by their importation into new cultures, and explores the creative tension between indigenization and a sense of global identity. The chapters focus on Evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the UK, the USA, Latin America and Africa, as well as the world-wide spread of Islam and of the Japanese-derived Buddhist movement, the Soka Gakkai. The five textbooks and Reader that make up the Religion Today Open University/Ashgate series are: o From Sacred Text to Internet o Religion and Social Transformations o Perspectives on Civil Religion o Global Religious Movements in Regional Context o Belief Beyond Boundaries o Religion Today: A Reader

The Pragmatics of Defining Religion

"The Pragmatics of Defining Religion" is a multidisciplinary volume on the problem of the definition of religion with chapters on the polemics of defining religion in modern contexts, the history of the concept of religion, the methodology ...

Author: Jan G. Platvoet

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004115446

Category: Religion

Page: 543

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"The Pragmatics of Defining Religion" is a multidisciplinary volume on the problem of the definition of religion with chapters on the polemics of defining religion in modern contexts, the history of the concept of religion, the methodology of its definition; it includes several definition proposals.

Philosophical Thinking and the Religious Context

VIII Religion as context A very good example of the importance of scrutinizing one's context is religion. Despite some valid criticisms as well as misinterpretations, religion provides many with a valuable context in this instance, ...

Author: Brendan Sweetman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623566835

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This new collection covers a wide range of cutting-edge and timely questions in contemporary philosophy of religion from a rich variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The essays in the volume deal with a range of fascinating topics in the philosophy of religion such as views of God's nature in process philosophy and theology, process views compared with traditional views (such as that found in St Thomas Aquinas), teleology and purpose in human life and in the universe, religion and evolution, the problem of evil both in human experience and in the natural world, and ethical questions concerning the human road to God, and the question of human rights in pluralist, democratic states. The essays in the first section, "Approaches to God," examine the rationality of the approach to the nature of God defended in process philosophy, particularly in the work of two pioneering thinkers, Charles Hartshorne and A.N. Whitehead. The second section of the book, "Science, Evolution and God," turns to the engagement of Christian views regarding the nature of God and creation with modern developments in science and philosophy. The last section, "Philosophy of Religion and Ethics," takes up broader, more foundational questions. Santiago Sia concludes the volume with a sustained reflection on the nature of philosophy, and philosophizing, a discussion to which he brings many insights and experiences from his own academic career.

Psychiatry and Religion

The argument of this book is that the divide between psychiatry and religion is an artificial one and that there is much room for understanding the same phenomena from different perspectives.

Author: Dinesh Bhugra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134709692

Category: Medical

Page: 252

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The argument of this book is that the divide between psychiatry and religion is an artificial one and that there is much room for understanding the same phenomena from different perspectives. In it thirteen senior mental health professionals and pastoral workers come together to explore what their different philosophies have to offer each other for the benefit of the individuals in their care. The book as a whole: * sets the relationship between psychiatry and religion in historical context * provides detailed information about specific religions and the significance of their belief systems for mental health management * examines the relationship between psychopathology, psychiatry and religion.

Religious Context of Early Christianity

A Guide To Graeco-Roman Religions Hans-Josef Klauck ... “ Religion und Wissenschaft in der antiken Astrologie ' , in J. F. Bergier ( ed . ) , Zwischen Wahn , Glaube und ... It is not 248 THE RELIGIOUS CONTEXT OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY.

Author: Hans-Josef Klauck

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567089434

Category: Religion

Page: 548

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This is a uniquely well-informed and comprehensive guide to the world of religion in the Graeco-Roman environment of early Christianity. Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship, the volume paints a carefully nuanced portrait of the Christians' religious context. Besides describing ordinary domestic and civic religion and popular belief (including astrology, divination and 'magic'), there is extended discussion of mystery cults, ruler and emperor cults, the religious dimensions of philosophy, and Gnosticism. A valuable textbook for advanced students, as well as an authoritative reference work for scholars.

Reading Religion in Text and Context

Context. Ewan Ingleby 'You are a priest forever, a priest like Melchizedek of old.' (P. Scanlon, Kilmurry Parish Magazine) This chapter considers the creative engagement of individuals with religious texts and contexts in a Roman ...

Author: Peter Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351906496

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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To what extent is religion inherently textual? What might the term 'textual' mean in relation to religious faith and practice? These are the two key questions addressed by the eleven thought-provoking essays collected in this volume. Accounts of the content and structure of sacred texts are commonplace. The rather more adventurous aim of this book is to disclose (within the context of religion) the various ways in which meaning can be read of more or less obviously sacred writing and from discourses such as the body, the built and natural environment, drama and ritual.

Crossdressing in Context Vol 4 Transgender Religion

Judaism is perhaps the oldest of the world's major religions. Throughout its long history the religion has been characterized by the preservation of multiple points of view, allowing the minority report to stand honorably alongside the ...

Author: Ph. D. G. G. Bolich

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615253563

Category: Psychology

Page: 521

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Much debate exists over the proper religious perspective on transgender realities and people. This volume examines transgender in the major world religions. Extensive consideration is given to Christianity, including the arguments presented both against transgender behaviors and by supporters of transgender people. Religions covered include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, and indigenous religions such as Native American religions of the United States.

Corinth in Context

In this book, archaeologists, classicists, and specialists in Christian origins examine the social and religious life of ancient Corinth.

Author: Steve Friesen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004181970

Category: Religion

Page: 517

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In this book, archaeologists, classicists, and specialists in Christian origins examine the social and religious life of ancient Corinth. The interdisciplinary contributions present new materials and findings on the themes of Greek and Roman identities, social stratification, and local religion.