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The Sacred and the Profane

The Sacred and the Profane

The Nature of Religion

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780156792011
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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A noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. Index. Translated by Willard Trask.

Das Heilige und das Profane

Das Heilige und das Profane

vom Wesen des Religiösen

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783866472136
  • Category:
  • Page: 190
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Die elementaren Formen des religiösen Lebens

Die elementaren Formen des religiösen Lebens

  • Author: Émile Durkheim
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783458720027
  • Category:
  • Page: 694
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Mythen, Träume und Mysterien

Mythen, Träume und Mysterien

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783701302857
  • Category: Dreams
  • Page: 344
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Wenn Stern auf Stern aus der Milchstrasse fällt

Wenn Stern auf Stern aus der Milchstrasse fällt

Roman

  • Author: Laurens Van der Post
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783257228052
  • Category:
  • Page: 359
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The Sacred Is the Profane

The Sacred Is the Profane

The Political Nature of Religion

  • Author: William Edward Arnal,Russell T. McCutcheon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0199757119
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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The Sacred is the Profane collects nine essays by William Arnal and Russell McCutcheon that advance current scholarly debates on secularism-debates. The essays return, again and again, to the question of what "religion"—word and concept—accomplishes, now, for those who employ it, whether at the popular, political, or scholarly level. The focus here is on the efficacy, costs, and the tactical work carried out by dividing the world between religious and political, church and state, sacred and profane.

Das Heilige und das Profane

Das Heilige und das Profane

vom Wesen des Religiösen

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783458339427
  • Category: Holy, The
  • Page: 188
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Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade

Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade

  • Author: Douglas Allen
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415939393
  • Category: History
  • Page: 375
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This multidisciplinary study is the first book devoted entirely to the critical interpretation of the writings of Mircea Eliade on myth. One of the most popular and influential historians and theorists of myth, Eliade argued that all myth is religious. Douglas Allen critically interprets Eliade's theories of religion, myth, and symbolism and analyses many of the controversial issues in Eliade's treatment of myth including whether Eliade's approach deals adequately with the relationship between myth and history and how Eliade's anti-modern perspective makes sense of myth in modern culture. A valuable resource for scholars in religious studies, philosophy, anthropology, and history, this book enables readers not only to understand "archaic" and "traditional" religious phenomena, but also to make sense of repressed and sublimated myth dimensions in modern secular life.

The Crucible of Religion

The Crucible of Religion

Culture, Civilization, and Affirmation of Life

  • Author: Wojciech Maria Zalewski
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630875325
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 314
  • View: 358
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Religion is commonly viewed through the lens of the world's religious traditions, stressing the differences, and often the conflicts, among them. The author of this book instead presents religion as a common and universal human phenomenon, based deeply in a human nature shared by all. In this view, the underlining and unifying principle of religion is a particular affirmative attitude toward life, which he presents as the Ultimate Value, and as such the key cultural constituent and defining factor of all religion. This Ultimate Value finds its expressions in various civilizations, and results in a variety of forms; these are what we know as the world's religious traditions. By analyzing the roles of both culture and civilization in their attitudes toward life, the author places religion beyond religious traditions, and shows how the latter, regardless of whether they are theistic or atheistic, draw their principles from the former, mainly by promoting the Golden Rule in its applications.

The Circle and the Spiral

The Circle and the Spiral

A Study of Australian Aboriginal and New Zealand Maori Literature

  • Author: Eva Rask Knudsen
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042010482
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 360
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In Aboriginal and Maori literature, the circle and the spiral are the symbolic metaphors for a never-ending journey of discovery and rediscovery. The journey itself, with its indigenous perspectives and sense of orientation, is the most significant act of cultural recuperation. The present study outlines the fields of indigenous writing in Australia and New Zealand in the crucial period between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s – particularly eventful years in which postcolonial theory attempted to 'centre the margins' and indigenous writers were keen to escape the particular centering offered in search of other positions more in tune with their creative sensibilities. Indigenous writing relinquished its narrative preference for social realism in favour of traversing old territory in new spiritual ways; roots converted into routes.Standard postcolonial readings of indigenous texts often overwrite the 'difference' they seek to locate because critical orthodoxy predetermines what 'difference' can be. Critical evaluations still tend to eclipse the ontological grounds of Aboriginal and Maori traditions and specific ways of moving through and behaving in cultural landscapes and social contexts. Hence the corrective applied in Circles and Spirals – to look for locally and culturally specific tracks and traces that lead in other directions than those catalogued by postcolonial convention.This agenda is pursued by means of searching enquiries into the historical, anthropological, political and cultural determinants of the present state of Aboriginal and Maori writing (principally fiction). Independent yet interrelated exemplary analyses of works by Keri Hulme and Patricia Grace and Mudrooroo and Sam Watson (Australia) provided the 'thick description' that illuminates the author's central theses, with comparative side-glances at Witi Ihimaera, Heretaunga Pat Baker and Alan Duff (New Zealand) and Archie Weller and Sally Morgan (Australia).

Phenomenology of Religion

Phenomenology of Religion

  • Author: Mariasusai Dhavamony
  • Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
  • ISBN: 9788876524745
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 335
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The object of the present work is mainly to serve as a text book for students of History of Religions or Historical Phenomenology of Religion at the University level. This book intended also for the use of those who wish to become acquainted in a systematic and critical manner with the main themes of the History of Religions, and of other persons who are either concerned in the education of youth or whose work it may be to present scientifically accurate conclusions with regard to the various subjects of the History of Religions. There exist excellent text books which treat of particular religions or which contain chapters on individual religions without studying them comparatively or phenomenologically. There are very few text books that attempt to present the main themes of the History of Religions in such a way as to explain the signification of the religious phenomena that are found in various religions by means of the historical-comparative method.

Sacred Economies

Sacred Economies

Buddhist Monasticism and Territoriality in Medieval China

  • Author: Michael J. Walsh
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231519931
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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Buddhist monasteries in medieval China employed a variety of practices to ensure their ascendancy and survival. Most successful was the exchange of material goods for salvation, as in the donation of land, which allowed monks to spread their teachings throughout China. By investigating a variety of socioeconomic spaces produced and perpetuated by Chinese monasteries, Michael J. Walsh reveals the "sacred economies" that shaped early Buddhism and its relationship with consumption and salvation. Centering his study on Tiantong, a Buddhist monastery that has thrived for close to seventeen centuries in southeast China, Walsh follows three main topics: the spaces monks produced, within and around which a community could pursue a meaningful existence; the social and economic avenues through which monasteries provided diverse sacred resources and secured the primacy of Buddhist teachings within an agrarian culture; and the nature of "transactive" participation within monastic spaces, which later became a fundamental component of a broader Chinese religiosity. Unpacking these sacred economies and repositioning them within the history of religion in China, Walsh encourages a different approach to the study of Chinese religion, emphasizing the critical link between religious exchange and the production of material culture.

Ein endloser Knoten?

Ein endloser Knoten?

Robert Musils Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless im Spiegel soziologischer, psychoanalytischer und philosophischer Diskurse

  • Author: Roland Kroemer
  • Publisher: Wilhelm Fink Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783770539468
  • Category:
  • Page: 223
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Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß, Robert Musils erster Roman, gehört zu den rätselhaftesten Werken der Literaturgeschichte. Kurz nach 1900 erschienen, beschreibt der Text den allmählichen Verlust der ontologischen Sicherheit und den Einbruch einer 'irrationalen', hinter den Alltagskulissen verborgenen Welt. Trotz einer kaum noch überschaubaren Sekundärliteratur geht es dem Leser ähnlich wie der Titelfigur Törleß: Immer wieder glaubt er, die dargestellten Verwirrungen begriffen zu haben - nur um kurz darauf feststellen zu müssen, dass sie sich dem sprachlichen Zugriff erneut entzogen haben. Roland Kroemers Buch beschreibt diesen 'endlosen Knoten' und entwirrt ihn vor dem Hintergrund verschiedener Diskurse aus Soziologie, Psychoanalyse und Philosophie. In detaillierten Textanalysen und breitgestreuten Verweisen auf diverse zeitgenössische Kontexte zeigt die Untersuchung erstmals auf, dass sich die wichtigsten von Musil rezipierten (geistes-)wissenschaftlichen Diskurse in der räumlichen wie personellen Textgestaltung wiederfinden. Der Törleß entpuppt sich als intertextueller und polyphoner Erzähltext, in dem die unterschiedlichsten Weltbilder aufeinandertreffen und um die Vorherrschaft kämpfen.

Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites

Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites

Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

  • Author: Elazar Barkan,Karen Barkey
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231538065
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
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This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and cooperation, coexistence and conflict. Contributors probe the notion of coexistence and the logic that underlies centuries of "sharing," exploring when and why sharing gets interrupted—or not—by conflict, and the policy consequences. These essays map the choreographies of shared sacred spaces within the framework of state-society relations, juxtaposing a site's political and religious features and exploring whether sharing or contestation is primarily religious or politically motivated. Although religion and politics are intertwined phenomena, the contributors to this volume understand the category of "religion" and the "political" as devices meant to distinguish between the theological and confessional aspects of religion and the political goals of groups. Their comparative approach better represents the transition in some cases of sites into places of hatred and violence, while in other instances they remain noncontroversial. The essays clearly delineate the religious and political factors that contribute to the context and causality of conflict at these sites and draw on history and anthropology to shed light on the often rapid switch from relative tolerance to distress to peace and calm.

Sacred Tropes

Sacred Tropes

Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an As Literature and Culture

  • Author: Roberta Sterman Sabbath
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004177523
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 534
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"Sacred Tropes" interweaves Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an essays which collectively and individually enlist literary approaches including environmental, cultural studies, gender, psychoanalytic, ideological, economic, historicism, law, and rhetorical criticisms. "Sacred Tropes" represents a pioneering, comparatist approach to Abrahamic studies.

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition

  • Author: John Bratton,David Denham
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144260655X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 432
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Most texts on classical social theory offer exhaustive coverage of every possible theorist, making it difficult to use the book in one semester. Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition represents a departure from this approach by offering solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extending the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois. The result is a manageable, but thorough, examination of the key classical theorists. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: one on Weber and rationalization, and one on Du Bois and his writings on race. A new concluding chapter links classical theory to current developments in capitalism during an age of austerity.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

  • Author: Sarah Tarlow,Liv Nilsson Stutz
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191650390
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 872
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.

The sacred and profane history of the world connected. With the treatise on the creation and fall of man

The sacred and profane history of the world connected. With the treatise on the creation and fall of man

  • Author: Samuel Shuckford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Task of Old Testament Theology

The Task of Old Testament Theology

Substance, Method, and Cases : Essays

  • Author: Rolf P. Knierim
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802807151
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 603
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