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Geography and Religious Knowledge in the Medieval World

Author : Christoph Mauntel
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In the medieval world, geographical knowledge was influenced by religious ideas and beliefs. Whereas this point is well analysed for the Latin-Christian world, the religious character of the Arabic-Islamic geographic tradition has not yet been scrutinised in detail. This volume addresses this desideratum and combines case studies from both traditions of geographic thinking. The contributions comprise in-depth analyses of individual geographical works as for example those of al-Idrisi or Lambert of Saint-Omer, different forms of presenting geographical knowledge such as TO-diagrams or globes as well as performative aspects of studying and meditating geographical knowledge. Focussing on texts as well as on maps, the contributions open up a comparative perspective on how religious knowledge influenced the way the world and its geography were perceived and described int the medieval world.

The Problem of Religious Knowledge

Author : Douglas Clyde Macintosh
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The New Schaff Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge

Author : Samuel Macauley Jackson
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The Concise Dictionary of Religions Knowledge

Author : Samuel Macauley Jackson
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Theory for Religious Studies

Author : William E. Deal
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In this handy volume, two professors of religious studies provide the student of religious studies - whether the motivated undergraduate, graduate student, or professor - with a brief review of theorists' work from the perspective of religious studies. For example, in 5-10 pages, the reader will get a review of Emmanuel Levinas's work as it offers insights for scholars in religious studies, followed by a selected bibliography. In short, this is a guide for students of religious studies that will take major theoretical writers in the humanities and social sciences and explain their relevance to the study of religion.

Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology

Author : Arvind Sharma
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A contribution to the methodology of religious studies, this work discusses using comparison to provide mutual illumination among religious traditions while avoiding the problem of assimilating one tradition to another.

Religion and Knowledge

Author : Dr Elisabeth Arweck
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Religions have always been associated with particular forms of knowledge, often knowledge accorded special significance and sometimes knowledge at odds with prevailing understandings of truth and authority in wider society. New religious movements emerge on the basis of reformulated, often controversial, understandings of how the world works and where ultimate meaning can be found. Governments have risen and fallen on the basis of such differences and global conflict has raged around competing claims about the origins and content of religious truth. Such concerns give rise to recurrent questions, faced by academics, governments and the general public. How do we treat statements made by religious groups and on what basis are they made? What authorities lie behind religious claims to truth? How can competing claims about knowledge be resolved? Are there instances when it is appropriate to police religious knowledge claims or restrict their public expression? This book addresses the relationship between religion and knowledge from a sociological perspective, taking both religion and knowledge as phenomena located within ever changing social contexts. It builds on historical foundations, but offers a distinctive focus on the changing status of religious phenomena at the turn of the twenty-first century. Including critical engagement with live debates about intelligent design and the ‘new atheism’, this collection of essays brings recent research on religious movements into conversation with debates about socialisation, reflexivity and the changing capacity of social institutions to shape human identities. Contributors examine religion as an institutional context for the production of knowledge, as a form of knowledge to be transmitted or conveyed and as a social field in which controversies about knowledge emerge.

WJEC GCSE Religious Studies Unit 2 Religion and Ethical Themes

Author : Joy White
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For the new Welsh specification for first teaching 2017. Trust the experts; let the market-leading publisher and subject specialists with examining experience provide accessible content that draws out the key ethical theories, helping to ensure your students have a thorough understanding - Teach the Unit 2 content confidently with comprehensive coverage of Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist beliefs and practices. - Enable students to build a strong core of knowledge with engaging activities throughout the textbook. - Boost students' confidence approaching assessment with guidance on tackling different question types. - Equip students' with the detailed knowledge they need to succeed with clear, lively explanations that make key concepts accessible to all ability levels. Covers: - Christianity: Beliefs and teachings - Islam: Beliefs and teachings - Judaism: Beliefs and teachings - Buddhism: Beliefs and teachings - Relationships - Human Rights

OCR Religious Studies A Level Year 1 and AS

Author : Hugh Campbell
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Exam Board: OCR Level: A-Level Subject: Religious Studies First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: Spring 2017 An OCR endorsed textbook Help students to build their subject knowledge and understanding with guidance and assessment preparation from a team of subject specialists; brought to you by the leading Religious Studies publisher and OCR's Publishing Partner. - Develops students' understanding of 'Philosophy of religion' and 'Religion and ethics' through accessible explanations of key theories and terms - Enables you to teach 'Developments in Christian thought' confidently with comprehensive coverage of the key theological arguments - Supports assessment preparation with sample questions and revision advice written by subject specialists - Encourages students to reflect on their learning and develop their own ideas - Helps to extend learning and enhance responses with suggested ideas and additional reading Content covered: - Philosophy of religion - Religion and ethics - Developments in Christian thought

My Revision Notes WJEC Eduqas GCSE 9 1 Religious Studies Route A

Author : Joy White
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Target success in WJEC Eduqas GCSE Religious Studies Route A with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide you can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. With My Revision Notes you can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid