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Oktober 2001



A collection of essays demonstrating the ways diverse religious rituals, symbols, ethics and ideologies perform as primary planks in the construction of the public realm, with particular focus on peripheral nations and politicized spiritualities of resist


Contents; Theoretical frameworks; The religion of globalization - Dwight N. Hopkins, University of Chicago Divinity School; The socio-historical meaning of liberation theology (reflections about its origin and world context) - Enrique Dussel, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa; Society's religion - the rise of social theory and discovery of religion - Eduardo Mendieta, University of San Francisco; The global rise of religious nationalism - Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California, Santa Barbara; Who is an Indian? Religion, globalization and Chiapas - Lois Ann Lorentzen, University of San Francisco; Case studies; The African transformation of Christianity - Comparative reflections on ethnicity and religious mobilization in Africa - Lamin Sanneh, Yale University Divinity School; Macro-economy, apartheid, and rituals of healing in an African indigenous church - Linda E. Thomas, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; From the thresholds of homes to globalized public arenas - Tracing the movement of a Hindu women's ritual in southern India - Vijaya Rettakudi, Nagarajan, University of San Francisco; Visa trouble - Cambodian American Christians and their defense of multiple citizenships - Kathryn Poethig, St. Lawrence University, New York; Televangelism - it's local and global dimensions - Berit Bratthauer; Dancing to a different beat - emerging spiritualities in the network society - David Batstone, University of San Francisco


Dwight N. Hopkins is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School.Lois Ann Lorentzen is Professor of Social Ethics in the department of theology and religious studies at the University of San Francisco.Eduardo Mendieta is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.David Batstone is Associate Professor of Social Ethics in the department of theology and religious studies at the University of San Francisco.


"This collection places the long-standing issue of the relation between religion and politics in the context of 'post-Cold War' developments and the rise of neo-liberal capitalist globalisation. The essays explore how religion reinforces stasis and exploitation on the one hand, and motivates resistance and change on the other." - Mark McClain-Taylor, Princeton University
EAN: 9780822327851
ISBN: 0822327856
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2001
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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