By Martti Nissinen
During this ebook, the writer surveys attitudes within the historical Mediterranean international towards homoeroticism, that's, same-sex erotic relationships. studying records from Mesopotamia, Israel, Greece, Rome, rabbinic Judaism, and the earliest church buildings, he concisely introduces the appropriate resources and their ancient contexts in a readable means.
By Joseph Clair
This learn considers Augustine's ethics as published in his sermons and letters, within which we will see the appliance of his ethical imaginative and prescient within the recommendation given to his congregation and community.
By Karla Hull
Commencing doorways is acceptable as both a center or supplementary textual content for classes on instructing kids with different and precise wishes inside ordinary schooling settings. The textual content emphasizes real-world event by way of encouraging readers to do fieldwork and create portfolios. It additionally specializes in kid's competence and the built-in and ongoing inclusion of youngsters with precise wishes.
By Markus Bockmuehl
This Companion's place to begin is the conclusion that Jesus of Nazareth can't be studied merely as a subject matter of historical historical past, or as "a guy like several different man". heritage, literature, theology and the dynamic of a residing, around the world non secular truth safely impinge at the examine of Jesus. This booklet for this reason accommodates the main up to date ancient paintings on Jesus with the "larger concerns" of serious method--the tale of Christian religion and examine, in addition to Jesus in a world church and within the come across with Judaism and Islam.
By Tony Carnes, Anna Karpathakis
Is long island a post-secular urban? large immigration and cultural alterations have created an more and more advanced social panorama within which spiritual lifestyles performs a dynamic function. but the significance of religion's impression on New York's social lifestyles has long gone unacknowledged.
New York Glory gathers jointly for the 1st time the easiest study on faith in modern manhattan urban. It contains members from each significant learn undertaking on faith in big apple to supply a complete examine the present kingdom of faith within the urban. relocating past wide surveys into particular case reports of groups and associations, it offers a window onto the range of spiritual existence in New York.
From Italian Catholics, Mormons, Muslims, and Russian Jews to Zen Buddhists, Rastafarians, and Pentecostal Latinas, New York Glory either captures the richness of non secular existence in manhattan urban and offers a tremendous starting place for our knowing of the present and destiny form of faith in America.
By Christopher M. Roman
This publication examines 3 facets of Rolle’s considering used all through this paintings: his ontology, phenomenology, and sound ecology. those elements of his paintings invoke either a manner of figuring out being on this planet, a gap up of the physique in queer how one can adventure the divine, and the way to think about divine contemplation by way of making a song the physique.
Queering Richard Rolle considers how Rolle navigates queer, eremitic behavior as a way to create an id consistently in process
By Alex Sanmark, Sarah Semple, Martin Carver
This quantity will throw new mild at the mind of the earliest English - the best way they inspiration, the way in which they considered the area, and how they seen worlds except this. prior realizing of the subject, good rooted within the principles of its time, seemed the English as adherents of 2 consecutive religions: Paganism ruled the settlers of the 4th-6th century, yet used to be outdated within the 7th-10th century by way of Christianity. Of the 2, Christianity, a faith of the booklet, documented itself completely, whereas in failing to take action Paganism laid itself open to centuries of abuse, conjecture or senseless admiration. In constructing new ambitions, the papers the following exhibit that ideals assorted from position to put and have been expressed in fabric tradition. via archaeology accordingly, those ideals will be rediscovered. conscious of the truth that even the simplest archaeology offers no open entry to the brain, the participants list, and research, indications of trust instead of what used to be believed. the idea of this quantity is as a result that paganism was once no longer a faith with supraregional ideas and associations yet a free time period for numerous neighborhood highbrow global perspectives. an analogous courtesy is prolonged to Christianity. either religions are taken care of as resources on which individuals, local community - the real brokers of Anglo-Saxon England - eclectically drew. various fabric tradition and destinations throughout Northern Europe are explored, signs of trust from the panorama, water cults, burial rites, the corridor and animals in existence and artwork. each one writer seems to be around the sea to Scandinavia, in addition to to the woods and fields, mires and lumps of previous England, leading to a brand new standpoint at the highbrow preoccupations and anxieties of an important age.
By T. Verhoeven
This publication is a cultural and highbrow background of anti-Catholicism within the interval 1840-1870. The ebook can have significant subject matters: trans-nationalism and gender. past techniques to anti-Catholicism within the usa have followed an solely nationwide concentration. This e-book breaks new flooring via exploring the trans-Atlantic ties becoming a member of competitors of Catholicism within the usa and in France. The anticlerical works of significant French writers reminiscent of Jules Michelet and Edgar Quinet flowed into the USA within the heart many years of the century. From the French point of view, the USA provided a version in scuffling with the alleged pursuits of the Church. The literature and concepts which undergone this trans-Atlantic channel have been overwhelmingly all for masculinity, femininity and domesticity. On either side of the Atlantic, anti-Catholic literature was once jam-packed with photographs of clergymen or Jesuits craftily usurping the authority of fathers, of younger women tricked into getting into convents after which subjected to cruel sexual and actual abuse, of households torn aside through the brokers of the Church. after all, the gender and household beliefs underlying this competition to Catholicism weren't exact around the societies. however, gender and domesticity acted as a platform on which the trans-Atlantic case opposed to Catholicism was once equipped.
By Olav Hammer
This quantity offers with the transformation of spiritual creativity within the overdue smooth West. Its element of departure is a collection of esoteric ideals, from Theosophy to the hot Age. It indicates how those traditions have tailored to the cultural givens of every successive epoch.
The claims of every flow were buttressed through drawing on numerous structural features of overdue modernity. the improvement of technology has ended in makes an attempt to assert clinical prestige for non secular ideals. Globalization has given upward push to large loans from different cultures, but additionally to numerous techniques to greatly reinterpret overseas components. Individualism has resulted in an expanding reliance on adventure as a resource of legitimacy.
The analytical instruments utilized to figuring out non secular modernization make clear alterations which are essentially reshaping many non secular traditions.
By Yair Furstenberg
Jews and Christians below the Roman Empire shared a special experience of group. Set except their civic and cultic atmosphere, either teams resisted entire assimilation into the dominant political and social constructions. in spite of the fact that, Jewish groups differed from their Christian opposite numbers of their total styles of reaction to the encircling demanding situations. They express different degrees of integration into the civic textile of the towns of the Empire and reveal opposite attitudes in the direction of the construction of trans-local communal networks. the range of neighborhood case reports tested during this quantity bargains an built-in snapshot of the a number of elements, either inner and exterior, which made up our minds the position of communal id in making a experience of belonging between Jews and Christians less than Imperial constraints.