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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and SocialJustice is a wide-ranging account and exploration of thecrucial topics at the intersection of religion and social justice. This is the first time this work has been brought together for eachreligion, across all the major world religions, in a comparativeway.

Informationen zum Autor Michael D. Palmer is the Dean of the School of Divinity at Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, he has published two books: Elements of a Christian Worldview (1998) and Names, Reference, and Correctness in Plato's Cratylus (1989). Palmer has extensive experience at teaching university-level courses in moral theory, social ethics, applied ethics, and philosophy of religion. He also has considerable experience conducting professional workshops and seminars for educators in subjects relating to religion and ethics.Stanley M. Burgess is Distinguished Professor of Christian History, Regent University, Virginia Beach, and Professor Emeritus, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. In addition to over 150 scholarly articles, he has published numerous books, including the International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (2002), the Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity (2004) and Christian Peoples of the Spirit: a Documentary Collection (2011). In addition, he is co-editor and contributor to Testamoni della fede nelle chiese della riforma (2010), a Roman Catholic Who's Who of Protestant Heroes. Klappentext The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice offers a wide-ranging account and exploration of the crucial topics at the intersection of religion and social justice. Virtually all major religions, faith traditions, and sacred belief systems have found ways to express 'social justice'. This is the first time a comparative study has brought together all of these elements across all the major world religions.Newly-commissioned essays by distinguished authors explain exactly what individual traditions believe in relation to social justice; what the main issues are and how the major faiths differ in their approaches; which social justice movements exist and what they do; the key thinkers and activists in each religion; and an account of the key texts within religions. The result is a unique and richly informative volume, both in shedding new light on individual religions, and in providing a comparative history and survey of world religions. Zusammenfassung The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions.* The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism* Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studying religion and social justice - a crucially important subject within the history of religion, and a significant area of academic study in the field* Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in a comprehensive, explanatory, and informative style* All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminent scholars in the field* Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, with sections on major religions; religious movements and themes; indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialism to civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns Inhaltsverzeichnis List of ContributorsPrefaceIntroductionPart I: Major World ReligionsPart I Introduction1. Buddhism: Historical Setting2. Buddhism: Contemporary Expressions3. Christianity: Historical Setting4. Christianity: Contemporary Expressions5. Confucianism: Historical Setting6. Confucianism: Contemporary Expressions7. Hinduism: Historical Setting8. Hinduism: Contemporary Expressions9. Islam: Historical Setting10. Islam: Contemporary Expressions11. Judaism: Historical Setting12. Judaism: Contemporary ExpressionsPart II: Religious Movements and ThemesPart II Introduction13. Bahá'í Faith14. The Quest for Justice i...

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Michael D. Palmer is the Dean of the School of Divinity at Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, he has published two books: Elements of a Christian Worldview (1998) and Names, Reference, and Correctness in Plato's Cratylus (1989). Palmer has extensive experience at teaching university-level courses in moral theory, social ethics, applied ethics, and philosophy of religion. He also has considerable experience conducting professional workshops and seminars for educators in subjects relating to religion and ethics. Stanley M. Burgess is Distinguished Professor of Christian History, Regent University, Virginia Beach, and Professor Emeritus, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. In addition to over 150 scholarly articles, he has published numerous books, including the International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (2002), the Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity (2004) and Christian Peoples of the Spirit: a Documentary Collection (2011). In addition, he is co-editor and contributor to Testamoni della fede nelle chiese della riforma (2010), a Roman Catholic Who's Who of Protestant Heroes.

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice offers a wide-ranging account and exploration of the crucial topics at the intersection of religion and social justice. Virtually all major religions, faith traditions, and sacred belief systems have found ways to express 'social justice'. This is the first time a comparative study has brought together all of these elements across all the major world religions. Newly-commissioned essays by distinguished authors explain exactly what individual traditions believe in relation to social justice; what the main issues are and how the major faiths differ in their approaches; which social justice movements exist and what they do; the key thinkers and activists in each religion; and an account of the key texts within religions. The result is a unique and richly informative volume, both in shedding new light on individual religions, and in providing a comparative history and survey of world religions.

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice is a wide-ranging account and exploration of the crucial topics at the intersection of religion and social justice. This is the first time this work has been brought together for each religion, across all the major world religions, in a comparative way.

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List of Contributors Preface Introduction Part I: Major World Religions Part I Introduction 1. Buddhism: Historical Setting 2. Buddhism: Contemporary Expressions 3. Christianity: Historical Setting 4. Christianity: Contemporary Expressions 5. Confucianism: Historical Setting 6. Confucianism: Contemporary Expressions 7. Hinduism: Historical Setting 8. Hinduism: Contemporary Expressions 9. Islam: Historical Setting 10. Islam: Contemporary Expressions 11. Judaism: Historical Setting 12. Judaism: Contemporary Expressions Part II: Religious Movements and Themes Part II Introduction 13. Bahá'í Faith 14. The Quest for Justice in Revival, a Creole Religion in Jamaica 15. The Muhammadiyah: A Muslim Modernist Organization in Contemporary Indonesia 16. The Role of the Chief in Asante Society 17. Tibetan Monastics and Social Justice 18.Sangha and Society 19. G'meelut Chasadim (Deeds of Kindness) 20. Hospitality 21. Zakat: Faith and Giving in Muslim Contexts 22. Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue Part III: Indigenous People Part III Introduction 23. Africa: Religion and Social Justice among the Diola of Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau 24. Australia: Religion and Social Justice in a Continent of Hunter-Gatherers 25. Central America: A God for the Poor: Folk Catholicism and Social Justice among the Yucatec Maya 26. Europe: The Roma People of Romania 27. Middle East: The Kurds 28. New Zealand: The Mâori People 29. North America: Ojibwe Culture 30. Southern Asia: The Gonds of India: A Search for Identity and Justice Part IV: Social Justice Issues Part IV Introduction 31. Colonialism 32. Abundant Life or Abundant Poverty? The Challenge for African Christianity 33. AIDS, Religion, and the Politics of Social Justice in sub-Saharan Africa 34. Religion, Civil Rights, and Social Justice 35. Human Rights: The South African Experience 36. The "Double-Conscious" Nature of American Evangelicalism's Struggle over Civil Rights during the Progressive Era 37. Gender and Sexuality in the Context of Religion and Social Justice 38. Beginning of Life 39. Death and Dying 40. Religion's Influence on Social Justice Practices Relating to Those with Disabilities 41. Ecology and the Environment 42. Christianity and Non-Violent Resistance 43. Building Peace in the Pursuit of Social Justice Index

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Titre: The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice
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Code EAN: 9781405195478
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9547-8
Format: Livre Relié
Genre: Religion et théologie
nombre de pages: 736
Poids: g
Taille: H35mm x B255mm x T176mm
Année: 2012
Auflage: 1. Auflage

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