by Afe Adogame, Religion Crossing Boundaries Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Religion Crossing Boundaries book, The essays in this volume illustrates the variety and power of predominantly pentecostal-charismatic movements between Western and African religious actors and groups that has developed across the past twenty years. In so doing, it also highlights the dramatic change in global "migration" patterns as a result of relatively inexpensive air travel.
by Thomas A. Tweed, Crossing And Dwelling Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crossing And Dwelling book, Beginning with a Cuban Catholic ritual in Miami, this book takes readers on a momentous theoretical journey toward a new understanding of religion. At this historical moment, when movement across boundaries is of critical importance for all areas of human life—from media and entertainment to economy and politics—Thomas Tweed offers a powerful vision of religion in motion, dynamic, alive with crossings and flows. A deeply researched, broadly gauged, and vividly written study of religion such as few American scholars have ever attempted, Crossing and Dwelling depicts religion in place and in movement, dwelling and crossing. Tweed considers how religion situates devotees in time and space, positioning them in the body, the home, the homeland, and the cosmos. He explores how the religious employ tropes, artifacts, rituals, and institutions to mark boundaries and to prescribe and proscribe different kinds of movements across those boundaries; and how religions enable and constrain terrestrial, corporeal, and cosmic crossings. Drawing on insights from the natural and social sciences, Tweed's work is grounded in the gritty particulars of distinctive religious practices, even as it moves toward ideas about cross-cultural patterns. At a time when scholars in many fields shy away from generalizations, this book offers a responsible way to think broadly about religion, a topic that is crucial for understanding the contemporary world. Lucid in explanations, engaging in presentation, rich in examples, Crossing and Dwelling has profound implications for the study and teaching of religion in our day.
by George William Barnard, Crossing Boundaries Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crossing Boundaries book, The contemporary study of religion has witnessed a consistent interest in and concern about the relationship between the unitive, ascetic, and ecstatic tendencies of mystical traditions and the more mundane but ethically pressing realms of society, custom, and civilized life. The present volume explores such issues anew through a series of original essays on the mystical traditions themselves (from Kabbalah to Chinese religion) and on some of the most pressing theoretical issues and theorists (from Bergson to Schuon) of the twentieth-century study of religion.
by Hilda Rømer Christensen, Crossing Borders Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crossing Borders book, This anthology indicates the many and multi-layered ways in which women's movements have developed in the past and the challenges that face women's movements today. Covering a broad range of issues, the book strives for re-narration and re-location of one of the major social movements of the 20th century and for fresh analysis of the latest trends. The framework for the texts has been set by recent structural, ideological and cultural changes towards globalization (including the end of the Cold War bipolarization), immigration, and multiculturalism. The changes have produced new fields of cooperation and conflicts within the women's movements and generated new questions that are dealt with in four main sections. - Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2005
by Sabrina Weiß, Migrantengemeinden Im Wandel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Migrantengemeinden Im Wandel book, 2013 wurde festlich die 50-Jahr-Feier koreanischer Migrationsgeschichte in Deutschland begangen. Über Religion und Migration wird viel diskutiert, dennoch ist nach wie vor wenig über die Bedingungen der Arbeitsmigration, beispielsweise die Kultur, Tradition und Selbstorganisation der Koreaner_innen in Deutschland, bekannt. Anhand koreanischer Migrantenkirchen in Nordrhein-Westfalen untersucht Sabrina Weiß die Gründung, Etablierung und den Wandel der christlichen Gemeinschaften im Kulturkontakt aus religionswissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Die Studie leistet so einen Beitrag zu Debatten über kirchliche Institutionalisierungsprozesse und religiöse Vielfalt jenseits der etablierten Großkirchen.