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Sport and Religion in the Twenty First Century

Sport and Religion in the Twenty First Century Author Brad Schultz
ISBN-10 9781498514422
Release 2015-12-16
Pages 304
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This book examines the relationship between sport and religion with regard to twenty-first century topics such as race, fandom, education, and culture. The contributors provide new insights into the people, movements, and events that define the complex relationship between sport and religion around the world.



Science and Religion in the Twenty First Century

Science and Religion in the Twenty First Century Author Russell Re Manning
ISBN-10 9780334045946
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 190
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While the structures of the Church of England provide practical resources for clergy as they make changes and transitions in their 'careers', very little has been done in the area of theological reflection around this subject. Not all change is welcome and driving factors are very different from those in secular employment. This important volume explores key questions to consider at points of transition: What does it mean to listen to God at times of change? Does the concept of career fit with a sense of vocation? What happens when the church changes in ways we do not like? What does scripture and the tradition of the church offer at these times? What can we learn from the secular world about managing change? What insights does psychology offer? How can ministers stay the course and finish strong? An essential personal resource and handbook for all involved in clergy training, placement and Continuing Ministerial Development.



A House for Hope

A House for Hope Author John A. Buehrens
ISBN-10 9780807077382
Release 2010
Pages 184
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How the common hopes of religious progressives from many traditions can create a liberal religious renaissance For over a generation now, conservative religion has seemed to be dominant in America. But there are signs of a liberal religious renaissance. For it to flourish, laypeople need a sense of their theological heritage. A House for Hope lays out, in lively and engaging language, the theological house that religious liberalism has inherited- and suggests how this heritage will need to be spiritually and theologically transformed.



The Turn to Transcendence

The Turn to Transcendence Author Glenn Olsen
ISBN-10 9780813217406
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 404
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*A bold and provocative assessment of the current prospects for religion in our culture*



Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth

Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth Author Eric Kaufmann
ISBN-10 9781847651945
Release 2010-12-09
Pages 330
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Dawkins and Hitchens have convinced many western intellectuals that secularism is the way forward. But most people don't read their books before deciding whether to be religious. Instead, they inherit their faith from their parents, who often innoculate them against the elegant arguments of secularists. And what no one has noticed is that far from declining, the religious are expanding their share of the population: in fact, the more religious people are, the more children they have. The cumulative effect of immigration from religious countries, and religious fertility will be to reverse the secularisation process in the West. Not only will the religious eventually triumph over the non-religious, but it is those who are the most extreme in their beliefs who have the largest families. Within Judaism, the Ultra-Orthodox may achieve majority status over their liberal counterparts by mid-century. Islamist Muslims have won the culture war in much of the Muslim world, and their success provides a glimpse of what awaits the Christian West and Israel. Based on a wealth of demographic research, considering questions of multiculturalism and terrorism, Kaufmann examines the implications of the decline in liberal secularism as religious conservatism rises - and what this means for the future of western modernity.



Pentecostal Theology for the Twenty First Century

Pentecostal Theology for the Twenty First Century Author Ms May Ling Tan-Chow
ISBN-10 9781409477617
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 224
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In our post 9/11 world where there is a growing religious fundamentalism, and when both exclusion and easy tolerance are inadequate options, this book offers a creative alternative arguing that Pentecostalism has the potential to be a peaceful harbinger of plurality. The potential lies in its spirituality - a lively pneumatology and eschatology. The eschatological Spirit is seen as orientated towards the other, crossing boundaries in redemptive embrace, transcending exclusion and easy tolerance. This book's non-Western perspective and the empirical contextual study of Singapore's multicultural and multi-faith context are unique contributions to religion and society. This is a book for students, pastors, teachers, and theologians concerned for an approach to mission that is sensitive to their context, who want to learn from a creative theological voice from what has been perhaps the largest religious movement in history, and who see the immense potential in lively theology by Christians of the Chinese diaspora who can speak to the many millions of ethnic Chinese Christians. This book will also appeal to those outside Christianity who are interested in its attempts to engage with a complex multi-ethnic and multi-religious situation such as that in Singapore.



The Eternal Present of Sport

The Eternal Present of Sport Author Daniel A. Grano
ISBN-10 9781439912805
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 282
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In his persuasive study The Eternal Present of Sport, Daniel Grano rethinks the sport-religion relationship by positioning sport as a source of theological trouble. Focusing on bodies, time, movement, and memory, he demonstrates how negative theology can be practically and theoretically useful as a critique of elite televised sport. Grano asserts that it is precisely through sport’s highest religious ideals that controversies are taking shape and constituting points of political and social rupture. He examines issues of transcendence, “legacy”—e.g., “greatest ever,” or “all-time”—and “witnessing” through instant replay, which undermine institutional authority. Grano also reflects on elite athletes representing especially powerful embodiments of religious and social conflict, including around issues related to gender, sexuality, ability doping, traumatic brain injury, and institutional greed. Elite sport is in a period of profound crisis. It is through the ideals Grano analyzes that we can imagine a radically alternative future for elite sport.



Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century

Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century Author Gina Messina-Dysert
ISBN-10 9781134625246
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 224
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This anthology will explore the new directions of conversations occurring in relation to feminism and religion, as well as the technological modes being utilized to continue dialogue, expand borders, and create new frontiers in feminism. It is a cross generational project bringing together the voices of foremothers with those of the twenty-first century generation of feminist scholars to discuss the changing direction of feminism and religion, new methods of dialogue, and the benefits for society overall.



Law and Religion in the 21st Century

Law and Religion in the 21st Century Author Dr Rinaldo Cristofori
ISBN-10 9781409497332
Release 2013-02-28
Pages 406
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This book brings together leading international scholars of law and religion to provide an overview of current issues in State-religion relations. The first part of the collection offers a picture of recent developments in key countries and regions. The second part is focused on Europe and, in particular, on the Nordic States and the post-communist countries where State-religion systems have undergone most profound change. The third and final part is devoted to four issues that are currently debated all over the world: the relations between freedom of expression and freedom of religion; proselytism and the right to change religion; the religious symbols; and the legal status of Islam in Europe and Canada. The work will be a valuable resource for academics, students and policy-makers with an interest in the interaction between law and religion.



Israeli Society in the Twenty First Century

Israeli Society in the Twenty First Century Author Calvin Goldscheider
ISBN-10 9781611687484
Release 2015-05-22
Pages 312
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This volume illuminates changes in Israeli society over the past generation. Goldscheider identifies three key social changes that have led to the transformation of Israeli society in the twenty-first century: the massive immigration of Jews from the former Soviet Union, the economic shift to a high-tech economy, and the growth of socioeconomic inequalities inside Israel. To deepen his analysis of these developments, Goldscheider focuses on ethnicity, religion, and gender, including the growth of ethnic pluralism in Israel, the strengthening of the Ultra-Orthodox community, the changing nature of religious Zionism and secularism, shifts in family patterns, and new issues and challenges between Palestinians and Arab Israelis given the stalemate in the peace process and the expansions of Jewish settlements. Combining demography and social structural analysis, the author draws on the most recent data available from the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics and other sources to offer scholars and students an innovative guide to thinking about the Israel of the future. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of contemporary Israel, the Middle East, sociology, demography and economic development, as well as policy specialists in these fields. It will serve as a textbook for courses in Israeli history and in the modern Middle East.



Gender in the Twenty First Century

Gender in the Twenty First Century Author Shannon N. Davis
ISBN-10 9780520291393
Release 2017-07-18
Pages 312
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"This edited volume of 13 original empirical chapters provides new insight into the uneven and stalled nature of the gender revolution in the United States in the 21st century. Organized in two parts, the book documents the influence of gender as a social institution as it intersects with other core social institutions and other key forms of inequality and highlights specific policy interventions needed to facilitate greater gender equality. An introductory chapter situates contemporary understanding of gender inequality into the broader theoretical landscape on gender and intersectionality. The chapters in the first part of the book, Changing and Unchanging Institutions, assess the gender revolution in society's core institutions: the family, higher education, the workplace, religion, the military, and sports. These chapters assess progress toward gender equality and the policies that are needed to promote equality. The second part of the book, Gender Politics and Policies, focuses on arenas where gender politics are frequently at play as well as specific examples of policy- and practice-oriented approaches to reducing gender inequality: political and economic leadership, work-family integration policies, health, immigration, globalization, and sexuality. The volume closes with a summary of specific policy implications for the community, organizational, and federal levels derived from the book's empirical chapters."--Provided by publisher.



The Sacred Universe

The Sacred Universe Author Thomas Berry
ISBN-10 0231149522
Release 2009
Pages 181
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A leading scholar, cultural historian, and Catholic priest who spent more than fifty years writing about our engagement with the Earth, Thomas Berry possessed prophetic insight into the rampant destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of species. In this book he makes a persuasive case for an interreligious dialogue that can better confront the environmental problems of the twenty-first century. These erudite and keenly sympathetic essays represent Berry's best work, covering such issues as human beings' modern alienation from nature and the possibilities of future, regenerative forms of religious experience. Asking that we create a new story of the universe and the emergence of the Earth within it, Berry resituates the human spirit within a sacred totality.



Religion and Sports

Religion and Sports Author Rebecca T. Alpert
ISBN-10 9780231539326
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 208
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Like religion, playing and watching sports is a deeply meaningful, celebratory ritual enjoyed by millions across the world. The first scholarly work designed for use in both religion and sports courses, this collection develops and then applies a theoretically grounded approach to studying sports engagement globally and its relationship to modern-day issues of violence, difference, social protest, and belonging. Case studies explore the place of sports in mainstream faiths, such as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity, and lesser-known religious groups, particularly in Africa. It covers football, baseball, and basketball but also archery, soccer, bullfighting, judo, and track. Essays reflect all skill levels, from amateur to professional, and find surprising affinities among practices and cultures in locations as disparate as Germany and Japan, Spain and Saudi Arabia. Thoroughly examining a range of phenomena, this collection fully captures the unique overlap of two universal institutions and their interplay with human society, politics, and culture.



Mediating Faiths

Mediating Faiths Author Dr Guy Redden
ISBN-10 9781409481331
Release 2013-06-28
Pages 256
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Religion is living culture. It continues to play a role in shaping political ideologies, institutional practices, communities of interest, ways of life and social identities. Mediating Faiths brings together scholars working across a range of fields, including cultural studies, media, sociology, anthropology, cultural theory and religious studies, in order to facilitate greater understanding of recent transformations. Contributors illustrate how religion continues to be responsive to the very latest social and cultural developments in the environments in which it exists. They raise fundamental questions concerning new media and religious expression, religious youth cultures, the links between spirituality, personal development and consumer culture, and contemporary intersections of religion, identity and politics. Together the chapters demonstrate how belief in the superempirical is negotiated relative to secular concerns in the twenty-first century.



Christianity Encountering World Religions Encountering Mission

Christianity Encountering World Religions  Encountering Mission Author Terry C. Muck
ISBN-10 9781441205261
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 408
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The current religious climate poses unique challenges to those engaged in mission. Thus the authors of this book propose a new, yet very biblical, model for interacting with people of other faiths. They term this model giftive mission, as it is based on the metaphor of free gift. We bear the greatest gift possible--the gospel message. Adopting this perspective not only has the potential for greater missionary success but also enables us to more closely imitate God's gracious activity in the world. The core of the book explores eleven practices that characterize giftive mission. Each practice is illustrated through the story of a figure from mission history who embodied that practice. Further discussion shows how to incorporate these practices in specific mission settings.



Reason and Reverence

Reason and Reverence Author William R. Murry
ISBN-10 1558965181
Release 2007
Pages 183
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Reason and Reverence has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Reason and Reverence also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Reason and Reverence book for free.



Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty First Century

Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty First Century Author Lucian N. Leustean
ISBN-10 9781317818663
Release 2014-05-30
Pages 832
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This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of Eastern Christian churches in Europe, the Middle East, America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Written by leading international scholars in the field, it examines both Orthodox and Oriental churches from the end of the Cold War up to the present day. The book offers a unique insight into the myriad church-state relations in Eastern Christianity and tackles contemporary concerns, opportunities and challenges, such as religious revival after the fall of communism; churches and democracy; relations between Orthodox, Catholic and Greek Catholic churches; religious education and monastic life; the size and structure of congregations; and the impact of migration, secularisation and globalisation on Eastern Christianity in the twenty-first century.