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Reclaiming the Faravahar

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Book Series: Iranian Studies Series ISBN: 9789087282141 9789087282936 Year: DOI: doi.org/10.24415/9789087282141 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101209
Subject: Religion
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Reclaiming the Faravahar is an ethnographic study of the contemporary Zoroastrians in Tehran. It examines many public discursive and ritual performances to show how they utilize national, religious, and ethnic categories to frame the Zoroastrian identity within the longstanding conflict between Iranian Shi'a and Arab Sunnis, defining and defending Zoroastrians' identity and values in Shi'i dominated Iran.

Learning to Read Talmud

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ISBN: 9781618115133 9781618115775 9781644692431 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104864
Subject: Religion
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Finalist, 2017 National Jewish Book Award for Education and Jewish Identity"Learning to Read Talmud" is the first book-length study of how teachers teach and how students learn to read Talmud. Through a series of studies conducted by scholars of Talmud in classrooms that range from seminaries to secular universities and with students from novice to advanced, this book elucidates a broad range of ideas about what it means to learn to read Talmud and tools for how to achieve that goal. Bridging the study of Talmud and the study of pedagogy, this book is an essential resource for scholars, curriculum writers, and classroom teachers of Talmud.

A History of Christianity in Indonesia

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ISBN: 9789004170261 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101503
Subject: Religion
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Indonesia is the home of the largest single Muslim community of the world. Its Christian community, about 10% of the population, has until now received no overall description in English. Through cooperation of 26 Indonesian and European scholars, Protestants and Catholics, a broad and balanced picture is given of its 24 million Christians. This book sketches the growth of Christianity during the Portuguese period (1511-1605), it presents a fair account of developments under the Dutch colonial administration (1605-1942) and is more elaborate for the period of the Indonesian Republic (since 1945). It emphasizes the regional differences in this huge country, because most Christians live outside the main island of Java. Muslim-Christian relations, as well as the tensions between foreign missionaries and local theology, receive special attention.

Theologies of Childhood and the Children of Africa

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ISBN: 9781928396109 Year: DOI: 10.4102/aosis.2016.tcca02 Language: English
Publisher: AOSIS Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100410
Subject: Religion
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The purpose of this book is to combine perspectives of scholars from Africa on Child Theologies from a variety of theological sub-disciplines to provide some theological and ministerial perspectives on this topic. The book disseminates original research and new developments in this study field, especially as relevant to the African context. In the process it addresses also the global need to hear voices from Africa in this academic field. It wants to convey the importance of considering Africa’s children in theologising. The different chapters represent diverse methodologies but the central and common focus is to approach the subject from the viewpoint of Africa’s children. The individual authors’ varied theological sub-disciplinary dispositions contribute to the unique and distinct character of the book. Almost all chapters are theoretical orientated with less empirical research, although some of the chapters refer to empirical research which the authors have done in the past.

Early Buddhist Transmission and Trade Networks

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Book Series: Dynamics in the History of Religions ISBN: 9789004181595 9789004194588 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100630
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This book examines catalysts for Buddhist formation in ancient South Asia and expansion throughout and beyond the northwestern Indian subcontinent to Central Asia by investigating symbiotic relationships between networks of religious mobility and trade.

The Earliest History of the Christian Gathering

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Book Series: Vigiliae Christianae, Supplements ISBN: 9789004183094 9789004190702 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100639
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Using recent insights into the nature of early Christian communities as religious associations, this book offers a new reconstruction of the origins and development of the weekly Christian gathering and its constitutive elements; based on an analysis of all available evidence from the first three centuries.

Holy Russia, Sacred Israel

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ISBN: 9781934843796 9781618116901 9781618119308 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101816
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"Holy Russia, Sacred Israel examines how Russian religious thinkers, both Jewishand Christian, conceived of Judaism, Jewry and the ‘Old Testament’ philosophically, theologically, and personally at a time when the Messianic element in Russian consciousness was being stimulated by events ranging from the pogroms of the 1880s through two Revolutions and World Wars to exile in Western Europe. An attempt is made to locate the boundaries between the Jewish and Christian, Russian and Western, Gnostic-pagan and Orthodox elements in Russian thought in this period. The author reflects personally on how the heritage of these thinkers, little analyzed or translated in the West, can help Orthodox (and other) Christians respond to Judaism (including “Messianic Judaism”), Zionism, and Christian antisemitism today."

Jacob's Ladder

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Book Series: Borderlines: Russian and East European-Jewish Studies ISBN: 9781934843383 9781618116918 9781618119315 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101817
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Jacob’s Ladder discusses the reflection of kabbalistic allegory in Russian literature and provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of the perception of Kabbalah in Russian consciousness. Aptekman investigates the questions of when, how, and why Kabbalah has been used in Russian literary texts from Pre-Romanticism to Modernism and what particular role it played in the larger context of the Russian literary tradition. The correct understanding of this liaison helps the reader clarify many enigmatic images in Russian literary works of the last two centuries and to understand the roots of a particular cultural falsification that played an important role in the anti-Semitic mythology of the twentieth century.

Islamic Reformism and Christianity

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Book Series: The History of Christian-Muslim Relations ISBN: 9789004179110 9789047441465 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100629
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Drawing on newly-discovered archival materials, the study offers a comprehensive and critical reading of the polemics of Sheikh Rashīd Riḍā and his associates on Christianity in al-Manār, and their fascinating encounters with Arab Christians and Christian missionary movements.

Gender and Christianity in Modern Europe

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ISBN: 9789058679123 Year: DOI: 10.11116/GCME_KAD Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102274
Subject: Religion
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Since the 1970s the feminization thesis has become a powerful trope in the rewriting of the social history of Christendom. However, this ‘thesis' has triggered some vehement debates, given that men have continued to dominate the churches, which have reacted to the association of religion and femininity by explicitly focusing their appeal to men. The authors critically reflect upon the use of concepts like feminization and masculinization in relation to Christianity. By presenting case studies that adopt different gendered approaches regarding Christian, mainly Catholic discourses and practices, they capture multiple ‘feminizations' and ‘masculinizations' in Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries. In particular, it becomes clear that the idea that Christianity took on ‘charicteristically feminine' values and practices cannot withstand the conclusion that what is considered ‘manly' or ‘feminine' depends on time, place, and context, and on the reasons why gendered metaphors are used.

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