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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.

Der Reformator Martin Luther 2017. Eine wissenschaftliche und gedenkpolitische Bestandsaufnahme

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Book Series: Schriften des Historischen Kollegs ISSN: 2190-1392 ISBN: 9783110443516 Year: Volume: 92 Pages: 326,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110443516 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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There is broad historical awareness for Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Europe, and the ´West` as a whole, but given the persistent myths about the persona and work of this reformer, there is a need for a radical re-historicization of Luther and his reception. This compendium seeks to stimulate such a reevaluation in order to place the 500-year commemoration of the Protestant Reformation on sound historical footing.

Im Diesseits das Jenseits bereiten - Eschatologie, Laienbildung und Zeitkritik bei den mittelniederländischen Autoren Jan van Boendale, Lodewijk van Velthem und Jan van Leeuwen

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ISBN: 9783863952747 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup-2016-974 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Religion
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This study reveals that in medieval Dutch vernacular texts (from the Brabantine authors Jan van Boendale, Lodewijk van Velthem, and Jan van Leeuwen, and in the anonymous Boek van Sidrac) the treatment of individual and universal eschatological topics and themes, such as death, heaven, hell, purgatory, the Antichrist, eschatological people, and Judgement Day is dedicated to moral and ethical guidance to prepare oneself during lifetime for the afterlife. Central to all texts is the fate of the souls in the afterlife and guidelines to assure redemption on Judgment Day. This includes the ability to recognize the signs of the End properly. The vernacular eschatological discourse is considered as an inherent part of the intellectual emancipation of the laity in the later Middle Ages. This book is of interest not only to Dutch and German philologists, but also to historians and anyone interested in the history of religion, especially of eschatology and apocalypticism. This study was awarded with the 2013 Mgr. C. de Clercqprijs of the Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten (Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts) for an outstanding work in the field 'History of Religions of Flanders'.

Wahre und falsche Heiligkeit. Mystik, Macht und Geschlechterrollen im Katholizismus des 19. Jahrhunderts

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Book Series: Schriften des Historischen Kollegs ISSN: 2190-1392 ISBN: 9783110446807 Year: Volume: 90 Pages: 276,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110446807 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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The charges brought in an Inquisition case that revealed scandalous conditions in the Roman Catholic cloister of Sant Ambrogio between 1859 and 1862 included pretense of holiness and attempted murder. Possible motivations for the crimes included power struggles, jealousy, and a cover-up of sexual liaisons. Historians, theologians, religious scholars, and a psychiatrist shed a multifaceted light on the case.

Buddhism and the Dynamics of Transculturality. New Approaches

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Book Series: Religion and Society ISSN: 14375370 ISBN: 9783110413083 Year: Volume: 64 Pages: 270 DOI: 10.1515/9783110413083 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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For over 2500 years, Buddhism was implicated in processes of cultural interaction that in turn shaped Buddhist doctrines, practices and institutions. While the cultural plurality of Buddhism has often been remarked upon, the transcultural processes that constitute this plurality, and their long-term effects, have scarcely been studied as a topic in their own right. The contributions to this volume present detailed case studies ranging across different time periods, regions and disciplines, and they address methodological challenges as well as theoretical problems. In addition to casting a spotlight on topics as diverse as the role of trade contacts in the early spread of Buddhism, the hybrid nature of religious practices in Japan or Indo-Tibetan relations in Tibetan polemical literature, the individual papers jointly raise the question as to whether there might be something distinct about how Buddhism steers and influences forms of cultural exchange, and is in turn shaped by modalities of cultural interaction throughout Asian, as well as global, history. The volume is intended to demonstrate the need for investigating transcultural dynamics more closely in the study of Buddhism, and to suggest new avenues for Buddhist Studies.

Christianity and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Europe

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Book Series: Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz ISBN: 9783525101490 9783666101496 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100916
Subject: History
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This collection explores how Christian individuals and institutions combined the topics of faith and national identity in twentieth-century Europe. “National identity” is understood in a broad sense that includes discourses of citizenship, narratives of cultural or linguistic belonging, or “national” characteristics. It considers various geographical contexts, and takes into account processes of cross-national exchange and transfer. It shows how national and denominational identities were often mutually constitutive, at times leading to a strongly exclusionary stance against “other” national or religious groups. In different circumstances, religiously minded thinkers critiqued nationalism, emphasising the universalist strains of their faith, with varying degrees of success. Throughout the century church officials and lay Christians have had to come to terms with the relationship between their national and “European” identities within the processes of Europeanisation.

Lived Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Approaching Religious Transformations from Archaeology, History and Classics

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ISBN: 9783110557596 Year: Pages: 605 DOI: 10.1515/9783110557596 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Religion
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The Lived Ancient Religion project has radically changed perspectives on ancient religions and their supposedly personal or public character. This volume applies and further develops these methodological tools, new perspectives and new questions. The religious transformations of the Roman Imperial period appear in new light and more nuances by comparative confrontation and the integration of many disciplines. The contributions are written by specialists from a variety of disciplinary contexts (Jewish Studies, Theology, Classics, Early Christian Studies) dealing with the history of religion of the Mediterranean, West-Asian, and European area from the (late) Hellenistic period to the (early) Middle Ages and shaped by their intensive exchange. From the point of view of their respective fields of research, the contributors engage with discourses on agency, embodiment, appropriation and experience. They present innovative research in four fields also of theoretical debate, which are “Experiencing the Religious”, “Switching the Code”, „A Thing Called Body“ and “Commemorating the Moment”.

History and Religion: Narrating a Religious Past

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ISBN: 9783110445954 9783110444544 9783110437256 Year: Pages: 471 DOI: 10.1515/9783110445954 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
Subject: Religion --- Science (General)
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This volume is the first systematic scholarly study that analyses the complex relationship between history and religion. It considers religious groups as both producers of historical narratives and topics of historiography. From different disciplinary perspectives, the authors explore how religions are historicised. In so doing, they address the biases and elisions of current analytical and descriptive frames in the history of religion.

Religion und Museum

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Book Series: Schriften zum Kultur- und Museumsmanagement ISBN: 9783839402252 Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.14361/9783839402252 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: History
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Ohne Frage hat Religion Konjunktur. Einerseits gilt Religion als Ressource von Sinn und spiritueller Erfahrung, andererseits ist sie Konfliktpotential. Zunehmend wird Religion auch zum Gegenstand von visuellen und textlichen Repräsentationen in Museen und Ausstellungen. Solche musealen Inszenierungen von Religion/en transportieren jedoch immer ein spezifisches Religionskonzept und beziehen, meist unausgesprochen, Stellung in aktuellen gesellschaftlichen Wertedebatten. Eine religionswissenschaftliche und museologische Reflexion dieses Zusammenhanges ist daher geboten und wird mit dieser Aufsatzsammlung erstmals in systematischer und praxisorientierter Form geleistet. Hierbei werden religionshistorische und sammlungsgeschichtliche Aspekte ebenso berücksichtigt wie aktuelle Ausstellungs- und Museumskonzepte. Für alle, die sich mit Religion und deren Repräsentation im Rahmen von Ausstellungen beschäftigen, bietet der Band damit wichtige Hilfestellungen.

Islam in Process

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Book Series: Globaler lokaler Islam ISBN: 9783839404911 Year: Pages: 332 DOI: 10.14361/9783839404911 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Religion
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The articles included in this Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam are focused on two perspectives: Some link the comparative analysis of Islam to ongoing debates on the Axial Age and its role in the formation of major civilizational complexes, while others are more concerned with the historical constellations and sources involved in the formation of Islam as a religion and a civilization. More than any other particular line of inquiry, new historical and sociological approaches to the Axial Age revived the idea of comparative civilizational analysis and channeled it into more specific projects. A closer look at the very problematic place of Islam in this context will help to clarify questions about the Axial version of civilizational theory as well as issues in Islamic studies and sociological approaches to modern Islam. Contributors among others: Said Arjomand, Shmuel N. Eisenstadt, Josef van Ess and Raif G. Khoury.

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