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Prophets of the Old and New World
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The works of William Blake (1757-1827) are like piecing together a complex puzzle. His earlier poetry is highly accessible and well understood, yet his later prophesies are full of complex symbols and a personal mythology utilized to teach the world the error of its ways. However, such error and knowledge are rarely deciphered. It is important to approach Blake with both a historical understanding of his times and a Biblical knowledge that he was well versed in to fully appreciate his images and ideas. Blake saw himself as a poetic prophet, guiding the reader from errors of reason to the truths of eternal imagination. The times he lived in forced him to write in cryptic symbols to hide his rebellious ideas from King and Church. Thus, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), another contemporary prophet, whose simple words of self-evident truths, is necessary to help interpret the deeper religious meanings hidden in Blake s mythology. With Joseph Smith s writing as a key, Blake s mythological cycle of our fall and redemption will not only enlighten the reader, but offer the keys of liberation from mind-forged manacles when the imagination is used to overcome the restricting web of reason.

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Stand: 20.02.2020
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Gods and Arms
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Synopsis: This book brings together a variety of perspectives on how religion can be related to violence and war--both in a destructive and constructive way. Religion can justify and mobilize violence--even terrorism or guerilla wars--just like political ideology. But how is such a link between religion and violent behavior established in the first place? How can we go further in understanding this possible connection between religion and war? Is religious peace work just the flip side of religious support of war? Or can peace work be informed by knowing about how religion promotes violence and war? In the search for answers to the puzzle of religion and war, it is easy to focus on conflict and war situations, but maybe there is as much to learn from peace work as from war studies? Therefore, this book also analyses religious peace work from different contexts. The multifaceted presence of religion in conflict situations--whether justifying violence or promoting peace--is illustrated in this book using a variety of situations, in an enlightening panorama of one of today's must puzzling social connections: religion and armed conflict. Contributors include: R. Scott Appleby, Göran Gunner, Mariyahl Hoole, Mark Juergensmeyer, Anne Kubai, Kjell-Åke Nordquist, Jehan Perera, Jennifer Schirmer, Nari Senanayake, and Maria Småberg. Endorsements: 'Is religion used or is religion using violence and war? Is religion seeking peace or is it manipulated by those who have particular political agendas? The cases presented are varied and contribute enormously to our shared understanding of how religion is playing both the role of promoting and restraining violence, conflict, and conflict resolution. . . . This book is precious. It is rich, well crafted, and stimulating. It is an invitation for further conversation on the religious choice between war and peace.' --Andrea Bartoli, Dean, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University 'Gods and Arms is a timely book dedicated to one of the most burning issues of the day. It brings together thematic essays by some of the leading international authorities in the field and concrete case studies full of insight into the varied roles of organized religion and religious identities. . . . We learn, for example, about the relevance of liberation theology in the Colombian guerilla wars, the religious rationalization and interpretation of atrocities in Rwanda during the genocide, and the conflicting ambitions of the Anglican church in Palestine during the British mandate.' --Anders Mellbourn, Chair of the Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University 'In Gods and Arms, internationally respected researchers approach the urgent problem of religion and conflict. This is done in intellectual and empirical analyses of concepts such as fundamentalism and terrorism. In addition, the book presents examples by relating well-known contemporary experiences of religiously ingrained war, genocide, and terrorism in Rwanda, Colombia, Sri Lanka, and Palestine. . . . Gods and Arms provides a much-needed, stimulating, and innovative study that deepens our insight into the complex relationship between religion, conflict, and peace.' --Peter Wallensteen, Professor of Peace Research, Uppsala University and the University of Notre Dame Author Biography: Kjell-Åke Nordquist is Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Theology and Associate Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 20.02.2020
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Prophets of the Old and New World
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The works of William Blake (1757-1827) are like piecing together a complex puzzle. His earlier poetry is highly accessible and well understood, yet his later 'prophesies' are full of complex symbols and a personal mythology utilized to teach the world the error of its ways. However, such error and knowledge are rarely deciphered. It is important to approach Blake with both a historical understanding of his times and a Biblical knowledge that he was well versed in to fully appreciate his images and ideas. Blake saw himself as a poetic 'prophet,' guiding the reader from errors of reason to the truths of eternal imagination. The times he lived in forced him to write in cryptic symbols to hide his rebellious ideas from King and Church. Thus, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), another contemporary prophet, whose simple words of self-evident truths, is necessary to help interpret the deeper religious meanings hidden in Blake's mythology. With Joseph Smith's writing as a key, Blake's mythological cycle of our fall and redemption will not only enlighten the reader, but offer the keys of liberation from 'mind-forged manacles' when the imagination is used to overcome the restricting web of reason.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 20.02.2020
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The Ubuntu God
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Description: In 1948, the Afrikaner Nationalist Government became the ruling party in South Africa and instituted the brutal system known as apartheid. To maintain their power, Afrikaners drew on Christian scripture and traditions to create self-justifying religious narratives that supported their oppressive ideologies, prohibiting inclusion and suppressing pluralism. In time these Afrikaner-Christian narratives began to unravel as counter-narratives within the Christian tradition influenced the Black church to demand equality and democracy. This socio-political and cultural transformation is best understood and interpreted through the vision of ubuntu: a mode of thought in African culture that places a value on humanity in community and shifts the focus from singularity to plurality in South African society. In The Ubuntu God, Samuel A. Paul traces how the dismantling of apartheid led to recognition of the religious other, the recovery of alternate narratives, and the reappearance of ubuntu perspective and practice in the political and public sphere. After the peaceful transition to a democratically elected government, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission created a platform for multiple voices, stories, and religious narratives to be shared in a public political context. This multiplicity of voices resulted, ultimately, in the formation of a new constitution for South Africa that sought to uphold African values of community and inclusion in its institutions. While South Africa's apartheid system and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are both rooted in the biblical narrative, the former used its theology to enforce an iron rule while the latter combined Christian and African concepts to create a pluralistic and open society. Such a society is characterized by a culture that emphasizes communality and interdependence. Endorsements: ''How is it possible that the country whose name became a byword for injustice, inequality, prejudice, racial redlining and abuse has become a light to the nations? Dr. Samuel Paul, a native of South Africa, has written an insightful book that offers fresh interpretations of how truth-telling and a will to reconciliation has transformed the history, theology, and politics of the South African puzzle. Well thought out, well written, well argued, and very well added to your library.'' --David Augsburger Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling Fuller Theological Seminary ''Anyone who is interested in theology, political liberation, or South Africa will want to read Samuel Paul's fine work, The Ubuntu God. It is from the Acknowledgment and the Introduction that we see the perspective from which Paul writes: he makes plain how his place as a black south african of Indian descent in the pecking order of racial oppression and the influence of his political activist uncle serve as the backdrop to his writing. In some measure, Paul the intellectual is still 'making sense' of his nation's histories of oppression and liberation as well as how theology, an African worldview, and ideology work to imprison and to free. The result is illuminating both for Paul and for us, the grateful readers.'' --Father Michael Lapsley, SSM Institute for Healing of Memories Cape Town About the Contributor(s): Samuel A. Paul is a Research Associate with the University of Southern California's Center for Religion and Civic Culture, Associate Director of Digitial Resources at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, and remains an ordained minister with the Apostolic Faith Mission Church, South Africa.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 20.02.2020
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Gods and Arms
24,99 € *
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Synopsis: This book brings together a variety of perspectives on how religion can be related to violence and war--both in a destructive and constructive way. Religion can justify and mobilize violence--even terrorism or guerilla wars--just like political ideology. But how is such a link between religion and violent behavior established in the first place? How can we go further in understanding this possible connection between religion and war? Is religious peace work just the flip side of religious support of war? Or can peace work be informed by knowing about how religion promotes violence and war? In the search for answers to the puzzle of religion and war, it is easy to focus on conflict and war situations, but maybe there is as much to learn from peace work as from war studies? Therefore, this book also analyses religious peace work from different contexts. The multifaceted presence of religion in conflict situations--whether justifying violence or promoting peace--is illustrated in this book using a variety of situations, in an enlightening panorama of one of today's must puzzling social connections: religion and armed conflict. Contributors include: R. Scott Appleby, Göran Gunner, Mariyahl Hoole, Mark Juergensmeyer, Anne Kubai, Kjell-Åke Nordquist, Jehan Perera, Jennifer Schirmer, Nari Senanayake, and Maria Småberg. Endorsements: 'Is religion used or is religion using violence and war? Is religion seeking peace or is it manipulated by those who have particular political agendas? The cases presented are varied and contribute enormously to our shared understanding of how religion is playing both the role of promoting and restraining violence, conflict, and conflict resolution. . . . This book is precious. It is rich, well crafted, and stimulating. It is an invitation for further conversation on the religious choice between war and peace.' --Andrea Bartoli, Dean, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University 'Gods and Arms is a timely book dedicated to one of the most burning issues of the day. It brings together thematic essays by some of the leading international authorities in the field and concrete case studies full of insight into the varied roles of organized religion and religious identities. . . . We learn, for example, about the relevance of liberation theology in the Colombian guerilla wars, the religious rationalization and interpretation of atrocities in Rwanda during the genocide, and the conflicting ambitions of the Anglican church in Palestine during the British mandate.' --Anders Mellbourn, Chair of the Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University 'In Gods and Arms, internationally respected researchers approach the urgent problem of religion and conflict. This is done in intellectual and empirical analyses of concepts such as fundamentalism and terrorism. In addition, the book presents examples by relating well-known contemporary experiences of religiously ingrained war, genocide, and terrorism in Rwanda, Colombia, Sri Lanka, and Palestine. . . . Gods and Arms provides a much-needed, stimulating, and innovative study that deepens our insight into the complex relationship between religion, conflict, and peace.' --Peter Wallensteen, Professor of Peace Research, Uppsala University and the University of Notre Dame Author Biography: Kjell-Åke Nordquist is Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Theology and Associate Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 20.02.2020
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The Ubuntu God
25,99 € *
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Description: In 1948, the Afrikaner Nationalist Government became the ruling party in South Africa and instituted the brutal system known as apartheid. To maintain their power, Afrikaners drew on Christian scripture and traditions to create self-justifying religious narratives that supported their oppressive ideologies, prohibiting inclusion and suppressing pluralism. In time these Afrikaner-Christian narratives began to unravel as counter-narratives within the Christian tradition influenced the Black church to demand equality and democracy. This socio-political and cultural transformation is best understood and interpreted through the vision of ubuntu: a mode of thought in African culture that places a value on humanity in community and shifts the focus from singularity to plurality in South African society. In The Ubuntu God, Samuel A. Paul traces how the dismantling of apartheid led to recognition of the religious other, the recovery of alternate narratives, and the reappearance of ubuntu perspective and practice in the political and public sphere. After the peaceful transition to a democratically elected government, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission created a platform for multiple voices, stories, and religious narratives to be shared in a public political context. This multiplicity of voices resulted, ultimately, in the formation of a new constitution for South Africa that sought to uphold African values of community and inclusion in its institutions. While South Africa's apartheid system and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are both rooted in the biblical narrative, the former used its theology to enforce an iron rule while the latter combined Christian and African concepts to create a pluralistic and open society. Such a society is characterized by a culture that emphasizes communality and interdependence. Endorsements: ''How is it possible that the country whose name became a byword for injustice, inequality, prejudice, racial redlining and abuse has become a light to the nations? Dr. Samuel Paul, a native of South Africa, has written an insightful book that offers fresh interpretations of how truth-telling and a will to reconciliation has transformed the history, theology, and politics of the South African puzzle. Well thought out, well written, well argued, and very well added to your library.'' --David Augsburger Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling Fuller Theological Seminary ''Anyone who is interested in theology, political liberation, or South Africa will want to read Samuel Paul's fine work, The Ubuntu God. It is from the Acknowledgment and the Introduction that we see the perspective from which Paul writes: he makes plain how his place as a black south african of Indian descent in the pecking order of racial oppression and the influence of his political activist uncle serve as the backdrop to his writing. In some measure, Paul the intellectual is still 'making sense' of his nation's histories of oppression and liberation as well as how theology, an African worldview, and ideology work to imprison and to free. The result is illuminating both for Paul and for us, the grateful readers.'' --Father Michael Lapsley, SSM Institute for Healing of Memories Cape Town About the Contributor(s): Samuel A. Paul is a Research Associate with the University of Southern California's Center for Religion and Civic Culture, Associate Director of Digitial Resources at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, and remains an ordained minister with the Apostolic Faith Mission Church, South Africa.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 20.02.2020
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Prophets of the Old and New World
44,99 € *
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The works of William Blake (1757-1827) are like piecing together a complex puzzle. His earlier poetry is highly accessible and well understood, yet his later 'prophesies' are full of complex symbols and a personal mythology utilized to teach the world the error of its ways. However, such error and knowledge are rarely deciphered. It is important to approach Blake with both a historical understanding of his times and a Biblical knowledge that he was well versed in to fully appreciate his images and ideas. Blake saw himself as a poetic 'prophet,' guiding the reader from errors of reason to the truths of eternal imagination. The times he lived in forced him to write in cryptic symbols to hide his rebellious ideas from King and Church. Thus, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), another contemporary prophet, whose simple words of self-evident truths, is necessary to help interpret the deeper religious meanings hidden in Blake's mythology. With Joseph Smith's writing as a key, Blake's mythological cycle of our fall and redemption will not only enlighten the reader, but offer the keys of liberation from 'mind-forged manacles' when the imagination is used to overcome the restricting web of reason.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 20.02.2020
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