The Role of Revelation in the World's Religions by Beverly Moon

By Beverly Moon

The human reception of divine messages, often called revelation, has frequently performed a valuable position in global religions. This learn explores how spirituality and the private event of the divine has been expressed and preserved in numerous spiritual traditions. The phenomenon of revelation is explored and interpreted via examples from around the spiritual spectrum, and 6 sorts of revelation are posited: visions and voices, divination, spirit trip, spirit mediation, mystical union, and divine incarnation.

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Islamic Spirituality: Foundations by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

A broad-ranging, illustrated, scholarly therapy of middle themes in Islamic spirituality. This booklet discusses the principles of Sufism, together with the Qur’an, the Hadith, pilgrimage, and prayer, in addition to a research of the increase of Islam. The spouse booklet Islamic Spirituality: Manifestations delves extra deeply into different ways in which Sufism is lived out all over the world, with cognizance to a few of the sects and their writings.

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Asian American Religious Cultures [2 volumes] by Jonathan H. X. Lee

By Jonathan H. X. Lee

A source perfect for college students in addition to basic readers, this two-volume encyclopedia examines the range of the Asian American and Pacific Islander religious experience.

• Covers either universal motifs in Asian American non secular tradition, similar to chinese language New 12 months gala's and mortuary rituals, in addition to many newly proven religion traditions

• includes entries on not often addressed subject matters inside Asian American faith, corresponding to Hezhen Shamanism

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The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief (Borzoi by V.S. Naipaul

By V.S. Naipaul

Like every of V. S. Naipaul’s “travel” books, The Masque of Africa contains a a lot better narrative and function: to pass judgement on the results of trust (in indigenous animisms, the international religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and legendary historical past) upon the development of civilization.From V. S. Naipaul: “For my trip books I shuttle on a topic. And the topic of The Masque of Africa is African trust. I start in Uganda, on the heart of the continent, do Ghana and Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Gabon, and finish on the backside of the continent, in South Africa. My topic is trust, now not political or low-cost lifestyles; and but on the backside of the continent the political realities are so overwhelming that they have got to be taken into account.“Perhaps an unstated element of my inquiry was once the potential of the subversion of previous Africa through the methods of the surface global. The subject held till I obtained to the South, while the conflict of the 2 methods of considering and believing grew to become some distance too one-sided. The skyscrapers of Johannesburg didn’t relaxation on sand. The older global of magic felt fragile, yet whilst had a permanent caliber. You felt that it should live on any calamity.“I had anticipated that over the nice dimension of Africa the practices of magic might considerably fluctuate. yet they didn’t. The diviners in all places desired to ‘throw the bones’ to learn the long run, and the assumption of ‘energy’ remained a relentless, to be tapped into by way of the ritual sacrifice of physique components. In South Africa physique components, frequently of animals, but additionally of guys and ladies, made a mix of ‘battle medicine.’ To witness this, to take delivery of a few concept of its strength, was once to be taken a long way again to the start of things.“To succeed in that starting used to be the aim of my book.”The Masque of Africa is a masterly fulfillment by way of one of many world’s keenest observers and one among its maximum writers.

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Hegel versus 'Inter-Faith Dialogue': A General Theory of by Andrew Shanks

By Andrew Shanks

The time period 'inter-faith' is a contemporary innovation in English that has received major traction within the dialogue of spiritual variety. This quantity argues that the concept that of faiths within the plural is deeply troublesome for Christian theology and proposes a Hegelian replacement to the normal bureaucratic thought of inter-faith discussion. Hegel pioneered the systematic research of comparative faith. in keeping with Hegelian precept, Andrew Shanks identifies religion as an inflection of the desire in the direction of ideal truth-as-openness. with regards to different spiritual traditions, this needs to contain the perform of a greatest xenophilia, or love for the unusual, understood as a middle Christian advantage. Shanks's neo-Hegelian idea recognises the possibility of God's paintings in all spiritual traditions, that could be noticeable as divine experiments with human nature. This well timed ebook discusses a variety of interreligious encounters and may be a necessary source for stories in comparative theology and philosophy of faith.

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Popular Dictionary of Sikhism: Sikh Religion and Philosophy by W. Owen Cole

By W. Owen Cole

This dictionary comprises lots of the phrases which are with regards to Sikhism. even though probably not an introductory direction, through studying the definitions of such a lot of phrases within the Sikh vocabulary, one will get an concept of what the faith is all approximately, together with its relation to Islam and Hinduism, the 2 similar faiths of India. The e-book lists the main figures in Sikhism, an summary of the historical past of the faith, an inventory of the sacred books, theology and a normal review of the philosophy, either within the creation and within the definitions itself. an outstanding reduction for these drawn to the religion.

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Religion and Normativity, Volume I: The Discursive Fight by Anders-Christian Jacobsen

By Anders-Christian Jacobsen

The volumes of faith and Normativity provides the most recent study in 3 primary fields. quantity I discusses the development of normative texts in early Christianity and Judaism, together with canon formation, the query of authoritative interpretation of canon, and the re-writing of normative texts in new occasions. between different issues, the authors hire literary theories and reminiscence development.

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