Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Kazantzakis
Jerry H. Gill
Theological Soundings and Perspectives
The Variety of Theatricals in Spiritual Performance
Edited by Kenneth A. Bryson
Philosophy and Religion is a special series in the Value Inquiry Book Series.
Philosophy and Religion is cosponsored by The Centre for the Study of Philosophy and Religion, Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Essays in Honour of John S. Pobee
Edited by Cephas N. Omenyo and Eric B. Anum
The second segment, which covers Religion and Public Space, discusses works that examine the relationships between religion and power, religion and development, religion and traditional religious beliefs, and religion and practices in Africa. The third segment of the book treats Religion and Cultural Practices in African and how all these work out in couching out an African theology and African Christianity. Some of the issues discussed in this section related to African traditional philosophy, spiritism, and the interrelationships that exist between African Christianity and African Traditional Religion.
The last segment of the book discusses the issue of African biblical hermeneutics and specifically looks at contemporary hermeneutical approaches to biblical interpretations in Africa.
Explorations in Pursuit of Understanding
Edited by Jerald D. Gort, Henry Jansen and Hendrik M. Vroom
An effective agency for fostering such knowledge and understanding is the discipline of theology of religions, which examines how religions have and ought to view other religions. And it is particularly the practice of comparative theology of religions which bears the most promise in this regard. The present symposium consists of precisely this kind of comparative exercise and may be viewed as an important contribution to the development of a new project which endeavors to enlarge the horizon and broaden the focus and reflection of theology of religions as that has been gradually developed during the last few decades, a new enterprise, in other words, which seeks to universalize and mutualize theology-of-religions discourse.
One of the important things this volume shows is that the views religions have of other religions differ from one another in very substantial ways, which is explained by the fact that they derive from diverging paradigms of faith, belief and ritual and specific cultural and social contexts. This textbook demonstrates how strongly different Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto and Confucian views are from those of Islam, Judaism and Christianity, which latter in turn also exhibit considerable differences among themselves. These differences are greater than people immersed in their own cultures often realize or expect. It is becoming ever more clear that ignorance of or disinclination to acknowledge or refusal to accept these real differences constitute major root causes of serious conflicts in the world.
The essays in this book, written by representatives of the major world religions, offer descriptive and/or prescriptive appraisals of other religions in general or one other religion in particular from the perspective of the religion of the author concerned. It is hoped that this unique exercise in intercultural theology of religions will generate insights and new forms of understanding which can be used by religious leaders and other educators to help correct the disposition toward religious haughtiness, insularity and communalism and the dangerous leanings toward interreligious suspicion, antipathy and animosity which are all too often evident in our contemporary societies.
This contribution focuses on Hamlet’s belief in providence and on the early modern kind of Christianity it represents. The key question is whether the figure of Hamlet embodies a literary transformation of a pious Christian into a secular Renaissance subject or the transformation of a secular Renaissance subject into a pious Christian. It will be argued that Hamlet’s “readiness” and “timing” are early modern virtues whose discovery allows Hamlet to combine Christian ideas on providence with secular ideas on fortune without blending them into a new synthesis. The combination of Christian and secular elements in Hamlet’s thinking remains too unstable and too much of a struggle for that. “Readiness” and "timing" are early modern virtues typical of a transitional age of clashing values that need more time to crystallize out than is available under the pressure of early modern life
Edited by Halina Grzymała-Moszcyńska and Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi
John H. McClendon
It has been our purpose, in each chapter, to clearly state our position—in conversation with Christianity as a belief system—and especially by asking the guiding question, ‘what is the value of Christianity for the African American community?’ That is to say the value of Christianity in all of its
Religious Education from Christian and Islamic Perspectives
Edited by Stella El Bouayadi-van de Wetering and Siebren Miedema
This volume explores the field of Christian and Islamic education. Muslim and Christian scholars from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Indonesia, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands describe various aspects of religious education at school, at home, in the mosque and church, via the media and in peer groups. The papers were presented and discussed at an authors’ conference at VU University Amsterdam, organized in close collaboration between the staff of its Centre of Islamic Theology and other scholars in religious education, and the Islamic Universities League in Cairo. The authors describe actual processes of education, reflect on religious identity formation and respect for other people and the influences from home, school, mosque, and church, the media and “the street.”