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Edited by Randolph C. Head and Daniel Christensen

This interdisciplinary collection of essays about early modern Germany addresses the tensions, both fruitful and destructive, between normative systems of order on the one hand, and a growing diversity of practices on the other. Individual essays address crucial struggles over religious orthodoxy after the Reformation, the transformation of political loyalties through propaganda and literature, and efforts to redefine both canonical forms and new challenges to them in literature, music, and the arts. Bringing together the most exciting papers from the 2005 conference of Frühe Neuzeit Interdisziplinär, an international research and conference group, the collection offers fresh comparative insights into the terrifying as well as exhilarating predicaments that the people of the Holy Roman Empire faced between the Reformation and the Enlightenment.

Contributors include: Claudia Benthien, Robert von Friedeburg, Markus Friedrich, Claire Gantet, Susan Lewis Hammond, Thomas Kaufmann, Hildegard Elisabeth Keller, Benjamin Marschke, Nathan Baruch Rein, and Ashley West.

Lucas A. Keefer and Faith L. Brown

face of a chaotic universe. Later work in psychoanalysis extrapolated on this view; for example, Rizzuto (1974) found that clients’ conceptions of God often expressed the same thematic issues that were present in childhood parental relationships. These psychoanalytic observations have largely been

Peter J. Verhagen and Agneta Schreurs

and to bring about change of attitude among mental health professionals is of course presenting new models which have the potency to offer new perspectives on diagnostic and therapeutic questions in clinical practice. It would be of special interest when such models offer the possibility to integrate

Persuasion and Conversion

Essays on Religion, Politics, and the Public Sphere in Early Modern England

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Torrance Kirby

The early modern ‘public sphere’ emerges out of a popular ‘culture of persuasion’ fostered by the Protestant Reformation. By 1600, religious identity could no longer be assumed as ‘given’ within the hierarchical institutions and elaborate apparatus of late-medieval ‘sacramental culture’. Reformers insisted on a sharp demarcation between the inner, subjective space of the individual and the external, public space of institutional life. Gradual displacement of sacramental culture was achieved by means of argument, textual interpretation, exhortation, reasoned opinion, and moral advice exercised through both pulpit and press. This alternative culture of persuasion presupposes a radically distinct notion of mediation. The common focus of the essays collected here is the dynamic interaction of religion and politics which provided a crucible for the emerging modern ‘public sphere’.

Zeynep B. Ugur

Mochon et al.’s (2008) spirit, the present study examines whether Ramadan, and in particular fasting in Ramadan, is associated with happiness in Turkey. 2 Method This study is designed and conducted in 5 waves. The first wave was conducted on 3 June 2016 (3 days before Ramadan) and measured the

Yunus Bayramoglu, Mehmet Harma and Onurcan Yilmaz

evolutionary behavioral systems can and will be activated whenever relevant stimuli are present. These stimuli include a stressful or dangerous situation, a person in distress or anxiety or in obvious need of care, an interesting and new surrounding to be explored and learned, and a sexually attractive

Joseph Z. T. Pieper, Marinus H. F. van Uden and Leonie van der Valk

well as in the present, have conquered adversities with the help of their prayer. By praying in times of distress and by not giving up hope, one feels a worthy member of the religious community with which one identifies. Seventhly, religious coping can contribute to a reduction of stress, because it

Religious Doubt, Depressive Symptoms, and Rumination at an Advanced Age

A Longitudinal Study in Residential Care Settings

Evalyne Thauvoye, Eline Nijsten and Jessie Dezutter

, Martínez-Lorca, & Latorre, 2016, p. 1063). Repetitive thought is oriented towards both the present and the past (D’Hudson & Saling, 2010). Rumination is known to have negative effects on psychological and physical health (Garnefski et al., 2002; Segerstrom, Roach, Evans, Schipper, & Darville, 2010

Indian Diaspora

Socio-Cultural and Religious Worlds

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Edited by Pratap Kumar

The chapters presented in this volume represent a wide variety of Indian diasporic experiences. From indenture labour to the present day immigrations, Indian diasporic narrative is one that offers opportunities to evaluate afresh notions of ethnicity, race, caste, gender and religious diversity. From victim discourse to narratives of optimism and complexities of identity issues, the Indian diaspora has exhibited characteristics that enable us as scholars to construct theoretical views on the diaspora and migration. The cases included in this volume will illumine such theoretical ideas. The readers will certainly be able to appreciate the diversity and the depth of these narratives and gain insight into the social and cultural and religious world of the diaspora.