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Essays on Ways of Worldmaking in Times of Change from Biblical, Historical and Systematic Perspectives
How does religion cope with changing situations? Are orthodoxy and liberalism really competing strategies? The essays in this volume argue three views. (1)Orthodoxy is not to be seen as the real and original form of a given religion, but as an idealized original form that should be construed as a construction in reaction to changes in time. (2) Over the ages, liberalism – despite its laudable strive for adaptation – has been less successful than generally assumed. This lesson from history can be quite important in view of the adaptation processes for Muslims in Western Europe. (3) Of great importance for the survival of religion seems to be a clear definition of the boundaries of religiously informed practices and ethics. Their recognisability and authenticity shall – when combined with a due lack of obtrusion – be of great influence for the ongoing acceptance of religion(s) in the public domain.

Part of Missions: 1. Church and Mission 2. Salvation of the Non-Evangelized 3. Theological Problem of Adaptation 4. Non-Christian Missions 5. Missiology 1. Adaptation is not a notion of which the theological content has been definitely established. But it is concerned with the relationship of the

In: Sacramentum Mundi Online

, the church formulates prayers for the worship of God in a sacred assembly. The liturgy of the church is connected to the worship of the early church. The liturgical prayers of the church have undergone various moments of renewal and adaptation. These are regarded as the works of the Holy Spirit

In: Pneuma

integrated into his own thought. Because Hutner was a leader of the Lithuanian-Orthodox community, his published discourses are free of explicit references to sources outside this group’s accepted canon. However, as scholars have noted, concealed within his writings are themes and adaptations of ideas that

In: The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Author: Frank Hoare

130 Frank Hoare COMMUNITY POLARIZATION AROUND CULTURAL ADAPTATION IN THE LITURGY IN A FIJI INDIAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY* . Introduction Fiji is situated in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,500 miles north of New Zealand and 2,000 miles east of Australia. A colony of Britain from 1874 until 1970, it

In: Mission Studies

der Adaptation mariologischen Wissens deutlich werden. Von hier aus ist zu prüfen, inwiefern die systematischen Leitfragen des vorliegenden Sammelbandes helfen können, einerseits Inszenierungsmodi und Funktionen mariologischen Wissens innerhalb eines Œuvres zu bestimmen, dessen Autor sich dem

In: Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa
Author: Adam Trettel

, adaptations, etc. of Plotinus (other than Victorinus’) that Augustine may have come into contact with (Drecoll ‘Neuplatonismus’ 73). 22 E.g. Beatrice ‘ Quosdam platonicorum libros : the Platonic Readings of Augustine in Milan’ 248–281. 23 For more on the platonicorum libri , cf. Drecoll

In: Desires in Paradise: An Interpretative Study of Augustine's City of God 14

, the inhabited world is divided into male and female, which is an adaptation for the procreation by copulation and generation. Maximus concludes his reasoning by explaining the purpose of the existing divisions: Through this potential, consistent with the purpose behind the origination of divided

In: The Unity of Body and Soul in Patristic and Byzantine Thought

the transformation processes of Catholicism and its adaptation to democratic and pluralistic societies. Thus secularization, integration, and acceptance of democracy were not the result of an exogenously induced adaptation to a secularizing environment. They were rather a by-product of the choice

In: Catholicism and Religious Freedom
Author: Britta Bußmann

, dass religiöses Wissen zu Offenbarungswissen geworden ist, 4 wobei freilich anzumerken bleibt, dass dieses neu etablierte Offenbarungswissen nicht im Literalsinn des biblischen Textes, sondern lediglich in seiner Allegorese verankert ist. Die Adaptation der alttestamentarischen Texte markiert einen

In: Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa