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Religious Polemics in Context

Papers presented to the Second International Conference of the Leiden Institute for the Study of Religions (LISOR) held at Leiden, 27-28 April 2000  

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Edited by Theo Hettema and Christine Kooi

Studies in Theology and Religion,11

Polemics, as “the art or practice of disputation or controversy”, is a living issue in matters of religion, and is a major object of research for scholars in religious studies and theology. The second international conference of the Leiden Institute for the Study of Religions (LISOR), held at Leiden in April 2000, was devoted to the subject of Religious Polemics in Context, aiming at a further exploration of the notion of religious polemics, together with the unfolding of a wide variety of case-studies from various religious traditions. The volume contains most of the papers read at the conference, and offers contributions on general issues (e.g., by M. Dascal), as well as on particular topics in the fields of history of religion (e.g., Islam), ancient Israel and early Christianity, the history of Christianity, and the social sciences of religion. An annotated bibliography is added to this collection, which may stimulate a further study of the topic.

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Edited by Brian Grim, Todd M. Johnson, Vegard Skirbekk and Gina Zurlo

The Yearbook of International Religious Demography presents an annual snapshot of the state of religious statistics around the world. Every year large amounts of data are collected through censuses, surveys, polls, religious communities, scholars, and a host of other sources. These data are collated and analyzed by research centers and scholars around the world. Large amounts of data appear in analyzed form in the World Religion Database (Brill), aiming at a researcher’s audience. The Yearbook presents data in sets of tables and scholarly articles spanning social science, demography, history, and geography. Each issue offers findings, sources, methods, and implications surrounding international religious demography. Each year an assessment is made of new data made available since the previous issue of the yearbook.

Contributors are: Todd Johnson, Gina Zurlo, Peter Crossing, Juan Cruz Esquivel, Fortunato Mallimaci, Annalisa Butticci, Brian Grim, Philip Connor, Ken Chitwood, Vegard Skirbekk, Marcin Stonawski, Rodrigo Franklin de Sousa, Davis Brown, Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa, and Maria Concepción Servín Nieto.

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Edited by Brian Grim, Johnson Todd, Vegard Skirbekk and Gina Zurlo

The Yearbook of International Religious Demography presents an annual snapshot of the state of religious statistics around the world. Every year large amounts of data are collected through censuses, surveys, polls, religious communities, scholars, and a host of other sources. These data are collated and analyzed by research centers and scholars around the world. Large amounts of data appear in analyzed form in the World Religion Database (Brill), aiming at a researcher’s audience. The Yearbook presents data in sets of tables and scholarly articles spanning social science, demography, history, and geography. Each issue offers findings, sources, methods, and implications surrounding international religious demography. Each year an assessment is made of new data made available since the previous issue of the yearbook.

Lalsangkima Pachuau

the 21st Century.” We had four plenary presentations and more than 80 papers presented in seven diff erent groups in parallel sessions. Because one of the invited plenary speakers for an assigned plenary theme could not come, I was asked by the executive committee to replace him. Th e four plenary

Fergus King

does away with many of the catego- ries not present in the Pauline writings themselves, but often drawn out by his interpreters. Yet several features seem to be missing from the fi nal analysis. Th e fi rst of these is sacra- mentalism, which does not really intrude in this discussion except in a brief

Susan Smith

simply as divinely sanc- tioned. If that happens, we more easily can accept that present leadership structures need to change in response to changing cultural realities. Th is is particularly important given that the Church of the South is growing much more rapidly than the Church of the North. Osborne

Guy Lancaster

. Th ese six present diverse experiences ripe for comparison. For instance, where Spain had a large military and economic presence, Jesuit missionaries could enforce the more sedentary, agricultural lifestyle they believed to be fundamental to civiliza- tion as well as religious indoctrination. Th is

Robert Schreiter

. Th ey generally had little to lose in abandoning large parts of their European identity. Th e concluding chapter looks at the possible role these fi gures had as priests in one particular cult that itself refl ects hybridity. Nafafé’s careful use of postcolonial categories, his balanced presenting of

Manfred Ernst

theological seminaries in other parts of the world, where most of the NRMs presented in this guide have experi- enced growth in recent years. In such places, easily accessible sound background informa- tion such as this book off ers is rare. Manfred Ernst Pacifi c Th eological College, Suva, Fiji Islands

Susan Smith

Regensburg, and the growing anxiety in much of Western Europe about Muslim cultural practices such as the wearing of hijab. None of this, however, should deter the reader, because these essays present a balanced account of the historical and theological tensions that exist between these two great faiths, and