Understanding religion and spirituality in clinical practice , by Margaret Clark, London: Karnac Books, 2012, xviii + 98, pp., £15.99/US $26.95 (paperback). ISBN 978-1855758704 This book is part of the excellent clinical practice monograph series from the SAP in London. Aimed at
Mohammed Girma, Understanding Religion and Social Change in Ethiopia. Toward a Hermeneutic of Covenant.Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2012. 240 pages. ISBN 978-1-137-269416
Journal of Religion in Europe 2 (2009) 257–284 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/187489109X12463420694949 brill.nl/jre Journal of Religion in Europe Instrument of Mobilization or a Bridge towards Understanding? Religion and Values in the Reform Process of the European Union
There is often a perceived tension between dialogue on the one hand and conversion on the other hand. This article suggests that this tension may be related to religious conviction and religious belonging being seen as monolithic. A basic idea of this article is that there are suggestive empirical findings and relevant conceptual arguments about double religious belonging in a large sense, which lead to a profound questioning, which undermines established views of religion as comprehensive systems. This has implications for conceptions of dialogue and conversion. It is suggested that a consequence of taking into consideration double religious belonging in a broad sense is that established ideas of religions as comprehensive interpretative schemes are undermined. Instead, one would have to acknowledge the fragmented, partial, and contextual character of religion. Accordingly, interreligious dialogue and conversion must also be understood as diversified, variegated and fragmented phenomena. Dialogue is addressed to specific issues, in precise contexts, regarding particular concerns, and the same could generally be said of the aim to convert others.
Practices, Politics, and Identities
Edited by Marlène Laruelle
J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu
c. In this article we examine some of the innovative ways in which healing pilgrimages have developed in the various Christian traditions and what implications these have for understanding religion in a contemporary African religio- cultural context. Keywords African Christianity, Roman Catholic