The Blackwell Companion to The New Testament

The Blackwell Companion to The New Testament
Author: David E. Aune
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2010-01-22
ISBN: 9781444318944
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to The New Testament Book Excerpt:

The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament is a detailedintroduction to the New Testament, written by more than 40 scholarsfrom a variety of Christian denominations. Treats the 27 books and letters of the New Testamentsystematically, beginning with a review of current issues andconcluding with an annotated bibliography Considers the historical, social and cultural contexts in whichthe New Testament was produced, exploring relevant linguistic andtextual issues An international contributor list of over 40 scholars representwide field expertise and a variety of Christian denominations Distinctive features include a unified treatment of Lukethrough Acts, articles on the canonical Gospels, and a discussionof the apocryphal New Testament

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture
Author: John F. A. Sawyer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2012-06-04
ISBN: 1118241134
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture Book Excerpt:

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture providesreaders with a concise, readable and scholarly introduction totwenty-first century approaches to the Bible. Consists of 30 articles written by distinguished specialistsfrom around the world Draws on interdisciplinary and international examples toexplore how the Bible has impacted on all the major social contextswhere it has been influential – ancient, medieval and modern,world-wide Gives examples of how the Bible has influenced literature, art,music, history, religious studies, politics, ecology andsociology Each article is accompanied by a comprehensivebibliography Offers guidance on how to read the Bible and its manyinterpretations

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature
Author: Rebecca Lemon,Emma Mason,Jonathan Roberts,Christopher Rowland
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN: 1118241150
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature Book Excerpt:

This Companion explores the Bible's role and influence onindividual writers, whilst tracing the key developments of Biblicalthemes and literary theory through the ages. An ambitious overview of the Bible's impact on Englishliterature – as arguably the most powerful work of literaturein history – from the medieval period through to thetwentieth-century Includes introductory sections to each period giving backgroundinformation about the Bible as a source text in English literature,and placing writers in their historical context Draws on examples from medieval, early-modern,eighteenth-century and Romantic, Victorian, and Modernistliterature Includes many 'secular' or 'anti-clerical' writers alongsidetheir 'Christian' contemporaries, revealing how the Bible's textshifts and changes in the writing of each author who reads andstudies it

The Blackwell Companion to Paul

The Blackwell Companion to Paul
Author: Stephen Westerholm
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN: 1118724062
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to Paul Book Excerpt:

The Blackwell Companion to Paul presents a distinctive dual focus approach that encompasses both the historical Paul and the history of Paul's influence. In doing so, expert contributors successfully address the interests of students of early Christianity and those of Christian theology. Offers a complete overview of the life, writings and legacy of one of the key figures of Christianity The essays compass the major themes of Paul's life and work, as well as his impact through the centuries on theology, Church teaching, social beliefs, art, literature, and contemporary intellectual thought Edited by one of the leading figures in the field of Pauline Studies The contributors include a range of world-renowned academics

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Materiality

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Materiality
Author: Vasudha Narayanan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN: 1118688325
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Materiality Book Excerpt:

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Materiality provides a thoughtfully organized, inclusive, and vibrant project of the multiple ways in which religion and materiality intersect. The contributions explore the way that religion is shaped by, and has shaped, the material world, embedding beliefs, doctrines, and texts into social and cultural contexts of production, circulation, and consumption. The Companion not only contains scholarly essays but has an accompanying website to demonstrate the work of performers, architects, and expressive artists, ranging from musicians and dancers to religious practitioners. These examples offer specific illustrations of the interplay of religion and materiality in everyday life. The project is organized from a comparative perspective, highlighting examples and case studies from traditions originating in both East and West. To summarize, the volume: Brings together the leading figures, theories and ideas in the field in a systematic and comprehensive way Offers an interdisciplinary approach drawing together religious studies, anthropology, archaeology, history, sociology, geography, the cognitive sciences, ecology, and media studies Takes a comparative perspective, covering all the major faith traditions

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Inter Religious Dialogue

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Inter Religious Dialogue
Author: Catherine Cornille
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-06-08
ISBN: 1119572592
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Inter Religious Dialogue Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive volume brings together a distinguished editorial team, including some of the field’s pioneers, to explore the aims, practice, and historical context of interfaith collaboration. Explores in full the background, history, objectives, and discourse between the leaders and practitioners of the world’s major religions Examines relations between religions from around the world, moving well beyond the common focus on Christianity, to also cover over 12 major religions Features a wealth of case studies on contemporary interreligious dialogue Charts a long-term shift away from a competitive rivalry between belief systems, and a change in focus towards the more respectful, cooperative approach reflected in institutions such as the World Council of Churches Includes up-to-date commentary on the growing dialogue of recent years, written by some of the leading figures working in the field of interfaith discourse

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion
Author: Nickolas P. Roubekas,Robert A. Segal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-03-10
ISBN: 1119092787
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion Book Excerpt:

Explore a rigorous but accessible guide to contemporary approaches to the study of religion from leading voices in the field The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion delivers an expert and insightful analysis of modern perspectives on the study of religion across the humanities and the social sciences. Presupposing no knowledge of the approaches examined in the collection, the book is ideal for undergraduate students who have yet to undertake extensive study in the humanities or social sciences. The book includes perspectives from those in fields as diverse as globalization, cognitive science, the study of emotion, law, esotericism, sex and gender, functionalism, terror, the comparative method, modernism, and postmodernism. Many of the topics covered in the book clearly hail from religious studies, while others are grounded in other areas of academia. All of the chapters contained within are written by recognized authors who show how their chosen discipline contributes to the understanding of the phenomenon of religion. This book also includes topics like: A comprehensive exploration of multiple approaches to religious study, including anthropology, economics, literature, phenomenology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology A review of various topics germane to the study of religion, including the study of the body, cognitive science, the comparative method, death and the afterlife, law, magic, music, and myth A selection of subjects touching on modern trends in extremism and violence, including chapters on terror and violence, fundamentalism, and nationalism A discussion of the influence of modernism and postmodernism in religion Ideal for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students in humanities and social science programs taking courses on religion and myth, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion will also earn a place in the libraries of specialists working in the fields of Religious Studies, Theology, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Political Science, History, and Philosophy.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice
Author: Michael D. Palmer,Stanley M. Burgess
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2020-04-06
ISBN: 111957210X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice Book Excerpt:

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions. The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studying religion and social justice - a crucially important subject within the history of religion, and a significant area of academic study in the field Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in a comprehensive, explanatory, and informative style All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminent scholars in the field Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, with sections on major religions; religious movements and themes; indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialism to civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns

The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism

The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism
Author: James J. Buckley,Frederick C. Bauerschmidt,Trent Pomplun
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2010-12-13
ISBN: 1444337327
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism Book Excerpt:

The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism offers an extensive survey of the history, doctrine, practices, and global circumstances of Roman Catholicism, written by a range of distinguished and experienced Catholic writers. Engages its readers in an informed and informative conversation about Roman Catholic life and thought Embraces the local and the global, the past and the present, life and the afterlife, and a broad range of institutions and activities Considers both what is distinctive about Catholic life and thought, and how Catholicism overlaps with and transforms other ways of thinking and living Topics covered include: peacemaking, violence and wars; money, the vow of poverty and socio-economic life; art by and about Catholics; and men, women and sex

The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity
Author: Ken Parry
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-05-10
ISBN: 1444333615
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity Book Excerpt:

"Consistently highly readable and engrossing. This is an excellent overview of Eastern Christianity."---Expository Times "A masterful description of the major living traditions of Eastern Christianity. Its 24 chapters, each written by an accomplished scholar in the field, address the dominant ethnic and cultural categories of Eastern Christianity (Arab, Byzantine, etc.) along with their most characteristic features (liturgy, iconography, and hagiography). Each offers a concise, well-organized, and highly readable overview of the tradition in question, along with a representative bibliography...Highly recommended."---Choice "Christian emigration, not least from the Middle East, means that there are growing communities of Eastern Christians in the West...Eastern Christians are now companions to Western; and the latter will learn much about the former from this Blackwell companion."---Church Times "A distinctive addition to the companion series and to its chosen sphere of knowledge."---Reference Reviews "A worthwhile collection, and one that should prove useful."---Ecclesiastical History Recent political events in the Middle East and Eastern Europe have brought Eastern Christianity to global attention. The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity provides an unparalleled account of the history and development of these vital Christian traditions, at the same time placing contemporary events in their full context. The companion provides authoritative and lively essays on the main Eastern Orthodox traditions, such as the Greek, Russian, and Georgian churches, as well as the Oriental Orthodox traditions, including the Armenian, Coptic, and Syrian churches. The in-depth articles, which are written by an international team of experts, offer a comprehensive survey of the history, theology, doctrine, worship, art, culture, and politics that make up the churches of Eastern Christianity. The companion can also be used alongside the respected Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity (1999), providing detailed discussions and assessments to complement the dictionary's shorter entries.

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America
Author: Philip Goff
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2010-03-25
ISBN: 9781444324099
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America Book Excerpt:

This authoritative and cutting edge companion brings togethera team of leading scholars to document the rich diversity andunique viewpoints that have formed the religious history of theUnited States. A groundbreaking new volume which represents the firstsustained effort to fully explain the development of Americanreligious history and its creation within evolving political andsocial frameworks Spans a wide range of traditions and movements, from theBaptists and Methodists, to Buddhists and Mormons Explores topics ranging from religion and the media,immigration, and piety, though to politics and social reform Considers how American religion has influenced and beeninterpreted in literature and popular culture Provides insights into the historiography of religion, butpresents the subject as a story in motion rather than a snapshot ofwhere the field is at a given moment

The Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth Century Theology

The Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth Century Theology
Author: David Fergusson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2010-03-18
ISBN: 9781444319989
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth Century Theology Book Excerpt:

Bringing together a collection of essays by prominentscholars, The Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth CenturyTheology presents a comprehensive account of the mostsignificant theological figures, movements, and developments ofthought that emerged in Europe and America during the nineteenthcentury. Representing the most up-to-date theological research, thisnew reference work offers an engaging and illuminating overview ofa period whose forceful ideas continue to live on in contemporarytheology A new reference work providing a comprehensive account of themost significant theological figures and developments of thoughtthat emerged in Europe and America during the nineteenthcentury Brings together newly-commissioned research from prominentinternational Biblical scholars, historians, and theologians,covering the key thinkers, confessional traditions, and majorreligious movements of the period Ensures a balanced, ecumenical viewpoint, with essays coveringCatholic, Russian, and Protestant theologies Includes analysis of such prominent thinkers as Kant andKierkegaard, the influence and authority of Darwin and the naturalsciences on theology, and debates the role and enduring influenceof the nineteenth century “anti-theologians”

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality
Author: Arthur Holder
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2011-04-27
ISBN: 1444393812
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality Book Excerpt:

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality is a comprehensive single-volume introduction to Christian spirituality, and represents the most significant recent developments in the field. Offers a thoroughly interdisciplinary, broadly ecumenical, and representative overview of the most significant recent developments in the field Comprises essays combining rigorous academic scholarship with accessible and elegant writing Reflects an understanding of the field as the study of the lived experience of Christian faith and discipleship Provides material on biblical, historical, and theological foundations, along with treatment of contemporary issues

The Blackwell Companion to the Theologians 2 Volume Set

The Blackwell Companion to the Theologians  2 Volume Set
Author: Ian S. Markham
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2009-04-27
ISBN: 1405135077
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to the Theologians 2 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

This two-volume companion brings together a team of contemporary theologians and writers to provide substantial introductions to the key people who shaped the Christian story and tradition. A substantial two-volume reference work, bringing together over 75 entries on the most important and influential theologians in the history of Christianity Structured accessibly around five periods: early centuries, middle ages, reformation period, the Enlightenment, and the twentieth-century to the present A to Z entries range from substantial essays to shorter overviews, each of which locates the theologian in their immediate context, summarizes the themes of their work, and explains their significance Covers a broad span of theologians, from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas, through to C. S. Lewis, James Cone, and Rosemary Radford Reuther Provides profiles of key Catholic, protestant, evangelical, and progressive theologians Includes a useful timeline to orientate the reader, reading lists, and a glossary of key terms

The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion

The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion
Author: Robert A. Segal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009-02-04
ISBN: 1405154659
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion Book Excerpt:

This prestigious Companion offers the most comprehensive survey todate of the study of religion. Featuring a team of internationalcontributors, and edited by one of the most widely respectedscholars in the field, The Blackwell Companion to the Study ofReligion provides an interdisciplinary and authoritative guideto the subject. Examines the main approaches to the study of religion:anthropology, the comparative method, economics, literature,philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology. Also covers a diverse range of topical issues, such as thebody, fundamentalism, magic, and new religious movements Consists of 24 essays written by an outstanding team ofinternational scholars Reviews, within each chapter, an outline of a particularsubfield and traces its development up to the present day Debates how the discipline may look in the future Represents all the major issues, methods and positions in thefield

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics
Author: Stanley Hauerwas,Samuel Wells
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2011-06-07
ISBN: 1444331345
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics Book Excerpt:

Featuring updates, revisions, and new essays from various scholars within the Christian tradition, The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics, Second Edition reveals how Christian worship is the force that shapes the moral life of Christians. Features new essays on class, race, disability, gender, peace, and the virtues Includes a number of revised essays and a range of new authors The innovative and influential approach organizes ethical themes around the shape of Christian worship The original edition is the most successful to-date in the Companions to Religion series

The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism

The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism
Author: Gavin Flood
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2005-06-10
ISBN: 1405132515
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism Book Excerpt:

An ideal resource for courses on Hinduism or world religions, this accessible volume spans the entire field of Hindu studies. It provides a forum for the best scholars in the world to make their views and research available to a wider audience. Comprehensively covers the textual traditions of Hinduism Features four coherent sections covering theoretical issues, textual traditions, science and philosophy, and Hindu society and politics Reflects the trend away from essentialist understandings of Hinduism towards tradition and regional-specific studies Includes material on Hindu folk religions and stresses the importance of region in analyzing Hinduism Ideal for use on university courses.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Hinduism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Hinduism
Author: Gavin Flood
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2022-05-13
ISBN: 1119144884
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Hinduism Book Excerpt:

An accessible and up-to-date survey of scholarly thinking about Hinduism, perfect for courses on Hinduism or world religions The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Hinduism examines the historical trajectories that have led to the modern religion of Hinduism. Covering main themes such as philosophy, practice, society, and science, this comprehensive volume brings together a variety of approaches and perspectives in Hindu Studies to help readers better appreciate the richness, complexity, and diversity of Hinduism. Essays by acknowledged experts in the field present historical accounts of all major traditions, analyze key texts, engage with Hindu theology and philosophy, address contemporary questions of colonialism and identity, and more. Throughout the text, the authors highlight the links, common threads, and issues that reoccur in the history of Hinduism. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the Companion incorporates the most recent scholarship and reflects the trend away from essentialist understandings of Hinduism. New chapters examine the Goddess tradition, Hindu diaspora, Hinduism and inter-religious comparison, Hindu philosophy, and Indian astronomy, medicine, language, and mathematics. This edition places further emphasis on the importance of region-specific studies in analyzing Hinduism, discusses important theoretical issues, and offers fresh perspectives on current discourse in Hindu society and politics. Provides a thorough overview of major texts, their histories, and the traditions that preserve them Describes the major textual traditions in Sanskrit with examples in different Indian vernacular languages Addresses major issues and contemporary debates about the nature and study of Hinduism Discusses the importance of systematic, rational thinking in Indian sciences, philosophy, and theology Examines key socio-political themes in Hinduism that are of particular relevance to the modern world The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Hinduism, Second Edition is an excellent text for undergraduate courses on Hinduism in Religious Studies and Philosophy departments, and an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers in Hindu Studies.

The Blackwell Companion to the Qur an

The Blackwell Companion to the Qur an
Author: Andrew Rippin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 1405178442
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to the Qur an Book Excerpt:

The Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an is a reader’s guide, a true companion for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur’an as a text and as a vital piece of Muslim life. Comprises over 30 original essays by leading scholars Provides exceptionally broad coverage - considering the structure, content and rhetoric of the Qur’an; how Muslims have interpreted the text and how they interact with it; and the Qur’an’s place in Islam Features notes, an extensive bibliography, indexes of names, Qur’an citations, topics, and technical terms

The Blackwell Companion to Postmodern Theology

The Blackwell Companion to Postmodern Theology
Author: Graham Ward
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0470998342
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to Postmodern Theology Book Excerpt:

This Companion provides a definitive collection of essays on postmodern theology, drawing on the work of those individuals who have made a distinctive contribution to the field, and whose work will be significant for the theologies written in the new millennium. The definitive collection of essays on postmodern theology, drawing on the work of those individuals who have made a distinctive contribution to the field. Each essay is introduced with a short account of the writer's previous work, enabling the reader to view it in context. Discusses the following desciplines: Aesthetics, Ethics, Gender, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Heideggerians, and Derrideans. Edited by Graham Ward, one of the most outstanding and original theologians working in the field today.