"Reappraising Durkheim for the Study and Teaching of Religion Today" brings together ten new essays in which noted sociologists, psychologists, phenomenologists, philosophers, and historians of religion grapple with the questions Durkheim raised and the solutions he proposed for the academic study of religion.
Idinopulos (religious studies, Miami U. in Oxford, Ohio) recounts the history of modern Palestine from Napoleon's invasion of the Middle East in 1798 to the founding of the Jewish state of Israel in 1948. It is a story of dramatic confrontation of world empires for possession and profit, the clash o
Here is history in a grand manner--an absorbing saga of prophets, priests, and pilgrims, kings and conquerors, the story of a city besieged, defended, conquered, damaged or destroyed, and rebuilt 40 times in 30 centuries--always in the name of God. Illustrations.
Analyzes more than four hundred years of Jerusalems history to glean practical, operational lessons from Ottoman, British, Jordanian, and Israeli control of the city and its holy sites. The book offers a useful guide to shaping a future for Jerusalem based on peace, openness, civility, and tolerance.
The cross-cultural study of religion has always gone hand in hand with the worldview, sciences, or intellectual frameworks of the time. These frames, whether focused on psychology or politics, gender or colonialism, bring out perspectives for understanding religious behavior. Today one of our common civic worldviews is represented in the shift from scriptural to evolutionary history. This volume brings together in one place key essays by professor emeritus William Paden, showing a progression of steps he has taken in exploring bridgeworks between comparative religion and evolutionary models of religious behavior. One of the leading scholars in religious studies, Paden shows ways that religio...