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Encyclopedia of Philosophers on Religion by
Publication Date: 2009-11-30
The religious affiliations and beliefs of 152 prominent philosophers are presented here, in A-Z entries. Biographical information is given about each with a special focus on his or her religious upbringing, practice, and beliefs (or lack thereof). Each entry also contains a brief summary of the points each philosopher has made concerning God and religion. An examination of several complex issues, including the existence and nature of God, human immortality, and the nature of religious language and symbolism, is thus aided via numerous points of view.
Global Dictionary of Theology by
Publication Date: 2008-11-10
Theological dictionaries are foundational to any theological library. But until now there has been no Global Dictionary of Theology, a theological dictionary that presumes the contribution of the Western tradition but moves beyond it to embrace and explore a full range of global expressions of theology. The Global Dictionary of Theology is inspired by the shift of the center of Christianity from the West to the Global South. But it also reflects the increase in two-way traffic between these two sectors as well as the global awareness that has permeated popular culture to an unprecedented degree.
Encyclopedia of Religion and the Law in America by
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
Extensive A-Z entries provide coverage of key court decisions, case studies, concepts, individuals, religious groups, organizations, and agencies shaping religion and law in today's society.
Religious Holidays and Calendars by
Publication Date: 2004-02-01
A comprehensive, authoritative source of information about the calendars and holidays of the world's religions. It also provides concise information about the beliefs, practices, and history of major religions.
Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature by
Call Number: REF BL31 .E465 2005
Publication Date: 2005-05-31
A two-volume collation of esoteric material dealing with the rich interpenetration of religion and ecology.
Contemporary American Religion
Call Number: REF BL2525 .C65 2000
Publication Date: 2000
This excellent source furnishes students and scholars with information on contemporary religion, personalities, and popular topics from Fundamentalist Christianity to feng shui.
Encyclopedia of American Religious History by
Call Number: REF BL2525 .Q44 2001
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
This volume charts new territory in its coverage of religious history and diversity in the United States. More than 800 entries, 100 of which have been added for this edition, outline the numerous philosophers, personalities, social issues, and cultural histories of religious practices throughout American history. Special emphasis has been given to recent developments in American religious life and on the historical contributions of people long neglected by religious historians, including African Americans, Native Americans, and women.
Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions by
Publication Date: 2015-06-22
Written by top practitioner-scholars who bring a critical yet empathetic eye to the topic, this textbook provides a comprehensive look at peace and violence in seven world religions. Offers a clear and systematic narrative with coverage of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American religions Introduces a different religion and its sacred texts in each chapter; discusses ideas of peace, war, nonviolence, and permissible violence; recounts historical responses to violence; and highlights individuals within the tradition working toward peace and justice Examines concepts within their religious context for a better understanding of the values, motivations, and ethics involved Includes student-friendly pedagogical features, such as enriching end-of-chapter critiques by practitioners of other traditions, definitions of key terms, discussion questions, and further reading sections.
Religious Tolerance in World Religions by
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
Today, and historically, religions often seem to be intolerant, narrow-minded, and zealous. But the record is not so one-sided. In Religious Tolerance in World Religions, numerous scholars offer perspectives on the "what" and "why" traditions of tolerance in world religions, beginning with the pre-Christian West, Greco-Roman paganism, and ancient Israelite Monotheism and moving into modern religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. By tolerance the authors mean "the capacity to live with religious difference, and by toleration, the theory that permits a majority religion to accommodate the presence of a minority religion."
World Religions and Multiculturalism by
Publication Date: 2014-05-14
This book is about new forms of religious activities emerging in the context of their dialectic relations with contemporary multicultural realities. World religions are effectively a major agent of the multiculturalization of contemporary societies. However, multiculturalism pushes them not only toward change but also toward new conflicts.
World Religions and Their Missions by
Publication Date: 2015-02-17
Do all religions seek conversions? How are religions adapting their proclamations in a deeply plural world? This book provides a detailed analysis of the missionary impulse as it is manifested across a range of religious and irreligious traditions.The text also develops innovative frameworks for interreligious encounters and comparative mission studies.
Academic Search Complete
A large, multi-disciplinary collection of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles from EBSCO.
Dissertations & Theses Full Text
This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
A comprehensive database covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Including article on world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
SocINDEX with Full Text
A comprehensive sociology research database, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.
Asian Film Online: Volume I
Selection of over 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics, the collection offers perspectives and insights onto themes relevant across Asia.
Asian Film Online: Volume II
This collection fills in the geographic space where Volume I left off, including titles from China, Vietnam, Turkey, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Ethnographic Video Online: Volume III, Indigenous Voices
Streaming ethnographic films, documentaries, feature films, and fieldwork regarding human culture, behavior and society, with a strong emphasis on indigenous issues and perspectives and a focus on Oceania, Australia, New Zealand.
Films on Demand - Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
A streaming video database with a focus on Humanities and Social Sciences.
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A collection of over 39 million freely usable media files.