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Recent decades have seen major shifts in our understanding of Christian identity. This timely book explores contemporary theological theory in asking what makes a Christian in the twenty-first century. Engages with developments in contemporary theological thought, assessing the work of leading figures Rowan Williams, John Milbank, and Kathryn Tanner Challenges accepted ideas of Christian identity by revealing largely unexplored perspectives on how sin affects its formation Contributes to vexed debates about Christian identity at a time when Christianity is expanding in some regions, yet in decline in many parts of the Western world

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This complete overview of religious studies provides students with the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and understand the nature of religion. Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology Considers recent developments including secularization; the relationship between religion and science; and scientific studies on religion, health, and mystical experience Uses humor throughout, allowing students to remain open-minded to the subject Explains what it means to study religion academically, and considers the impact of the study of religion on religion itself Contains numerous student-friendly features including photos, maps, time lines, side bars, historical profiles, and population distribution figures Provides classroom users with a lively website,www.wiley.com/go/religiontoolkit, including questions, quizzes, extra material, and helpful primary and secondary sources

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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

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Created by two of the field’s leading experts, this unique introduction to international religious demography outlines the challenges in interpreting data on religious adherence, and presents a contemporary portrait of global religious belief. Offers the first comprehensive overview of the field of international religious demography – detailing what we know about religious adherents around the world, and how we know it Examines religious freedom and diversity, including agnostics and atheists, on a global scale, highlighting trends over the past 100 years and projecting estimates for the year 2050 Outlines the issues and challenges related to definitions, taxonomies, sources, analyses, and other techniques in interpreting data on religious adherence Considers data from religious communities, censuses, surveys, and scholarly research, along with several in-depth case studies on the global Muslim population, religion in China, and the religious demography of recently created Sudan and South Sudan Argues against the belief that the twentieth-century was a ‘secular’ period by putting forward new evidence to the contrary Provides resources for measuring both qualitatively and quantitatively important data on the world's religious situation in the twenty-first century

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Käesolev raamat on järg rahvusvahelisele menukile „Inglid minu juustes” ja kirjeldab autori edasist elu, laste kasvatamist, kohtumisi peaingel Miikaeli ja ingel Eelijaga, suure õnne ja suure kurvastuse aegu ning kaotatud ja leitud armastusi. Raamatus räägib Lorna Byrne võimalustest, kuidas oma kaitseingliga lähedasemaks saada. Ta vaatleb lahkunud lähedaste, nende taevaste hingede rolli meie elus, kellel on lubatud meid põgusalt külastada, ja räägib sellest, kuidas me peaksime nendega suhtlema. Eelkõige aga saame tema vahendusel teada, millistena inglid meid näevad, kuidas nad meid armastavad, mida nad saavad meie jaoks teha ja mida meilt soovivad. Sellest ajast alates, kui Lorna Byrne’i tavatu anne avalikuks sai, on ta kuulsus üha kasvanud. Katoliku kirik on avaldanud talle lõpuks tunnustust, kutsudes teda kirikutesse kõnelema. Ameerika mõjukas teoloog Matthew Fox on võrrelnud Byrne’i keskaja pühaku Bingeni Hildegardiga. Samuti on tunnustanud tema erilisi võimeid juhtivad islami usuteadlased.

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Selleks, et arendada endas täiuseni selliseid vaimuomadusi, nagu on armastus, kaastunne ja altruism, tuleb mediteerida. Praegusel ajal on inimese meel väga hajevil ning selle jõud piiratud. Kui suuname meele oma voolusängi, siis muutub see, nagu vesi, palju jõulisemaks. Dalai-laama, meie aja austatuimaid ja armastatuimaid vaimseid juhte, kõneleb selles raamatus sisemise teadvelolu saavutamisest, mis võib hõlmata kõiki elukogemusi. Toetudes 19. sajandi Tiibeti laama Patrul Rinpotše kirjapandud õpetustele, jagab Tema Pühadus üksikasjalikke nõuandeid, kuidas praktiseerida Suure Terviklikkuse meditatsiooni ehk dzogtšen’it, et arendada endas kaastunnet ja kasvatada tarkust. Need omadused on hindamatu väärtusega nii isiklikuks vaimseks arenguks kui ka kogu inimkonna rahumeelseks kooseluks. Dalai-laama kõneleb südamest südamesse, olles mõistetav ja pakkudes hinnalisi kaemusi igaühele, algajaile ja kogenud mediteerijaile.

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В этой книге собраны наставления известного современного учителя тибетского буддизма Йонге Мингьюра Ринпоче по основополагающим, или предварительным, практикам нёндро. В них отражена самая сущность этих основополагающих практик, их бесконечная глубина и безграничное богатство смысла. Конкретные указания разъясняют практические аспекты нёндро, а многочисленные примеры из собственного опыта Ринпоче и его учителей вдохновляют и придают уверенности вступающему на этот путь.

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Christianity in Asia explores the history, development, and current state of Christianity across the world’s largest and most populous continent. Offers detailed coverage of the growth of Christianity within South Asia; among the thousands of islands comprising Southeast Asia; and across countries whose Christian origins were historically linked, including Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea Brings together a truly international team of contributors, many of whom are natives of the countries they are writing about Considers the Middle Eastern countries whose Christian roots are deepest, yet have turbulent histories and uncertain futures Explores the ways in which Christians in Asian countries have received and transformed Christianity into their local or indigenous religion Shows Christianity to be a vibrant contemporary movement in many Asian countries, despite its comparatively minority status in these regions

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This unique reception history of the Epistle of James is a prominent addition to the Blackwell Bible Commentaries series. Written by an outstanding New Testament specialist, it chronicles the major theological, political, and aesthetic responses to the text over the centuries, and to James as a historical figure. Surveys the many theological, cultural, literary, political, and artistic uses of the Epistle of James, and the broader influence his letters have had throughout the ages Includes extensive excerpts offering vital historiographical context Examines James’s impact on popular culture, including examples such as Charles Schulz’s Peanuts Unearths a range of neglected writings and opens access to material not readily available elsewhere

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The Future of Christian Theology represents a personal manifesto from one of the world's leading theologians, exploring the ways Christian theology in the twenty-first century has been, and can now continue to be, both creative and wise. Represents an outstanding and engaging account of the task of theology today Offers an insightful description of what makes for discerning and creative theology. Written from the perspective of decades of experience, and in close dialogue with theologians of other faiths Features a strong interfaith and public theology dimension, and a contemporary portrait of the field from the inside A hopeful and illuminating search for wisdom and understanding in the increasingly complex religious and secular world of the twenty-first century.