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Religion and social transformations

Herbert, David ed. (2002). Religion and social transformations. Religion Today: Tradition, Modernity and Change, 2. Ashgate.

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Abstract

Religion and Social Transformations examines the reciprocal relationship between religio, modernity and social change. the book focuses on the world's three major missionary religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. it explores how these three traditions are responding to some of the most challenging issues associated with globalisation, including the role of religion in the fall of communism; the tension between religion and feminism; the compatibility of religion and human rights; and whether ancient religions can accomodate new challenges such as environmentalism.

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 0-7546-0817-4, 978-0-7546-0817-2
Extra Information: David Herbert is editor and author of the Introduction and 2 chapters ('Religion and the Great Transformation in Poland and East Germany' and 'Islam and Human Rights'). Susan Mumm (sm226) is author of one chapter ('What it meant and what it means: feminism, religion and interpretation') and Helen Waterhouse (hjw26) is author of one chapter ('Buddhist responses to the environmental crisis'). The collection also contains four previous published articles by leading external scholars.
Keywords: religion; Islam; Buddhism; Christianity; Poland; East Germany; Egypt; Tunisia; Sri Lanka; feminism; human rights; environmentalism; secularisation; de-secularisation
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Religious Studies
Item ID: 5007
Depositing User: David Herbert
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5007
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