Religion and social transformations

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



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.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 5007
  • 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 or School
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
  • Depositing User
  • David Herbert