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Religion and Social Transformations

Paperback|Feb 2002
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This work examines the reciprocal relationship between religion, 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...


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This work examines the reciprocal relationship between religion, 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 globalization, 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 accommodate new challenges such as environmentalism.;The book is the third of five volumes (and an additional reader) co-published with the Open University. Each offers* case studies; extracts from other publications; references and guidance on other materials; and illustrations throughout.
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Religion and Social Transformations examines the reciprocal relationship between religion, 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 globalization, 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 accommodate new challenges such as environmentalism.The five textbooks and Reader that make up the Religion Today Open University/Ashgate series are:o From Sacred Text to Interneto Religion and Social Transformationso Perspectives on Civil Religiono Global Religious Movements in Regional Contexto Belief Beyond Boundarieso Religion Today: A Reader
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  • Part 1: Religion And The "great Transformation" In Poland And East Germany; Islam And Human Rights; What It Meant And What It Means - Feminism, Religion And Interpretation; Buddhist Responses To Environmental Crisis. Part 2: Globalization, Politics And Religion; Theologians And The Renewal Of Democratic Political Institutions; A Feminist Interpretation Of Women's Rights In Islam; Kali The Saviour; The Global Environment As A Religious Issue - A Sociological Analysis.

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