This book brings together over 300 important readings on religion in modern times, offering a new framework and language for making sense of religion today.
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About "Religion in Modern Times"
Meet the Authors
Paul Heelas, Scott Lash and Paul Morris are the authors and editors of many books and have also worked within the Centre for the Study of Cultural Values at the University of Lancaster. This book is a sequel to Scott Lash and Jonathan Friedman's influential reader, "Modernity and Identity," published by Blackwell in 1992.
Linda Woodhead (Ed)
Linda Woodhead is a Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies at Lancaster University. She has written extensively on Christianity, culture and society. Recent edited books include Peter Berger and the Study of Religion (2001), Religions in the Modern World (2002), Predicting Religion (2003, with Grace Davie and Paul Heelas) and Congregational Studies in the UK (2004, with Matthew Guest and Karin Tusting).
Table Of Contents
- Part I: Varieties: Introduction. Mapping Cultures: Introduction. 1.1
- Taylor's 'moral Sources'. 1.2 Tipton's Four-fold Analytical Scheme. 1.3
- Durkheim: Humanity. 1.4 Voll: 'styles Of Action' In Islam. Religions Of
- Difference: Introduction. Religions Of Difference: Overviews: 1.5 Bellah's
- Characterization Of Religions Of Difference. Religions Of Difference:
- Themes: Theme (i): Divine-human Difference: 1.6 Otto: 'the Idea Of The
- Holy'. 1.7 Chesterton Commends Metaphysical Difference. 1.8 Mcguire On
- Dualism In The Roman Catholic Church. Theme (ii): Communities Of
- Difference: 1.9 Troeltsch's Distinction Between Church And Sect. 1.10 The
- Doctrine Of Papal Infallibility, 1870. 1.11 Heilman: The Authority Of
- Tradition In Ultra-orthodox Jewry. Theme (iii): Authoritative Text: 1.12
- Heilman: The Authority Of Text In Ultra-orthodox Jewry. 1.13 Antoun:
- Muslim Fundamentalism Rejects Tradition In Favour Of Text. 1.14 Toumey On
- Science, Creationism And The Bible. Theme (iv): Sin, Evil And Redemption:
- 1.15 Barth On The Wrath Of God. 1.16 Hal Lindsey: Escaping This Evil Age.
- Religions Of Difference: Explanations: Explanation (i): Reaction To
- Modernity: 1.17 Hallencreutz And Westerlund: Fundamentalism As A Revolt
- Against The Modern Age. 1.18 Voll Explains Islamic Fundamentalism As A
- Reaction To The Failure Of The West. Explanation (ii): Refuge From
- Pluralism, Atomization Or Anomie: 1.19 Ammerman Explains Fundamentalism As
- A Refuge From Change And Chaos. 1.20 Hegland Challenges The Anomie Thesis.
- Explanation (iii): Provision Of Social, Moral, Cultural, And Transcendent
- Capital: 1.21 Greeley On Social Capital. 1.22 Ammerman On Moral And
- Spiritual Capital. 1.23 Hefner On Transcendent Capital And The Potency Of
- Difference. Explanation (iv): Sustaining Plausibility: 1.24 Berger:
- 'plausibility Structures'. Explanation (v): Dependence And Equality: 1.25
- Warner On 'the Culture Of Public Humbling'. Religions Of Difference:
- Prospects: 1.26 Roof And Mckinney: The Growth Of Heightened Difference.
- 1.27 Hunter On The Inevitable Liberalisation Of Religions Of Difference.
- 1.28 Martin: The Difficulty Of Sustaining Heightened Difference. 1.29
- Troeltsch On The Necessary Transformation Of Religions Of Difference. 1.30
- Voll: Religions Of Difference Wax And Wane. Religions Of Humanity:
- Introduction. Religions Of Humanity: Overviews: 1.31 Ahlstrom Introduces
- Christian Liberalism. 1.32 Kopf On 'rational Faith' Religion In India.
- 1.33 Ammerman On 'golden Rule' Christianity. Religions Of Humanity:
- Themes: Theme (i): Demythologization: 1.34 Gay And Early Rationalist
- Criticisms Of 'tradition'. 1.35 Bultmann On Demythologization. 1.36
- Woodhead: Demythologization On The Basis Of 'experience'. 1.37 Berger On
- Subjectivization. Theme (ii): Humanity And Human Freedom: 1.38 Passmore:
- 'the Perfectibility Of Man'. 1.39 The Dalai Lama: 'human Nature... (part