Ecologies of Participation

Agents, Shamans, Mystics, and Diviners

Author: Zayin Cabot

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498568165

Category: Religion

Page: 358

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A profoundly interdisciplinary approach to comparative scholarship, Ecologies of Participation: Agents, Shamans, Mystics, and Diviners argues for a radical neostructuralist stance. Developing recent theories and methods in religious studies, Cabot argues for a participatory approach to comparative studies.

Galileo and the Conflict between Religion and Science

Author: Gregory W. Dawes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317268881

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

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For more than 30 years, historians have rejected what they call the ‘warfare thesis’ – the idea that there is an inevitable conflict between religion and science – insisting that scientists and believers can live in harmony. This book disagrees. Taking as its starting point the most famous of all such conflicts, the Galileo affair, it argues that religious and scientific communities exhibit very different attitudes to knowledge. Scripturally based religions not only claim a source of knowledge distinct from human reason. They are also bound by tradition, insist upon the certainty of their beliefs, and are resistant to radical criticism in ways in which the sciences are not. If traditionally minded believers perceive a clash between what their faith tells them and the findings of modern science, they may well do what the Church authorities did in Galileo’s time. They may attempt to close down the science, insisting that the authority of God’s word trumps that of any ‘merely human’ knowledge. Those of us who value science must take care to ensure this does not happen.

From Anthropology to Social Theory

Author: Arpad Szakolczai,Bjørn Thomassen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108423809

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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Presenting a ground-breaking revitalization of contemporary social theory, this book revisits the rise of the modern world to reopen the dialogue between anthropology and sociology. Using concepts developed by a series of 'maverick' anthropologists who were systematically marginalised as their ideas fell outside the standard academic canon, such as Arnold van Gennep, Marcel Mauss, Paul Radin, Lucien Lvy-Bruhl and Gregory Bateson, the authors argue that such concepts are necessary for understanding better the rise and dynamics of the modern world, including the development of the social sciences, in particular sociology and anthropology. Concepts discussed include liminality, imitation, schismogenesis and trickster, which provide an anthropological 'toolkit' for readers to develop innovative understandings of the underlying power mechanisms of globalized modernity. Aimed at graduate students and researchers, the book is clearly structured. Part I introduces the 'maverick' anthropologists, while Part II applies the maverick tool-kit to revisit the history of sociological thought and the question of modernity.

Collective and Individual Responsibility

A Description of Corporate Personality in Ezekiel 18 and 20

Author: Jurrien Mol

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900417043X

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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A long discussed theme concerning Ezekiel 18 and 20 is the relationship between collective and individual responsibility. In the first half of the twentieth century the discussion appeared to end as a result of the introduction of the corporate personality by Henry Wheeler Robinson (1872-1945). This concept became heavily discussed and was dismissed on the grounds of its superseded theoretical basis. The continuing use of the concept requires a redefinition and a new theoretical basis which is provided by the multimodal framework by Geoffrey Samuel from the field of cultural anthropology. Before applying the concept, Ezekiel 18 and 20 are studied extensively relative to textual criticism, philology, grammar, and structural analysis.

British National Bibliography

A Subject Catalogue of New British Books Received by the Copyright Receipt Office of the British Library, Arranged According to the Dewey Decimal Classification and Catalogued According to the British Text of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, with a Full Author & Title Index, a Subject Index and a List of Publishers : 1976. Subject catalogue

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Interpretative Sozialforschung

eine Einführung

Author: Gabriele Rosenthal

Publisher: Beltz Juventa

ISBN: 9783779914822

Category: Social sciences

Page: 241

View: 7165


Dieser Band bietet eine Einführung in sozialwissenschaftliche Erhebungs- und Auswertungsmethoden - unter Konzentration auf diejenigen, die den Prinzipien des interpretativen Paradigmas verpflichtet sind und einer Logik der Entdeckung von Hypothesen und gegenstandsbezogenen Theorien folgen.