Though I won't exhaustively make the case for it in this thread, the English rendition s of this book are rendered very poorly. First and foremost, the title of the book is Genesis - which is not intended as a noun, but rather a verb:
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Robustly shared constellations of values are crucial to engendering and sustaining the collective action needed to respond effectively to such global predicaments as climate change, persistent hunger, and deepening inequality in a world of unprecedented wealth generation, and they are no less crucial to addressing the frustrations of those for whom immersion in these predicaments is a daily reality.
In the face of such needs, many have turned to religious tradition for inspiration. Some have done so through fundamentalist interpretations that support exclusive truth claims and the ideal of values uniformity.
Others have insisted, instead, on the merits of values pluralism in both turning to and returning from tradition in ways that will have significant and lasting contemporary global relevance. Engaging Religious Diversity is a greatly rewarding experience.
Gross has brought to writing the book a depth of religious studies expertise that evidences decades of wide-ranging dialogue in the field, an ability to make complex religious-studies scholarship accessible to nonacademic audiences, and a sincerity of purpose that manages at once to be both challenging and resolutely inviting.
Refreshingly, while she provides scholarly supports for each stage of her argument, Gross does not hide the personal concerns and commitments that inform her valorization of religious diversity behind a veil of academic objectivity.
This willingness to reveal the intimate, spiritual motivations for writing Religious Diversity is helpful in framing the book for its intended, proximately American, readers. Indeed, she devotes a section of chapter 3 see especially pp.
Rather, her more modest aim is to bring back from her studies Buddhist insights that are practically useful in addressing the discomforts of religious difference and eventually in appreciating the value of religious diversity.
The central theses of the book are that religious diversity is a fact, that it is here to stay, and that it is not a flaw or mistake. Although religious tolerance is preferable to intolerance, tolerating difference is not enough. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
You are not currently authenticated. View freely available titles:Feb 20, · Among the Ancient Near Eastern Literature that helps us better understand biblical Wisdom, there are some Egyptian and Mesopotamian literature of wisdom, which show close connection to relevant biblical texts in the Old Testament.
One of them is The Instruction (Teaching) of Amenemope, which Bruce k. Waltke (“The Book of Proverbs and Ancient Wisdom Literature,”. Religious Diversity is a book of advocacy that offers distinctively Buddhist advice about alleviating the discomforts and identity anxieties associated with the experi- ence of religious plurality to a majority Christian and minority Jewish, Muslim, and.
The Wisdom of Solomon or Book of Wisdom is a Jewish work, written in Greek, composed in Alexandria (Egypt). Generally dated to the 2nd century BC, the central theme of the work is "Wisdom" itself, appearing under two principal aspects.
Various sociological classifications of religious movements have been proposed by scholars. In the sociology of religion, the most widely used classification is the church-sect typology.
The typology states that churches, ecclesia, denominations and sects form a continuum with decreasing influence on society.
Religious Studies #2. midterm 1 set 2. STUDY. PLAY. torah. major part of book recounts 3 attacks on the temple ( BCE) Mannaseh. the great hebrew law giver, religious reformer, founder of the Israelite nation and central figure of the Pentateuch.
Was the son of Amram and Jochebed and brother of Aaron and Miriam. Start studying Religion analysis final review. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.