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Minority Religions And Fraud

Author : Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist
ISBN : 9781317095743
Genre : Religion
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Analysing both fraud and religion as social constructs with different functions and meanings attributed to them, this book raises issues that are central to debates about the limits of religious toleration in diverse societies, and the possible harm (as well as benefits) that religious organisations can visit upon society and individuals. There has already been a lively debate concerning the structural context in which abuse, especially sexual abuse, can be perpetrated within religion. Contributors to the volume proceed from the premise that similar arguments about ways in which structure and power may be conducive to abuse can be made about fraud and deception. Both can contribute to abuse, yet they are often less easily demonstrated and proven, hence less easily prosecuted. With a focus on minority religions, the book offers a comparative overview of the concept of religious fraud by bringing together analyses of different types of fraud or deception (financial, bio-medical, emotional, breach of trust and consent). Contributors examine whether fraud is necessarily intentional (or whether that is in the eye of the beholder); certain structures may be more conducive to fraud; followers willingly participate in it. The volume includes some chapters focused on non-Western beliefs (Juju, Occult Economies, Dharma Lineage), which have travelled to the West and can be found in North American and European metropolitan areas.

Cult Wars In Historical Perspective

Author : Eugene V. Gallagher
ISBN : 9781317156673
Genre : Religion
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'Cult Wars' in Historical Perspective provides a broad characterization of the shifting religious contours over the past several decades. Offering an assessment of several important topics in the study of new religions, this book explores developments in well-known groups such as the Unification movement, The Family International (Children of God), the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), and the Church of Scientology. Bringing together both insiders and outsiders from various academic disciplines and personal perspectives, this book takes account of the ways in which the cult question is defined and addressed in different countries. It offers a vivid depiction of how the cult wars or cult controversies of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries first took shape; the transformation of deeply entrenched positions on cults and sects as at least some members of new groups, cult watchers, and academics entered into serious and sustained conversations about topics of mutual concern; the shifting foci and concerns of the general public, law enforcement and the courts, and academics in various countries; and the complex histories of individual groups in which many dramatic transformations have occurred despite their comparatively short life spans.

The Public Face Of African New Religious Movements In Diaspora

Author : Afe Adogame
ISBN : 9781317018643
Genre : Religion
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The growing pace of international migration, technological revolution in media and travel generate circumstances that provide opportunities for the mobility of African new religious movements (ANRMs) within Africa and beyond. ANRMs are furthering their self-assertion and self-insertion into the religious landscapes of Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Their growing presence and public visibility seem to be more robustly captured by the popular media than by scholars of NRMs, historians of religion and social scientists, a tendency that has probably shaped the public mental picture and understanding of the phenomena. This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on individual groups and movements drawn from Christian, Islamic, Jewish and African-derived religious movements and explore their provenance and patterns of emergence; their belief systems and ritual practices; their public/civic roles; group self-definition; public perceptions and responses; tendencies towards integration/segregation; organisational networks; gender orientations and the implications of interactions within and between the groups and with the host societies. The book includes contributions from scholars and religious practitioners, thus offering new insights into how ANRMs can be better defined, approached, and interpreted by scholars, policy makers, and media practitioners alike.

Die Elementaren Formen Des Religi Sen Lebens

Author : Émile Durkheim
ISBN : 3458720022
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Religionsrecht

Author : Claus Dieter Classen
ISBN : 3161490347
Genre : Religion
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English summary: This textbook contains a detailed description of the state law pertaining to religion. In its four sections, Claus Dieter Classen deals with basic questions (What is religion? How is the relationship between the state and religion in general?), issues concerning individual religious freedom, the right to self-determination of religious communities as well as the cooperation between the state and religious communities (religious instruction, divinity faculties, spiritual welfare in institutions). The author also addresses specific problems such as the headscarf debate and kosher butchering. He focuses in particular on the necessity of regarding state law as religiously neutral and also receptive to non-Christian religious communities. German description: Dieses Lehrbuch enthalt eine umfassende Darstellung des staatlichen Rechts der Religion. Es ist in vier Abschnitte gegliedert. Zunachst werden grundlegende Fragen behandelt: Wie hat sich das Verhaltnis von Staat und Religion historisch entwickelt? Was ist Religion (im Sinne des staatlichen Rechts)? Wie ist das generelle Verhaltnis von Staat und Religion? Welche Rolle spielt die christliche Tradition im religios neutralen Staat? Sodann erortert Claus Dieter Classen die Religionsfreiheit des Einzelnen: Was gehort zum Schutzbereich? Wie sind die Schranken zu ziehen? Er stellt Freiheit und Selbstbestimmungsrecht von Religionsgemeinschaften dar und fragt, welche Stellung religioses Recht in der weltlichen Rechtsordnung hat und welche Besonderheiten das kirchliche Arbeitsrecht kennzeichnen. Schliesslich wird die Kooperation von Staat und Religionsgemeinschaften, etwa mit Blick auf Religionsunterricht, theologische Fakultaten, Anstaltsseelsorge, aber auch den Rechtsschutz behandelt. Dabei spricht der Autor auch aktuelle Probleme an wie etwa das Schachten, das Kopftuch - im Schuldienst wie im Arbeitsrecht - sowie die staatliche Leistungen an die judischen Gemeinschaften. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit gilt der Notwendigkeit, dass das staatliche Recht religios neutral zu verstehen ist und insbesondere auch offen gegenuber anderen als den christlichen Religionsgemeinschaften sein muss.

Eine Kurze Geschichte Der Menschheit

Author : Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN : 9783641104986
Genre : History
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Die Lage Der Arbeitenden Klasse In England

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ISBN : OXFORD:590336907
Genre : Great Britain
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Das Buch Der Medien

Author : Allan Kardec
ISBN : 3897674300
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Spiritistische Begriffe Einfluß der Geister auf die Materie Physische Manifestationen Arten der Mitteilungen Nachteile und Gefahren der Medialität Rolle des Mediums bei Geisterkundgebungen Medialität bei Tieren Fragen, die man an die Geister stellen kann

The Spirit Of Buddha

Author : Robin Kyte-Coles
ISBN : 9783832793159
Genre : Photography
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Robin Kyte-Coles a parcouru l'Asie à la recherche d'images du Bouddha et de symboles du bouddhisme. Ce périple esthétique l'a conduit dans des régions isolées du Viêtnam, du Laos, du Cambodge, de la Thaïlande, de la Birmanie, du Népal; de l'Inde et du Sri Lanka. Prises Ie plus souvent sans flash, ses photographies sont envoûtantes - une symphonie de terres ardentes et de tons dorés. A regarder cette série le clichés impressionnants, le spectateur se sent gagné par le calme méditatif au cœur de la pratique du bouddhisme.

Religion Hilfe Oder Hemmnis F R Entwicklung

Author : Kenneth Mtata
ISBN : 337403893X
Genre : Capitalism
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English summary: The decline of religion in the Western world used to be regarded as a direct consequence of development, and it was assumed that this would also occur in the global South once the same levels of economic development had been reached. The current flourishing of religion in the global South and the increased awareness of its significance in the global North prove that religion continues to play a crucial role. In those contexts where religion frames reality, development cannot ignore religion. This collection of essays by scholars and development practitioners from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin and North America explores the fascinating interface between religion and development as well as the negative and positive potential of religion in development. German description: Der Niedergang der Religion in der westlichen Welt wurde oft als direkte Folge von Entwicklung gesehen, dieselben Tendenzen erwartete man bei gleichen Bedingungen auch im Globalen Suden. Der gegenwartige Aufschwung der Religion im Globalen Suden und das wachsende Bewusstsein ihrer Bedeutung im Globalen Norden zeigen jedoch, dass Religion weiterhin eine wichtige Rolle spielt. Diese Aufsatzsammlung erkundet das faszinierende Wechselspiel zwischen Religion und Entwicklung sowie die negativen und positiven Potentiale von Religion in Entwicklungsprozessen.

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