Download Politics and Religion in Modern Japan: Red Sun, White Lotus by R. Starrs PDF

By R. Starrs

Written by means of major students within the box, this publication offers new insights, in keeping with unique examine, into the total spectrum of recent eastern political-religious job: from the prewar makes use of of Shinto in shaping the trendy imperial geographical region to the postwar 'new religions' that experience challenged the facility of the political institution.

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Download War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty-first Century by Richard S. Hess, Elmer A. Martens PDF

By Richard S. Hess, Elmer A. Martens

In February 2004, Denver Seminary's annual religious study convention addressed the query of recent battle and the lessons of biblical ethics concerning it. The convention was once estimated as a collaborative attempt among the organization for Christian meetings, instructing, and repair (ACCTS), and the religious study department of Denver Seminary. A 12 months previous, the invasion of Iraq had taken position. The questions created by means of the outbreak of warfare brought on an urgency within the attention of the subject. ACCTS, which sponsors overseas symposia in army ethics with officials from military world wide, supplied ethicists and practitioners from in the army of either the U.S. and nice Britain. Hess and Martens additionally solicited papers from best theologians and advocates representing pacifist and just-war perspectives. they've got succeeded in bringing jointly during this superb quantity a gaggle of Christians representing a variety of views to discuss and talk about their background and biblical roots in regards to questions of warfare and its moral dilemmas.

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Download Protestantism and National Identity: Britain and Ireland, c. by Tony Claydon PDF

By Tony Claydon

The years 1650-1850 observed the construction of the uk and its emergence as a global strength. in response to a lot contemporary literature--especially Linda Colley's Britons--Protestantism was once primary to this method, giving the British a feeling of specialty, cohesion and imperial future. This selection of essays examines and demanding situations this spiritual contribution to "Britishness" and indicates radical new how you can comprehend the "British challenge" and British and Irish improvement in the course of the "long eighteenth century."

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Download Milton and the Puritan Dilelmma, 1641-1660 by Arthur E. Barker PDF

By Arthur E. Barker

This research of the revolutionary definition of John Milton’s social, political, and non secular reviews throughout the fertile years of the Puritan Revolution has turn into a vintage paintings of scholarship within the thirty-five years because it was once first released. Professor Barker translates Milton’s improvement within the gentle of his own difficulties and of the altering weather of opinion between his progressive associates.

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Download Religious Convictions and Political Choice by Kent Greenawalt PDF

By Kent Greenawalt

How a long way may perhaps americans appropriately depend on their non secular ideals once they make and shield political judgements? for instance, are usual voters or legislators doing whatever incorrect once they consciously enable their judgements respecting abortion legislation to be made up our minds by means of their spiritual perspectives? regardless of its excessive modern relevance, the whole dimensions of this factor have earlier now not been completely tested. Religious Convictions and Political Choice represents the 1st try to fill this hole. starting with an account of the fundamental premises of our liberal democracy, Greenawalt strikes to a comparability among rational secular grounds of determination and grounds according to spiritual convictions. He discusses specific matters reminiscent of animal rights and abortion, exhibiting how spiritual convictions can endure on an individual's judgements approximately them, and inquires even if reliance on such convictions is suitable with liberal democratic premises. In end, he argues that voters can't be anticipated to depend completely on rational, secular grounds.

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Download Strategies of Peace by Daniel Philpott, Gerard Powers PDF

By Daniel Philpott, Gerard Powers

How can a simply peace be in-built websites of genocide, significant civil battle, dictatorship, terrorism, and poverty? In Strategies of Peace, the 1st quantity within the stories in Strategic Peacebuilding sequence, fifteen major students suggest an ingenious and provocative method of peacebuilding. this present day the dominant considering is the "liberal peace," which stresses stop fires, elections, and brief run peace operations performed via overseas associations, western states, and native political elites. however the liberal peace isn't really sufficient, the authors argue. A simply and sustainable peace calls for a much more holistic imaginative and prescient that hyperlinks jointly actions, actors, and associations in any respect degrees. through exploring leading edge types for construction lasting peace-a United countries counter-terrorism coverage that still promotes solid governance; coordination of the overseas prosecution of struggle criminals with neighborhood efforts to settle civil wars; expanding the involvement of spiritual leaders, who've a special skill to elicit peace settlements; and plenty of others--the authors develop a daring new imaginative and prescient for peacebuilding.

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Download The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West by Mark Lilla PDF

By Mark Lilla

An excellent account of religion's position within the political contemplating the West, from the Enlightenment to the shut of global battle II.

The desire to convey political lifestyles less than God's authority is not anything new, and it really is transparent that at the present time spiritual passions are back using global politics, confounding expectancies of an earthly destiny. during this significant publication, Mark Lilla unearths the resources of this age-old quest-and its staggering function in shaping Western concept. Making us glance deeper into our ideals approximately faith, politics, and the destiny of civilizations, Lilla reminds us of the fashionable West's special trajectory and the way to stay on it. Illuminating and not easy, The Stillborn God is a watershed within the heritage of principles.

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Download Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France: Volume 2: by John McManners PDF

By John McManners

During this moment quantity of McManner's magnum opus, the writer explores the kin of Church and nation: the wealth of the clergy and their cost of taxation, and their function within the authentic lifetime of the country, within the courtroom at Versailles, within the military and military, in collaboration with the police, and at the scaffold. He info during the tensions in the Church institution and among clergy and laity, arriving at their denouement within the ultimate description of the descent of the reign of Louis XVI in the direction of the Revolution.

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Download God and Caesar in China: Policy Implications of Church-State by Jason Kindopp, Carol Lee Hamrin PDF

By Jason Kindopp, Carol Lee Hamrin

Religion's dramatic revival in post-Mao China has generated tensions among the ruling communist party-state and China's more and more varied inhabitants of non secular adherents. Such tensions are rooted in centuries-old governing practices and mirror the pressures of fast modernization. The party-state's coverage reaction has been a mix of lodging and repression, with the purpose of conserving monopoly keep watch over over non secular association. Its lack of ability to take action successfully has ended in cycles of persecution of spiritual teams that withstand the party's efforts at keep an eye on. American difficulty over respectable acts of non secular persecution has turn into a number one factor in US coverage in the direction of China. The passage of the 1998 overseas spiritual Freedom Act, which institutionalized obstacle over spiritual freedom overseas in US international coverage, cemented this factor as an merchandise at the time table of US-China family members. This booklet examines faith coverage in China, the heritage and development of the Catholic and Protestant church buildings in China, and the results of church-state friction for US-China family members. It concludes with options for US coverage.

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