Readings in concepts & practices of religion

  • 106 Pages
  • 0.90 MB
  • English

Olu-Akin Publishers , Ibadan
Other titlesReadings in concepts and practices of religion
Statement[edited] by Gbola Aderibigbe & Peju Johnson-Bashua.
ContributionsAderibigbe, Gbola.
LC ClassificationsMLCS 2003/05626 (B)
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 106 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6895277M
LC Control Number00695231

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Reading: Theoretical Perspectives on Religion. there is an “in-group” versus “out-group” feeling toward other religions in our society or within a particular practice. On an extreme level, the Inquisition, the Salem witch trials, and anti-Semitism are all examples of this dynamic.

Religious explanations of these concepts are. 6. For this reason, definitions of religion often combine two or more concepts, as in James G.

Frazer's famous statement that ‘religion consists of two elements a belief in powers higher than man and an attempt to propitiate or please them’ ( Frazer, J.G. The golden bough, New York: MacMillan.

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[Google Scholar], p. 58).Cited by: Defining religion "is often held to be difficult" (Smith,p. Many attempts have been made to pinpoint a definition. An adequate definition lies in the understanding that "religions are systems or structures consisting of specific kinds of beliefs and practices: beliefs and practices that are related to superhuman beings".

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Wiggins, University Press of America, ) may be applied literally through story-telling, with the story-teller highly valued in all religions (see e.g., K. Narayan, Storytellers, Saints and Scoundrels: Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. Reading an eBook using Chegg's eReader has everything a book has to offer, plus: quick search using the find function, note-taking, color coded highlighting, bookmarking, and easy navigation.

Coming soon. We're working hard to make our eReader even more powerful by integrating more of. x Introduction from various beliefs peculiar to specific religions. But a com­ plete treatise on the philosophy of religi would be long and complicated, and space is limited in an introduction.

In any case, one has to start somewhere What follows is a very heavily revised version of a text published by Oxford University Press in Religion is a unified system of beliefs, rituals, and practices that typically involve a broader community of believers who share common definitions of the sacred and the profane.

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Some reviewers note that. The diversity of religions across cultures. Religion, gender, and sexuality. How religions contribute to the maintenance of social order. Religious beliefs and practices, and why they change. What part religions play in cultural and social transformation.

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The book presents a broad view of psychology; whatever kind of psychology you are interested in, you will find it covered here, from biological to social, and from experimental to psychoanalytic.

It focuses particularly on the varied concepts that psychologists have employed to make sense of religion and subjects them to critical examination.

African religions, religious beliefs and practices of the peoples of should be noted that any attempt to generalize about the nature of “African religions” risks wrongly implying that there is homogeneity among all African fact, Africa is a vast continent encompassing both geographic variation and tremendous cultural diversity.

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Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Religion for Living - Key Concepts Section A study guide by AlphaPressLtd includes 32 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards. concepts, values, and assumptions about life that guide behavior and how those evolve with contact with other cultures.

Hofstede () classified these elements of culture into four categories: symbols, rituals, values, and heroes. Symbols refer to verbal and nonverbal language. Rituals are the socially essential collective activities within a. Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they practice some type of religion, while approximately 20 percent, mostly younger people, say they do not, according to a Pew Research Center study.

Whether a person is religious, spiritual or neither, the major influence religion has on American culture will be emphasized over the coming days with. Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.: – Scholars have found meditation elusive to define, as practices vary both between traditions and within them.

'Religion' as referring to a class of metaphorical statoments and actions obliquely denoting social relationships and claims to social status. The third type treats the term as referring to commerce with a specific class of objects, i.e. 'Religion is the belief in spirits' or 'Religion is the belief in the supernatural'.

One way of reading Robinson Crusoe is as a spiritual spiritual biography/autobiography portrays the Puritan drama of the soul. Concerned about being saved, having a profound sense of God's presence, seeing His will manifest everywhere, and aware of the unceasing conflict between good and evil, Puritans constantly scrutinized their lives to determine the state of.

Politics and religion make a controversial mix. In that regard, Voodoo is the same as any belief system. In the U.S., many Voodooists are afraid of how they will be treated so they hide their religion.

While this is understandable, it also reinforces suspicion that they practice in secret to conceal something bad or violent. Fear begets fear.The Mormon religion was officially founded in when The Book of Mormon was published.

Today, the LDS church is most prevalent in the United States, Latin America, Canada, Europe, the.