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Religious Diversity Today : Experiencing Religion in the Contemporary World (Hardcover)

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This three-volume set offers accessible entries for general readers and students in late high school and up. In Volume 1, devoted to suffering and misfortune, ethnographers working around the world ponder how different cultures create sense, purpose, and meaning from suffering, looking at suffering and misfortune through the anthropological lens. Some specific topics include testimonies of suffering in a charismatic community, the Muslim migration debate in Italy after the Arab Spring, witchcraft in South Africa, Taoist and Buddhist healing mantras, and magic and divination practices in contemporary paganism. Exploring how religious expression manifests in the 21st century, Volume 2 describes rituals and pilgrimages, from pilgrimage and volunteer caregiving at Lourdes to soccer as religious ritual in Europe. Other subjects examined include natural burial, the Hillula of Baba Sali, African-inspired rituals in the Atlantic world and Cuba, and visiting religious shrines to enhance social justice. Volume 3 asks how religion is being used to transform societies. Some subjects addressed include intentional communities and social justice, Falun Gong and the Chinese apocalypse, religion and secularism in post-conflict Belfast, same-sex marriage and the Christian conservative reaction, and human trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

This insightful three-volume set examines faith through the social and cultural perspective of anthropology, sociology, and religious studies, shedding light on the role of religion in the human experience.

Number of Pages: 3
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2015
TCIN: 17463190
UPC: 9781440833311
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-7414
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