We stand at the Abyss, at the steadily approaching threshold of unimaginable chaos, calamity, death and destruction. But there exists a lasting solution to these issues facing humankind. This chapter is about the problems that we, together as the human race, face in present times.
Table of Contents and Preface Description Religion is a major force in contemporary society. It is also one of the least understood social and political influences on individuals and communities. In this innovative collection of original essays and classic readings, experts explore the significance of contemporary religiosity: Readers will be introduced to the broad debates in ways that will equip them to analyze, discuss, and make their own judgments about religion and society.
This book should be read by anyone interested in understanding religion as a central source of meaning and politics, and is ideally suited for undergraduate teaching on religion and social issues and from a global perspective.
Reviews This excellent collection provides an analytical framework for understanding religion and an overview of important, contemporary topics. Unique in its dual focus on religion as a ground of agency and a source of social control, it is perfect for my Religion in Public Life course and similar undergraduate classes.
This volume underscores the lively debates that characterize scholarship on the subject. Wilcox is a thoughtful and learned guide through the landscape of contemporary religion.
Bartkowski, Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio "This is an exciting textbook that will help students engage in a range of conversations related to religion in the contemporary world. I strongly recommend it. I strongly recommend it as essential reading for undergraduates.
Cosmopolitan in focus, it offers a global introduction to the sociology of religion. Readings--both classic and contemporary--expose students to a broad range of styles and substantive themes. These smart selections are inherently flexible to suit the curriculum of all social scientists of religion.
Altogether a well-constructed text for helping us expand the sophistication of our students. Defining and Predicting Religion" Readings: Defining Religion Asad, Talal. Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam, Johns Hopkins University Press.
Historicizing the Sociology of Religion. Faith and Practice in Everyday Life, This essay recounts some of the history of the concept of religion, and argues that sociologists should be paying greater attention to the concept of lived religion rather than focusing primarily on official religions.
Selections from The Sacred Canopy:In this lesson, you will learn about some of the roles religion plays in today's world on an individual and global scale, such as its role in conflicts around the world.
Society in Brave New World (BNW) is depiction of what a society can become if some of the trends of changes observed at the time of writing of the book - that is 's - were projected forward to. Funds collected outside Pune mosques help rebuild 74 Dalit homes in Pune In a heart-warming story of Dalit-Muslim unity from Maharashtra, an NGO managed to rebuild homes of 74 Dalit families who lost their homes to a fire with the help of generous contributions from the .
As seen above the words in Latin read: “He favors our undertakings of a New Order of the Ages.” This New Order, also known as the New World Order, is the one world governmental system that the Bible prophesies will be led by the Antichrist in the end times, the .
Religion can help us make sense of our world, provide motivation, and bind us together. Nevertheless, structured belief has its drawbacks.
Nevertheless, structured belief has its drawbacks. So. Taken together these spiritual problems of the present age, i.e the falling away from religion into Atheism, the emergence of Religious Fundamentalism and the degeneration of spirituality into certain aspects of the New Age and the world of Cults, can be seen as a general decline in World Religion.