Theory for Religious Studies

Religion related

Mark R.J. Faulkner, “Overtly Muslim, Covertly Boni: Competing Calls of Religious Allegiance on the Kenyan Coast”
Timothy K. Beal, William E. Deal, “Theory for Religious Studies”
Michael Wolter, Robert L. Brawley, “Paul: An Outline of His Theology”
Emmanouela Grypeou, Mark N. Swanson, David Thomas, “The Encounter of Eastern Christianity With Early Islam”
Christopher S. Hyatt, Calvin Iwema, “Energized Hypnosis: A Non-Book for Self Change”

Mark R.J. Faulkner, “Overtly Muslim, Covertly Boni: Competing Calls of Religious Allegiance on the Kenyan Coast”

2006 | pages: 311 | ISBN: 9004147535 | PDF | 2,4 mb

This volume explores the way of life of the Boni community, a hunter-gatherer people that straddle the Kenya/Somali border in East Africa. The Boni converted to Islam some fifty years ago and the reasons for this, both internal and external to the community, are identified. The book argues that former indigenous religious activity, far from having died out, is now being renegotiated so as to reflect an evolving Boni self-identity in a multi-ethnic setting as well as allowing the fermentation of resistance in the face of attempts at cultural hegemony advanced by outside forces. Employing a phenomenological approach and a methodology based on participant observation, this volume identifies three contrasting spheres of religious activity – the bush, the village centre, and individual homesteads.

Timothy K. Beal, William E. Deal, “Theory for Religious Studies”

English | 2004 | ISBN: 0415966396 | PDF | pages: 144 | 1.1 mb

In this handy volume, two professors of religious studies provide the student of religious studies – whether the motivated undergraduate, graduate student, or professor – with a brief review of theorists’ work from the perspective of religious studies. For example, in 5-10 pages, the reader will get a review of Emmanuel Levinas’s work as it offers insights for scholars in religious studies, followed by a selected bibliography. In short, this is a guide for students of religious studies that will take major theoretical writers in the humanities and social sciences and explain their relevance to the study of religion.

Michael Wolter, Robert L. Brawley, “Paul: An Outline of His Theology”

English | 2015 | ISBN: 148130416X | PDF | pages: 493 | 2.2 mb

In this newly translated volume, Michael Wolter (University of Bonn, Germany) outlines the architecture of the Apostle’s theology. Wolter contends that it is indeed possible to discover Paul’s core theological commitments, despite the fact that the sources for Paul’s theology―his letters―are diverse, contextually dependent snapshots of the Apostle’s thinking at a particular moment in time.
Wolter frames Paul’s enterprise as a theology of mission and conversion―a mission that accounts for the life and preaching of Paul and a conversion that highlights the experience of Christ shared by all believers. Pauline theology finds expression in the phrase “faith in Christ,” which refers to the complete reorientation and exclusive new identity of the Christian.
Wolter places Paul’s theology into a narrative context, often referred to by Paul himself, that emphasizes the time before Paul’s conversion, Paul’s encounter with the risen Christ, and the complex events leading to the Antioch incident. Wolter then explores the theology of Paul’s Gospel and the response to this good news―faith―before detailing eleven interlocking and overlapping elements of Paul’s thought.
Wolter’s outline successfully delineates a theology common to all of Paul’s letters, and does so without collapsing the texts into a timeless whole. By using the language of Paul himself, Wolter reveals the unity of Paul’s theology while simultaneously unpacking it via categories drawn from modern scholarship. Wolter’s Paul is as vibrant as it is careful―as compelling as it is relevant.

Emmanouela Grypeou, Mark N. Swanson, David Thomas, “The Encounter of Eastern Christianity With Early Islam”

2006 | pages: 345 | ISBN: 9004149384 | PDF | 3,7 mb

The theme of this book is the early encounters between Christianity and Islam in the eastern provinces of the Byzantine Empire and in Persia from the beginnings of Islam in Mecca to the time of the Abbasids in Bagdad. The contributions in this volume deal with crucial subjects of political and theological dialogue and controversy that characterized the varying responses of the Christian communities in the Byzantine Eastern provinces to the Islamic conquest and its subsequent impact on Byzantine society and history.
This volume opens up new research perspectives surrounding the confrontation of Christianity with the early theological and political development of Islam. The present publication emphasizes the importance of the study of the beginnings and the foundations of the relations between the two religions.

Christopher S. Hyatt, Calvin Iwema, “Energized Hypnosis: A Non-Book for Self Change”

2007 | pages: 128 | ISBN: 1561841935 | PDF | 5,2 mb

Why do we call this a “non-book”? Because this is not a text you “read at.” Its very structure and contents are designed to put you into the Energized Hypnosis state as you learn how to do it at will. Reading is doing!!!
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