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Benthall, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 95 works in 255 publications in 2 languages and 8,596 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Periodicals  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: BD450, 701
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Benthall
Science and technology in art today by Jonathan Benthall( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Limits of human nature; essays based on a course of lectures given at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Body as a medium of expression : essays based on a course of lectures given at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London by Jonathan Benthall( Book )

15 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disasters, relief and the media by Jonathan Benthall( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecology in theory and practice( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charitable crescent : politics of aid in the Muslim world by Jonathan Benthall( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new updated edition of their groundbreaking work, Jonathan Benthall and Jerome Bellion-Jourdan provide a radical new perspective on the whole issue of aid and Islamic finance. This thoughtful and meticulously researched book is the one indispensable guide to the issues surrounding this complicated and misunderstood phenomenon."--Jacket
Returning to religion : why a secular age is haunted by faith by Jonathan Benthall( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can one explain the resurgence of religion, even in a western context of rationality, postmodernity and scientific endeavor? The persistence of religious expression has compelled even diehard secularists, or proponents of the "secularization thesis," to rethink their positions. Jonathan Benthall explains precisely why societies are not bound to embrace western liberal rationality as an evolutionary inevitability. He shows that the opposite is true: that where a secular society represses the religious imagination, the human predisposition to religion will in the end break out in surprising, apparently secular, modes and outlets. Concentrating on what he calls "para-religion," a kind of secular spirituality that manifests itself within movements and organizations who consider themselves motivated by wholly rational considerations, Benthall uncovers a paradox: despite themselves, they are haunted by the shadow of irrationality. Arguing that humanitarianism, environmentalism, the animal rights movement, popular archaeology and anthropology all have "religiod" aspects, his startling conclusion is that religion, rather than coming "back," in fact never went away. A human universal, the "religious inclination" underlies the fabric of who we are, and is essential for the healthy functioning of any society
Ecology, the shaping enquiry: a course given at the institute of Contemporary Arts by Jonathan Benthall( Book )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body electric : patterns of Western industrial culture by Jonathan Benthall( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Anthropology today by Jonathan Benthall( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of articles published in the journal "Anthropology today" between 1972 and 2000
Gulf charities and Islamic philanthropy in the "age of terror" and beyond by Jonathan Benthall( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times by Jonathan Benthall( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives a balanced account of the genuine contributions to human well-being made by Islamic charities today, despite obstacles put in their way which are often undeserved
Poems by William Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsai : sculptures cybernétiques, environnement by Tsai( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsai : cybernetic sculpture environment by Wen-Ying Tsai( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanitarianism, Islam and 11 September by Jonathan Benthall( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems. Selected by Jonathan Benthall. [With a portrait.] by William Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir William Jones poems by William Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idea art : a critical anthology by Gregory Battcock( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlarging the context of anthropology : the case of anthropology today by Jonathan Benthall( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Disasters, relief and the media
Alternative Names
Benthall, Jonathan Charles Mackenzie 1941-

Languages
English (172)

French (1)

Covers
The Body as a medium of expression : essays based on a course of lectures given at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, LondonDisasters, relief and the mediaThe charitable crescent : politics of aid in the Muslim worldReturning to religion : why a secular age is haunted by faithThe best of Anthropology today