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Davies, Douglas James

Works: 57 works in 210 publications in 4 languages and 12,490 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Comparative studies  Church history  Conference proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BX8635.3, 289.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Douglas James Davies
An introduction to Mormonism by Douglas James Davies( )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highly visible, yet a mystery in terms of its core beliefs and theological structure, the Church of Latter-day Saints is one of the fastest growing religious movements in the world. This important book provides a timely introduction to the basic history, doctrines and practices of The LDS - the 'Mormon' Church
Anthropology and theology by Douglas James Davies( )
15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthropology and Christian Theology have traditionally interpreted religion in quite different ways and have often been thought of as hostile to one another. In fact, a fundamental concern for human experience lies at the heart of both disciplines. This i nnovative book takes a new look at key anthropological and theological themes, and explores the intricacies of their interplay throughout history and in the present. Sacrifice, embodiment, ritual, incarnation, symbolism, gift and power are all related in ways that shed new light on religious behaviour and belief. Detailed analysis of fundame
Encyclopedia of cremation by Douglas James Davies( )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Encyclopedia of Cremation is the first major reference resource focused on cremation. Spanning many world cultures it documents regional histories, ideological movements and leading individuals that fostered cremation whilst also presenting cremation as a universal practice. Tracing ancient and classical cremation sites, historical and contemporary cremation processes and procedures of both scientific and legal kind, the encyclopedia also includes sections on specific cremation rituals, architecture, art and text
Joseph Smith, Jesus, and Satanic opposition atonement, evil and the Mormon vision by Douglas James Davies( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores Mormon theology in new ways from a scholarly non-Mormon perspective. Bringing Jesus and Satan into relationship with Joseph Smith, Davies shows how the Mormon "Plan of Salvation" can be equated with mainstream Christianity's doctrine of the Trinity as a driving force of the faith. Davies shows how renewed Mormon interest in theological questons of belief can be understood against the background of Mormon church organization and its growing presence on the world-stage of Christianity
The theology of death by Douglas James Davies( )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book aims to offer some sharply defined schemes of thought in a Christian environment in which death, hell and heaven have almost lost their place. The topic of hope is a key element and the book explores the birth and fostering of hope within Christian traditions." "The first part of the book is grounded in biblical issues and in historical and philosophical theology. It seeks to establish several schemes of death theology related, for example, to early Christianity's Jewish cultural milieu, to belief in Christ's resurrection and to Christology, to issues of millennial belief and to an emergent liturgical practice. The rise of notions of the soul in relation to medieval thought and practice and the place of death in reformation theology are both covered, as is the role of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Finally the rise of biblical theology is considered, especially in the twentieth century. The second part of the book takes up several contemporary models of the theology of death. The first pursues a traditional acceptance of an other-worldly afterlife, the second explores worldly analysis of eternal life as a quality of contemporary existence devoid of any future state. The third develops the worldly model and considers a wider sense of self as a part of an ecological view of the world as a divine creation and explores the meaning of birth-life and death amidst a divine environment."--Jacket
Bishops, wives and children spiritual capital across the generations by Douglas James Davies( )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christianity as a cultural force, whether rising or falling, has seldom been analyzed through the actual processes by which tradition is transmitted, modified, embraced or rejected. This book achieves that end through a study of bishops of the Church of England, their wives and their children, to show how values fostered in the vicarage and palace shape family, work and civic life in a supposedly secular age
A brief history of death by Douglas James Davies( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Douglas J. Davies, internationally acknowledged as one of the leading experts in this field, tackles some of the most significant aspects of death - the act of dying, grieving, burial, artistic interpretations of death, places of memory, the fear of death, and disasters/tragedies - and weaves them into a story about our changing attitudes to dying."--BOOK JACKET
Death, ritual, and belief : the rhetoric of funerary rites by Douglas James Davies( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Describing a great variety of funeral ritual from major world religions and from local traditions, this book shows how cultures not only cope with corpses but also create an added value for living through the growth of afterlife beliefs." "The explosion of interest in death in recent years reflects the key theme of this book - the rhetoric of death - the way cultures use the most potent weapon of words to bring new power to life. This new edition is one third longer than the original with new material on the death of Jesus, the most theorized death ever which offers a useful case study for students." "There is also empirical material from contemporary/recent events such as the death of Diana and an expanded section on theories of grief which will make the book more attractive to death counsellors."--Jacket
Emotion, identity and death mortality across disciplines ( )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. It focuses on issues surrounding death, and on the issue of emotion
The Mormon culture of salvation : force, grace, and glory by Douglas James Davies( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emotion, identity, and religion : hope, reciprocity, and otherness by Douglas James Davies( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An interdisciplinary guide to emotion, identity, and religion drawing on social anthropology, sociology, psychology, and theology
Meaning and salvation in religious studies by Douglas James Davies( Book )
9 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emotions and religious dynamics by Douglas James Davies( )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religious communities often select and foster certain emotions over others. Often, it is the underlying emotional pattern of a group rather than its doctrines that either divides it from, or attracts it to, others. These issues, so important in today's world, are explored in this book in a genuinely interdisciplinary way by anthropologists, psychologists, theologians and historians of religion, and in some detailed studies of well and less well known religious traditions from across the world
Themes and issues in Christianity by Douglas James Davies( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural burial : traditional-secular spiritualities and funeral innovation by Douglas James Davies( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Church and religion in rural England ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mormon identities in transition ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Byron Jevons, 1858-1936 : an evolutionary realist by Douglas James Davies( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cremation today and tomorrow by Douglas James Davies( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mormon spirituality : Latter Day Saints in Wales and Zion by Douglas James Davies( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using The Millenial Star as the basis for analyzing numerous features of Mormon doctrine and ritual, the author, a clergyman of the Church of England, presents a study in comparative theology to show how Mormon thought is related to life and to ultimate values
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Davies, Douglas
Davies, Douglas 1947-
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Davies, Douglas J.
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