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Religion and its other : secular and sacral concepts and practices in interaction

Author: Heike Bock; Jörg Feuchter; Michi Knecht
Publisher: Frankfurt ; New York : Campus Verlag, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modern Western thought has traditionally relegated the religious and the secular to two entirely different spheres. Religion and Its Other takes issue with this oversimplified dichotomy, tracing the borders and grey areas between religion and the secular world as conceived of in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim cultures past and present. A unique collection of theoretically informed historical and anthropological case  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heike Bock; Jörg Feuchter; Michi Knecht
ISBN: 9783593386638 3593386631
OCLC Number: 225876149
Notes: "This book is the product of a conference on "Religion and Its Others: Secular and Sacral Concepts and Practices in Interaction" organized by the Collaborative Research Center "Changing Representations of Social Order - Intertemporal and Intercultural Comparisons" and the Center for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin, which was held at Berlin's Humboldt University, March 30th - April 1st, 2007"--Page [7].
Description: 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Rethinking religious reform. Law, ethics and religion in the story of Egyptian modernization / Talal Asad ; Muhammad Rashîd Ridâ (1865 -1935) or The importance of being (a) journalist / Dyala Hamzah ; Islamic reformism and the secular: Rashîd Ridâ's theory on miracles / Richard van Leeuwen ; Early modern probabilism as a secularizing doctrine: including a preliminary comparison with some interpretive instruments of "liberal Islam" / Carlos Martínez Valle --
Rewriting genealogies. Beyond religion: on the lack of belief during the central and late Middle Ages / Dorothea Weltecke ; The Islamic Ribāt: a model for the Christian military orders? Sacred violence, secularized concepts of religion and the invention of a cultural transfer / Jörg Feuchter ; The formation of Jewish mysticism and its impact on the reception of Rabbi Abraham Abulafia in contemporary Kabbalah / Boaz Huss --
Transcending borders and boundaries. The devil in Spandau: demonology between religion and magic at the end of the sixteenth century / Vera Isaiasz ; Science treats, but only God can heal: medical pluralism between religion and the secular in Ghana / Kristine Krause ; Formations of the religious self: becoming "women in Christ" in a globalizing world / Gertrud Hüwelmeier ; Image, trance, and the other in Mediterranean folk religion / Thomas Hauschild.
Responsibility: Heike Bock, Jörg Feuchter, Michi Knecht (eds.).
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