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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice.

Author: Michael D Palmer; Stanley M Burgess
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Series: Wiley-Blackwell companions to religion.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions. The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Palmer; Stanley M Burgess
ISBN: 9781444355390 1444355392 9781444355369 1444355368 1405195479 9781405195478
OCLC Number: 782879151
Description: 1 online resource (660 pages).
Contents: Part I. Major world religions. Buddhism : historical setting / Mavis Fenn --
Buddhism : contemporary expressions / Steven Emmanuel --
Christianity : historical setting / Stanley M. Burgess --
Christianity : contemporary expressions / Curtiss Paul DeYoung --
Confucianism : historical setting / Joseph Chan --
Confucianism : contemporary expressions / Stephen C. Angle --
Hinduism : historical setting / O.P. Dwivedi --
Hinduism : contemporary expressions / Anita Singh --
Islam : historical setting / Hussam S. Timani --
Islam : contemporary expressions / Erin E. Stiles --
Judaism : historical setting / Moshe Hellinger --
Judaism : contemporary expressions / Eliezer Segal --
Part II. Religious movements and themes. Bahá'í faith / Christopher Buck --
The quest for justice in revival, a Creole religion in Jamaica / William Wedenoja --
The Muhammadiyah : a Muslim modernist organization in contemporary Indonesia / Florian Pohl --
The role of the chief in Asante society / Yaw Adu-Gyamfi --
Tibetan monastics and social justice / Derek F. Maher --
Sangha and society / Hiroko Kawanami --
G'meelut Chasadim (deeds of kindness) / W.E. Nunnally --
Hospitality / Ana María Pineda --
Zakat : faith and giving in Muslim contexts / Azim Nanji --
Ecumenical and interreligious dialogue / Barbara Brown Zikmund --
Part III. Indigenous people. Africa : religion and social justice among the Diola of Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau / Robert M. Baum --
Australia : religion and social justice in a continent of hunter-gatherers / Robert Tonkinson --
Central America : a god for the poor : folk Catholicism and social justice among the Yucatec Maya / Christine A. Kray --
Europe : the Roma people of Romania / Sorin Gog and Maria Roth --
Middle East : the Kurds : religion and social justice of a stateless nation / Charles G. MacDonald --
New Zealand : the Māori people / Rawinia Higgins --
North America : Ojibwe culture / Gregory O. Gagnon --
Southeran Asia : the Gonds of India : a search for identity and justice / Sushma Yadav --
Part IV. Social justice issues. Colonialism / Brigid M. Sackey --
Abundant life or abundant poverty? : the challenge for African Christianity / T. John Padwick --
AIDS, religion, and the politics of social justice in Sub-Saharan Africa / Afe Adogame --
Religion, civil rights, and social justice / Paul Harvey --
Human rights : the South African experience / Glenda Wildschut --
The "double-conscious" nature of American evangelicalism's struggle over civil rights during the progressive era / L.B. Gallien, Jr. --
Gender and sexuality in the context of religion and social justice / Mary E. Hunt --
Beginning of life / Andrew Lustig --
Death and dying / Courtney S. Campbell --
Religion's influence on social justice practices relating to those with disabilities / Ruth Vassar Burgess --
Ecology and the environment / Laurel Kearns --
Christianity and nonviolent resistance / Celia Cook-Huffman --
Building peace in the pursuit of social justice / Mohammed Abu-Nimer.
Series Title: Wiley-Blackwell companions to religion.


The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice is a wide-ranging account and exploration of the crucial topics at the intersection of religion and social justice. This is the first  Read more...
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"The articles work together to form a comprehensive whole and also to provide an encyclopedic handbook on the topic. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers." ( Read more...

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