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Fasching, Darrell J. 1944-

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Works: 21 works in 139 publications in 3 languages and 5,359 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Comparative studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
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World religions today by John L Esposito( Book )
31 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Polish and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
The twenty-first century is witnessing a resurgence and globalization of religion. Around the world, religion has become an increasingly more important and pervasive force in personal and public life. Revealing the significance of religion in contemporary life, World Religions Today, Second Edition, explores eight major religious traditions as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies. Covering historical details more succinctly than the previous edition, this volume features revised chapters on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and East Asian Religions and adds two new chapters, "Primal Religions," and "Globalization: From New to New Age Religions." It also integrates material on Osama bin Laden, global terrorism, and the Iraq War. Moving beyond many books in the field--which focus on the historical origins and ancient development of the classical traditions of each religion--World Religions Today, Second Edition, takes a fresh approach. The book uses historical coverage of the religious traditions as a framework to help students understand how faiths have evolved to the present day and continue to have an impact on belief, politics, and society. It connects today's religions to their classical beliefs and practices but also shows how these religions have responded to and been transformed by the modern world. To help students grasp what might be "new" about the emerging era of religious life in the twenty-first century, the authors open each discussion with a contemporary scenario of religious experience that illustrates the tension between premodern views and modernity. World Religions Today, Second Edition, incorporates many pedagogical aids--timelines, maps, illustrations, discussion questions, and a glossary of key terms--and also features approximately 200 photographs and two new eight-page full-color inserts. A Companion Website contains student resources including chapter summaries, self-quizzes, and links to additional sources. An Instructor's Manual offers chapter summaries, pedagogical suggestions, and exam questions and answers. Ideal for undergraduate courses in world religions and comparative religion, World Religions Today, Second Edition, emphasizes the interconnectedness of faith, culture, politics, and society, providing a peerless examination of the diverse ways in which contemporary human beings are religious
Narrative theology after Auschwitz : from alienation to ethics by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 577 libraries worldwide
"Since the publication of his highly influential first book, After the Lost Generation, John W. Aldridge has been recognized as a master of contemporary literary criticism. In this selection of brilliant essays he turns his creative critical mind toward some of the major figures of modern literature--Edmund Wilson, Malcolm Cowley, Wright Morris, Ernest Hemingway, Henry James, Saul Bellow, John Barth, and Robert Penn Warren, among others."--BOOK JACKET. "Throughout his career, Aldridge has been deeply concerned with the relation of society to literature. In "Catch-22: Twenty-Five Years Later" he shows how the novel that shocked and outraged reviewers upon its publication became a monumental artifact of contemporary American literature. In "Norman Mailer: Conquering the Bitch Goddess" he shows how Mailer finally succeeded in becoming a literary hero by embodying the contradictory spirit of the 1960s protest movement, adopting both its blind faith and its cynicism. A new review of Mailer's latest novel, Harlot's Ghost, concludes that Mailer "possesses the largest mind and imagination at work in American literature today." Aldridge traces literary fads in "William Styron's Holocaust Chic" before concluding that "Styron's problem is not so much that he is unable to express his ideas in his fiction as that he seems not to have any ideas to express.""--BOOK JACKET. ""Amidst the tumult and confusion of the times, John W. Aldridge has kept a singular purity of vision," said the New York Times Book Review. While the changing editorial policies of the major book reviews and magazines threaten to make serious literary criticism a thing of the past, Aldridge still believes that books and their ideas have a living relation to daily life. Taken together, these essays offer not only a survey of John Aldridge's distinguished career as a critic, but also an intriguing picture of the evolution of contemporary literature."--BOOK JACKET
The ethical challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima : Apocalypse or Utopia? by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Comparative religious ethics : a narrative approach by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
"This popular textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent global developments, whilst retaining its unique and compelling narrative-style approach. Using ancient stories from diverse religions, it explores a broad range of important and complex moral issues, resulting in a truly reader-friendly and comparative introduction to religious ethics. A thoroughly revised and expanded new edition of this popular textbook, yet retains the unique narrative-style approach which has proved so successful with students Considers the ways in which ancient stories from diverse religions, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the lives of Jesus and Buddha, have provided ethical orientation in the modern world Updated to reflect recent discussions on globalization and its influence on cross-cultural and comparative ethics, economic dimensions to ethics, Gandhian traditions, and global ethics in an age of terrorism Expands coverage of Asian religions, quest narratives, the religious and philosophical approach to ethics in the West, and considers Chinese influences on Thich Nhat Hanh's Zen Buddhism, and Augustine's Confessions Accompanied by an instructor's manual which shows how to use the book in conjunction with contemporary films"--
The thought of Jacques Ellul : a systematic exposition by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
The Jewish people in Christian preaching by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Religion & globalization : world religions in historical perspective by John L Esposito( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
This text covers Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian Religions, and new religious movements. It uses historical coverage of the religious traditions as a framework to help students understand how faiths have evolved to the present day and continue to have an impact on belief, politics and society. (From back cover)
Religions of Asia today by John L Esposito( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
"Ideal for courses in Asian/Eastern religions, Religions of Asia Today, Fourth Edition, covers the same material contained in the authors' longer textbook, World Religions Today, Fifth Edition, while also featuring a unique chapter on Islam in Asia. Revealing the significance of religion in contemporary life, it explores Hinduism, Buddhism, South Asian religions, East Asian religions, indigenous religions, and new religions as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies. This unique volume accomplishes two goals: it connects today's religions to their classical beliefs and practices and focuses on how these religions have both radically changed the modern world and been changed by it. The book is enhanced by numerous pedagogical aids--text boxes, timelines, maps, illustrations, discussion questions, a comprehensive glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading--and more than 100 photographs. For a wealth of additional teaching and study resources, visit the book's Companion Website"
The coming of the millennium : good news for the whole human race by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Religions of the West today by John L Esposito( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
This unique volume accomplishes two goals: it connects today's religions to their classical beliefs and practices and focuses on how these religions have both radically changed the modern world and been changed by it
The apocalypse of freedom : Christian ethics in the technological society : A defense of the social ethics of Jacques Ellul by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
World religions today by John L Esposito( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
[This text] explores world religious traditions as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies. [The text] makes use of past beliefs and practices as backdrops for understanding how different faiths have evolved up to the present day.-http://www.bn.com [It] includes a general introduction that provides essential background information for students. Ideal for undergraduate course in world religions and comparative religion. [It also] emphasizes the interconnectedness of faith, culture, politics, and society, providing a peerless examination of the diverse ways in which contemporary human begins are religious.-Back cover
Theology and public policy : method in the work of Juan Luis Segundo, Jacques Ellul and Robert Doran by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The apocalypse of freedom : Chrstian ethics in the technological society ; a defense of the social ethics of Jacques Ellul ; (Vol. 1 & 2) by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The coming of the millennium : good news for the whole human race by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The apocalypse of freedom : Christian ethics in the technological society. A defense of the social ethics of Jacques Ellul by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Can Christian faith survive Auschwitz? by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Comparative Religious Ethics: A Narrative Approach to Global Ethics, 2nd Ed by Darrell J Fasching( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Religion & globalization world religions in historical perspective by John L Esposito( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Fasching, Darrell Joseph 1944-
Languages
English (134)
Dutch (2)
Polish (1)
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