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Davies, Douglas James

Works: 53 works in 278 publications in 4 languages and 14,940 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Encyclopedias  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BX8635.3, 289.3
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Publications about Douglas James Davies
Publications by Douglas James Davies
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An introduction to Mormonism by Douglas James Davies( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 909 libraries worldwide
"This book provides an introduction to the basic history, doctrines and practices of The LDS - the 'Mormon' Church. Written by a non-Morman, it seeks neither to prove nor to disprove the truthfulness of the religious claims of that faith but rather to describe them in ways that non-Mormons can understand. Particular emphasis is given to sacred texts and prophecies as well as to the crucial temple rituals of endowments, marriage and baptism for the dead, though which human beings may achieve their divine potential."--Jacket
Death, ritual, and belief : the rhetoric of funerary rites by Douglas James Davies( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 576 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
A brief history of death by Douglas James Davies( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 560 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."--Jacket
The Mormon culture of salvation : force, grace, and glory by Douglas James Davies( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Emotion, identity, and religion : hope, reciprocity, and otherness by Douglas James Davies( Book )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 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 261 libraries worldwide
Anthropology and theology by Douglas James Davies( Book )
19 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 254 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 innovative 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 fundamental Christian rites shows how they help generate ideas, and demonstrates how the body serves as a vehicle for religious beliefs." "Through an examination of these issues and much more, Davies reveals how religious rituals help people to become secure in their sense of identity. This accessible foray into new territory is essential reading for anthropologists, theologians or anyone interested in religion who is seeking new interpretations of familiar themes."--Jacket
The theology of death by Douglas James Davies( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 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
Encyclopedia of cremation by Douglas James Davies( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Features in the volume include: a general introduction and editorial introductions to sub-sections by Douglas Davies, an international specialist in death studies; appendices of world cremation statistics and a chronology of cremation; cross-referencing pathways through the entries via the index; individual entry bibliographies; and illustrations. This major international reference work is also an essential source book for students on the growing number of death-studies courses and wider studies in religion, anthropology or sociology."--Jacket
Themes and issues in Christianity by Douglas James Davies( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Church and religion in rural England ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Natural burial : traditional-secular spiritualities and funeral innovation by Douglas James Davies( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Joseph Smith, Jesus, and Satanic opposition : atonement, evil and the Mormon vision by Douglas James Davies( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 131 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
Mormon identities in transition by Douglas Davies( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Emotion, identity, and death : mortality across disciplines by Douglas James Davies( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 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
Mors Britannica : lifestyle and death-style in Britain today by Douglas James Davies( Book )
9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
A people's lifestyle is one thing, their death-style another. The proximity or distance between such styles says much about a society, not least in Britain today. 'Mors Britannica' takes up this style-issue in a society where cultural changes involve distinctions between traditional religion, secularisation, and emergent forms of spirituality, all of which involve emotions, where fear, longing, and a sense of loss rise in waves when death marks the root embodiment of our humanity. These world-orientations, evident in older and newer ritual practices, engage death in the hope and desire that love, relationships, community, and human identity be not rendered meaningless. Yet both emotions and ritual have an uneasiness to them because 'death' is a slippery topic as the twenty-first century gets under way in Britain. In this work, Douglas J. Davies draws from a largely anthropological-sociological perspective, with consideration of history, literature, philosophy, psychology, and theology, to provide a window into British life and insights into the foundation links between individuals and society, across the spectrum of traditionally religious views through to humanist and secular alternatives. He considers memorial sites (from churchyards to roadside memorials); forms of corporeal disposal (from cremation to composting), and death rites in a range of religious and secular traditions
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 110 libraries worldwide
Cremation today and tomorrow by Douglas James Davies( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Bishops, wives and children : spiritual capital across the generations by Douglas James Davies( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
"Bishops, Wives and Children is an analysis of the spirituality of Catholic, Evangelical and Liberal leaders and their social significance within a distinctive Christian tradition and all it represents in wider British society."--Jacket
Emotions and religious dynamics by Nathaniel A Warne( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 88 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
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Davies, Douglas
Davies, Douglas 1947-
Davies, Douglas (Douglas James)
Davies, Douglas J.
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Davies, Douglas J. (Douglas James)
Davies, Douglas J. (Douglas James), 1947-
Davies, J. Douglas
Douglas Davies British theologian
デイヴィス, D. J.
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Italian (3)
Japanese (2)
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