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Dynamics of Religion

Past and Present. Proceedings of the XXI World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions

Ed. by Bochinger, Christoph / Rüpke, Jörg

Together with Begemann, Elisabeth

Series:Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten 67

    89,95 € / $126.00 / £82.00*

    Publication Date:
    December 2016
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    Aims and Scope

    Religious ideas, practices, discourses, institutions, and social expressions are in constant flux. This volume addresses the internal and external dynamics, interactions between individuals, religious communities, and local as well as global society. The contributions concentrate on four areas:

    1. Contemporary religion in the public sphere: The Tactics of (In)visibility among Religious Communities in Europe; Religion Intersecting De-nationalization and Re-nationalization in Post-Apartheid South Africa;

    2. Religious transformations: Forms of Religious Communities in Global Society; Political Contributions of Ancestral Cosmologies and the Decolonization of Religious Beliefs; Esoteric Tradition as Poetic Invention;

    3. Focus on the individual: Religion and Life Trajectories of Islamists; Angels, Animals and Religious Change in Antiquity and Today; Gaining Access to the Radically Unfamiliar in Today’s Religion; Religion between Individuals and Collectives;

    4. Narrating religion: Entangled Knowledge Cultures and the Creation of Religions in Mongolia and Europe; Global Intellectual History and the Dynamics of Religion; On Representing Judaism.


    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    ix, 296 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Religious change; religion in society; spirituality; historiography of religion

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    Christoph Bochinger, University of Bayreuth,Germany and Jörg Rüpke, Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt, Germany.

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