Cultures of Eschatology

Cultures of Eschatology

Author: Veronika Wieser

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110593587

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 685

Apokalyptische Vorstellungen von Untergang und Verheißung, von letzten Dingen und äußersten Wahrheiten, von Endgültigem und noch nie Dagewesenem begleiten die europäische Kulturgeschichte seit mehr als 2000 Jahren. Die vorliegende Reihe Kulturgeschichte der Apokalypse legt eine heterogene und interdisziplinäre Durchmessung des Endzeitdenkens aus historisch-kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive vor. Sie betont die einzigartigen Verhaftungen apokalyptischer Diskurse in jeweils zeitgenössischen, epistemischen, medialen und politischen Kontexten und plädiert für den Mut zum Bruch – zum Bruch mit homogenen Lesarten, linearen Denktraditionen und lediglich formalen Rückführungen auf einen apokalyptischen Ursprung. Dabei öffnet sie den Blick in andere religiöse wie geographische Kontexte und lädt zum interdisziplinären Vergleich ein.

[Set Cultures of Eschatology, Vol I+II]

[Set Cultures of Eschatology, Vol I+II]

Author: Veronika Wieser

Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg

ISBN: 3110690314

Category:

Page:

View: 299

Thebelief in the Last Things has an integral place in Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. In the West as in the East, the last 2000 years have seen many different ways of proclaiming that the end is nigh and that the world was teetering on the brink of disaster or on the edge of a new epoch. Bringing together central eschatological topics such as death, the afterlife, the end of time, musings about the transience of the world or an empire, the two volumes aim to explain how eschatological thought influenced and factored into the political and religious perception and self-definition of medieval communities. Studying Muslim apocalyptic literature, Brahmanical, Buddhist and Christian eschatological beliefs in a comparative way will shed light on the dynamic relations between processes of social identification and apocalyptic interpretations. The volumes offer overarching perspectives on the different types of eschatology in different religions as well as studies focusing on single sources, individuals or specific local contexts, and analyze 'Cultures of Eschatology' that were formed in between universal, polytheistic, individual and collective conceptions of religion and history with regard to literary traditions, manuscript transmission, social and cultural practices, rituals, images, bodies and empires.

Empire, Death and Afterlife in Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism

Empire, Death and Afterlife in Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism

Author: Walter de Gruyter GmbH

Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg

ISBN: 3110633108

Category:

Page: 380

View: 702

Apokalyptische Vorstellungen von Untergang und Verheißung, von letzten Dingen und äußersten Wahrheiten, von Endgültigem und noch nie Dagewesenem begleiten die europäische Kulturgeschichte seit mehr als 2000 Jahren. Die vorliegende Reihe Kulturgeschichte der Apokalypse legt eine heterogene und interdisziplinäre Durchmessung des Endzeitdenkens aus historisch-kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive vor. Sie betont die einzigartigen Verhaftungen apokalyptischer Diskurse in jeweils zeitgenössischen, epistemischen, medialen und politischen Kontexten und plädiert für den Mut zum Bruch - zum Bruch mit homogenen Lesarten, linearen Denktraditionen und lediglich formalen Rückführungen auf einen apokalyptischen Ursprung. Dabei öffnet sie den Blick in andere religiöse wie geographische Kontexte und lädt zum interdisziplinären Vergleich ein.

Contextualizing Eschatology in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs

Contextualizing Eschatology in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs

Author: Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351032964

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 786

Contextualizing Eschatology in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs addresses the African consciousness and nuances of eschatological beliefs as part and parcel of the holistic African Indigenous worldviews within the context of the people's traditional heritage. The concept of eschatology is usually explained from the perspective of "endtimes" in relation to either the human individual or the cosmos. Within these contexts, the primary interests, particularly with regard to human eschatology, have centred on the questions of death, afterlife, immortality, destiny, judgment, reward and punishment, and the final destination or eternal "home" of humans. This book explores the characteristic nature, the modes, the process as well as the dynamics associated with the various features culminating the functional expression of the "reality" of eschatological beliefs demonstrated in varied but fundamentally the same subject matter of practices among different African ethnic groups. It also discusses the influences of other religious traditions, particularly Christianity and Islam, on contemporary African eschatological thoughts and their attendant consequences. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of African studies, eschatology, religious studies, and the philosophy of religion.

Culture and Eschatology

Culture and Eschatology

Author: Peter C. Phan

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037939027

Category: Religion

Page: 356

View: 879

Among the twentieth-century Orthodox theologians Paul Evdokimov (1901-1970) has without doubt achieved a position of preeminence. Born in St. Petersburg and emigrated to Paris in 1923, Evdokimov was educated at the Sorbonne and Aix-en-Provence and taught at the Institut Saint Serge until his death in 1970. He was very active in the ecumenical movement, especially in the World Council of Churches. He was also the official Orthodox observer at the Second Vatican Council. This book, the first full-length English study of Evdokimov's theology, concentrates on culture, eschatology, and iconography, three central pillars of the Evdokimovian theological edifice. According to Evdokimov, everything in human culture must be viewed in light of the End, the already-realized-and-yet-to-come escha- tological fulfillment in Jesus Christ. The symbol and embodiment of this eschatology is the icon which makes present and participates in the transfigured reality of the Kingdom of God.

Jerusalem in Slavic Culture

Jerusalem in Slavic Culture

Author: Oto Luthar

Publisher: Založba ZRC

ISBN: 9789616182867

Category: Bible

Page: 481

View: 198

V knjigi so zbrani prispevki z dveh mednarodnih konferenc, od katerih je eno organiziral ZRC SAZU septembra 1998 v Ljubljani. Zbornik je razdeljen na pet delov. V prvem z naslovom »Jeruzalem znotraj krščanske in občeslovanske tradicije« sodelujejo O. Belova, I. Kazovskaya, J. Krašovec, S. Tolstaya in E. Vereshchagin. V drugem »Jeruzalem in svet južnih Slovanov in Judov« so avtorji M. Frejdenberg, E. Holz, V. Nartnik, M. Nosič, D. Poniž, F. Premk, J. Rotar in Z. Šmitek. Avtorji prispevkov v tretjem delu »Jeruzalem in svet vzhodnih Slovanov« so A. Arkhipov, L. Calvi, G. Giraudo, P. Gonneau, L. Fialkova, Ja. Iluk, V. Khazan, V. Levin, Yu. Leving, V. Moskovich, J. Raba in A. Rogachevsky. V četrtem delu »Jeruzalem in svet zahodnih Slovanov« je en sam prispevek avtorja V. Bria in enako je v petem delu »Jeruzalem in sosedje Slovanov«, kjer je objavljen prispevek B. Levaia. Zbornik je večjezičen; dvanajst člankov je pisanih v angleščini, enajst v ruščini, dva v slovenščini in po eden v francoščini in ukrajinščini.

Marriage and Life after Death

Marriage and Life after Death

Author: Anthony Onyekwe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499093353

Category: Religion

Page: 520

View: 317

In Africa, the emphasis on family, marriage, and offspring suggest that there is a kind of an unwritten ancestral law that imposes on every male the duty of begetting a son. The reason is because the core of African ‘soteriology’ is centered on offspring. The predicament of the childless couples, therefore, stems from the desire for immortality and salvation that culminates in the admission of the dead into the ancestral world. This quest for salvation and immortality constitute social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual problems for Christian as well as non-Christian childless couples.

The Dynamics of Progress

The Dynamics of Progress

Author: Samuel L. Macey

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820337968

Category: Science

Page: 290

View: 599

The development of increasingly precise measurements is an essential part of what Samuel L. Macey identifies as the West's wide-ranging effort to rationalize human activity--to simplify and standardize the way we work and communicate with one another. In The Dynamics of Progress, Macey examines the history of such rationalizations as they have manifested themselves. He identifies a symbiotic relationship among these different types of rationalization, demonstrating that without the rationalizing of time, weights and measures, numbers, and language, the scientific, technological, and industrial advances of the past three hundred years would have been inconceivable. In addition to discussing rationalization in its various forms, Macey also addresses reactions against it, and closes with some observations on the future. Increasing demands for material goods have the potential for spreading wealth, but such demands strain the earth's limited resources. How we address the challenge posed by this depletion of resources, Macey suggests, will be the ultimate test of our rationalizing powers.

Contextualizing Eschatology in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs

Contextualizing Eschatology in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs

Author: IBIGBOLADE S. ADERIBIGBE

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1032089040

Category:

Page: 116

View: 484

Contextualizing Eschatology in African Cultural and Religious Beliefs addresses the African consciousness and nuances of eschatological beliefs as part and parcel of the holistic African Indigenous worldviews within the context of the people's traditional heritage. The concept of eschatology is usually explained from the perspective of "endtimes" in relation to either the human individual or the cosmos. Within these contexts, the primary interests, particularly with regard to human eschatology, have centred on the questions of death, afterlife, immortality, destiny, judgment, reward and punishment, and the final destination or eternal "home" of humans. This book explores the characteristic nature, the modes, the process as well as the dynamics associated with the various features culminating the functional expression of the "reality" of eschatological beliefs demonstrated in varied but fundamentally the same subject matter of practices among different African ethnic groups. It also discusses the influences of other religious traditions, particularly Christianity and Islam, on contemporary African eschatological thoughts and their attendant consequences. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of African studies, eschatology, religious studies, and the philosophy of religion.

Journeys at the Margin

Journeys at the Margin

Author: Jung Young Lee

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814624642

Category: Religion

Page: 178

View: 975

Being an immigrant is both being "in-between" two cultures, that of the immigrant and that of the dominant group, and being "in-both" of these cultures. It ultimately means being "in-beyond" the two cultures together. In this book a group of prominent Asian-American Christian theologians reflect in an autobiographical form on how being an Asian and a North American has shaped the way they understand the Christian story. As the United States becomes increasingly multiethnic and multicultural, this book offers useful suggestions on how to meet the challenge of cultural diversity in both Church and society.

New Creation Eschatology and the Land

New Creation Eschatology and the Land

Author: Steven L. James

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532619137

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 395

What will the final state of the redeemed look like? Throughout the history of the church, conceptions of the final state have tended to minimize the promise of the new heavens and new earth. In contrast to the historical dominance of spiritual, heavenly, non-temporal conceptions of the final state, the last two decades have witnessed a rise in conceptions that include the redemption of material, earthly, and temporal reality. These “new creation” conceptions have included proposals regarding the fulfillment of Old Testament land promises. In New Creation Eschatology and the Land, Steven L. James argues that in recent new creation conceptions of the final state there is a logical inconsistency between the use of Old Testament texts to inform a renewed earth and the exclusion of the territory of Israel from that renewed earth. By examining a select group of new creationists, James shows that the exclusion of the territorial restoration of Israel in a new creation conception fails to appreciate the role of the particular territory in Old Testament prophetic texts and results in an inconsistent new creationism.