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作者 Van Doorn-Harder, Nelly
書名 Coping with Evil in Religion and Culture : Case Studies
出版項 Amsterdam : BRILL, 2008
國際標準書號 9789401205375 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (272 pages)
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系列 Currents of Encounter Ser. ; v.35
Currents of Encounter Ser
附註 Intro -- Coping with Evilin Religion and Culture: Case Studies -- Table of Contents -- The Problem of Defining Evil -- Part I: Evil in Spirit -- Images of Evil in Popular Ghanaian Christianity -- Druids, Deer and "Words of Power": Coming to Terms with Evil in Medieval Ireland -- Coping with Wizardry in Zimbabwe in African Initiated Churches (AICs) -- The Evil Comes from Outside: Evil within Religion as a Psychosocial Problem among Adolescent Moroccan Girls in the Netherlands -- Conquering Satan, Demons, Principalities, and Powers: Ghanaian Traditional and Christian Perspectives on Religion, Evil, and Deliverance -- A Schema Repertoire Approach to Exorcism: Two Case Studies of Spiritual Warfare -- How "Satanic" Is Satanism?: A Normative Description -- PARTII: Evil in Society -- "You Follow the Path of Shaitan -- We Try to Follow the Righteous Path": Negotiating Evil in the Identity Construction of Young Moroccan Dutch Muslims -- Defining Evil to Strengthen Islam: Muhammadiyah Ideologies of Gender and Marriage -- Beyond Ujamaa: African Religion and Societal Evil -- PART III: Coping with Evil -- Religion and Evil from the Perspective of Mimetic Theory -- Coping with Human Evil: Shakespeare's Sense of Tragic Revenge -- The Power and Limits of Stories: On the Questions "How to Cope with Evil?" and "How to Avoid Evil?" -- Prayer as a Means of Coping with Evil: Approaches from the Perspective of Lutheran Dogmatics -- Coping with Tragedy and Malice -- GENERAL INDEX -- CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS VOLUME
The various Christian, Muslim, traditional (African), and secular (Western) ways of imagining and coping with evil collected in this volume have several things in common. The most crucial perhaps and certainly the most striking aspect is the problem of defining the nature or characteristics of evil as such. Some argue that evil has an essence that remains constant, whereas others say its interpretation depends on time and place.However much religious and secular interpretations of evil may have changed, the human search for sense and meaning never ends. Questions of whom to blame and whom to address-God, the devil, fate, bad luck, or humans-remain at the center of our explanations and our strategies to comprehend, define, counter, or process the evil we do and the evil done to us by people, God, nature, or accident. Using approaches from cultural anthropology, religious studies, theology, philosophy, psychology, and history, the contributors to this volume analyze how several religious and secular traditions imagine and cope with evil
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Van Doorn-Harder, Nelly Coping with Evil in Religion and Culture : Case Studies Amsterdam : BRILL,c2008 9789042023376
主題 Good and evil -- Religious aspects -- Congresses.;Good and evil -- Religious aspects -- Case studies.;Ethics, Comparative -- Congresses
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Alt Author Minnema, Lourens
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