From Sacred Text to Internet

From Sacred Text to Internet

by Gwilym Beckerlegge
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0754608166

ISBN-13: 9780754608165

Pub. Date: 02/01/2002

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This is the first volume of a set of five undergraduate textbooks and a reader introducing contemporary themes and challenges in religious studies and published in association with The Open University, UK, which is where the editor and most of the contributors teach. The first volume considers media by which religious traditions and practices are passed down the

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This is the first volume of a set of five undergraduate textbooks and a reader introducing contemporary themes and challenges in religious studies and published in association with The Open University, UK, which is where the editor and most of the contributors teach. The first volume considers media by which religious traditions and practices are passed down the generations. Five contributed chapters address such topics as Jesus in history and film, Hindu sacred images for the mass market, Buddhism in the UK, the Islamization of Egyptian society 1970-2000, and religion on the Internet. Five reprinted articles follow, on such topics as the characterization of Jesus, the embodiment of divinity in India, and Buddhism in Europe. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754608165
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Series:
Religion Today: Tradition, Modernity and Change Series
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
9.69(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction1
Part 1
Chapter 1Jesus in history and film11
Chapter 2Hindu sacred images for the mass market57
Chapter 3Representing western Buddhism: a United Kingdom focus117
Chapter 4Representing Islam: the 'Islamization' of Egyptian society 1970-2000161
Chapter 5Computer-mediated religion: religion on the Internet at the turn of the twenty-first century219
Part 2
The characterization of Jesus267
The embodiment of divinity in India281
Popular street images289
Buddhism in Europe: past, present, prospects295
Dramatic reversals: political Islam and Egyptian television319
Acknowledgements335
Index337

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