Global Religious Movements in Regional Context-Volume 4

Global Religious Movements in Regional Context-Volume 4

by John Wolffe
     
 

Global Religious Movements in Regional Context offers a wide-ranging exploration of the adaptation and diversity of religious traditions in various geographical, cultural and ethnic contexts within the contemporary world. The book analyses the complexities of the relationships between religion and globalization, and general trends and counter-trends in secularization.… See more details below

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Global Religious Movements in Regional Context offers a wide-ranging exploration of the adaptation and diversity of religious traditions in various geographical, cultural and ethnic contexts within the contemporary world. The book analyses the complexities of the relationships between religion and globalization, and general trends and counter-trends in secularization. It argues that religions that 'go global' cannot remain unchanged by their importation into new cultures, and explores the creative tension between indigenization and a sense of global identity. The chapters focus on Evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the UK, the USA, Latin America and Africa, as well as the worldwide spread of Islam and of the Japanese-derived Buddhist movement, the Soka Gakkai.

The five textbooks and Reader that make up the Religion Today Open University/Ashgate series are:

  • From Sacred Text to Internet
  • Religion and Social Transformations
  • Perspectives on Civil Religion
  • Global Religious Movements in Regional Context
  • Belief Beyond Boundaries
  • Religion Today: A Reader

Author Biography: John Wolffe, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754607472
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
Religion Today Series
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Ch. 1Evangelicals and Pentecostals: indigenizing a global gospel13
Ch. 2Soka Gakkai Buddhism as a global religious movement109
Ch. 3Invitation and enculturation: the dissemination and development of Islam in contemporary societies157
Throughly modern: sociological reflections on the Charismatic movement197
American Evangelicalism embattled225
The explosion of Protestantism in Latin America247
The Soka Gakkai in Southeast Asia267
Tablighi Jamaat and the Deobandi mosques in Britain289
Translatability in Islam and in Christianity in Africa: a thematic approach305
Acknowledgements325
Index327

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