Religions in Movement: The Local and the Global in Contemporary Faith Traditions

Religions in Movement: The Local and the Global in Contemporary Faith Traditions


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ISBN-13: 9781138922846
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert Hefner is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) at Boston University, USA.

John Hutchinson is a Reader in Nationalism in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, UK.

Christiane Timmerman is Director of Academic Affairs at UCSIA, Belgium.

Sara Mels is Project Coordinator at UCSIA, Belgium.

Table of Contents

General Introduction Sara Mels & Christiane Timmerman PART 1: Global Perspectives on Religion and Politics 1. Introduction: Global Perspectives on Religion and Politics John Hutchinson 2. Islam, Politics and Globalisation: What are the Issues and Outcomes? Jeffrey Haynes 3. The Paradox of Globalisation: Quakers, Religious NGOs and the United Nations Jeremy Carrette 4. European Secularity and Religious Modernity in Russia and Eastern Europe: Focus on Orthodox Christianity Inna Naletova 5. The Orthodox Tradition in a Globalising World: The Case of the Romanian Orthodox Church Suna Gülfer Ihlamur-Öner 6. Good Muslims, Good Chinese: State Modernization Policies, Globalisation of Religious Networks and the Changing Hui Ethno-Religious Identification Maja Veselič 7. When National Histories and Colonial Myths Meet: ‘Histoire Croisée’ and Memory of the Moroccan-Berber Cultural Movement in the Netherlands Norah Karrouche 8. Self-Sacrifice and Martyrdom in Terrorism: Political and Religious Motives Francesco Marone PART 2: Varieties of Religious Globalization 9. Introduction: Varieties of Religious Globalization Robert W. Hefner 10. Religion in the Contemporary Globalized World: Construction, Migration, Challenge, Diversity Peter Beyer 11. Voluntarism: Niche Markets Created by a Fissile Transnational Faith David Martin 12. Women perform ʾIjtihād: Hibridity as Creative Space for Interpretation of Islam Els Vanderwaeren 13. Processes of Localised and Globalised Islam Among Young Muslims in Berlin Synnøve Bendixsen 14. Towards Cultural Translation: Rethinking the Dynamics of Religious Pluralism and Globalization Through the Sathya Sai Movement Tulasi Srinivas 15. Ghanaian Films and Chiefs as Indicators of Religious Change Among the Akan in Kumasi and Its Migrants in Southeast Amsterdam Louise Müller

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"This volume contains a fascinating collection of essays that scrutinize the connections between religion and globalization in the late modern world – a topic of interest to increasing numbers of people."Grace Davie, University of Exeter, UK

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