Instruments of Devotion PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Instruments of Devotion free pdf Belief and religion are returning as focal concerns in modern philosophical debate. Interestingly, this 'religious turn' is most clearly seen in so-called post-modern or post-structuralist thinking. Today we are witnessing the dissolution of philosophical theories such as positivist scientism and Marxism, which thought they had definitively liquidated religion. After modernity, there are no more strong philosophical reasons either to be an atheist refusing religion or to be a theist refuting science. The above, or similar, attitudes form a common point of departure for all the contributors to this anthology, and are the reason why we all feel that the studies of matters concerning religion in all aspects of life are of importance. Today's situation in Europe illustrates the need for historical knowledge and perspective on culture and religion, particularly Christianity and all its denominational varieties. Christianity's influence on and in European culture cannot be overestimated, particularly understood as a dynamic and multifaceted force. The European Network on the Instruments of Devotion (ENID), is an international research network coordinated from the University of Bergen, Norway.

About Henning Laugerud

Henning Laugerud PhD (art) is Senior lecturer at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, Norway. Laura Katrine Skinnebach has an MA in History and Communication from Roskilde University Centre in Denmark. She is currently a research-fellow at the University of Bergen, Bergen Museum, Norway.

Details Book

Author : Henning Laugerud
Publisher : Aarhus University Press
Data Published : 20 July 2005
ISBN : 8779342000
EAN : 9788779342002
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 223 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Instruments of Devotion



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The History of Western Philosophy of Religion: Volume 1: Ancient Philosophy ... free pdfThe History of Western Philosophy of Religion: Volume 1: Ancient Philosophy ...

    'The History of Western Philosophy of Religion' brings together an international team of over 100 leading scholars to provide authoritative exposition of how history's most important philosophical thinkers - from antiquity to the present day - have sought to analyse the concepts and tenets central to Western religious belief..


  • The History of Western Philosophy of Religion: Volume 1: Ancient Philosophy ... free pdfThe History of Western Philosophy of Religion: Volume 1: Ancient Philosophy ...

    'The History of Western Philosophy of Religion' brings together an international team of over 100 leading scholars to provide authoritative exposition of how history's most important philosophical thinkers - from antiquity to the present day - have sought to analyse the concepts and tenets central to Western religious belief..


  • Religion and Global Culture free pdfReligion and Global Culture

    Religion and Global Culture draws together the work of a group of historians of religion who are concerned with situating the contemporary study of religion within the cultural complexity of the modern world..


  • The Cult of Nothingness free pdfThe Cult of Nothingness

    The common Western understanding of Buddhism today envisions this major world religion as one of compassion and tolerance. But as Roger-Pol Droit reveals. this view bears little resemblance to one broadly held in the 19th century European philosophical imagination that saw Buddhism as a religion of annihilation calling for the destruction of the self..


  • Law and Religion in Theoretical and Historical Context free pdfLaw and Religion in Theoretical and Historical Context

    Is there a place for religious language in the public square. Which institution of government is best suited to deciding whether religion should influence law. Should states be required to treat religion and non-religion in the same way..


  • Instruments of Devotion free pdfInstruments of Devotion

    Free Book Downloads ePub. Belief and religion are returning as focal concerns in modern philosophical debate. Interestingly, this 'religious turn' is most clearly seen in so-called post-modern or post