Interpreting The Sacred

Paden puts forth the idea that our understanding of religion influences our understanding of ourselves and our world. Updated with a new introduction, this book is for anyone who wants to consider and discuss religious beliefs.

Author: William Paden

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807077047

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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William Paden's classic exploration in religious studies, with a new introduction In the current climate, Interpreting the Sacred provides a fresh, thorough way to consider and compare various religious belief systems. Paden puts forth the idea that our understanding of religion influences our understanding of ourselves and our world. Updated with a new introduction, this book is for anyone who wants to consider and discuss religious beliefs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Interpreting Sacred Ground

Utilizing the eman— cipationist memory to interpret Civil War battlefields threatens to upset this delicate balancing act. ... battlefield interpretation that is informed by emancipationist memory could ultimately criticize the South.

Author: J. Christian Spielvogel

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817317751

Category: History

Page: 190

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Interpreting Sacred Ground is a rhetorical analysis of Civil War battlefields and parks, and the ways various commemorative traditions—and their ideologies of race, reconciliation, emancipation, and masculinity—compete for dominance. The National Park Service (NPS) is known for its role in the preservation of public sites deemed to have historic, cultural, and natural significance. In Interpreting Sacred Ground, J. Christian Spielvogel studies the NPS’s secondary role as an interpreter or creator of meaning at such sites, specifically Gettysburg National Military Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and Cold Harbor Visitor Center. Spielvogel studies in detail the museums, films, publications, tours, signage, and other media at these sites, and he studies and analyzes how they shape the meanings that visitors are invited to construct. Though the NPS began developing interpretive exhibits in the 1990s that highlighted slavery and emancipation as central facets to understanding the war, Spielvogel argues that the NPS in some instances preserves outmoded narratives of white reconciliation and heroic masculinity, obscuring the race-related causes and consequences of the war as well as the war’s savagery. The challenges the NPS faces in addressing these issues are many, from avoiding unbalanced criticism of either the Union or the Confederacy, to foregrounding race and violence as central issues, preserving clear and accurate renderingsof battlefield movements and strategies, and contending with the various public constituencies with their own interpretive stakes in the battle for public memory. Spielvogel concludes by arguing for the National Park Service’s crucial role as a critical voice in shaping twentieth-first-century Civil War public memory and highlights the issues the agency faces as it strives to maintain historical integrity while contending with antiquated renderings of the past.

Interpreting Islam

Besides devoting himself to the Orientalist ( and Muslim ) study of sacred history , and besides writing an important ... though anthropologists would continue to focus on the actual implementation and interpretation of sacred knowledge ...

Author: Hastings Donnan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761954228

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Islam is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the West. Myths and stereotypes surround it. This clear and penetrating volume helps readers to make sense of Islam. It offers a penetrating guide to the diversity and richness of contemporary knowledge about Islam and Muslim society. Throughout, the emphasis is upon the value of pluralistic approaches to Islam, rather than condensing complexity with unifying concepts such as `Orientalism'. Interdisciplinary in scope and organization, the book cuts through the bewildering and seemingly anarchic diversity of contemporary knowledge about Islam and Muslim society. The methodological difficulties and advantages of Western researchers focusing on Islam are fully documented. The book demonstrates how gender, age, status and `insider' / `outsider' status impacts upon research and inflects research findings.

Models and Methods for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Therefore, the adjective “biblical” refers to the art of understanding, interpreting, and engaging in various topics, principles, and ideas that surround the sacred texts contained in the word of God. The word “hermeneutic” is derived ...

Author: Arthur David Canales

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532630200

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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Models and Methods for Youth and Young Adult Ministry is a rare book on young adult and youth ministry in that it weaves sound theology and solid pastoral practice. It invites pastoral practitioners, scholars in the field, and university-ministry students to envision various models and methods for doing youth and young adult ministry in a collaborative and ecumenical way. Through rich, concrete examples and strategies, the reader will grasp the significance of each model and the various methods to integrate and implement these robust approaches. The result is this book will empower readers toward a more meaningful understanding of youth and young adult ministry, which will in turn engage the young church of Christ.

Manual of Sacred Interpretation

HERMENEUTICS is the Science of Interpretation . Sacred hermeneutics , has for its object , the holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments . Exegesis is the practical application of the Science . This , gives us the laws — the former ...

Author: Alexander McClelland


ISBN: PRNC:32101066076124

Category: Bible

Page: 168

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Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism

Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine were influenced by this method of interpretation of sacred texts. This Alexandrian influence on the interpretation of the Jewish Scriptures, according to Sawyer, was first seen in Philo, but subsequently ...

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004234765

Category: Religion

Page: 619

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In Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism, Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts assemble an international team of scholars whose work has focused on reconstructing the social matrix for earliest Christianity through reference to Hellenistic Judaism and its literary forms.

Islamic Theological Themes

Interpreting. the. Sacred. Sources. chapter 1 began to suggest the emergence of “exegesis” as a mode of thinking nestled in the Hadith corpus and noted the kernel of several hermeneutical issues latent in key Qurʾānic texts.

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520281882

Category: Religion

Page: 461

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Comprised of primary sources assembled from a broad chronological and geographic spectrum, Islamic Theological Themes is a comprehensive anthology of primary Islamic sacred texts in translation. The volume includes rare and never before translated selections, all freshly situated and introduced with a view to opening doors into the larger world of Islamic life, belief, and culture. From pre-theological material on the scriptural end of the spectrum, to the more practical material at the other, John Renard broadens our concepts of what counts as “Islamic theology,” situating Islamic theological literature within the context of the emerging sub-discipline of Relational/Comparative Theology. Divided into five parts, students and scholars will find this collection to be an indispensible tool.

The Theory of the Arts

Originally, the word meant the methodology of interpreting sacred texts. Its original impetus is thus quite the opposite of that of structuralism: interpreting a sacred text may indeed be like seeing pictures in the fire, but one cannot ...

Author: Francis Edward Sparshott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400857012

Category: Art

Page: 742

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In a systematic overview of classical and modern contributions to aesthetics, Professor Sparshott argues that all four lines of theory, and no others, are necessary to coherent thinking about art. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Gospel Interpretation and Christian Life

The deliberate vagueness of this description leaves a delicate balance, necessarily calling for the ongoing interpretation of biblical text and sacred Tradition “under the watchful eye of the Magisterium” (Dei Verbum 23).

Author: Francis J Moloney

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781925643114

Category: Religion

Page: 421

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The voice of Francis J Moloney, SDB, has been heard in New Testament studies for many decades. Internationally famous for his work on the Gospel of John, this volume gathers studies that demonstrate the breadth and richness of his interests, beyond that well-established enterprise. The first part of the boom is dedicated to Gospel studies, with the majority of essays focussing upon the Gospel of Mark. They reflect his long interest and his major commentary on that Gospel (2012). Studies on Matthew, Luke and John complete these reflections.