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Religion and the reconstruction of civil society : papers from the founding congress of the South African Academy of Religion, January 1994

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dc.contributor South African Academy of Religion. Congress (1st : 1994 : Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.contributor.editor De Gruchy, John W.
dc.contributor.editor Martin, S. 2015-10-14T08:39:09Z 2015-10-14T08:39:09Z 1995 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0869819437 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780869819432
dc.description.tableofcontents Contents: Introduction / John W. de Gruchy (pages i-xiv) -- I. Introductory issues. Chapter 1. Religion and identity : clues and threads / Michael Pye (pages 18-39) -- Chapter 2. The importance of starting from both ends : an appreciative response to Michael Pye's keynote address / John S. Cumpsty (pages 4-18) -- II. Religion and religious traditions. A. Theoretical and comparative perspectives. Chapter 3. Contextualising the category formation in religious studies / Pratap Kumar (pages 43-56) -- Chapter 4. Religion through another set of glasses : the challenge of a different optic / Gerhard van den Heever (pages 57-74) -- Chapter 5. Spiritual experience in three contemporaries : Dom Henri Le Saux, Vandana Mataji RSCJ and Fr. D.S. Amalorpavadass, and its significance for inter-religious dialogue and social responsibility / Felicity Edwards (pages 75-89) -- Chapter 6. Gestures of dismissal, policies of containment : from denial to discovery in Southern African comparative religion / David Chidester (pages 90-105) -- B. Religions in South Africa. Chapter 7. The myth of Jewish power / Jocelyn Hellig (pages 109-124) --
dc.description.tableofcontents Chapter 8. Radical religion and civil society : the Unitarians of South Africa / Eric Heller-Wagner (pages 125-151) -- Chapter 9. Pronouncing truth, exploiting belief : the place of the African diviner in religion and society / J.P Kiernan (pages 152-165) -- III. Religion and social change in South Africa. A. Religion and reconstruction. Chapter 10. Rorty, rights and religion : the contribution of South African religions to a shared value system / Ronald Nicolson (pages 169-188) -- Chapter 11. The role of religion in promoting democratic values in a post apartheid era / Bongajalo Goba (pages 189-199) -- Chapter 12. Religion and cultural identity : a perspective gleaned from the Abrahamic Faiths / Pieter J.J.S Els (pages 200-213) -- Chapter 13. Taking the third public seriously / Bernard Lategan (pages 217-230) -- Chapter 14. Blessed are the powerful : Christian righteousness and the redistribution of power / Cornel du Toit (pages 231-243) -- Chapter 15. Women consider Jesus / Susan Rakoczy (pages 244-260) -- Chapter 16. From 'difference' to connectedness : a feminist view of the question of difference / Denise Ackermann (pages 261-275) -- C. Civil society and sacred texts. Chapter 17. The individual versus the institution : the Prophet versus his book / Yehoshua Gitay (pages 279-292) -- Chapter 18. Religion and civil society in the gospels : Jesus and the liberation of symbols / Bill Domeris (pages 293-303) -- Chapter 19. The rhetoric of uncivil society : deviance labeling as uncivil discourse / Charles A. Wanamaker (pages 304-315) -- Chapter 20. Buddhist ethics and the South African situation / Michel Clasquin (pages 316-333) -- Chapter 21. The Qur'an in Muslim society : the case of early Islam / Abdulkader Tayob (pages 334-352)
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiv, 352 pages)
dc.language English
dc.publisher Pretoria : University of South Africa
dc.relation.ispartofseries Miscellanea congregalia ; 51
dc.subject.classification Religion and Philosophy
dc.subject.ddc 261.70968
dc.subject.lcsh Christianity and politics -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Human rights -- South Africa -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
dc.subject.lcsh National characteristics, South African
dc.subject.lcsh Law and ethics -- History -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Religion -- 20th century -- Congresses
dc.subject.lcsh Religion and civil society -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses
dc.title Religion and the reconstruction of civil society : papers from the founding congress of the South African Academy of Religion, January 1994 en
dc.title.alternative Papers from the founding congress of the South African Academy of Religion, January 1994
dc.type Book

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