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Christ and Caesar in Modern Korea
Christ and Caesar in Modern Korea (March 1997)
A History of Christianity and Politics
Wi Jo Kang - Author

A well-documented work on the history of modern Korea focusing on the history of Christianity in relation to politics.

"This book is a clear and concise survey of the events and issues regarding the relationship of church and state in modern Korea. The author takes a historical approach in describing the events relating to the Korean Christian social movements which often have created friction and antagonism with the sta...(Read More)
 
 
Pulpit Politics
Pulpit Politics (November 1996)
Faces of American Protestant Nationalism in the Twentieth Century
Warren L. Vinz - Author

Discusses the manner in which nationalistic expression forged a new religious relevance to the American experience and the extent to which these diverse styles of religious nationalism created and reflected tension in twentieth-century America.
Pulpit Politics discusses the manner in which nationalistic expression forged a new religious relevance to the American experience and the extent to which these diverse styles of religious n...(Read More)
 
 
Martyrdom and the Politics of Religion
Martyrdom and the Politics of Religion (October 1996)
Progressive Catholicism in El Salvador's Civil War
Anna L. Peterson - Author

By examining the ways that Catholic activists responded to political violence in El Salvador during the 1970s and 1980s, this book documents the beliefs and history of an important religious community, and explores the nature of religion's role in political ideology and mobilization.

Martyrdom and the Politics of Religion explores the ways that Salvadoran Catholics sought to make sense of political violence in the...(Read More)
 
 
Engaged Buddhism
Engaged Buddhism (March 1996)
Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia
Christopher S. Queen - Editor
Sallie B. King - Editor

This is the first comprehensive coverage of socially and politically engaged Buddhism in Asia, presenting the historical development and institutional forms of engaged Buddhism in the light of traditional Buddhist conceptions of morality, interdependence, and liberation.

This is the first comprehensive study of socially and politically engaged Buddhism in the lands of its origin. Nine accounts of contemporary movements ...(Read More)
 
 
For God and Fatherland
For God and Fatherland (January 1996)
Religion and Politics in Argentina
Michael A. Burdick - Author

This analysis of the crises in church-state relations in Argentina over the last 100 years shows that the constitutionally-established Catholic Church was progressively disenfranchised by various governments and responded by struggling to maintain the institution's historic rights and privileges and to speak as the moral conscience of Argentina.

"Burdick provides (at long last) a basic study of the twentieth-century Argentine ...(Read More)
 
 
Promised Land
Promised Land (August 1995)
Base Christian Communities and the Struggle for the Amazon
Madeleine Cousineau Adriance - Author

Examines the relationship between grassroots Catholic Church groups (base Christian communities) and the mobilization of peasant farmers in the fight for control of Amazon lands.

Choice Outstanding Academic Books 1996

Using information gathered from more than one hundred interviews with farmers, activists, and church people in northern Brazil, the author shows how the present conflicts over land in the Amazon, as well as the destru...(Read More)

 
 
Arguing About Sex
Arguing About Sex (July 1995)
The Rhetoric of Christian Sexual Morality
Joseph Monti - Author

This book is about current issues in sexual morality, the Christian church, and moral argument in late modernity.
"The author achieves a synthesis that is rare and difficult. By shifting the initial focus away from narrowly envisioned discussions of sexual morality to its larger, cultural, ecclesial or communal, and historical contexts, the author does great service in articulating a very 'rich' praxis appropriate to the cultural-spiritu...(Read More)
 
 
India's Agony Over Religion
India's Agony Over Religion (February 1995)
Gerald James Larson - Author

Presents the contemporary religious crisis in India, providing historical perspective and focusing on the crises in Punjab, Kashmir, and Ayodhya.
"It is comprehensive in its approach to the contemporary crises. I found it to be an extremely interesting book to read." -- Ramchandra Gandhi
"It is precisely Larson's competence in classical indology that permitted him to explain so lucidly and perceptively the present Indian situation--a...(Read More)
 
 
Bhakti Religion in North India
Bhakti Religion in North India (December 1994)
Community Identity and Political Action
David N. Lorenzen - Editor

In India, religion continues to be an absolutely vital source for social as well as personal identity. All manner of groups--political, occupational, and social--remain grounded in specific religious communities. This book analyzes the development of the modern Hindu and Sikh communities in North India starting from about the fifteenth century, when the dominant bhakti tradition of Hinduism became divided into two currents: the sagun and the nirg...(Read More)
 
 
Recovering the Ground
Recovering the Ground (October 1994)
Critical Exercises in Recollection
William H. Poteat - Author

This book sets forth an ontological Copernican revolution. By means of a critical phenomenology, it shifts the axis of reflection from the putatively bedrock dualisms in which philosophy was conceived, to our lively, intentional mindbodies that are ontologically antecedent to, beyond the grasp of, yet implicated in, all reflection.

In these exercises, reflection's center of gravity is shifted to our mindbodies, whose meditated what...(Read More)
 
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