Religion and Globalization: World Religions in Historical Perspective

Paperback | April 30, 2008

byJohn L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, Todd Lewis

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A unique and in-depth introduction to religion in the modern world, Religion and Globalization includes coverage of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian religions, and new religious movements. It addresses such questions as: How do these various religions change as theyare brought into contact with each other by the forces of globalization? and How are ancient traditions modified to accommodate the realities of the 21st century? Focusing on the diverse ways that humans have been religious in the past and are religious today, the book examines the changes thatbegan with the Scientific Revolution and how those changes have shaped these religions as they are practiced today. Ideal for courses on religion and globalization or religion and politics, Religion and Globalization includes sixteen custom maps, key terms at the end of each chapter, a glossary, andtimelines of important events each religious tradition.

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A unique and in-depth introduction to religion in the modern world, Religion and Globalization includes coverage of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian religions, and new religious movements. It addresses such questions as: How do these various religions change as theyare brought into contact with each other by...

John Esposito is a University Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown University. He is the Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Darrell Fasching is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida. Todd Lewis is a Professor of World Religions at...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 1.18 inPublished:April 30, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. IntroductionReligion and GlobalizationUnderstanding Religious Experience and Its ExpressionsThe Great Religious Stories of the WorldModernization in Global PerspectiveModern Colonialism, the Socialist Challenge, and the End of ModernityPostmodern Trends in a Postcolonial WorldDiscussion QuestionsNotes2. Christianity and the Road to ModernityOverviewEncounter with Modernity: The Fundamentalist-Modernist ControversyPremodern Christianity: The Formative EraPremodern Christianity: The Classical EraChristianity and ModernityChristianity and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial WorldConclusionDiscussion QuestionsKey TermsSuggested Reading3. The Many Faces of Judaism: Sacred and SecularOverviewEncounter with Modernity: Modern Judaisms and the Challenge of Ultra-OrthodoxyPremodern Judaism: The Formative Era-Biblical OriginsPremodern Judaism: The Formative Era-From Torah to TalmudPremodern Judaism: The Classical EraJudaism and ModernityJudaism and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial WorldConclusionDiscussion QuestionsKey TermsSuggested ReadingNotes4. The Globalization of Islam and MuslimsOverviewEncounter with Modernity: The Challenge of Western ColonialismPremodern Islam: The Formative EraPremodern Islam: The Classical EraIslam and ModernityIslam and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial WorldIslam: Postmodern ChallengesConclusionDiscussion QuestionsKey TermsSuggested ReadingNotes5. Hinduism: Myriad Paths to SalvationOverviewEncounter with Modernity: Hindu Challenges to India as a Secular StatePremodern Hinduism: The Formative EraPremodern Hinduism: The Classical EraPremodern Hinduism: The Postclassical EraHinduism and ModernityHinduism and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial WorldConclusionDiscussion QuestionsKey TermsSuggested ReadingNotes6. Buddhism: Ways to NirvanaOverviewEncounter with Modernity: Socially Engaged BuddhismPremodern Buddhism: The Formative EraPremodern Buddhism: The Classical EraPremodern Buddhism: Buddhist ExpansionBuddhism and ModernityBuddhism and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial WorldConclusionDiscussion QuestionsKey TermsSuggested ReadingNotes7. East Asian Religions: Traditions of Human Cultivation and Natural HarmonyOverviewEncounter with Modernity: Postcolonial Confucian EconomicsEast Asian Religions in the Premodern EraEast Asian Religions and ModernityEast Asian Religions and Postmodern Trends in a Postcolonial WorldConclusionDiscussion QuestionsKey TermsSuggested ReadingNotes8. Globalization: From New to New Age ReligionsOverviewNew ReligionsNew Age ReligionsReligious Postmodernism and Global EthicsDiscussion QuestionsKey TermsSuggested ReadingNotesGlossaryTime LinesIndex