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Janne Haaland Matlary, Daniel T. Potts etc

Religion : i historia, samtid och framtid

Essäerna i denna antologi spänner över en mångfald ämnen i dagens såväl som gårdagens samhällen. De utforskar religionen i relation till människans villkor och skildrar hur den manifesterar sig i individens egna upplevelser. För att förstå oss själva behöver vi också förstå religionen.

Tron på en styrande, övergripande, himmelsk princip har följt människan genom historien. Mer än 80 procent av världens befolkning har idag en religiös tillhörighet och även i sekulära stater fortsätter religionen att spela en viktig roll. Det går inte att förstå politik och internationella relationer idag utan att inkludera religionen som en aspekt av det kulturella sammanhanget. Essäerna i denna antologi, som härrör från Engelsbergsseminariet 2014, spänner över en mångfald ämnen i dagens såväl som gårdagens samhällen. De utforskar religionen i relation till människans villkor och skildrar hur den manifesterar sig i individens egna upplevelser. För att förstå oss själva behöver vi också förstå religionen.

  • ISBN: 9789189069374
  • Published: 2020-09-28
  • Illustrated. 178x249x37 mm. 414 pages.

Authors

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad is fellow of the British Academy, and Distinguished Professor of Comparative Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University.

Julius J. Lipner is Emeritus Professor of Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion at the University of Cambridge, where he taught Indian religion for nearly forty years, until retirement in 2014.

Daniel T. Potts is Professor of Ancient Near-Eastern Archaeology and History at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University.

John Scheid was the chair of Religion, Institutions and Society of Ancient Rome at the Collège de France, Paris from 2001 to 2016, where he was also vice chairman from 2012 to 2015.

Robin Osborne is a historian of classical antiquity, who is particularly interested in Ancient Greece.

Diarmaid MacCulloch is a fellow of St Cross College and of Campion Hall, and Emeritus Professor of the History of the Church, at the University of Oxford.

Martin Goodman is Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford, where he is a fellow of Wolfson College and lecturer in Roman history at Christ Church.

Reza Aslan is an internationally renowned writer, commentator, professor, producer and scholar of religions.

Elaine Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University.

Malise Ruthven is a former scriptwriter for the BBC World Service.

Ariel Glucklich is Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, specialising in Hinduism and the Psychology of Religion.

Mona Siddiqui is Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Wolfgang Palaver is Professor of Catholic Social Thought in the Department of Systematic Theology at the University of Innsbruck.

Candida R. Moss is an English New Testament scholar and historian of Christianity, and is the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham.

A.N. Wilson is a columnist and writer known for his critical biographies, novels and works of popular history.

Esther Benbassa is founder and director of the Alberto Benveniste Centre, devoted to the study of Sephardi culture and to the comparative history of minorities.

Simon May is Visiting Professor of Philosophy at King’s College London.

Pär Stenbäck was elected chairman of the Swedish People’s Party (of Finland) in 1977 and has since then been Minister of Education and Foreign Minister in the Finnish government.

Armin W. Geertz is Emeritus Professor in the History of Religions at the Department of the Study of Religion, Aarhus University.

Benedetta Berti is a policy adviser and consultant.

Jayne Svenungsson is Professor of Systematic Theology at Lund University. She was honorary research fellow at the University of Glasgow in 2008 and visiting fellow at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford in 2014.

Göran Rosenberg is a Swedish writer and journalist.

Marco Pasi is the director of the Centre for the History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam.

Gary Lachman is an adjunct professor of transformative studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Wouter J. Hanegraaff is Professor of History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam and a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Adrian Wooldridge is The Economist’s political editor and writes the Bagehot column.

Harvey Whitehouse is chair of social anthropology, director of the Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion and professorial fellow of Magdalen College at the University of Oxford.

Janne Haaland Matláry is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Command and Staff College.

Jessica Frazier is a lecturer at Oxford University and the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

Richard Miles is Professor of Roman History and Archaeology and Vice Provost at the University of Sydney.

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