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Circles On The Mountain

Author: Janet M. Powers
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498535313
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This book combines scholarly analysis with first-person experiences to examine the current state of women in Bosnia twenty years after the Balkan War. It argues that women’s organizations are successfully addressing current challenges, such as domestic violence and human trafficking, using abilities and networks developed during the war.

Public Theology For The 21st Century

Author: Duncan B. Forrester
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567088956
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The book is a unique stocktaking, by a leading international group of theologians, social scientists and other scholars, on issues facing public theology at the beginning of the 21st century. It combines retrospect and prospect, in that it reflects on the issues and approaches that have characterized public theology in the 20th century, especially its latter half, and attempts to anticipate those which will or should come to the fore in the 21st century, seeking to discern continuities and changes. Three opening chapters deal with the overall theme of public or political theology, with Jurgen Moltmann giving a critical historical account from the Second World War onwards, Raymond Plant relating such theology to cultural pluralism, and Andrew Morton illustrating it from the work of Duncan Forrester. These are followed by pairs of contributions relating public theology to more specific topicsr: History; Technology and Creation; Globalization; Spirituality; Punishment and Forgiveness; Medical Ethics; Tolerance and Human Rights; Social Exclusion and Equality.

Intellectuals In The Modern Islamic World

Author: Stephane A. Dudoignon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134205988
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Incorporating a rich series of case-studies covering a range of geographical areas, this collection of essays examines the history of modern intellectuals in the Islamic world throughout the twentieth century. The contributors reassess the typology and history of various scholars, providing significant diachronic analysis of the different forms of communication, learning, and authority. While each chapter presents a separate regional case, with an historically and geographically different background, the volume discloses commonalities, similarities and intellectual echoes through its comparative approach. Consisting of two parts, the volume focuses first on al-Manar, the influential journal published between 1898 and 1935 that inspired much imagination and arguments among local intelligentsias all over the Islamic world. The second part discusses the formation, transmission and transformation of learning and authority, from the Middle East to Central and Southeast Asia. Constituting a milestone in comparative studies of the modern Islamic world, this book highlights the range of and transformation in the role of intellectuals in Islamic societies.

Flag On The Mountain

Author: Ivo Žanić
Publisher: Saqi Books
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Essential reading for anyone interested in the Balkan wars.

Islam

Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: Orbis Books
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In this issue of Concilium, the worldwide journal of theology, exciting voices from every part of the world describe experiences of Islam. Issues such as perceived threats between Christianity and Islam, Islamic views of women and human rights, and the unity of politics and religion are explored in a true reflection of the world church.

International Encyclopedia Of Dance

Author: Selma Jeanne Cohen
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"Exciting and fascinating, this reference work succeeds in its goal of bringing "joy as well as enlightenment" about all forms of dance in all countries of the world. An extremely useful synoptic outline of contents" with nine sections (including "Ritual and Religion" and "Popular Entertainment") enables the user to explore dance in its cultural and social aspects, while topical essays complement the 2,000-plus entries. Heavily illustrated with black-and-white photographs, the encyclopedia captures the fluid movement of dance; with its depth and scope, this outstanding work has carved a well-deserved niche."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles," American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.