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Christian Fundamentalism And The Culture Of Disenchantment

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Author: Paul Maltby
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813933463
Size: 19.22 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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by Paul Maltby, Christian Fundamentalism And The Culture Of Disenchantment Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Christian Fundamentalism And The Culture Of Disenchantment books, Within the familiar clash of religious conservatism and secular liberalism Paul Maltby finds a deeper discord: an antipathy between Christian fundamentalism and the postmodern culture of disenchantment. Arguing that each camp represents the poles of America's virulent culture wars, he shows how the cultural identity, lifestyle, and political commitments of many Americans match either the fundamentalist profile of one who cleaves to metaphysical and authoritarian beliefs or the postmodern profile of one who is disposed to critical inquiry and radical-democratic values. Maltby offers a critique that operates in both directions. His use of the resources of postmodern theory to contest fundamentalism's doctrinal claims, ultra-right politics, anti-environmentalism, and conservative aesthetics informs his engagement with contemporary fundamentalist painting, spiritual warfare fiction, dominionist attitudes to nature, and a profoundly undemocratic interpretation of Christianity. At the same time, Maltby identifies some of fundamentalism’s legitimate spiritual concerns, assesses the cost of perpetual critique, and exposes the deficit of spiritual meaning that haunts the culture of disenchantment.




American Literature And The Long Downturn

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Author: Dan Sinykin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198852703
Size: 13.16 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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American Literature And The Long Downturn

by Dan Sinykin, American Literature And The Long Downturn Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download American Literature And The Long Downturn books, Apocalypse shapes the experience of millions of Americans. Not because they face imminent cataclysm, however true this is, but because apocalypse is a story they tell themselves. It offers a way out of an otherwise irredeemably unjust world. Adherence to it obscures that it is a story, rather than a description of reality. And it is old. Since its origins among Jewish writers in the first centuries BCE, apocalypse has recurred as a tempting and available form through which to express a sense of hopelessness. Why has it appeared with such force in the US now? What does it mean? This book argues that to find the meaning of our apocalyptic times we need to look at the economics of the last five decades, from the end of the postwar boom. After historian Robert Brenner, this volume calls this period the long downturn. Though it might seem abstract, the economics of the long downturn worked its way into the most intimate experiences of everyday life, including the fear that there would be no tomorrow, and this fear takes the form of 'neoliberal apocalypse'. The varieties of neoliberal apocalypse--horror at the nation's commitment to a racist, exclusionary economic system; resentment about threats to white supremacy; apprehension that the nation has unleashed a violence that will consume it; claustrophobia within the limited scripts of neoliberalism; suffocation under the weight of debt--together form the discordant chord that hums under American life in the twenty-first century. For many of us, for different reasons, it feels like the end is coming soon and this book explores how we came to this, and what it has meant for literature.




Philosophy And The Interpretation Of Pop Culture

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Author: William Irwin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
Size: 12.86 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 297
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Philosophy And The Interpretation Of Pop Culture

by William Irwin, Philosophy And The Interpretation Of Pop Culture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Philosophy And The Interpretation Of Pop Culture books, Containing thirteen articles, this book makes the case to philosophers that popular culture is worthy of their attention. It considers popular art forms such as movies, television shows, comic books, children's stories, photographs, and rock songs.




The Re Enchantment Of The West

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Author: Christopher Partridge
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567082695
Size: 45.96 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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The Re Enchantment Of The West

by Christopher Partridge, The Re Enchantment Of The West Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Re Enchantment Of The West books, As a book about emergent spirituality in the contemporary West, it focuses on the nature, evolution and significance of new forms of religion and alternative spiritualities. Part One of the book provides the theoretical background and guides the reader through some of the principal debates. After an overview of the secularization thesis, which argues that the West is becoming increasingly disenchanted, the second chapter turns to the sociological analysis of new religions and alternative spiritualities. Particular attention is given to the ideas of the sociologist of religion Ernst Troeltsch, especially his enigmatic analysis of the emergence mystical religion, which presciently provides helpful insights into understanding the contemporary alternative religious milieu. Against sociologists such as Bryan Wilson and Steve Bruce, this and the subsequent chapter argues that, rather than being insignificant, new forms of spirituality are actually proving to be a significant part of Western re-enchantment. Chapter 3 constructs a general theory of the re-enchantment of the West. 'Chris Partridge argues that Western Society is permeated by a broad "occulture" by which he means a reservoir of ideas, beliefs, theories and practices to which new religions, unorthodox spiritualities, film and popular music all draw attention. This re-enchantment of the West should not be seen as a superficial secondary development in the shadow of Christianity. In many ways it is a religious phenomenom in its own right. Partridge's arguments in this regard are well put and I warmly welcome this timely book.' Mikhael Rothstein, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.




Sociological Bulletin

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Author: Indian Sociological Society
Publisher:
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Size: 22.53 MB
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Category : Sociology
Languages : en
Pages :
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Sociological Bulletin

by Indian Sociological Society, Sociological Bulletin Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sociological Bulletin books,




The Encyclopedia Of Religion

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Author: Mircea Eliade
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9780029098103
Size: 20.33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 552
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The Encyclopedia Of Religion

by Mircea Eliade, The Encyclopedia Of Religion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Encyclopedia Of Religion books, A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.




Religion Society And Economics

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Author: Kuruvila Pandikattu
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
Size: 66.80 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 250
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Religion Society And Economics

by Kuruvila Pandikattu, Religion Society And Economics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Religion Society And Economics books, Worldwide globalization has become one of the most famous and also most important catchwords of the beginning of the third millennium. There seems to be no doubt, however, that this topic will also be very urgent in the near future, if we are willing to avoid bigger disasters and breakdowns concerning political, social, economical and, of course, ecological matters. The word globe itself points to the problem and task of dealing with this challenge in a common alliance, discussion and cooperation. In other words, the unstoppable progress of globalizing human lifes, behaviours and surroundings calls for common answers given by people of different religions, colours and nationalities. Bringing such various meanings and feelings into dialogue and interchange is the primary concern of this book, written by scholars of different subjects from India and Austria.




Disenchantment

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Author: Daphna Baram
Publisher:
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Size: 70.19 MB
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Category : Arab-Israeli conflict
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Disenchantment

by Daphna Baram, Disenchantment Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Disenchantment books, The newspaper that was closest to the creation of Israel - the Guardian - now finds itself at the vortex of a worldwide campaign holding it guilty of anti-Zionism and even of anti-Semitism.




Self And Story In Appalachian Coal Mining Communities West Virginia Sociolinguistics

SELF AND STORY IN APPALACHIAN COAL MINING COMMUNITIES  WEST VIRGINIA  SOCIOLINGUISTICS   PDF
Author: Elizabeth Mary Taylor
Publisher:
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Size: 31.40 MB
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Category : Coal miners
Languages : en
Pages : 425
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Self And Story In Appalachian Coal Mining Communities West Virginia Sociolinguistics

by Elizabeth Mary Taylor, Self And Story In Appalachian Coal Mining Communities West Virginia Sociolinguistics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Self And Story In Appalachian Coal Mining Communities West Virginia Sociolinguistics books, construction of 'Appalachians' as "white trash" has been, in part, an attempt to reify and attack this very creativity of narrative tradition. This creation of (usually unmarked) Whiteness as (marked) Other has intriguing implications for theories of ethnicity.