By Josh Ellenbogen,Aaron Tugendhaft
By Marcel Lange
stellen würde, welche individual sie mit dem Wort „heilig“ verbinden, so
würden sicher die Personen Nikolaus von Myra oder auch der heilige
Apostel Petrus weit oben auf der Liste der Antworten stehen. Aber es
könnte durchaus sein, dass ganz andere Personen in diesem
Zusammenhang genannt werden, mit denen guy wohl nicht gerechnet
hätte. Einige begeisterte Fußballfans würden wahrscheinlich den
deutschen Fußballer Andreas “Andi“ Brehme, nach seinem verwandelten
Foul Elfmeter im WM Finale 1990 nennen. Es könnten ebenso Popstars
oder andere Berühmtheiten wie z.B. Elvis Presley, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe oder auch Elisabeth von Österreich („Sissi“) genannt werden, obwohl sie aus christlicher Sicht wohl kaum in den Stand eines heiligen erhoben werden könnten, aber von ihren Anhängern, fanatics oder „Groupies“ wie eine heilige individual verehrt werden. Mit genau diesem
Phänomen möchte ich mich in der folgenden Arbeit beschäftigen und
aufzeigen, wie schnell die Grenze von der Verehrung eines Popstars zur Heiligenverehrung überschritten werden kann und welche Rolle die
modernen Medien dabei spielen. Im Zentrum der Arbeit stehen zwei
bekannte Personen des 20. Jahrhunderts, deren Lebensläufe ich
miteinander vergleichen möchte. Bei der ersten individual handelt es sich um Mutter Teresa, die als „Vorzeigekatholikin“ bekannt geworden ist und in christlichen Kreisen direkt nach ihrem Tod schon wie eine Heilige verehrt wurde und wird.
Bei der zweiten individual handelt es sich um die wohl bekannteste
Prinzessin der Welt, woman Diana, die bei einem tragischen Autounfall ihr Leben verlor und von ihren Anhängern seit ihrem Tod wie eine Heilige verehrt zu werden scheint.
Meine Beobachtungen und Nachforschungen diesbezüglich stützen sich
hauptsächlich auf Zeitungsartikel, die kurz nach dem Tod der beiden
Frauen erschienen sind.
By William DuBay,Phillip Berryman,Fr.Juan Romero,Terrence Halloran,Roger Kuhn,Mary Ann Smith
The subsequent 4 chapters describe DuBay's conflicts with the Cardinal that led as much as the clicking conference.
The final 3 chapters describe the aftermath of the clicking convention together with the Watts Riots and the ebook of DuBay's publication, The Human Church. The publication known as for the democratic reform of the Catholic Church and led to DuBay's suspension from the priesthood.
As the tale will convey, DuBay used to be now not performing on my own, yet continually supported via many others, together with fellow monks and a devoted crew of laypeople referred to as Catholics United for Racial Equality (CURE). this can be their tale, too.
By Beth Barton Schweiger,Donald G. Mathews
Contributors show the significance of faith within the South not just to American spiritual heritage but in addition to the historical past of the kingdom as an entire. They exhibit that faith touched each nook of society--from the nightclub to the lynching tree, from the church sanctuary to the kitchen fire.
These essays will stimulate discussions of a large choice of matters, together with eighteenth-century spiritual heritage, conversion narratives, faith and violence, the cultural strength of prayer, the significance of ladies in exploiting non secular contexts in leading edge methods, and the interracialism of southern non secular history.
Kurt O. Berends, collage of Notre Dame
Emily Bingham, Louisville, Kentucky
Anthea D. Butler, Loyola Marymount University
Paul Harvey, college of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Jerma Jackson, collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lynn Lyerly, Boston College
Donald G. Mathews, collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jon F. Sensbach, collage of Florida
Beth Barton Schweiger, college of Arkansas
Daniel Woods, Ferrum College
By Marian Burchardt,Monika Wohlrab-Sahr,Matthias Middell
Questions of secularity and modernity became globalized, yet such a lot stories nonetheless specialise in the West. This quantity breaks new flooring via relatively exploring advancements in 5 parts of the area, a few of which have been hitherto located on the margins of overseas scholarly discussions: Africa, the Arab global, East Asia, South Asia, and principal and jap Europe.
In theoretical phrases, the e-book examines 3 key dimensions of contemporary secularity: historic pathways, cultural meanings, and international entanglements of secular formations. The contributions convey how modifications in those dimensions are associated with particular histories of spiritual and ethnic variety, tactics of state-formation and nation-building. in addition they demonstrate how secularities are seriously formed via civilizational encounters, tactics of globalization, colonial conquest, and missionary activities, and the way entanglements among diversified territorially grounded notions of secularity or among neighborhood cultures and transnational secular arenas spread over time.
By Luke Bretherton
- Explores the connection among Christianity and modern politics via case reviews of faith-based agencies, Christian political activism and welfare provision within the West; those case stories check projects together with group organizing, reasonable exchange, and the sanctuary movement
- Offers an insightful, informative account of the way Christians can have interaction politically in a multi-faith, liberal democracy
- Integrates debates in political theology with inter-disciplinary research of coverage and perform concerning spiritual social, political and financial engagement within the united states, united kingdom, and continental Europe
- Reveals how Christians can assist hinder the subversion of the church – or even of politics itself – through felony, bureaucratic, and industry mechanisms, instead of advocating withdrawal or assimilation
- Engages with the intricacies of latest politics when integrating systematic and old theological mirrored image on political and monetary life
By Janel M. Curry,Ronald A. Wells,Mark Fackler,Susan M. Felch,John Hare,Del Ratzsch,Kurt C. Schaefer,Helen M. Sterk,David A. Van Baak
Faithful mind's eye within the Academy takes an technique in keeping with discussion with a variety of viewpoints, claiming neither an excessive amount of nor too little. all of the authors are pro lecturers with many major guides to their credits. whereas all of them know the way the academy operates and the way to make beneficial contributions of their respective disciplines, also they are Christians whose non secular commitments are mirrored of their highbrow work.
By Holly Hillgardner
By Ken Elchert
By Gordon Oyer,Jim Forest
This event's originality lay within the diverse non secular commitments current. Convened in an period of well-kept religion barriers, participants of Catholic (lay and clergy), mainline Protestant, historical peace church, and Unitarian traditions participated. a long time additionally diversified, starting from twenty-three to seventy-nine. numerous one of the fourteen who collected are popular this day between faith-based peace advocates: the Berrigan brothers, Jim wooded area, Tom Cornell, John Howard Yoder, A. J. Muste, and Merton himself. in the course of their 3 days jointly, insights and knowledge from those traditions could intersect and nourish one another. by the point they parted, their attempt had set down stable roots and modeled interreligious collaboration for peace paintings that will blossom in coming many years.
Here for the 1st time, the main points of these important discussions were reconstructed and made obtainable to back motivate and problem fans of Christ to confront the powers and injustices of today.
"If Thomas Merton held a retreat within the '60s at the non secular roots of protest--attended through Daniel Berrigan, John Howard Yoder, A. J. Muste, and ten extra nice Christian peacemakers--would you must be there? Gordon Oyer's exhaustively researched, inspiring tale of simply any such mythical retreat on the Abbey of Gethsemani seems like religion on trial on the fringe of the tip of the area. learn it and see."
--Jim Douglass, writer, JFK and the Unspeakable
"A meticulously researched account of a historic occasion whose ramifications are as apposite this present day as after they have been first mentioned, maybe extra so. The prophetic voices and the witness of the retreat contributors are dropped at existence in Oyer's enticing narrative, echoing from the Gethsemani woods down in the course of the a long time, nonetheless suffering to be heard opposed to the techno-babble, the inertia felt via such a lot of, and the ever extra refined conflict computing device of our international today."
--Paul M. Pearson, Director, Thomas Merton Center
"Three robust religion traditions . . . converged for the 1st time at that legendary1964 retreat hosted via Merton. . . . Any folks who search this present day to endure public witness to the gospel, justice, and political mind's eye are actually 'children' of that dialog a part century in the past. . . . we're jogging of their footsteps. Oyer has proficient us with a powerful chronicle of the modern religious roots of protest."
--Ched Myers, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries
Gordon Oyer is an administrator with the collage of Illinois process and has an MA in background from the college of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. he's the previous editor of Illinois Mennonite background Quarterly, has served on various nearby Mennonite ancient committees, and is the writer of varied articles on Mennonite history.