Practitioners Guide to Catholic School Leadership: Expert by Philip V. Robey

By Philip V. Robey

a set of essays by way of fogeys within the box addressing the various concerns dealing with Catholic university leaders supplying perception and attainable recommendations to those not easy issues.

Our titles aid all catholic educators and directors have the pro assets to satisfy the top criteria of excellence in Catholic schooling. we offer assets for college, parish, diocesan workplaces, expert agencies and better schooling institutions.

Some of the parts we put up in include:

Administration and Planning
Classroom Materials
Legal Issues
Staff Development
Governance Boards
Religious Education
Research and History
Seminary Education
Multicultural Issues

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Do We Worship the Same God?: Jews, Christians, and Muslims by Miroslav Volf

By Miroslav Volf

Often the variations among the 3 Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- appear extra seen than their commonalities, resulting in the query "Do we worship an analogous God?" Can the reply be "yes" with no denying our differences?

This quantity brings Jewish, Christian, and Muslim philosophers and theologians jointly to respond to this question, supplying infrequent perception into how representatives of every faith view the opposite monotheistic faiths. every one in their contributions uniquely methods the first query from a philosophical viewpoint that's expert through the perform of worship and prayer. ideas coated contain "sameness" and "oneness," the character of God, epistemology, and the Trinity. Do We Worship an analogous God? types serious-minded, sincere, and respectful interreligious discussion and provides us new how you can tackle an ongoing question.

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Shuukyoutokane adventure books (Japanese Edition) by Naoki Yamada

By Naoki Yamada

日本のタブーの中のタブーな領域 『 宗教とカネ 』

その団体の 集金システム、蓄財、運用 ―――


● 宗教とお金の怪しい関係を知りたい方
● 仕事・プライベートでたくさんの人との出会いがある方
● 親や友人が宗教に入ってどうしようかと困っている方



宗教とカネ 序論

●1章 創価学会

●2章 生長の家

●3章 崇教真光

●4章 世界真光文明教団

●5章 幸福の科学

●6章 天理教

●7章 霊友会

●8章 立正佼正会

●9章 世界基督教統一神霊教会(統一教会)

●10章 真如苑

●11章 阿含宗

●12章 エホバの証人(ものみの塔聖書冊子教会)

●13章 パーフェクトリバティ教団(PL教団)

■著者 山田直樹

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A Sociology of Prayer (Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and by Giuseppe, Professor Giordan,Linda, Professor Woodhead

By Giuseppe, Professor Giordan,Linda, Professor Woodhead

Prayer is a relevant element of faith. Even among those that have deserted prepared faith degrees of prayer stay excessive. but the main easy questions stay unaddressed: What precisely is prayer? How does it range? Why do humans pray and in what occasions and settings? Does prayer suggest a god, and if this is the case, what type? A Sociology of Prayer addresses those basic questions and opens up vital new debates.

Drawing from faith, sociology of faith, anthropology, and old views, the individuals specialise in prayer as a social in addition to a private subject and situate prayer within the stipulations of complicated past due sleek societies around the globe. proposing clean empirical information relating to unique theorising, the amount additionally examines the cloth facets of prayer, together with the items, our bodies, symbols, and areas with which it can be integrally connected.

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Pope Francis and the Caring Society by Robert M. Whaples

By Robert M. Whaples

Pope Francis and the worrying Society is a considerate exploration of the Pope's earnest demand a discussion on development a very compassionate society. Francis's fervent aid for inspiring the terrible and maintaining the surroundings has encouraged far-reaching discussions all over the world: Do capitalism and socialism have optimistic or destructive social results? what's the top-rated technique to struggle poverty? And what price does a spiritual point of view supply in addressing ethical, political, and financial problems?

Pope Francis and the being concerned Society is an essential source for attention of those important questions. Edited via Robert M. Whaples, with a foreword by way of Michael Novak, the booklet offers an built-in viewpoint on Francis and the problems he has raised, studying the intersection of faith, politics, and economics. Readers will detect very important old and cultural context for contemplating Francis's perspectives, besides replacement suggestions for environmental upkeep, a safeguard of Francis's feedback of energy and privilege, a case for market-based entrepreneurship and personal charity as effective instruments for scuffling with poverty, and an exam of Francis's philosophy of the family members. Pope Francis and the worrying Society is key analyzing for someone drawn to making a greater, extra worrying, and wealthy world.

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Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth by Alexander T. Riley

By Alexander T. Riley

When United Flight ninety three, the fourth airplane hijacked within the September eleven, 2001 terrorist assaults, crashed right into a box close to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the gash it left within the floor grew to become a countrywide website of mourning. The flight’s forty passengers turned a media obsession, and numerous books, videos, and articles informed the story in their heroic struggle to band jointly and sacrifice their lives to forestall Flight ninety three from turning into a weapon of terror.  In Angel Patriots, Alexander Riley argues that via memorializing those participants as patriots, we've woven them into a lot greater tale of our nation—an current net of narratives, values, dramatic frameworks, and cultural characters approximately what it capacity to be actually American.           


Riley examines the symbolic impression and function of the Flight ninety three catastrophe within the nation’s collective recognition, delving into the spontaneous memorial efforts that blossomed in Shanksville instantly after the scoop of the crash unfold; the ad-hoc websites honoring the sufferers that during time emerged, akin to a Parks Department-maintained memorial on the subject of the crash web site and a Flight ninety three Chapel created via a neighborhood Catholic priest; and eventually, the production of an respectable, everlasting crash monument in Shanksville like these outfitted for earlier American wars. Riley additionally analyzes the cultural narratives that developed in movies and in books round the occasions at the day of the crash and the lives and deaths of its “angel patriot” passengers, uncovering how those representations of the development mirror the parable of the real American nation—one that american citizens believed used to be gravely threatened within the September eleven assaults. A profound and thought-provoking study, Angel Patriots unveils how, within the wake of Sept. 11, the USA mourned even more than the lack of life.

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Modes of Religiosity: A Cognitive Theory of Religious by Harvey Whitehouse

By Harvey Whitehouse

Religions_whatever else they might be_are configurations of cultural info reproduced throughout area and time. starting with this possible seen truth of non secular transmission, Harvey Whitehouse is going directly to build a testable thought of the way religions are created, handed on, and altered. on the middle of his concept are divergent 'modes of religiosity:' the imagistic and the doctrinal. Drawing from contemporary advances in cognitive technological know-how, Whitehouse's concept exhibits how religions are likely to coalesce round this kind of poles looking on how spiritual behaviors are remembered. within the 'imagistic mode,' rituals have a long-lasting influence on people's minds, haunting not just our thoughts yet influencing the best way we ruminate on non secular issues. those mental positive aspects are associated with the size and constitution of non secular groups, fostering small, specific, and ideologically heterogeneous ritual groupings or factions. within the 'doctrinal mode', nonetheless, spiritual wisdom is basically unfold via extensive and repetitive educating; non secular groups are contrastingly huge, inclusive, and centrally regulated. whereas those traits have lengthy been famous within the heritage of the research of faith, the modes of religiosity thought is exclusive in that it explains why those developments exist. extra importantly, Whitehouse doesn't provide the ultimate, yet invitations us to hitch a sequence of collaborative networks between anthropologists, historians, archaeologists, and psychologists, at the moment attempting to falsify, ensure, or refine the speculation. Are you bored with the flood of descriptions and interpretations of religions which provide no transparent procedure for overview, comparability, and checking out? Modes of Religiosity provides you with a brand new option to imagine when you consider religion.

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From The Holy Land To Graceland: Sacred People, Places and by Vikan Gary

By Vikan Gary

Graceland is way greater than a wildly well known old condo and vacationer vacation spot linked to a well-known entertainer, and Elvis Presley is way greater than the King of Rock ‘n' Roll. As former Walters artwork Museum director and medievalist Gary Vikan exhibits us in his interesting new ebook, Graceland, the second-most visited historical apartment within the united states, is a locus sanctus —a holy place—and Elvis is its resident saint, whereas the hordes of enthusiasts that crowd Elvis Presley street in Memphis are modern day pilgrims, hooked up in spirit and perform to their early Christian opposite numbers, sharing a fascination for icons and iconography, relics, souvenirs, votives, or even a trust in miracles. Vikan finds the emergence of up to date holy places—Ground 0 in reduce new york, the Lorraine inn in Memphis, the Grassy Knoll in Dallas, position de l'Alma in Paris—and indicates us that the saints of our day are our “martyred” secular charismatics, from Elvis to John F. Kennedy, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, and others.

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Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology: The Case for by Arvind Sharma

By Arvind Sharma

A contribution to the method of non secular reports, this paintings discusses utilizing comparability to supply mutual illumination between spiritual traditions whereas heading off the matter of assimilating one culture to another.

Comparison is on the middle of non secular reports as a self-discipline and foundational to the field’s technique. during this ebook, Arvind Sharma introduces the time period “reciprocal illumination” to explain the mutual enlightenment which could happen whilst a comparability is made among one culture and one other, one approach and one other, or among a practice and a mode. constructing the concept that of reciprocal illumination via ancient, phenomenological, and mental tools, Sharma demonstrates how one can use comparability, whereas fending off the pitfall of treating it as simply uncooked fabric for greater order generalizations.

Arvind Sharma is the Birks Professor of Comparative faith at McGill college. he's the writer or editor of various books, together with Sleep as a nation of attention in Advaita Vedanta and technique in non secular stories: The Interface with Women's reports, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

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Watch Your Time: An Interfaith Spiritual And Psychological by James Squire

By James Squire

The Reverend James R. Squire first thought of the significance of time while he was once a graduate pupil at Duke collage. whereas he supplied pastoral counseling to sufferers and relatives at Duke college scientific middle, he spotted the various ways in which humans coped with pressure, ailment, and grief. those that did larger at facing the tricky possessed the typical denominator of having the ability to be a “presence” for others and to stay within the second. They understood that how we watch our time is a part of the key to a contented existence lived with purpose.

This lesson remained at the back of his brain until eventually he was once talking to a bunch of scholars a long time later. an opportunity comment once more encouraged Squire to provide a brand new version for dwelling existence to the fullest the place the subject matter of “watching some time” runs all through.

By focusing on the main crucial facets of your personal existence, you have got better entry to the components which are crucial for happiness and function. you'll establish your center values, know how relationships paintings, and form your habit. you will find the significance of grit on your luck. you'll use easy workouts and moments of mirrored image to benefit the right way to really utilize your time.

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