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  History of religions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The History of religions refers to the Religiongeschichteschule, a Nineteenth century German school of thought which was the first to systematically study religion as a socio-cultural phenomenon.
The "history of religions" school sought to account for this religious diversity by connecting it with the social and economic situation of a particular group.
Students of the history of religions often learnt that this began in Egypt with Akhnaten and grew through 7th century BC Judaism, Persian Zoroastrianism and Greek Philosophy to endow Western society with the most progressive form of religion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_religions   (596 words)

 Religions For Peace   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Religions for Peace enjoys consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, with UNESCO, and with UNICEF.
Religions for Peace sponsors religious participation in the UN's study "The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children," as well as participation of religious communities in the UN's World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen, Sweden, and in the UN Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, China.
Religions for Peace begins its programmatic involvement in the Balkans with humanitarian aid to the republics of Yugoslavia.
www.wcrp.org /RforP/HISTORY_CONTENT.html   (1070 words)

 MA in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The History of Religions sequence of eight courses has been developed by Naropa's core faculty over the last 25 years, investigating the Buddhist tradition in light of its many dimensions in culture: textual, historical, artistic, and meditative.
While History of Religions introduces critical methods of contemporary scholarship, such as textual analysis and phenomenology, at the forefront is the exploration of the richness of religious imagination and practice.
The History of Religions sequence focuses on the origins of Buddhism in India and its subsequent spread to the rest of Asia, especially Tibet, through the paradigm of the "three turnings of the wheel of dharma." In order to fully appreciate Buddhism as a religion, these courses examine a variety of phenomena.
www.naropa.edu /religiousstudies/reqreligionseq.html   (533 words)

 World Center for the History of Religions
He explained that the doors to the main building of the History of Religions Museum, at the center, are scheduled to be unlocked in another three hours, but that early guests are welcome to stroll along the trails outside the building, inside the fence.
This History of Religions Museum, with its surrounding museum park, is not intended to be a nice cemetery by which to remember bygone religions or dead people.
The history of religions is world history as well, but it emphasizes a dimension that is generally neglected by historians in their field.
www.triplehood.com /hrm1ess.htm   (4577 words)

 World Center for the History of Religions
I do not know whether at this time you are being swaddled within a religion, converting to a religion, escaping a religion, struggling with a religion, trying to understand Christ's assessment of material wealth, or contemplating the abandonment of all wealth after the fashion of Indian hippy-monks 2500 years ago.
A history of religions museum, of the kind I envision and propose here for America, sponsored by an enlightened leader and accompanied by a program of education for inter-religious understanding, could have stabilized the Yugoslavian situation from the start, and at a very small fraction of the present cost.
At a global Museum for the History of Religions, students will be able to monitor the "pulse" of human souls and minds—of those whose wisdom they wish to emulate as well as of those whom they merely wish to understand.
www.triplehood.com /hrm2ess.htm   (3694 words)

 UNC Religious Studies - History of Religions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The History of Religions studies religions in multicultural and panhistorical contexts.
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Comparative Religion, the predecessor of the modern field of History of Religions, construed the study of "Religion" as the search for the universal essence of all religions.
This perspective allows the very definition of the terms "religious" and "religions" to remain fluid and in question, while religion-as-experienced comes to be seen as embodied in the language, action, and thoughts of specific traditions.
www.unc.edu /depts/rel_stud/graduate/history.html   (474 words)

 Talk History Forum - Lost Religions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mircea Eliade proposes exactly this premise in the second volume of his "A History of Religious Ideas"; chapter 30 is entitled "Twilight of the Gods" and covers the period from the rise of Gnosticism and the growth of a defined Christian theology to the final triumph of Christianity.
A "religion" might have occupied a vast area in which there would be similar beliefs from one end to the other, but, there would be minor differences from region to region.
I'm thinking in particular of Handsome Lake and the Gaiwiio/Longhouse Religion, which is heavily influenced by the Quakers and seems to have become a sort of continental undercurrent in native cultures, from coast to coast.
www.talk-history.com /forum/showthread.php?t=957   (2365 words)

 History of Religions Graduate Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The purpose of the M.A.-Ph.D. program in the History of Religions is to provide training in the comparative study of religion and in the study of specific religious traditions.
The History of Religions committee consists of eight faculty members: Jeffrey Hopkins (Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies), Paul Groner (Sino-Japanese Buddhist Studies), Karen Lang (Indian/Theravada Buddhist Studies), David Germano (Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies), Anne Monius (Hinduism), Ben Ray (African Religions) and Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton (African Religions).
The History of Religion program has seven program tracks with formal structured requirements: East Asian Buddhism, Indian or Theravada Buddhism, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, East Asian-Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, African Religions, Indian Religions and Islam.
www.virginia.edu /relig/graduate/history/hrrequire.html   (3615 words)

 History of Religions Defined
History of Religions - A field within the discipline of Religious Studies, concerned with both the history and meaning of religious phenomena, attempting to do justice to both without sacrificng either, and to systematize the results and to reflect on the structure of the religious phenomena as such.
"The greatest claim to merit of the history of religions is precisely its effort to decipher in a 'fact', conditioned as it is by the historical moment and the cultural style of the epoch, the existential situation that made it possible."
In M. Eliade and J. Kitagawa (ed.) The history of religions: Essays in methodology, pp.
www.originsnet.org /histrel.html   (178 words)

The International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) is a worldwide body of national and regional associations for the academic study of religion, and is a member of the
The IAHR was founded in 1950 on the occasion of the 7th international congress of the history of religions in Amsterdam.
As such, the IAHR is the preeminent international forum for the critical, analytical and cross-cultural study of religion, past and present.
www.iahr.dk /iahr.htm   (383 words)

 The Journal of Presbyterian History - Is Christ Divided?
Of most relevance for the Latin American context, a mission field the inquiry did not visit, is the call in the report for the social and philanthropic elements of mission work to be clearly separated from the task of evangelism.
He began to change his theological and political opinions as he began to study the recent history of that country, including CIA involvement in the coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz in 1954.
For a history of actions by the NCC on the Vietnam War, see Jill Kristine Gill, "'Peace is not the Absence of War but the Presence of Justice': The National Council of Churches' Reaction and Response to the Vietnam War 1965­1972" (Ph.D. diss., Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1996).
www.history.pcusa.org /pubs/journal/2000_spring/Debate.html   (8985 words)

 History of Religions
Religionswissenschaft, translated as “History of Religions,” is a discipline that uses comparative techniques to expand upon the knowledge and understanding of a particular religious tradition.
According to scholars who subscribe to this method, religions have self-defining boundaries but also share many characteristics, even when there is no common history or contact between the religions.
History of Religions and a New Humanism (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1961).
www.js.emory.edu /index_new/hist_rel.html   (436 words)

 American Lectures in the History of Religions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Founded in 1891 to encourage path-breaking scholarship through a lecture and book series, the American Lectures in the History of Religions flourished under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies and Columbia University from 1936.
The History of Religions Jury is in the process of selecting another lecturer.
The lecture series operates under the auspices of the AAR's History of Religions Jury which is also responsible for awarding the Best First Book in the History of Religions prize.
www.aarweb.org /about/alhr   (303 words)

 Millennium - History Themes:Religions/Faiths
Religion and faith are examined throughout the series.
Episode One sets the stage for the religious diversity at the turn of the 9th century.
Although the series does not touch on Shintoism or Buddhism in great detail, they too may be fruitfully discussed after a viewing of the Pillow Book in Episode One or Hideyoshi in Episode Six.
learning.turner.com /cnn/millennium/hthemes4.html   (267 words)

 History of Religions Colloquium
NB: REL 314, Comparing Religions: Theory and Practice, serves as the History of Religions Colloquium for 2005
The general purpose the colloquium is to facilitate conversation, debate, thinking across sub-fields re: issues, problematics relevant to the student of religion and culture, especially those students who engage in historical work.
All students of religion are welcome and encouraged to attend.
www.cgu.edu /pages/1725.asp   (311 words)

 History of the World: History Of Religions: Preface@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What are miscalled "primitive" religions are a subject for themselves, demanding another method, and much too extensive to be incidentally despatched in the prolegomena to a History of Religions.
Nor is an investigation of them necessary to our purpose; the phenomena which occur in the higher religions as survivals are just as intelligible in Babylonia or in Greece as in Africa or Australia.
The present volume comprises the religions of China, Japan, Egypt, Babylonia and...
highbeam.com /doc/1P1:28031111/History+Of+Religions:+Preface.html?...   (188 words)

 History of Religions Graduate Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indian Religions: four years in a classical Indic language and at least two years of a second Indic language relevant to the student's research interests.
The History of Religion program has seven program tracks with formal structured requirements: East Asian Buddhism, Indian or Theravada Buddhism, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, East Asian-Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, African Religions, Indian Religions.
Primary religion, secondary religion, methodology, primary language, and secondary language.
www.virginia.edu /relig/graduate/historyreligions.html   (3722 words)

 [Regents Prep Global History] Diversity: Religions & Philosophies
The religions and philosophies are diverse with various internal sects have differing beliefs, such as the various forms of Buddhism.
Use these charts when reviewing comparisons and contrasts between the religions and philosophies of the world for the purpose of drafting thematic or document-based essays.
There are three main monotheistic religions existing in the world today and they share many of the same characteristics.
regentsprep.org /regents/global/themes/diversity/religions.cfm   (232 words)

 History of Religions - Home
For nearly fifty years, History of Religions has set the standard for the study of religious phenomena from prehistory to modern times.
History of Religions strives to publish scholarship that reflects engagement with particular traditions, places, and times and yet also speaks to broader methodological and/or theoretical issues in the study of religion.
Toward encouraging critical conversations in the field, HR also publishes review articles and comprehensive book reviews by distinguished authors.
www.journals.uchicago.edu /HR   (72 words)

 The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions - Cambridge University Press
Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by an acknowledged academic expert supported by lavish illustration.
The religions covered include Jainism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Hindu religions, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, along with smaller sections on Zoroaster and Parsis, Greece and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai.
‘As a broad brushstroke approach to the history of religions this collection of articles covers the ground comprehensively and well … There is a pleasing and judicious use of inserts and boxes to break up the impact of solid text.
www.cambridge.org /uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=052181037X   (549 words)

 World Center for the History of Religions
Old as well as new religions continue to influence our lives and continue to redefine our chances for co-existence and survival.
Should it be a simple museum park, or should it merely be an architectural edifice into which as many artifacts as possible, and all available records, are compressed.
What is accessible by way of our computerized network is already several thousand times more than the amount of what is, and still could be, physically displayed.
www.historyofreligions.com /hrm1ess.htm   (4577 words)

 All About History & World Religions
Our world says, “let’s just all get along,” Christianity is different than all the other religions and philosophies.
The heart of the Christian religion isn't religion at all.
Rooted in ancient pagan belief, this "religion" is practiced by many around the world.
www.allabouthistory.org /world-religions-aah-a891.htm   (524 words)

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 A HISTORY OF RELIGIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We knew more about what was near at hand, so the sky became the home of the most powerful (unknown) Gods, and therefore a desirable place to go after unknown and feared death.
Many of these "revealed" religions claim to come from the same God, yet there are many contradictions and factions.
Although church leaders say they represent Peace and Love, the spread of religion was often enhanced by force, conquest, punishments and torture--not on merit.
www.stormy.org /hist-rel.htm   (405 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The major religions get thoroughgoing treatment, with short introductions also given to the Zoroastrianism; the religions of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Mesopotamia; aboriginal religions; and new religious movements.
It should, however, be used as a companion to other established general introductions to world religions, such as Huston Smith's The Illustrated World's Religions or The HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion.
Useful for students, teachers, and general readers as an introduction to religious history, this work is recommended for public and college libraries.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/052181037X   (412 words)

 International Society for Intellectual History
History will be held at Birkbeck College, University of London, Tuesday
History’, and we are keen that this conference engage the broad range of
Details of how to subscribe will be announced in the near future.
www.history.upenn.edu /isih/Conferences.htm   (222 words)

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