Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Sacred Schisms: How Religions Divide

Buy
Schism (from the Greek 'to split') refers to a group that breaks away from another, usually larger organisation and forms a new organisation. Though the term is typically confined to religious schisms, it can be extended to other kinds of breakaway groups. Because schisms emerge out of controversies, the term has negative connotations. Though they are an important component of many analyses, schisms in general have not been subjected to systematic analysis. This volume provides the first book-length study of religious schisms as a general phenomenon. Some chapters examine specific case studies while others provide surveys of the history of schisms within larger religious traditions, such as Islam and Buddhism. Other chapters are more theoretically focused. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of different traditions and geographical areas, from early Mediterranean Christianity to modern Japanese New Religions, and from the Jehovah's Witnesses to Neo-Pagans.

This volume provides the first book-length study of religious schisms as a general phenomenon. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of different traditions and geographical areas, from early Mediterranean Christianity to modern Japanese New Religions, and from the Jehovah's Witnesses to Neo-Pagans.

About the Author

James R. Lewis is lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. He is editor of a number of collected works including The Invention of Sacred Tradition (2007) with Olav Hammer and author of numerous books and articles including Legitimating New Religions (2003).

Sarah M. Lewis is Lecturer in Religious Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Wales, Lampeter.
(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

The Best of Brochure Design 9 (No. 9)
The Best of Brochure Design 9 (No. 9)
Brochure design is a perennial in the world of marketing and graphic design, yet it can be challenging to execute successfully. This collection of the world's best brochure design offers hundreds of ideas, pages of inspiration, and armloads of advice for professional graphic designers and students alike. Using a clean, unfussy...
The Human Foot: A Companion to Clinical Studies
The Human Foot: A Companion to Clinical Studies
The appendages at the end of our forelimbs tend to attract the evolutionary and clinical limelight, but our feet are as important as our hands for our survival and success as a species. We tend to take them for granted, yet the many millions of modern humans who run either competitively or for recreation, or who play sports such...
Red Wired: China's Internet Revolution
Red Wired: China's Internet Revolution

The Chinese share an imprecation (the first of three)—May you live in interesting times.1 The other two are considered even more forbidding—May you come to the attention of those in authority; and May you find what you are looking for. In contrast we, as authors, are blessed to live in interesting times; otherwise our search for...


Entropic Spacetime Theory (K & E Series on Knots and Everything, Vol. 13)
Entropic Spacetime Theory (K & E Series on Knots and Everything, Vol. 13)
This book sets up a discrete universe with minimum and maximum dimensions. Singularity is rejected.

Entropic Spacetime Theory divides the universe into a kinetic system and an entropic spacetime. The kinetic system is what our present physics is all about; it deals with radiation (vector bosons) and mass particles (fermions). Relativity...

ANSI Common LISP
ANSI Common LISP
Combines an introduction to Lisp programming and a convenient, up-to-date reference manual for ANSI Common Lisp. Professional programmers will appreciate its thorough, practical approach. Paper. DLC: COMMON LISP (Computer program language)

Teaching users new and more powerful ways of thinking about programs, this
...
Essential Meetings Blueprints for Managers
Essential Meetings Blueprints for Managers

Transform meetings in your organization with these techniques and strategies that will boost productivity and creativity to ensure your meetings always deliver results. In business, time is valuable –...

©2019 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy