Previous studies reveal that religion, despite its ideal of solidarity, hospitality and compassion, has been the primary origin of ethnocentrism. However, other researches dispute this sweeping claim by indicating several other factors that affect this complex relationship. This empirical-theological study is an endeavour to dig deeper into these factors by examining the extent to which a number of religious images which are culled from five religious themes, namely, God, Jesus, Spirit, salvation and church, contribute to ethnocentrism. It situates these religious attitudes within the framework of the Dutch civil religion, and the different reactions to it by contemporary Dutch catholic believers.
Religion and Ethnocentrism
Edited by Francis-Vincent Anthony, Salesian Pontefical University, Rome, and Hans-Georg Ziebertz, University of Würzburg
What is the interplay between religion and national culture in modern times? Distinguished scholars reflect on this question based on empirical research. They offer a vast set of insights about how religious identity is connected to the national heritage in which people are born and brought up.
Edited by Leslie J. Francis and Hans-Georg Ziebertz
The book reflects on the statement that religion represents a force in the public realms of society. Does religion regain public significanc in social debates and what are its characteristics in terms of topics and interests, actors and parties? How do different religious and non-religious ...
Exploring the relation between popular religious participation and beliefs about God, human suffering, Jesus Christ and the church, this empirical-theological study offers the picture of a complementary relation between popular religiosity and official religion within Italian Catholicism.
Edited by Leslie J Francis, Mandy Robbins and Jeff Astley
Drawing on the insights of Catholic and Protestant scholars, this collection of essays advances new insight into the theory, practice and relevance of empirical research in theology.
Maurice Matendechere Sakwa
By integrating cultural, political, social and economic factors the book empirically affirms, the importance of culture, represented by religious values, in the fight against poverty and that political and economic attitudes have a role to play in the development process.
Edited by Heinz Streib
Religion inside and outside Traditional Institutions combines conceptual reflection, methodological proposals, and research results that help to understand contemporary religious praxis. These contributions to empirical theology thereby adopt a perspective which includes religious praxis outside ...
Edited by Hans Schilderman
Discourse in Ritual Studies offers an introduction into the study of public worship from the perspective of ritual studies.The contributing authors confront an action-oriented and empirical approach of ritual studies with perennial and normative questions that characterize the study of liturgy.
This book reports on a theoretical and empirical study of spiritual care as a profession in health care. Central issues in spiritual care are analysed and the attitudes of Dutch spiritual caregivers towards these issues are investigated. The book discusses some challenges for the future.
The volume entails a well-documented empirical study of attitudes of clergy and lay personnel in the Dutch Roman-Catholic Church regarding church, sacraments and spirituality, which are studied as positive or negative motifs to engage in professional policies of their profession.
Edited by Chris A. M. Hermans and Mary E. Moore
The contributors of this volume reflect on the writings of Hans van der Ven on the foundations of practical theology, the empirical paradigm within practical theology, and specific subdisciplines within practical theology, especially religious education, moral education, church development and ...
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