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Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

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ISBN-10: 1405195479

ISBN-13: 9781405195478

Edition: 2012

Authors: Stanley M. Burgess, Michael D. Palmer

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice is a wide-ranging account and exploration of the crucial topics at the intersection of religion and social justice. This is the first time this work has been brought together for each religion, across all the major world religions, in a comparative way. Newly-commissioned essays explain exactly what individual traditions believe in relation to social justice; what the main issues are and how the major faiths differ in their approaches; which social justice movements exist and what they do; the key thinkers and activists in each religion; and an account of the key texts within religions.
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Book details

List price: $272.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/30/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 658
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Stanley M. Burgess is Distinguished Professor of Christian History at Regent University and Professor Emeritus, Missouri State University. He is author or editor of several books, including The Holy Spirit: Medieval Roman Catholic and Reformation Traditions and The Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements .

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Major World Religions
Introduction
Buddhism: Historical Setting
Buddhism: Contemporary Expressions
Christianity: Historical Setting
Christianity: Contemporary Expressions
Confucianism: Historical Setting
Confucianism: Contemporary Expressions
Hinduism: Historical Setting
Hinduism: Contemporary Expressions
Islam: Historical Setting
Islam: Contemporary Expressions
Judaism: Historical Setting
Judaism: Contemporary Expressions
Religious Movements and Themes
Introduction
Baha'i Faith
The Quest for Justice in Revival, a Creole Religion in Jamaica
The Muhammadiyah: A Muslim Modernist Organization in Contemporary Indonesia
The Role of the Chief in Asante Society
Tibetan Monastics and Social Justice
Sangha and Society
G'meelut Chasadim (Deeds of Kindness)
Hospitality
Zakat: Faith and Giving in Muslim Contexts
Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue
Indigenous People
Introduction
Africa: Religion and Social Justice among the Diola of Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau
Australia: Religion and Social Justice in a Continent of Hunter-Gatherers
Central America: A God for the Poor - Folk Catholicism and Social Justice among the Yucatec Maya
Europe: The Roma People of Romania
Middle East: The Kurds - Religion and Social Justice of a Stateless Nation
New Zealand: The Maori People
North America: Ojibwe Culture
Southern Asia: The Gonds of India - A Search for Identity and Justice
Social Justice Issues
Introduction
Colonialism
Abundant Life or Abundant Poverty? The Challenge for African Christianity
AIDS, Religion, and the Politics of Social Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa
Religion, Civil Rights, and Social Justice
Human Rights: The South African Experience
The "Double-Conscious" Nature of American Evangelicalism's Struggle over Civil Rights during the Progressive Era
Gender and Sexuality in the Context of Religion and Social Justice
Beginning of Life
Death and Dying
Religion's Influence on Social Justice Practices Relating to Those with Disabilities
Ecology and the Environment
Christianity and Nonviolent Resistance
Building Peace in the Pursuit of Social Justice
Index