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By Peter Stanford

Regardless of common prognostications in regards to the 'death of God' and the triumph of secular materialism, faith is still a principal part within the lives of most folks all over the world. There are presently regarded as 2 billion Christians, 1.2 billion Muslims, 800 million Hindus, besides a few seven hundred million fans of alternative religions.

Religion: 50 rules you actually need to understand deals a transparent course throughout the conceptual and denominational thickets of world faith. Award-winning spiritual affairs correspondent Peter Stanford starts off with an exam of sacred texts, the divine precept and stable and evil, earlier than relocating directly to a dialogue of the various traditions inside Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the myriad customs of the East.

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Yet she still finds this inadequate. She would start instead from an encounter with a concrete example of a person or persons suffering and then work towards the building of a theory that is responsive to this particular situation. Jantzen is more preoccupied with how one can respond to the suffering of others, rather than worrying about whether one can achieve a satisfactory intellectual solution to a problem, such as that of evil, that has been constructed in a theoretical vacuum. ’ as it is ‘how are the resources of religion, particularly Christendom, used by those who inflict evil on others?

32). To defend the consistency of this theological underpinning with their feminist methodology, Muslim feminists interpreting the Qur’an hold traditional Muslim hermeneutics (tafsir) solely liable for the imbalanced gender configurations within Islam. Thus, in order to salvage the Qur’an from conflation with a poor interpretation of it, they bracket the entire tafsir tradition on 1 Bint al-Shati’ (the daughter of the beach) is the penname chosen by the Egyptian exegete Aisha Abd al-Rahman in her early writings to avoid her family’s disapproval.

Fortune, Marie M. (2005). Sexual Violence: The Sin Revisited. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press. Gudorf, Christine E. (1994). Body, Sex and Pleasure: Reconstructing Christian Sexual Ethics. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press. ). (1994). Violence Against Women. London: SCM Press. Jantzen, Grace. (2004). Foundations of Violence. London: Routledge. Jantzen, Grace. (2002). ’ Women’s Philosophic Review, 29, pp. 23–45. Jantzen, Grace. (2001). ’ Feminist Theory, 2/2, pp. 219–232. Jantzen, Grace. (1998, 1999). Becoming Divine: Towards a Feminist Philosophy of Religion.

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