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Modernity and Re-enchantment
Language: en
Pages: 491
Authors: Philip Taylor
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Covers shared logics of spiritual efficacy across a range of practices, which include ancestor veneration, spirit mediumship, Buddhist sectarianism and Catholic myths and miracles. Defines, documents, and discusses each issue relating to Vietnam studies.
Modernity and Re-enchantment
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Philip Taylor
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-08-01 - Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

The richness and vibrancy of Vietnamese spirituality are vividly portrayed in these twelve essays that shed light on the remarkable reflorescence of religion in this communist country. Ancestor worship, mediumship, sacrifices, and communal rituals have not only survived Vietnam's reintegration into the capitalist world; they are intrinsic to the dramatic
Islamic Modernism and the Re-Enchantment of the Sacred in the Age of History
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Monica M. Ringer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-04 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

This book studies the complex relationship of religion to modernity and argues that modernity should be understood as the consequence, not the cause, of the new intellectual landscape of the 19th century. Shows how the adoption of historicism in the 19th century engendered Islamic modernism as a theological reform movement.
After Modernity?
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: James K. A. Smith
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

After Modernity? addresses a cluster of questions and issues found at the nexus of globalization and religion. This unique volume examine various religious-especially Christian-evaluations of and responses to globalization. In particular, the book considers the links among globalization, capitalism and secularization-and the ways in which "religion" is (or can be)
Enchanting Robots
Language: en
Pages: 159
Authors: Maciej Musiał
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-28 - Publisher: Springer

This book argues that robots are enchanting humans (as potential intimate partners), because humans are enchanting robots (by performing magical thinking), and that these processes are a part of a significant re-enchantment of the “modern” world. As a foundation, the author examines arguments for and against intimate relationships with robots,