Religion: Negotiating the Cosmological...
PART I: CHAPTER OUTLINE
- The Role of Religion in a Global Society
- Religion as a Social Movement
- Approaches to Religion
- The Impact of Globalization on Religion
- The Reaction of Religions to the Global Context
- Debating the Social and Cosmological Order
- Universalistic Responses to Globalization
- Universalism and Dialogue
- Parliament of the World's Religions: Global Interfaith Dialogue
- Ecology and Spirituality
- Particularistic Responses to Globalization
- Fundamentalism: A Worldwide Response to Globalization
- Conflicts Involving Religious and Functionally Religious Groups
- Global Rise in Hate Groups
- Religion-Related Issues in the United States
- The First Amendment Sets the Stage
- Universalism and Particularism in Religion
- Resurgence of Fundamentalism and the Rise of the Christian Right
- Church and State in the Classroom
- The Militia Movement
- Hate Groups
- Assessing the Situation
- Thinking Critically
PART II: LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Be able to describe the ideas about politics, the economy, and religion that guided the emergence of nation-states.
- Be able to contrast the strengths of science with the strengths of religion.
- Be able to describe the underlying principles of both the phenomenological and the functional approaches to studying religion.
- Be able to articulate the functions of religion in society.
- Be able to distinguish between universalism and the three types of particularism and state the implications of each.
- Be able to express the differences between the World's Parliament of Religion that was held in 1893 with the one held in 1993.
- Be able to identify the characteristics of environmentalism and the three types of ecology.
- To understand the contributions of Marx and Engels to theorizing about the environment.
- To describe the basic characteristics of fundamentalism.
- To explain the motivations and actions of those involved in the militia movements and in hate groups.