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Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion

Works: 124 works in 650 publications in 1 language and 42,457 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Editor, Contributor, isb
Classifications: BL1, 200.5
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Most widely held works by Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion
Studies in religion : Sciences religieuses( )

in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and the chip : religion and the culture of technology by William A Stahl( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our ancestors saw the material world as alive, and they often personified nature. Today we claim to be realists. But in reality we are not paying attention to the symbols and myths hidden in technology. Beneath much of our talk about computers and the Internet, claims William A. Stahl, is an unacknowledged mysticism, an implicit religion. By not acknowledging this mysticism, we have become critically short of ethical and intellectual resources with which to understand and confront changes brought on by technology."--Jacket
Women in God's Army : gender and equality in the early Salvation Army by Andrew M Eason( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early Salvation Army professed its commitment to sexual equality in ministry and leadership. In fact, its founding constitution proclaimed women had the right to preach and hold any office in the organization. But did they? Women in God's Army is the first study of its kind devoted to the critical analysis of this central claim. It traces the extent to which this egalitarian ideal was realized in the private and public lives of first- and second-generation female Salvationists in Britain and argues that the Salvation Army was found wanting in its overall commitment to women's equality w
Law in religious communities in the Roman period : the debate over Torah and Nomos in post-biblical Judaism and early Christianity by Peter Richardson( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The role and function of law in religious communities in the Roman period -- especially in Judaism -- has been a key issue among scholars in recent years. This thought-provoking work is the first full-scale attempt to write a historical assessment of the scholarly debate concerning this question, focussing on two closely related religious communities, Judaism and Christianity. By juxtaposing the two religions, a clearer understanding of the developments with respect to torah and nomos in Judaism and early Christianity emerges. This insightful work, placing emphasis on the major figures and both the scholarly lines of development and the appropriate lines for future research, will set the debate in a clearer and more succinct manner. It will serve as a critical point of reference for further discussions." [Back cover]
Whose historical Jesus? by William E Arnal( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous food : I Corinthians 8-10 in its context by Peter David Gooch( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognizing the social meaning of food and meals in Greco-Roman culture and, in particular, the social meaning of idol-food, is an integral part of understanding the impact of Paul's instructions to the Christian community at Corinth regarding the consumption of idol-food. Shared meals were a central feature of social intercourse in Greco-Roman culture. Meals and food were markers of social status, and participation at meals was the main means of establishing and maintaining social relations. Participation in public rites (and sharing the meals which ensued) was a requirement of holding publi
Towards an ethics of community : negotiations of difference in a pluralist society by James H Olthuis( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of significant essays suggests that to truly honour differences in matters of faith and religion we must publicly exercise and celebrate them. The secular/sacred, public/private divisions--long considered sacred in the West--need to be dismantled if Canada (or any nation state) is to develop a genuine mosaic that embraces fundamental differences instead of a melting pot that marginalizes. An ethics of difference starts with a recognition of difference, not as deviance or deficit that threatens but as otherness to connect with, cherish, and celebrate." "The book begins with the suggestion that our inability to come to terms with social plurality is not fundamentally the fault of religious differences, and that a public/private split inadequately deals with matters of basic difference. It then explores how encouraging people to live out their respective faiths may open new possibilities for respectful, honourable, and just negotiations of contemporary dilemmas arising out of the multicultural fabric of Canadian life." "Towards an Ethics of Community introduces readers to some of the most challenging and divisive dilemmas we face in this increasingly pluralistic, postmodern world--issues such as family and domestic violence, Aboriginal rights, homosexuality and public policy, and female genital mutilation. This is a book truly global in scope and significance. Book jacket."--Jacket
Text and artifact in the religions of Mediterranean antiquity : essays in honour of Peter Richardson by S. G Wilson( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can archaeological remains be made to "speak" when brought into conjunction with texts? Can written remains, on stone or papyrus, shed light on the parables of Jesus, or on the Jewish view of afterlife? What are the limits to the use of artifactual data, and when is the value overstated? Text and Artifact addresses the complex and intriguing issue of how primary religious texts from the ancient Mediterranean world are illuminated by, and in turn illuminate, the ever-increasing amount of artifactual evidence available from the surrounding world. The book honours Peter Richardson, and the fir
Religious rivalries in the early Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious Rivalries in the Early Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity discusses the diverse cultural destinies of early Christianity, early Judaism, and other ancient religious groups as a question of social rivalry. The book is divided into three main sections. The first section debates the degree to which the category of rivalry adequately names the issue(s) that must be addressed when comparing and contrasting the social "success" of different religious groups in antiquity. The second is a critical assessment of the common modern category of "mission" to describe the inner dynamic o
The biblical politics of John Locke by Kim Ian Parker( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Locke is often thought of as one of the founders of the Enlightenment, a movement that sought to do away with the Bible and religion and replace them with scientific realism. But Locke was extremely interested in the Bible, and he was engaged by biblical theology and religion throughout his life. In this book, Kim Ian Parker considers Locke's interest in Scripture and how that interest is articulated in the development of his political philosophy." "Parker shows that Locke's liberalism is inspired by his religious vision and, particularly, his distinctive understanding of the early chapters of the Book of Genesis. Unlike Sir Robert Filmer, who understood the Bible to justify social hierarchies (i.e., the divine right of the king, the first-born son's rights over other siblings, and the "natural" subservience of women to men), Locke understood from the Bible that humans are in a natural state of freedom and equality with each other. The biblical debate between Filmer and Locke furnishes scholars with a better understanding of Locke's political views as presented in his Two Treatises." "The Biblical Politics of John Locke demonstrates the impact of the Bible on one of the most influential thinkers of the seventeenth century, and provides an original context in which to situate the debate concerning the origins of early modern political thought."--Jacket
Rhetoric and reality in early Christianities( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clothed in integrity : weaving just cultural relations and the garment industry by Barbara Paleczny( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barbara Paleczny, herself a daughter of garment workers, tugs at the threads of homeworking in the garment industry to reveal a low-wage strategy that rends the fabric of social integrity and exposes global trends. The resurgence of sweatshops affects the working poor in both first- and third-world countries." "Clothed in Integrity draws on feminist studies, alternative economics, and the ethical foundations proposed by Bernard Lonergan to fashion a constructive work in which Paleczny connects issues of societal meanings and values, moral imperatives, and economic feasibility."--Jacket
Faith and fiction : a theological critique of the narrative strategies of Hugh MacLennan and Morley Callaghan by Barbara Helen Pell( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is it possible to write an artistically respectable and theoretically convincing religious novel in a non-religious age?" "Up to now, there has been no substantial application of theological criticism to the works of Hugh MacLennan and Morley Callaghan, the two most important Canadian novelists before 1960. Yet both were religious writers during the period when Canada entered the modern, non-religious era, and both greatly influenced the development of our literature." "Faith and Fiction: A Theological Critique of the Narrative Strategies of Hugh MacLennan and Morley Callaghan is a significant contribution to the relatively new field studying the relation between religion and literature in Canada."--Jacket
The Costa Rican Catholic Church, social justice, and the rights of workers, 1979-1996 by Dana Sawchuk( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a new understanding of the relationship between Church and State in 20th-century Costa Rica. Understanding the relationship between religion and social justice in Costa Rica involves piecing together the complex interrelationships between Church and State; between priests, popes, politics, and the people. This book does just that. Dana Sawchuk chronicles the fortunes of the country's two competing forms of labour organizations during the 1980s and demonstrates how different factions within the Church came to support either the union movement or Costa Rica's home-grown Solidarity movement. Challenging the conventional understanding of Costa Rica as a wholly peaceful and prosperous nation, and traditional interpretations of Catholic Social Teaching, this book introduces readers to a Church largely unknown outside Costa Rica. Sawchuk has carefully analyzed material from a multitude of sources: interviews, newspapers, books, and articles, as well as official Church documents, editorials, and statements by Church representativesto provide a firmly rooted socio-economic history of the experiences of workers, and the Catholic Church's responses to workers in Costa Rica
Canadian Methodist women, 1766-1925 : Marys, Marthas, mothers in Israel by Marilyn Färdig Whiteley( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Canadian Methodist women, like women of all religious traditions, have expressed their faith in accordance with their denominational heritage. Canadian Methodist Women, 1766-1925: Marys, Marthas, Mothers in Israel analyzes the spiritual life and the varied activities of women whose faith helped shape the life of the Methodist Church and of Canadian society from the latter half of the eighteenth century until church union in 1925." "Based on extensive readings of periodicals, biographies, autobiographies, and the records of many women's groups across Canada, as well as early histories of Methodism, Marilyn Fardig Whiteley tells the story of ordinary women who provided hospitality for itinerant preachers, taught Sunday school, played the melodeon, selected and supported women missionaries, and taught sewing to immigrant girls, thus expressing their faith according to their opportunities. In performing these tasks they sometimes expanded women's roles well beyond their initial boundaries." "Focusing on religious practices, Canadian Methodist Women, 1766-1925 provides a broad perspective on the Methodist movement that helped shape nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Canadian society. The use and interpretation of many new or little-used sources will interest those wishing to learn more about the history of women in religion and in Canadian society."--Jacket
Rage and resistance : a theological reflection on the Montreal Massacre by Theresa M O'Donovan( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A practical exercise in Canadian contextual theology, Rage and Resistance analyzes responses to a tragic historical event by engaging with the work of theologian Gregory Baum and sociologist Dorothy E. Smith. Baum articulates the theological imperative to address the context in which our lives are embedded, calling for critical social analysis in order to understand, and possibly convert, social evil; Smith takes the standpoint of women as a determinate position from which society may be known."--Jacket
"His Dominion" and the "Yellow Peril" : protestant missions to the Chinese immigrants in Canada, 1859-1967 by Jiwu Wang( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of Chinese immigrants' encounter with Canadian Protestant missionaries, "His Dominion" and the "Yellow Peril": Protestant Missions to Chinese Immigrants in Canada, 1859-1967, analyzes the evangelizing activities of missionaries and the role of religion in helping Chinese immigrants affirm their ethnic identity in a climate of cultural conflict." "Jiwu Wang argues that, by working toward a vision of Canada that espoused Anglo-Saxon Protestant values, missionaries inevitably reinforced popular cultural stereotypes about the Chinese and widened the gap between Chinese and Canadian communities. Those immigrants who did embrace the Christian faith felt isolated from their community and their old way of life, but they were still not accepted by mainstream society." "Wang documents the methods used by the missionaries and the responses from the Chinese community, noting the shift in approach that took place in the 1920s, when the clergy began to preach respect for Chinese ways and sought to welcome them into Protestant-Canadian life."--Jacket
From sermon to commentary : expounding the Bible in Talmudic Babylonia by Eliezer Segal( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible has always been vital to Jewish religious life, and it has been expounded in diverse ways. Perhaps the most influential body of Jewish biblical interpretation is the Midrash that was produced by expositors during the first five centuries CE. Many such teachings are collected in the Babylonian Talmud, the monumental compendium of Jewish law and lore that was accepted as the definitive statement of Jewish oral tradition for subsequent generations. However, many of the Talmud's interpretations of biblical passages appear bizarre or pointless. From Sermon to Commentary: Expounding the Bible in Talmudic Babylonia tries to explain this phenomenon by carefully examining representative passages from a variety of methodological approaches, paying particular attention to comparisons with Midrash composed in the Land of Israel. Based on this investigation, Eliezer Segal argues that the Babylonian sages were utilising discourses that had originated in Israel as rhetorical sermons in which biblical interpretation was being employed in an imaginative, literary manner, usually based on the interplay between two or more texts from different books of the Bible.; Because they did not possess their own tradition of homiletical preaching, the Babylonian rabbis interpreted these comments without regard for their rhetorical conventions, as if they were exegetical commentaries, resulting in the distinctive, puzzling character of Babylonian Midrash
Religious rivalries and the struggle for success in Sardis and Smyrna( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, one in a series of books examining religious rivalries, focuses in detail on the religious dimension of life in two particular Roman cities: Sardis and Smyrna. The essays explore the relationships and rivalries among Jews, Christians, and various Greco-Roman religious groups from the second century bce to the fourth century ce. The thirteen contributors, including seasoned scholars and promising newcomers, bring fresh perspectives on religious life in antiquity. They draw upon a wide range of archaeological, epigraphic, and literary data to investigate the complex web of relati
Mark's other gospel : rethinking Morton Smith's controversial discovery by Scott G Brown( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did the evangelist Mark write two versions of his gospel? According to a letter ascribed to Clement of Alexandria, Mark created a second, more spiritual edition of his gospel for theologically advanced Christians in Alexandria. Clement's letter contains two extracts from this lost gospel, including a remarkable account of the raising of Lazarus. While scholars have reacted to this longer Gospel of Mark in different ways, after forty-five years of cursory investigation, one of the few things on which most scholars agree is that the letter's own explanation of the origin and purpose of this longer gospel need not be taken seriously. 'Mark's Other Gospel' calls this pervasive bias into question. After thoroughly critiquing the five competing scholarly paradigms regarding the gospel's status, Scott G Brown demonstrates that the gospel excerpts not only sound like Mark, but also employ Mark's distinctive literary techniques, deepening this gospel's theology and elucidating puzzling aspects of its narrative.; This 'mystic gospel' would have served the interests of educated Alexandrian readers, who expected to discover essential truths of a philosophy beneath the literal level of revered texts
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God and the chip : religion and the culture of technology
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Women in God's Army : gender and equality in the early Salvation ArmyLaw in religious communities in the Roman period : the debate over Torah and Nomos in post-biblical Judaism and early ChristianityWhose historical Jesus?Dangerous food : I Corinthians 8-10 in its contextTowards an ethics of community : negotiations of difference in a pluralist societyText and artifact in the religions of Mediterranean antiquity : essays in honour of Peter RichardsonReligious rivalries in the early Roman Empire and the rise of ChristianityThe biblical politics of John Locke