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Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion

Works: 170 works in 696 publications in 3 languages and 42,116 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, isb
Classifications: BL1, 200.5
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Most widely held works about Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion
Most widely held works by Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion
Rhetoric and reality in early Christianities( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Costa Rican Catholic Church, social justice, and the rights of workers, 1979-1996 by Dana Sawchuk( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,580 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
Religious rivalries in the early Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,576 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
Canadian Methodist women, 1766-1925 : Marys, Marthas, mothers in Israel by Marilyn Färdig Whiteley( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,506 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( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,496 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
Religious rivalries and the struggle for success in Sardis and Smyrna( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,485 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
From sermon to commentary : expounding the Bible in Talmudic Babylonia by Eliezer Segal( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,482 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. <i>From Sermon to Commentary: Expoundi
Mark's other gospel : rethinking Morton Smith's controversial discovery by Scott G Brown( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,469 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
"His Dominion" and the "Yellow Peril" : protestant missions to the Chinese immigrants in Canada, 1859-1967 by Jiwu Wang( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,301 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
Towards an ethics of community : negotiations of difference in a pluralist society by James H Olthuis( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,024 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."--Jaquette
Women in God's Army : gender and equality in the early Salvation Army by Andrew M Eason( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,006 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 w
The call of conscience : French Protestant responses to the Algerian War, 1954-1962 by Geoffrey Adams( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Initially, when the government in Paris responded with force to the November 1, 1954, insurrection of Algerian nationalists, French public opinion offered all but unanimous support. Then it was revealed that hundreds of thousands of Muslims were herded into resettlement camps in Algeria; that Algerians suspected of nationalist sympathies were imprisoned in France; that conscientious objectors were denied their rights; and that a resolution to the conflict, either by force or by peaceful methods, was not forthcoming. When it was proven that the army was guilty of abuses, members of the Protestant minority protested and then laboured to educate their own communities as well as the public at large to the moral and spiritual perils of these actions."--Jaquette
The religious dreamworld of Apuleius' Metamorphoses : recovering a forgotten hermeneutic by James Gollnick( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Religious Dreamworld of Apuleius' Metamorphoses offers an engaging portrait of the second-century dreamworld. Recognizing the centrality of the religious function and spiritual interpretation of dreams, this book illustrates their vital importance in the ancient world and the wide variety of meanings attributed to them." "James Gollnick draws deeply from historical and psychological studies and provides a historical background on the current interest in the role of dreams in psychological and spiritual transformation."--Jacket
Studies in religion : Sciences religieuses by Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion( )

in 3 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Frei and Edward Schillebeeckx: a conversation on method and Christology by Marguerite Thabit Abdul-Masih( )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is "theological method"? Can there be more than one method? If so, how do you choose between them? How does method relate to experience? Would experience affect your choice of method and method affect experience? Abdul-Masih offers a three-part proposition. The first is that theological method is influenced by theological reasoning. That is, beliefs about the doctrines of revelation and God's activity will shape one's attitude toward experience. Your convictions provide a broad definition of "experience," and determine how it is to be used. Her second proposition is that one's attitude toward experience and its use will, in turn, shape subsequent theology. In other words, the relationship between theological method and subsequent theological discourse is circular or, more accurately, a spiral. Her third proposition is that "experience" is itself contextual, and therefore there is no right or wrong choice but rather a plurality of methods. To expand upon and illustrate her claim, Abdul-Masih analyzes, throughout her book, the methods of Edward Schillebeeckx and Hans Frei, who represent the tension in contemporary theology surrounding the issue of experience
Whose historical Jesus?( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature as pulpit : the Christian social activism of Nellie L. McClung by R. R Warne( )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nellie L. McClung (1873-1951) was an internationally celebrated feminist and social activist whose success as a platform speaker was legendary. Her earliest notoriety was achieved as a writer, and during her lengthy career she authored four novels, two novellas, three collections of short stories, a two-volume autobiography and various collections of speeches, articles and wartime writing, to a total of sixteen volumes. All this served as a "pulpit" from which McClung could preach her gospel of feminist activism and social transformation. She was convinced that God's intention for Creation wa
Religion in history : the word, the idea, the reality by Michel Despland( )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and French and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law in religious communities in the Roman period : the debate over Torah and Nomos in post-biblical Judaism and early Christianity by Peter Richardson( )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 798 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]
Muslim ethics and modernity : a comparative study of the ethical thought of Sayyid Ahmad Khan and Mawlana Mawdudi by Sheila McDonough( )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Rhetoric and reality in early Christianities
The Costa Rican Catholic Church, social justice, and the rights of workers, 1979-1996Religious rivalries in the early Roman Empire and the rise of ChristianityCanadian Methodist women, 1766-1925 : Marys, Marthas, mothers in IsraelRage and resistance : a theological reflection on the Montreal MassacreReligious rivalries and the struggle for success in Sardis and SmyrnaMark's other gospel : rethinking Morton Smith's controversial discovery"His Dominion" and the "Yellow Peril" : protestant missions to the Chinese immigrants in Canada, 1859-1967Towards an ethics of community : negotiations of difference in a pluralist society
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Canada Corporation for the Publication of Academic Studies in Religion in Canada

Canada Corporation Pour la Publication des Etudes Academiques En Religion Au Canada

Canadian corporation for studies in religion


Corporation canadienne des sciences religieuses.

Corporation for Studies in Religion Canada

Corporation for the Publication of Academic Studies in Religion in Canada

Corporation pour la publication des etudes academiques en religion au Canada