Essays about: "History of religion"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 87 essays containing the words History of religion.

  1. 1. Rollen av det poetiska språket i "Den Nya Vetenskapen" av Giambattista Vico

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion

    Author : Maresca Massimo; [2021-07-05]
    Keywords : kropp; retorik; Vico; sensus communis; metafor; repetition;

    Abstract : In the seventeenth century the Italian rhetorician Giambattista Vico imagined the history of human civilization in his major work The New Science. He conceived the progression of humanity from barbarism along the way towards the construction of a self-conscious mind, the highest and final achievement of human development. READ MORE

  2. 2. Simulating Wildlife Experiences: A History of Natural History in the BBC

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion

    Author : Michael Støen; [2021-02-25]
    Keywords : BBC; Walking with Dinosaurs; Wildlife documentaries; Natural history films; Circulation of knowledge; The linear model; Mechanical objectivity;

    Abstract : This study places the BBC series Walking with Dinosaurs (1999) in the context of the history of wildlife filmmaking in the BBC, which began in the 1950’s. Despite Walking with Dinosaurs’s use of digital animation, as opposed to mechanical objectivity, a comparison of the intentions and epistemic notions of the creators of the program to those of their predecessors reveals a historical continuity in epistemic values, as well as in ideas regarding what positions natural history programs should hold in the circulation of knowledge between the scientific community, television, journalists, and the public. READ MORE

  3. 3. Nikāḥ as precondition for paradise? Spiritual corporeality and al-Ghazālī’s theology of marriage in the Kitāb ādāb al-nikāḥ

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap

    Author : Mariette Frieda Anita Minnemann; [2021]
    Keywords : al-Ghazali marriage asceticism Medieval theology history of religion Islamic theology Soteriology cosmogony eschatology embodiment Sufism Sufi tasawwuf spiritual corporeality mysticism Ibn Arabi Islamic mysticism jihad body Ihya kitab nikah intercourse sex celibacy embodied resurrection din Medieval Islamic studies religious studies; Philosophy and Religion;

    Abstract : With the 11th century text Kitāb ādāb al-nikāḥ, the “Book on the Proper Conduct of Marriage”, the Islamic thinker al-Ghazālī (1056 –1111/447–504) replies to a contemporaneous debate within Sufi asceticism with a theology of nikāḥ. The text is part of his opus magnum, the “Renaissance of the Knowledge of dīn”, which aims at a renewal of Muslim piety and provides practical guidance to the male audience addressed. READ MORE

  4. 4. Balkans Revisited: A Qualitative Content Analysis of how Turkey Pursues Soft Power in Kosovo

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Theodor Vareman; [2021]
    Keywords : Turkey; Kosovo; soft power; Balkans; foreign aid; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : In recent decades, the Republic of Turkey has emerged on the global stage. Through a number of state-run organisations, the country has built a notable presence across former Ottoman territories as well as in the broader Muslim world. This thesis investigates the activities of the Turkish state against the backdrop of Joseph S. READ MORE

  5. 5. Civil Religion Iconography : A New Theoretical Perspective Regarding Public Art

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : Alexa Leigh Benedetti; [2021]
    Keywords : Public Art; Identity; Civil Religion; Built Environment; Dimensions of Religion; Northern Ireland; Belfast Agreement; South Africa; Truth and Reconciliation Commission;

    Abstract : Based‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌idea‌ ‌that‌ ‌public‌ ‌art‌ ‌reflects‌ ‌cultural‌ ‌values‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌meant,‌ ‌not‌ ‌as‌ ‌many‌ ‌have‌ ‌argued‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌means‌ ‌of‌ ‌teaching‌ ‌history,‌ ‌but‌ ‌rather‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌means‌ ‌of‌ ‌promoting‌ ‌cultural‌ ‌ideals,‌ ‌ ‌public‌ ‌art‌ ‌serves‌ ‌a‌ ‌role‌ ‌in‌ ‌lauding‌ ‌people‌ ‌and‌ ‌behaviors‌ ‌and‌ ‌reflects‌ ‌a‌n important facet in the ‌creation‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌national‌ ‌identity‌ ‌and‌ ‌ethos. Further,‌ ‌that‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌function‌ ‌of‌ ‌promoting‌ ‌societal‌ ‌norms,‌ ‌public‌ ‌art‌ ‌serves‌ ‌as‌ an‌ iconography ‌of‌‌ a “civil ‌religion”‌ ‌which‌ ‌tell‌s ‌a‌ ‌story‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌citizenry‌ ‌about‌ ‌what‌ ‌a‌ ‌given‌ ‌country‌ ‌admires,‌ ‌reveres‌ ‌and‌ ‌aspires‌ ‌to‌ ‌and‌ ‌promotes‌ ‌a‌ ‌specific‌ ‌moral‌ ‌narrative‌ ‌regarding‌ ‌a‌ ‌country‌ ‌and‌ ‌its‌ ‌people. READ MORE