Essays about: "Religious studies"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 108 essays containing the words Religious studies.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. ‘’Now, God himself is preaching’’: Perspectives on the Spanish flu from magazines affiliated with the Church of Sweden

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : Love Karlsson; [2021]
    Keywords : Spanish flu; Spanska sjukan; Church of Sweden; Församlingsbladet; Svensk Kyrkotidning; Pandemic; Epidemic;

    Abstract : This study explores how the Church of Sweden was impacted by the Spanish flu in 1918-1920 and how people affiliated with the church interpreted the pandemic theologically. The material analyzed is trade-magazines for people affiliated with the Church from the relevant years. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Animal in the Mirror : Zoomorphism and Anthropomorphism in Life of Pi

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för språkstudier

    Author : Miryam Bernadette Danielsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Life of Pi; anthropomorphism; zoomorphism; anthropophagy; cannibalism; ecocriticism; animal studies; human-animal dualism; Yann Martel; cartesian dualism; animal philosophy;

    Abstract : This essay explores the application of zoomorphism and anthropomorphism in Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi. The novel, rather than being a mere shipwreck-narrative or a miraculous tale with religious overtones, is also a story about the complicated and perhaps inevitably divided relationship between humans and animals. READ MORE

  4. 4. Multiple expressions of the wheel cross motif in South Scandinavian rock carvings : case studies of Tanum and Enköping in Sweden

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Arkeologi

    Author : Yani Ma; [2020]
    Keywords : Rock carvings; Southern Scandinavia; wheel cross; intercontextual; materiality; lifeline; comparative analysis; Tanum; Enköping; Hällristningar; södra Skandinavien; hjulkors; interkontextuell; materialitet; livslinje; jämförande analys; Tanum; Enköping;

    Abstract : Scandinavian rock carvings can be described as the special rock art languages that were written by prehistoric humans to express their ideas, beliefs and thoughts. Each piece of figurative motif language might tell a prehistoric story about for instance domestic life, social practice, ritual or cosmology. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Ethiopian Muslims Protest in the Era of Social Media Activism

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : Abdurahman Omar; [2020]
    Keywords : Ethiopia; Religion; Islam; Civil Resistance; Nonviolent; Protest; Social Movement; Digital Media; Social Media Activism;

    Abstract : The Islamic movement study mostly focused on radical, extremist, violent, or military aspects. The current research was carried out to examine the nonviolent elements of the Islamic movement. Based on the ethnographic photo research conducted in the Ethiopian Muslims Protest, the Islamic movements nonviolent aspect investigated. READ MORE