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Book The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo

Download or read book The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo written by Gawdat Gabra and published by Amer Univ in Cairo Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recipient of the 2013 PROSE Awards Architecture & Urban Planning honorable mention Just to the south of modern Cairo stands the historic enclave known as Old Cairo, which grew up in and around the Roman fortress of Babylon, and which today hosts a unique collection of monuments that attest to the shared cultural heritage of ancient Egyptians, Christians, Jews, and Muslims. In this lavishly illustrated celebration of a very special place, renowned photographer Sherif Sonbol's remarkable images of the fortress, churches, synagogue, and mosque illuminate the living fabric of the ancient and medieval stones, while Gawdat Gabra describes the history of Old Cairo from the time of the ancient Egyptians and the Romans to the founding of the first Muslim city of al-Fustat. Stefan Reif focuses on the Jewish history of the area, exploring the famous Genizah documents found in the Ben Ezra Synagogue that tell so much about everyday life in medieval Egypt. Gertrud van Loon looks at the early Coptic Christian churches, some of the oldest in the world, and Tarek Swelim describes the arrival of the Muslims in the seventh century, their establishment of al-Fustat on the edge of Old Cairo, and the building of the Mosque of 'Amr ibn al-'As, the oldest mosque in Africa.

Book Global Heritage  Religion  and Secularism

Download or read book Global Heritage Religion and Secularism written by Trinidad Rico and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-12-16 with total page 67 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religion and spirituality have been scarcely addressed in heritage preservation history, discourse, and practice. More recently, increased interest in the intersections between the study of religion and heritage preservation in both academic studies and institutional initiatives highlight obstacles that the field has yet to overcome theoretically and methodologically. This Element surveys the convergences of religious and heritage traditions. It argues that the critical heritage turn has not adequately considered the legacy of secularism that underpins the history and contemporary practices of heritage preservation. This omission is what has left the field of heritage studies ill-equipped to support the study and management of a heritage of religion broadly construed.

Book Heritage and Religion in East Asia

Download or read book Heritage and Religion in East Asia written by Shu-Li Wang and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-12-29 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heritage and Religion in East Asia examines how religious heritage, in a mobile way, plays across national boundaries in East Asia and, in doing so, the book provides new theoretical insights into the articulation of heritage and religion. Drawing on primary, comparative research carried out in four East Asian countries, much of which was undertaken by East Asian scholars, the book shows how the inscription of religious items as "Heritage" has stimulated cross-border interactions among religious practitioners and boosted tourism along modern pilgrimage routes. Considering how these forces encourage cross-border links in heritage practices and religious movements in China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan, the volume also questions what role heritage plays in a region where Buddhism, Taoism, and other various folk religious practices are dominant. Arguing that it is diversity and vibrancy that makes religious discourse in East Asia unique, the contributors explore how this particularity both energizes and is empowered by heritage practices in East Asia. Heritage and Religion in East Asia enriches understanding of the impact of heritage and religious culture in modern society and will be of interest to academics and students working in heritage studies, anthropology, religion, and East Asian studies.

Book History  Culture  and Religion of the Hellenistic Age

Download or read book History Culture and Religion of the Hellenistic Age written by Helmut Koester and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2012-10-25 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While the first American edition of this book, published more than a decade ago, was a revised translation of the German book, Einführung in das Neue Testament, this second edition of the first volume of the Introduction to the New Testament is no longer dependent upon a previously published German work. The author hopes that for the student of the New Testament it is a useful introduction into the many complex aspects of the political, cultural, and religious developments that characterized the world in which early Christianity arose and by which the New Testament and other early Christian writings were shaped.

Book Contested Cultural Heritage

Download or read book Contested Cultural Heritage written by Helaine Silverman and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2010-11-02 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cultural heritage is material – tangible and intangible – that signifies a culture’s history or legacy. It has become a venue for contestation, ranging in scale from protesting to violently claimed and destroyed. But who defines what is to be preserved and what is to be erased? As cultural heritage becomes increasingly significant across the world, the number of issues for critical analysis and, hopefully, mediation, arise. The issue stems from various groups: religious, ethnic, national, political, and others come together to claim, appropriate, use, exclude, or erase markers and manifestations of their own and others’ cultural heritage as a means for asserting, defending, or denying critical claims to power, land, and legitimacy. Can cultural heritage be well managed and promoted while at the same time kept within parameters so as to diminish contestation? The cases herein rage from Greece, Spain, Egypt, the UK, Syria, Zimbabwe, Italy, the Balkans, Bénin, and Central America.

Book A Heritage of Faith

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ayodeji Abodunde
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-12-06
  • ISBN : 9789789442270
  • Pages : 826 pages

Download or read book A Heritage of Faith written by Ayodeji Abodunde and published by . This book was released on 2018-12-06 with total page 826 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This quite remarkable history of Christianity in Nigeria is not just the first overall treatment of its subject on a grand scale, but a providential Christian history of great narrative power." -- JOHN D. Y. PEEL (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, University of London), author of Religious Encounter and the Making of the Yoruba

Book Values in Islamic Culture and the Experience of History

Download or read book Values in Islamic Culture and the Experience of History written by N. S. Kirabaev and published by CRVP. This book was released on 2002 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Sacred Heritage in Japan

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  • Author : Aike P. Rots
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-04-02
  • ISBN : 1000045633
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book Sacred Heritage in Japan written by Aike P. Rots and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-04-02 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sacred Heritage in Japan is the first volume to explicitly address the topics of Japanese religion and heritage preservation in connection with each other. The book examines what happens when places of worship and ritual practices are rebranded as national culture. It also considers the impact of being designated tangible or intangible cultural properties and, more recently, as UNESCO World or Intangible Heritage. Drawing on primary ethnographic and historical research, the contributions to this volume show the variety of ways in which different actors have contributed to, negotiated, and at times resisted the transformation of religious traditions into heritage. They analyse the conflicts that emerge about questions of signification and authority during these processes of transformation. The book provides important new perspectives on the local implications of UNESCO listings in the Japanese context and showcases the diversity of "sacred heritage" in present-day Japan. Combining perspectives from heritage studies, Japanese studies, religious studies, history, and social anthropology, the volume will be of interest to scholars and students who want to learn more about the diversity of local responses to heritage conservation in non-Western societies. It will also be of interest to scholars and students engaged in the study of Japanese religion, society, or cultural policies.

Book Crossroads of Heritage and Religion

Download or read book Crossroads of Heritage and Religion written by TINE DAMSHOLT and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2022-07-08 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looking at the crossroads between heritage and religion through the case study of Moravian Christiansfeld, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2015, this anthology reaches back to the eighteenth century when the church settlement was founded, examines its legacy within Danish culture and modern society, and brings this history into the present and the ongoing heritagization processes. Finally, it explores the consequences of the listing for the everyday life in Christiansfeld and discusses the possible and sustainable futures of a religious community in a World Heritage Site.

Book Islam and Heritage in Europe

Download or read book Islam and Heritage in Europe written by Katarzyna Puzon and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-25 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Islam and Heritage in Europe provides a critical investigation of the role of Islam in Europe’s heritage. Focusing on Islam, heritage and Europe, it seeks to productively trouble all of these terms and throw new light on the relationships between them in various urban, national and transnational contexts. Bringing together international scholars from a range of disciplines, this collection examines heritage-making and Islam in the context of current events in Europe, as well as analysing past developments and future possibilities. Presenting work based on ethnographic, historical and archival research, chapters are concerned with questions of diversity, mobility, decolonisation, translocality, restitution and belonging. By looking at diverse trajectories of people and things, this volume encompasses multiple perspectives on the relationship between Islam and heritage in Europe, including the ways in which it has played out and transformed against the backdrop of the ‘refugee crisis’ and other recent developments, such as debates on decolonising museums or the resurgence of nationalist sentiments. Islam and Heritage in Europe discusses specific articulations of belonging and non-belonging, and the ways in which they create new avenues for re-thinking Islam and heritage in Europe. This ensures that the book will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of heritage, museums, Islam, Europe, anthropology, archaeology and art history. The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (see also http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/).

Book The Church and Western Culture

Download or read book The Church and Western Culture written by Tom Streeter and published by Booktango. This book was released on 2012-01-05 with total page 457 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To live meaningfully in the present, and to plan wisely for the future, means building on the past. This kind of understanding is important when it comes to questions concerning both faith and culture. In the development of the Western world there has been a dynamic relationship between the church and civilization in general. This interplay has produced a rich heritage and foundations affecting governments, economics, family life, education, the arts, literature, science, the practice of religion, and many other areas. The church has played a major role and cannot be brushed aside as secondary or irrelevant to our present lives. It is especially important that followers of Christ know the church’s history.

Book India s Religious Heritage

    Book Details:
  • Author : Haridas Thakordas Muzumdar
  • Publisher : Bombay : Allied Publishers Private Limited
  • Release : 1986
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read book India s Religious Heritage written by Haridas Thakordas Muzumdar and published by Bombay : Allied Publishers Private Limited. This book was released on 1986 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Heritage of Faith

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  • Author : Heritage Press
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780978527334
  • Pages : 300 pages

Download or read book Heritage of Faith written by Heritage Press and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Managing Sacralities

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  • Author : Ernst van den Hemel
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 2022-09-13
  • ISBN : 1800736177
  • Pages : 280 pages

Download or read book Managing Sacralities written by Ernst van den Hemel and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2022-09-13 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens when religious sites, objects and practices become cultural heritage? What are —religious or secular—sources of expertise and authority that validate and regulate heritage sites, objects and practices? As cultural heritage becomes an increasingly popular and influential frame, these questions arise in diverse and challenging manners. The question who controls, manages, and frames religious heritage, and how, arises with particular urgency. Case studies from Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom present an analysis of the paradoxes and challenges that arise when religious sites are transformed into heritage.

Book Exploring Christian Heritage

Download or read book Exploring Christian Heritage written by C. Douglas Weaver and published by . This book was released on 2017 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring Christian Heritage provides students and teachers with a rich and substantial introduction to the texts that have shaped the Christian faith. Including works by Augustine, Aquinas, Martin Luther, John Wesley, John Calvin, and Karl Barth, among others, this collection also highlights essential movements--from the second to the twenty-first centuries--often glossed over in primary source readers. From Pentecostalism and Baptists to feminism and religious liberty movements, Exploring Christian Heritage succinctly joins together the most influential voices of Christian history and theology with those that have been forgotten and sometimes ignored. Now in its second edition, voices ancient and modern have been added to deepen and widen the story of Christianity in varied forms. Exploring Christian Heritage, second edition also contains additional classroom resources, including new textual introductions and over ninety new quizzes.

Book Global Heritage  Religion  and Secularism

Download or read book Global Heritage Religion and Secularism written by Trinidad Rico and published by Elements in Critical Heritage. This book was released on 2021-12-16 with total page 67 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The legacies of secularism in the global heritage preservation prevents the critical heritage turn from engaging with religious traditions.

Book Religious Diversity in Europe

Download or read book Religious Diversity in Europe written by Riho Altnurme and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-03-10 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on research funded by the European Commission, this book explores how religious diversity has been, and continues to be, represented in cultural contexts in Western Europe, particularly to teenagers: in textbooks, museums and exhibitions, popular youth culture including TV and online, as well as in political speech. Topics include the findings from focus group interviews with teenagers in schools across Europe, the representation of minority religions in museums, migration and youth subculture.