Бамум: из истории восприятия нового религиозного опыта
The paper provides an analysis of psychological mechanisms of religious experience, adoption of new religion in a specific historical context. The author deals with the processes of islamization and christianization of Bamum people, Western Kamerun.
This paper is devoted to the study of divine revelation theories of the German philosophers and theologians as F. H. Jacobi, F. D. Schleiermacher and Chr. H. Weisse (the end of the XVIIIth - the frst half of the XIXth centuries). These thinkers understand the revelation as the inner common to all mankind ground of the religious life (faculty of religious feeling, selfconsciousness or integral spiritual experience of religious community). If the revelation is natural, it is presented in all religions, which can be сonsidered as possessing the equal spiritual status. The conception of the “unique true revelation” throwing down false pagan superstitions loses steady its positions. At the same time Schleiermacher and Weisse project the new ‘philosophy of religion’ being a particular branch of knowledge. Teir ideas were developed by the frst classic of science of religion F. M. Müller, who created the new discipline using methods of comparative linguistic at the matter of Vedic and Sanskrit Buddhist texts. The appearance of the science of religion is therefore a consequence of progressive secularization of Evangelical theology merging into philosophy of religion. Te main marker of this secularization is the rethinking of concept of revelation.
In the reign of Louis the Pious the popularization of Christianity among Saxons started. In order to get their attention to the newly imposed religion, the Germanic poetry was used as a tool. The most famous example of the Saxon Christian epic poetry is the Heliand.
This volume offers a wide range of studies that look at uses of, and theorizing about, languages, and the language, in early Christian writings in a variety of languages in use in Christian communities in late antique Mediterranean.
This paper is a brief case study of a fourth-century Greek epigram from Aegina (IG IV, 53), which is discussed as an instance of 'hybrid' diction bringing together classicizing diction and elements of Christian idiom. I frame my argument within the recent research into late antique epigraphic poetry and the dynamics of the traditional Hellenic and Christian styles in it. The case study, forming part of a Companion to languages in Christianity, seeks to highlight the recent developments in the study of the epigraphic discourse in late antiquity, the issues of literary paideia, and Christianization of the elite.
The article discusses historical, legal and political issues relating to the return of law into public life in post-Soviet Russia's Caucasus. It focuses on Islamic judicious practices restored at the level of local Muslim congregations, attempts to incorporate Shari‘a into Russian legislation at federal, regional and republican levels, positive and destructive effects of re-Islamization on the region as a whole. The investigation is based on firsthand field and archival materials gathered by the authors in the region under study.