Steven Engler et al. (eds.)'s Historicizing "Tradition" in the Study of Religion PDF

By Steven Engler et al. (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3110188759

ISBN-13: 9783110188752

This choice of essays analyzes ‛tradition’ as a class within the ancient and comparative research of faith. The e-book questions the typical assumption that culture is just the “passing down” or imitation of past practices and discourses. It starts from the idea that many traditions are, a minimum of partly, social fabrications, frequently intentionally serving specific ideological ends. person chapters learn a large choice of old classes and religions (Congolese, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Cree, Esoteric, Hawaiian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, New non secular flow, and Shinto). diverse sections of the booklet think of tradition's relation to 3 units of matters: legitimation and authority; organization and identification; modernity and the West.

Diese Aufsatzsammlung analysiert ‚Tradition' als Kategorie der historischen und vergleichenden Religionswissenschaft. Ausgehend von der Prämisse, viele Traditionen seien, zumindest teilweise, gesellschaftliche Erfindungen, die oftmals ideologischen Sonderinteressen dienen, wird eine große Vielfalt von Religionen und historischer Epochen behandelt.

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Attacking in another case the practice of repeatedly reciting the same chapter of the Qur'an in a single cycle of ritual prayer, a technique of ritual petition that some Muslims practice on the first night in the holy month of Rajab, Ibn al-Hajj proclaims such a technique to be forbidden since "no one from the past did that, and all goodness springs from following [their example]" (Ibn al-Hajj 1929, 294). Authentic Muslim practice, as defined by Ibn al-Hajj, derives from following the putative teachings of the pious ancestors in general, and those of the Prophet Muhammad in particular.

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