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The World of Religions
The World of Religions

The World of Religions

by Garry W Trompf

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English

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ISPCK

ISBN

8172146795 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 390

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Paperback

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Author: Garry W Trompf
Gildas Hamel/
Publisher: ISPCK
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 390
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172146795

Description

This book, celebrating the academic career and fine scholarship of professor Noel Quinton King, begins with some glimpses into his life by close colleagues and students, and then divides into sections and chapters reflecting his manifold interests. His areas of research have been shared and developed by many of his old students, fellow teachers and friends over the years; so that the editors found no difficulty at all in drawing together contributions that relate to his opus and suitably honour it.

Noel Quinton King has combined rare talents as a great scholar with a lively spirit to inspire a generation of younger academicians around the globe. He has coupled brilliance with witty panache, extraordinary breadth of knowledge with a humane, sympathetic attention to other people's needs, and critical acumen in his research with a wisdom to relish the joys and challenges of everyday life. His last appointment tells so much of these qualities. He held a prestigious chair in History and comparative Religion at the University of California, Santa Cru, to our knowledge a dual position unique in the academy.

To packed lecture theatres, he appealed not only as a magister of his twin disciplines, but storyteller and adviser about life's big issues, even a substitute father figure to fatherless Americans. His Anglo-Indian background very much reflected in the later, American yeas of his career, with his bushy beard and unruly shock of grey hair leaving the magical impression of a guru. And guru he has been to many, as teacher and sage, and this book serves as but an inadequate token of thanks for his excellent teaching, his transparent sharing of research findings, generous patronage of younger scholars, and his gifts as mentor.

Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

N Q King as Wise Polymath
An Interview with Professor Noel King

PART I: THEMES IN BIBLICAL AND PATRISTIC STUDIES

Sacred and Profane Clothing in ancient Israel: Sha’atnez

The transforming Power of the World: Asceticism and Hermeneutics in Early Christian Monasticism

Retributive Logic in Orosius as Early Christian Social Theory
Beyond the Research Phase in Biblical and Patristic Studies

PART II: RELIGIOUS CHANGE IN AFRICA

Kalema, the Muslim King of Buganda, 1888-1889
The Spread and survival of Islam in Uganda
Since 1844

Women’s Liberation Theology in Africa

PART III: ASIAN RELIGION AS SOCIAL STRENGTH
Sikhism as Cultural Resilience: How Small Narratives Survive Disintegrating Modernism

Preparing to Read and Sikh Janam-Sakhian: A Study in Myth, History and Hagiography
An American in India: Samuel Stokes’s Conversion in Reverse

Tao Te Ching: A Social Translation

PART IV: THEOLOGY IN THE PLURALISTIC ARENA

The Secularization of Sanctity: the Case and Example o Francis of Assisi

Theology as Biography

The Task of Theology

Pluralism and Personhood

Belief, Openness and Religious Commitment

Bibliography: The Publications of Noel Quinton King

Notes on Contributors

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