Search for dissertations about: "Non-Christian religions"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 27 swedish dissertations containing the words Non-Christian religions.

  1. 1. Women's Human Rights and Islam : a Study of Three Attempts at Accommodation

    University dissertation from Almqvist & Wiksell International

    Author : Jonas Svensson; [2000]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Islamology; History of Religions; Islam; human rights; women’s human rights; Women’s Convention; CEDAW; gender; globalisation; Qur’an; hadith; historiography; Riffat Hassan; Fatima Mernissi; History; Abdullahi Ahmed an-Na‘im.; Historia; Non-Christian religions; Världsreligioner ej kristendom ; Mänskliga rättigheter;

    Abstract : The dissertation focuses on interpretations of Islam that claim compatibility with international human rights norms in the context of women’s rights. These interpretations are seen as parts of an on-going contemporary international debate on women’s human rights and Islam that engages Muslims as well as non-Muslims. READ MORE

  2. 2. Patterns of Destiny : Hindu Nāḍī Astrology

    University dissertation from Almqvist & Wiksell International

    Author : Martin Gansten; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Candrakalanadi; Devakerala; Gurunadi; Dhruvanadi; Amsanadi; karman; karma; predestination; free will; fate; purusakara; daiva; divination; astrology; jyotihsastra; jyotisa; Nadi; Hindu astrology; Non-Christian religions; Världsreligioner ej kristendom ;

    Abstract : Like all divination, Hindu astrology (jyotisa) is concerned with central religious issues such as man’s relation to the world, moral responsibility, and the revelation of a coherent divine order underlying human experience. Comprising a descriptive as well as a prescriptive aspect, jyotisa allows for both prediction and the exercise of free will. READ MORE

  3. 3. Your Cradle Is Green : The Islamic Foundation and the Call to Islam in Children's Literature

    University dissertation from Almqvist & Wiksell International

    Author : Torsten Janson; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; discourse; genealogy; Manzir Ahsan; Khurshid Ahmad; Khurram Murad; Jama‘at-i-Islami; Islamisation; dialogue; inter-faith; minority; revivalism; migration; R.E.; religious education; publication; Britain; children’s literature; Islamic; Islamic Foundation; Islam; da‘wa; creolisation; modernity; critique; Islamism; Non-Christian religions; Världsreligioner ej kristendom ;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with the conceptualisation of da‘wa, ‘the call to Islam’, of the British organisation the Islamic Foundation, and focuses its 25 years of publication of Islamic-English children’s literature. In order to analyse the implications of the new modalities of da‘wa in the late modern Muslim minority context, the present study applies a genealogical perspective. READ MORE

  4. 4. Piety and Politics : Nurcholish Madjid and His Interpretation of Islam in Modern Indonesia

    University dissertation from Almqvist & Wiksell International

    Author : Ann Kull; [2005]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Nurcholish Madjid; Indonesia; takwa; Islam; context; ijtihad; Paramadina; tolerance; pluralism; gender; Sufism; spirituality; democracy; human rights; Pancasila; Ibn Taymiyya; education; Non-Christian religions; Världsreligioner ej kristendom ;

    Abstract : This dissertation in the field of Islamic studies offers a critical analysis of Nurcholish Madjid's attempt to interpret Islam within the framework of modern Indonesia. Nurcholish, who recently passed away at the age of sixty-six, had been active in the reform of Islamic thought for over thirty years, and while remaining deeply coloured by the local Indonesian context, was also part of a global and century-old tradition of reform. READ MORE

  5. 5. Ramadan in Java : The Joy and Jihad of Ritual Fasting

    University dissertation from Almqvist & Wiksell International

    Author : André Möller; [2005]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; traweh; tarawih; holy month; Blora; Yogyakarta; anthropology; lived Islam; written Islam; normative Islam; jihad; Muslim ritual; Java; Muslim; religion; Indonesia; Islam in Indonesia; Islam in Java; Ramadan; fasting; slametan; ruwahan; Non-Christian religions; Världsreligioner ej kristendom ;

    Abstract : FASTING DURING THE holy month of Ramadan is both a joy and a jihad for the Islamic community in Java, and it is arguably the most highly esteemed Muslim ritual in Indonesia (and beyond). To be given the opportunity to abstain from food, drink and sexual relations from the early morning hours until sunset during an entire month in a tropical climate - only to fill the nights with additional and supererogatory Ramadanic rituals - is thus waited upon each year and seen as a true blessing. READ MORE