Bettina Schmidt

Bettina Schmidt
University of Wales Trinity Saint David | TUC · School of Theology, Religious and Islamic Studies

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Um reconhecido biólogo britânico, premiadíssimo por suas contribuições no estudo da vida marinha, imediatamente após se aposentar na Universidade de Oxford, no Reino Unido, aos 73 anos, passa a se dedicar integralmente ao estudo da vitalidade do fenômeno religioso, fundando uma Unidade de Pesquisa em Experiência Religiosa (RERU). Trata-se de Aliste...
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Alister Hardy was one of the pioneers of the scientific study of spiritual experiences (SE); however, his work and insights have not received the attention they deserve. This paper, based on an in-depth analysis of Hardy’s own writings, presents his main methodological and epistemological contributions for advancing the investigation of SE. Hardy’s...
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Introduction to this edition of JBASR. This collection of essays in honour of Professor Ursula King is a testament to the career of a truly inspirational and ground-breaking academic in the study of religions. Professor King is one of the few academics globally who can be said to have shaped a field of study and extended it into new fields of resea...
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According to the latest national census, 64.6% of Brazilians identified themselves as Roman Catholic. However, the census has little or nothing to do with actual practice or belief. Professing to be a Christian (within any confessional specification) is still part of being Brazilian. But the self-identification does not take into account that relig...
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The purpose of this research is to identify an Islamic approach to the debate of biomedical ethics in managing patients with Disorders of Sex Development (DSD). This study is based on a case study of a Muslim patient with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (the most prevalent type of DSD), who was raised as a female, and requested gender assignment fro...
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Die Geisterbesessenheit ist ein weltweites Phänomen, das aus emischer Sicht als ein Zustand beschrieben wird, bei dem die Bindung zwischen Geist und Körper temporär gestört ist und ein fremdes Wesen den Körper beherrscht. In diesem Beitrag steht der menschliche Körper im Mittelpunkt. Am Beispiel der Initiation im Candomblé, einer afrobrasilianische...
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Spirit Possession is a key practice within many Caribbean religions but can be difficult to understand. This article focuses on the Cuban Orisha religion (generally known under its former name, Santeria) and its development during recent decades with regard to gender. Inspired by fieldwork conducted in New York City, the author looks at an explanat...
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This article focuses on spirit mediumship in Brazil. The term mediumship refers to the communication between humans the spirit world which is the core of Spiritism. In anthropological literature it is often categorised as altered states of consciousness, however, people experiencing it reject these categorizations. This article presents excerpts fr...
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Zombies bevölkern unsere Abendunterhaltung im Fernsehen und im Kino. Nach einer Welle von Draculafilmen werden wir derzeit regelrecht überschüttet von gruseligen Darstellungen dieser Wesenheiten. Zombies scheinen – glauben wir Hollywood – auf dem Weg zu sein, die Menschheit auszurotten. Dabei werden Zombies neuerdings nicht mehr als grauenhafte Kar...
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Why do we believe or not? What do believers practice and why? Why do some beliefs survive and others do not? At the center of religious ethnology is the occupation with foreign belief systems, with worldviews, myths, religious practices and ideas of salvation. Religious ethnology examines what people believe and what they practice every day, whethe...
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Why do we believe or not? What do believers practice and why? Why do some beliefs survive and others do not? At the center of religious ethnology is the occupation with foreign belief systems, with worldviews, myths, religious practices and ideas of salvation. Religious ethnology examines what people believe and what they practice every day, whethe...
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Why do we believe or not? What do believers practice and why? Why do some beliefs survive and others do not? At the center of religious ethnology is the occupation with foreign belief systems, with worldviews, myths, religious practices and ideas of salvation. Religious ethnology examines what people believe and what they practice every day, whethe...
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Why do we believe or not? What do believers practice and why? Why do some beliefs survive and others do not? At the center of religious ethnology is the occupation with foreign belief systems, with worldviews, myths, religious practices and ideas of salvation. Religious ethnology examines what people believe and what they practice every day, whethe...
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Why do we believe or not? What do believers practice and why? Why do some beliefs survive and others do not? At the center of religious ethnology is the occupation with foreign belief systems, with worldviews, myths, religious practices and ideas of salvation. Religious ethnology examines what people believe and what they practice every day, whethe...
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Why do we believe or not? What do believers practice and why? Why do some beliefs survive and others do not? At the center of religious ethnology is the occupation with foreign belief systems, with worldviews, myths, religious practices and ideas of salvation. Religious ethnology examines what people believe and what they practice every day, whethe...
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Why do we believe or not? What do believers practice and why? Why do some beliefs survive and others do not? At the center of religious ethnology is the occupation with foreign belief systems, with worldviews, myths, religious practices and ideas of salvation. Religious ethnology examines what people believe and what they practice every day, whethe...
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Why do we believe or not? What do believers practice and why? Why do some beliefs survive and others do not? At the center of religious ethnology is the occupation with foreign belief systems, with worldviews, myths, religious practices and ideas of salvation. Religious ethnology examines what people believe and what they practice every day, whethe...
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Why do we believe or not? What do believers practice and why? Why do some beliefs survive and others do not? At the center of religious ethnology is the occupation with foreign belief systems, with worldviews, myths, religious practices and ideas of salvation. Religious ethnology examines what people believe and what they practice every day, whethe...
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Why do we believe or not? What do believers practice and why? Why do some beliefs survive and others do not? At the center of religious ethnology is the occupation with foreign belief systems, with worldviews, myths, religious practices and ideas of salvation. Religious ethnology examines what people believe and what they practice every day, whethe...
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Why do we believe or not? What do believers practice and why? Why do some beliefs survive and others do not? At the center of religious ethnology is the occupation with foreign belief systems, with worldviews, myths, religious practices and ideas of salvation. Religious ethnology examines what people believe and what they practice every day, whethe...
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Why do we believe or not? What do believers practice and why? Why do some beliefs survive and others do not? At the center of religious ethnology is the occupation with foreign belief systems, with worldviews, myths, religious practices and ideas of salvation. Religious ethnology examines what people believe and what they practice every day, whethe...
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Spirit possession is the core religious practice in most Afro-American religions. It is usually described as "mounting"; the spirit "rides" the body of the devotee as a horseman rides a horse. The description projects the image that a spirit takes control over the body of the medium and "uses" the human medium; the body of the person is passive and...
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Etappen der Globalisierung in christentumsgeschichtlicher Perspektive. Phases of globalization in the history of Christianity. Edited by KlausKoschorke. (Studien zur Außäischen Christentumsgeschichte [Asien, Afrika, Lateinamerika]. Studies in the History of Christianity in the Non-Western World, 19.) Pp. viii+279. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2012. €97...
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Jesuiten aus Zentraleuropa in Portugiesisch- und Spanisch-Amerika. Ein bio-bibliographisches Handbuch mit einem Überblick über das aussäische Wirken der Gesellschaft Jesu in der frühen Neuzeit, II: Chile (1618–1771). Edited by MeierJohannes and MüllerMichael. Pp. l+461 incl. 12 ills. Munich: Aschendorff, 2011. €69. 978 3 402 11789 7 - Volume 63 Iss...
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Anthropological Definitions of ViolenceMethodological Challenges for Studying Violence AnthropologicallyReligion as Justification of ViolenceReligion as Coping Strategy for VictimsConclusion References
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Spiritism based on Allan Kardec’s teaching (1804–1869) has influenced Latin America since the nineteenth century. This article presents the development of Puerto Rican spiritism (espiritismo) and its central ideas before illustrating the significance of espiritismo for Puerto Ricans. It will show the involvement of espiritismo in the establishment...
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Border crossings. Explorations of an interdisciplinary historian. Festschrift for Irving Hexham. Edited by HeydenUlrich van der and FeldtkellerAndreas. (Missionsgeschichtliches Archiv, 12.) Pp. 496 incl. frontispiece. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2008. €79. 978 3 515 09145 9 - Volume 61 Issue 1 - Bettina E. Schmidt
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Caribbean Diaspora in the USA presents a new cultural theory based on an exploration of Caribbean religious communities in New York City. The Caribbean culture of New York demonstrates a cultural dynamism which embraces Spanish speaking, English speaking and French speaking migrants. All cultures are full of breaks and contradictions as Latin Ameri...
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Migration und Religion im Zeitalter der Globalisierung. Edited by Hartmut Lehmann. (Bausteine zu einer Europäischen Religionsgeschichte im Zeitalter der Säkularisierung, 7.) Pp. 144. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2005. €19 (paper). 3 89244 938 4 - - Volume 57 Issue 3 - BETTINA SCHMIDT
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Based on the writings by the French Allan Kardec, Spiritism spread to Puerto Rico in the middle of the nineteenth century when it became a framework for other traditions. Espiritismo popular (popular Puerto Rican Spiritism) integrates Catholicism, African religious elements, and aspects of Spanish popular religion.After explaining the history and b...
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Uno de los libros más influyentes en los estudios culturales sobre América Latina en los últimos años ha sido Culturas híbridas de Néstor García Canclini (1990). El autor argentino es profesor de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapapala en Ciudad de México y trabaja hace años sobre cultura popular, especialmente en el ambiente urbano. Su li...
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Teorías culturales posmodernas de Latinoamérica (y su importancia para la etnología) Resumen: Esta contribución presenta, en una revisión crítica, un panorama de teorías culturales recientes formuladas por algunos importantes investiga-dores latinoamericanos, partiendo de estudios que se han concentrado en el concepto del mestizaje, y pasando por e...
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Voodoo is an extended religion in USA because the migration of Haiti. Nowadays it being associated with zombies and satanic rituals. Voodoo transmits negative idea of violence. That valuation is not founded on reality but based upon imaginary prejudices of racism and xenophobia, from mass media influence that determines Haitian com- munities' integ...
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Resumen: El articulo investiga la herencia africana en los Andes peruanos, en la época colonial así como en tiempos recientes y actuales, 150 anos después del fin de la esclavitud. La autora presenta en la mayoría estudios peruanos y algu-nos trabajos basados en investigaciones realizadas en el Perú. Como punto de partida son observaciones en Cusco...

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