Torkel Brekke

Langue :anglais
Note :
Docteur en sciences orientales. - Chercheur sur l'interraction entre les idées religieuses, les processus politiques et les changements historiques, Norwegian Research Council (en 2002)
ISNI :ISNI 0000 0000 3259 0878

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  • Faithonomics

    religion and the free market

    Description matérielle : 1 online resource
    Description technique : La pagination de l'édition imprimée correspondante est de : IX-298 p.
    Description : Note : Includes bibliographical references and index
    La pagination de l'édition imprimée correspondante est de : IX-298 p.
    Abstract : "Does anyone have a monopoly on God? Can religion be bought or sold? Why do we pay priests? How do we limit religious conflicts? And should states get involved in matters of faith? "Faithonomics" shows that religion should be analyzed as a market similar to those for other goods and services, like bottled water or haircuts. It is about religion today, but Brekke shows us that there have always been religious markets, all over the world, regulated to a greater or lesser degree. He argues that state "control" over religious markets is often the cause of unforeseen and negative consequences. Many of today's problems like religious terrorism or rent-seeking by religious political parties, are easier to understand if we think like economists. Religious markets work best when they are relatively free, and religious organizations should be left to sell their products without unnecessary restrictions. We have no good reason to grant any one of them special privileges, political or financial"--Book jacket front flap
    Édition : Oxford : Oxford university press , 2016

    [catalogue][https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb45319524f]
  • Fundamentalism

    prophecy and protest in the age of globalization

    Description matérielle : xii, 291 p.
    Description : Note : Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-285) and index
    Abstract : "This book investigates the origins of fundamentalism, outlining its characteristics and the history of key fundamentalist movements around the world, considering examples from Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The book argues that fundamentalism develops when modern lay religious leaders challenge the authority of secular states and traditional religious establishments. These new leaders and their followers seek to infuse religious values and practices into all spheres, especially law, politics, education, and science. The patterns of religious authority and leadership that characterize fundamentalism have their roots in a Christian context but were globalized through intense intercultural contacts after the mid-nineteenth century. Fundamentalism is a thoroughly modern and global phenomenon because it presupposes the globalization of ideas and practices concerning religious leadership and organization, as well as universal changes in the relationship of religion to modern societies and states"--Provided by publisher
    Édition : Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press , 2012

    [catalogue][https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb426690037]
  • Religious motivation and the origins of Buddhism

    a social-psychological exploration of the origins of a world religion

    Description matérielle : 1 vol. (IX-150 p.)
    Description : Note : Bibliogr. p. 137-146
    Édition : London : RoutledgeCurzon , 2002

    [catalogue][https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb410477978]

Éditeur scientifique1 document

  • Buddhism and violence

    militarism and Buddhism in modern Asia

    Description matérielle : viii, 264 pages
    Description : Note : Includes bibliographical references and index
    Édition : New York : Routledge , 2013
    Éditeur scientifique : Vladimir Tikhonov

    [catalogue][https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb42736315w]

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  • Religious motivation and the origins of Buddhism : a social-psychological exploration of the origins of a world religion / Torkel Brekke, 2002
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