'The Dialectic Interpretation of Religious Phenomena' conference at the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra on July 15-16, 20002. This is primarily for non-sociologists, such as historians, philosophers, theologians, anthropologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, religious studies experts, etc.
The proposal is to bring together not only those scholars, but anyone interested in this attempt to construct an international cross-cultural, comprehensive scheme of reference, to take stock of its development since, to critically look at its promises and problems and to review practical research applications.
There are other related questions and topics. For instance: how useful is the distinction between commitment to religious organization versus commitment to religious content when analyzing the present-day conflicts in Northern Ireland, Indonesia, Sudan, India?
Other relevant topics may be a possible link between the religious legitimation of the territorial imperative and social organization. Or links between other cross-disciplinary dialectics such as Plato’s logos and mythos, Hegel’s Begriff and Vorstellung, Husserl’s rationalism and expressivity, Toynbee’s and Parsons’ differentiation versus integration, Bertalanffy’s openendedness and hierarchy, sin and salvation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, yang and yin in Taoism, prakriti and purusa in Hinduism, etc.
There are plans to publish relevant papers in a book similar to the original Sage publication.
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