Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (JISASR). Vol. 5, (2017)
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- ItemBook review: Siobhan Dowling Long and John F. A. Sawyer , The bible in music: a dictionary of songs, works, and more(ISASR in association with the Study of Religions, University College Cork, 2017) Anderson, Bradford. A.; Kapalo, James; Butler, Jenny; Heinhold, Chris
- ItemTransnational and local: Multiple functions of religious communities of EU migrants in Dublin(ISASR in association with the Study of Religions, University College Cork, 2017) Kmec, Vladimir; Kapalo, James; Butler, Jenny; Heinhold, ChrisThis paper explores how Christian migrants of European background live their faith within their religious communities in Dublin. Immigrant congregations provide a place for the accommodation of religious and cultural packages that migrants take with them from their homelands. At the same time, immigrant congregations create opportunities for migrants to enter into new discourses and interactions with the host society. European migrants in Ireland are confronted with a two-fold reality: 1) the notion of loyalty to ethnic and cultural traditions, which urges on migrants’ conscience so that their ethnic and national identity is further strengthened, and 2) an opportunity to engage in intercultural interactions, which encourages migrants’ sense of belonging to the society in which they live. With the use of an ethnographic approach, this paper explores how the religious congregations of Polish, Slovak and German migrants in Dublin move from an ethnic-enclave experience to one that is engaged with the host society.
- ItemRe-imagining Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage culture in India(ISASR in association with the Study of Religions, University College Cork, 2017) Kalmar, Brigitta; Kapalo, James; Butler, Jenny; Heinhold, ChrisThis article explores how Tibetans have defined India, the birthplace of Buddhism, as a space for themselves and hence created, re-created and reinvented their ancient pilgrimage destinations and rituals there since the middle of 20th century. I begin this paper by introducing the historical development of pilgrimage in the Buddhist tradition and mapping the sacred Buddhist geography of India. In the second part, I explore the development of pilgrimage traditions in Tibetan Buddhism and the network of sacred sites used by pilgrims. In the third part, I introduce some of the Tibetan inventions and reinventions of the pilgrimage tradition over an extensive period of time, between the 12th and the mid-20th century. Finally, partly based on my fieldwork findings, I examine how the Tibetan diasporic community in India has maintained and reinvented its pilgrimage culture and what possible changes have occurred subsequently.
- Item‘National Identity’ and ‘Religious Profession’: The Census in Northern Ireland 2011(ISASR in association with the Study of Religions, University College Cork, 2017) Macourt, Malcolm. P. A.; Kapalo, James; Butler, Jenny; Heinhold, ChrisIn the new millennium a key issue being addressed in the construction of censuses is: Is it appropriate for censuses to include questions which go beyond matters of fact to involve memory or opinion? Questions which clearly involve opinion are usually either the subject of elections and referendums or are contained in opinion research – perhaps conducted by academics or by a commercial marketresearch organisation. Two inquiries on the boundary between ‘fact’ and ‘matter of opinion’ are those concerning religious profession and national identity. In Ireland religious profession was first introduced into the Census in 1861, national identity was introduced for the first time in 2011. This paper focuses on how far census data can be used to examine whether claimed religion and religion ‘brought up in’ are linked to national identity and what part (if any) residential location, age and socio-economic position play in any such link.
- ItemBook review: Reza Gholami, secularism and identity: non-Islamiosity in the Iranian diaspora(ISASR in association with the Study of Religions, University College Cork, 2017) Heinhold, Chris; Kapalo, James; Butler, Jenny; Heinhold, Chris