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克拉克教授長期在英國牛津大學、倫敦大學,以及非洲、日本、巴西等地研究新興宗教,並從事相關之講學。他認為慈濟的環保志業舉世無雙,其他宗教應效法慈濟重視並投入環保工作。他也提出建言,在其他許多文化不同的國度發展慈濟工作,必須重視(Culture continuity)文化連結性。亦即,了解當地文化的特殊性,並找到與之相應、相適之道,同時不背離該宗教本身之核心精神。這是所有新興宗教體系之發展必然面對的挑戰。

克拉克教授還認為,全球化已經在逆轉(Reverse Globalization),以前是東方向西方學習,現在是西方要向東方學習。他從2008年開始連續三年到慈濟參訪演講。他在2010年12月,參加第一屆「慈濟論壇──環境與宗教研討會之後,在靜思精舍以「為甚麼這個世界需要慈濟?」為題發表演講。

克拉克教授說:「整個世界,尤其歐洲,宗教都在式微之中。原因是,宗教,或以宗教為名所造成的爭端,日益嚴重,甚至已經導致世界的分裂。」彼得‧克拉克教授說:「慈濟與證嚴上人強調入世救贖,大愛無國界的精神對於當今的宗教是一種拯救與提昇。」 

克拉克教授親自到慈濟環保站參觀做環保,他很想把慈濟環保推向非洲。克拉克教授有感,「許多宗教相信,當今的地球崩解是上帝的意旨,是人類遭天譴,不需要去改變與挽救。」他覺得慈濟將環保付諸行動,落實社區、落實生活,人人皆有環保的責任,這是其他宗教應該效法的對象。

 

學歷:

1. Ph.D, London University (King's College). (英國倫敦大學國王學院博士)

Discipline: Sociology of Religion.(宗教社會學)

Topic: Islamic Millenarianism.(主題:伊斯蘭千禧年主義)

2. M.Phil, London University (King's College)(英國倫敦大學國王學院碩士)

Field: History, Philosophy and Sociology of Religion
(研究領域:歷史,哲學和宗教社會學)
Topic: Islamic sectarianism. The case of the Ismailis. 
(主題:伊斯蘭宗派主義) 

3. M.A., London University (School of Oriental & African Studies: SOAS)(倫敦大學東方與非洲研究學院碩士)

Field: History.(研究領域:歷史)

Dissertation Topic: Christian missionary strategies in Africa in the late 19th and early 20th century
(論文選題:19世紀末和20世紀初基督教在非洲傳教的策略)

4. M.A., Oxford University(英國牛津大學碩士) 

Field: British and European History.(研究領域:英國和歐洲歷史)

Specialization: Mediaeval Italian history.(專門研究:中世紀義大利的歷史) 

  

曾任學術職務回頂端


1.Professorial member of the Faculty of Theology and tutor in the Sociology of Religion, University of Oxford (From September 2000).(英國牛津大學神學院宗教社會學教授)

2.Professor Emeritus of the History and Sociology of Religion at King's College, the University of London.(英國倫敦大學國王學院宗教歷史與社會學系名譽教授)

3.Honorary Professor, University of Birmingham.(英國伯明翰大學名譽教授)

4.Ford Foundation International Scholar, Houston, Texas.(美國德州休士頓福特基金會國際學者)

5.Senior Research Associate, Centre for Brazilian Studies, University of Oxford.(英國牛津大學巴西研究中心高級研究員)

6.Founding editor of the Journal of Contemporary Religion(當代宗教期刊創刊編輯) 

 

曾任學術委員會成員回頂端


 Member of the International Advisory Board of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NOW) (elected May 2003 for three years)

(荷蘭科學研究組織國際顧問委員會會員)


出版著作回頂端


1.The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion by Peter Clarke (Jan 15, 2009)

2.The World's Religions: Continuities and Transformations by Peter B. Clarke and Peter Beyer (Jan 15, 2009)

3.Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements by Peter B Clarke (Mar 27, 2008)

4.New Religions in Global Perspective by Peter B.Clarke (Mar 16, 2007)

5.Playful Religion: Challenges for the Study of Religion by Andre Droogers, Peter B. Clarke, Grace Davie, and Sidney M. Greenfield (Nov 1, 2006)

6.Japanese New Religions in Global Perspective (New Religious Movements) by Peter B. Clarke and Peter B. Clarke (Jul 21, 2000)

7.New Trends and Developments in the World of Islam by Peter B. Clarke (Jan 2000)

8.Bibliography of Japanese New Religious Movements by Peter B Clarke (Apr 15, 1999)

9.New Trends and Developments in African Religions by Peter B. Clarke (Oct 30, 1998)

10.New Religious Movements in Western Europe: An Annotated Bibliography by Elisabeth Arweck and Peter Clarke (Apr 30, 1997)

11.Mahdism in West Africa: The Ijebu Mahdiyya Movement by Peter B. Clarke (Dec 1996)

12.The World's Religions: Understanding the Living Faiths by Peter B. Clarke (Apr 28, 1994)

13.Japanese New Religions in the West by Peter B. Clarke and Jeffrey Somers (Jan 1, 1994)

14.Religion Defined and Explained by Peter B. Clarke and Peter Byrne (Apr 1993)

15.The World's Religions: The Study of Religion, Traditional and New Religion by Peter Clarke and Stewart Sutherland (Dec. 31, 1991)

16.The World's Religions: Islam by Peter Clarke (Dec. 13, 1990)

17.The New Evangelists: Recruitment Methods and Aims of New Religious Movements by Peter Clarke (June 1988)

 

慈濟相關研究回頂端



.New Religions in Global Perspective: A Study of Religious Change in Modern