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Lived Religion

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Lived Religion by Meredith B McGuire Book Summary:

How can we grasp the complex religious lives of individuals such as Peter, an ordained Protestant minister who has little attachment to any church but centers his highly committed religious practice on peace-and-justice activism? Or Hannah, a devout Jew whose rich spiritual life revolves around her women's spirituality group and the daily practice of meditative dance? Or Laura, who identifies as Catholic but rarely attends Mass, and engages daily in Buddhist-style meditation at her home altar arranged with symbols of Mexican American popular religion? Diverse religious practices such as these have long baffled scholars, whose research often starts with the assumption that individuals commit, or refuse to commit, to an entire institutionally framed package of beliefs and practices. Meredith McGuire points the way forward toward a new way of understanding religion. She argues that scholars must study religion not as it is defined by religious organizations, but as it is actually lived in people's everyday lives. Drawing on her own extensive fieldwork, as well as recent work by others, McGuire explores the many, seemingly mundane, ways that individuals practice their religions and develop their spiritual lives. By examining the many eclectic and creative practices -- of body, mind, emotion, and spirit -- that have been invisible to researchers, she offers a fuller and more nuanced understanding of contemporary religion.

Lived Religion in America

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Lived Religion in America by David D. Hall Book Summary:

"A fascinating collection that graphically demonstrates how participants become subtle theologians of 'lived religion' in America, from (Mrs. Cowman's STREAMS IN THE DESERT to) Ojibway hymn-singing to rustic homesteading and the 'Women's Aglow' movement".--John Butler, Yale University.

Everyday Lived Islam in Europe

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Everyday Lived Islam in Europe by Dr Nadia Jeldtoft,Dr Nathal M Dessing,Professor Jørgen S Nielsen,Professor Linda Woodhead Book Summary:

This book offers a new direction for the study of contemporary Islam by focusing on what being Muslim means in people’s everyday lives. It complements existing studies by focusing not on mosque-going, activist Muslims, but on how people live out their faith in schools, workplaces and homes, and in dealing with problems of health, wellbeing and relationships. As well as offering fresh empirical studies of everyday lived Islam, the book offers a new approach which calls for the study of ‘official’ religion and everyday ‘tactical’ religion in relation to one another. It discusses what this involves, the methods it requires, and how it relates to existing work in Islamic Studies.

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

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The Blue Sapphire of the Mind by Douglas E. Christie Book Summary:

"There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.

Personal Knowledge and Beyond

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Personal Knowledge and Beyond by James V. Spickard,Shawn Landres,Meredith B. McGuire Book Summary:

Personal Knowledge and Beyond" seeks to foster a cross-disciplinary rethinking of ethnography's possibilities and limits for the study of religions. It provides an overview of recent debates while also pushing them in new directions

Lived Religion

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Lived Religion by Heinz Streib,Astrid Dinter,Kerstin Söderblom Book Summary:

This volume presents empirical studies, exegetical and historical investigations, contributions on practical theology and religious education gravitating around the concept of 'lived religion,' which suggests fresh attention to the body, perception, experience, everyday life, and biography.

Lived Religion and the Long Reformation in Northern Europe c. 1300–1700

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Lived Religion and the Long Reformation in Northern Europe c. 1300–1700 by Raisa Maria Toivo,Sari Katajala-Peltomaa Book Summary:

Using "lived religion" as its conceptual tool, this book explores how the Reformation showed itself in and was influenced by lay people's everyday lives. It reinvestigates the character of the Reformation in what later became the heartlands of Lutheranism.

Religion, Religious Ethics and Nursing

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Religion, Religious Ethics and Nursing by Marsha D. Fowler, PhD, MDiv, MS,,Sheryl Reimer Kirkham, PhD, RN,Rick Sawatzky, PhD, RN,Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN Book Summary:

"[This] is a book that challenges you to step back and broaden your thinking about religion in general and religion in nursing...Nurses at all levels will appreciate the applications to nursing practice, theory, and research."--Journal of Christian Nursing "The Reverend Dr. Marsha Fowler and her colleagues have written a landmark book that will change and enlighten the discourse on religion and spirituality in nursing. The authors address the awkward silence on religion in nursing theory and education and with insightful scholarship move beyond the current level of knowledge and limited discourse on religion in nursing theory, education and practice. This book is path-breaking in that [it] gives many new ways to think about the relationships between ethics, health, caregiving, moral imagination, religion and spirituality." From the Foreword by Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor Emerita of Nursing Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Nursing University of California, San Francisco The past 25 years have witnessed an escalating discussion on the role of spirituality within health care. This scholarly volume is rooted in the belief that not only is religion integral to nursing care, but the religious beliefs of both nurse and patient can significantly influence care and its outcome. It offers an in-depth analysis of the ways in which religion influences the discipline of nursing, its practitioners, and treatment outcomes. Through the contributions of an international cadre of nurse scholars representing the world's major religious traditions, the book explores how theories, history and theologies shape the discipline, bioethical decision making, and the perspective of the nurse or patient who embraces a particular religion. It examines the commonalities between the values and thinking of nursing and religion and identifies basic domains in which additional research is necessary. The authors believe that ultimately, scholarly dialogue on the relationship between religion and nursing will foster and enhance nursing practice that is ethical and respectful of personal values. Key Features: Offers in-depth analysis of how religion influences the discipline of nursing, its practitioners, and treatment outcomes Uses critical theories to explore the intersections of religion, ethics, culture, health, gender, power, and health policy Includes an overview of all major world religions Focuses on the implications of religion for nursing practice rather than nursing interventions Designed for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students, nurse academicians and clinicians

Strengthening Families and Ending Abuse

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Strengthening Families and Ending Abuse by Nancy Nason-Clark,Barbara Fisher-Townsend,Victoria Fahlberg Book Summary:

Strengthening families of different varieties and ending abuse in the myriad of forms through which it surfaces is God's way of bringing peace and safety to Christian homes across the world. We challenge congregations, their leaders, and the men, women, and youth who faithfully support them to consider their personal role in bringing this vision--inspired by the Scriptures--into reality. Together our voices can be strong. We are united in our belief that every home should be a safe home, every home a shelter from the storms of life, every home a place where we are supported, treated with respect and dignity, and every home a place where men and women are encouraged to be all they can be. It is a tall order. It is a dream to guide our personal conduct and to measure our congregational and community life. We are far from reaching this goal--but toward it we strive.

Rescripting Religion in the City

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Rescripting Religion in the City by Dr Alana Harris Book Summary:

Rescripting Religion in the City explores the role of faith and religious practices as strategies for understanding and negotiating the migratory experience. Leading international scholars draw on case studies of urban settings in the global north and south. Presenting a nuanced understanding of the religious identities of migrants within the 'modern metropolis' this book makes a significant contribution to fields as diverse as twentieth-century immigration history, the sociology of religion and migration studies, as well as historical and urban geography and practical theology.

Theology in Service to the Church

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Theology in Service to the Church by Allan Hugh Cole Jr. Book Summary:

As a global religion with growing numbers of expressions, Christianity calls for deepening relationships across traditions while also formulating collaborative visions. A thriving church will require Christians from various traditions and on varying trajectories to become familiar with one another, appreciate one another, and work in common service to God in Jesus Christ. In this book, a group of thirteen distinguished scholars from around the world and representing a range of Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant perspectives demonstrate how theological reflection and broad-based ecumenical conversations may serve the church. Reflecting on numerous salient matters facing the global church, these scholars model what may be accomplished in ecumenical conversations that recognize the gifts that come with unity across diversity among those who seek to be faithful to Jesus Christ.

Emotions and Religious Dynamics

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Emotions and Religious Dynamics by Mr Nathaniel A Warne,Professor Douglas J. Davies Book Summary:

We all feel emotions and are moved to action by them. Religious communities often select and foster certain emotions over others. Without understanding this it is hard to grasp the way groups view the world and each other. Often, it is the underlying emotional pattern of a group rather than its doctrines that either divides it from, or attracts it to, others. These issues, so important in today's world, are explored in this book in a genuinely interdisciplinary way by anthropologists, psychologists, theologians and historians of religion, and in some detailed studies of well and less well known religious traditions from across the world.

Christian Congregational Music

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Christian Congregational Music by Dr Carolyn Landau,Dr Monique Ingalls,Mr Tom Wagner Book Summary:

Christian Congregational Music explores the role of congregational music in Christian religious experience, examining how musicians and worshippers perform, identify with and experience belief through musical praxis. Contributors from a broad range of fields, including music studies, theology, literature, and cultural anthropology, present interdisciplinary perspectives on a variety of congregational musical styles - from African American gospel music, to evangelical praise and worship music, to Mennonite hymnody - within contemporary Europe and North America. In addressing the themes of performance, identity and experience, the volume explores several topics of interest to a broader humanities and social sciences readership, including the influence of globalization and mass mediation on congregational music style and performance; the use of congregational music to shape multifaceted identities; the role of mass mediated congregational music in shaping transnational communities; and the function of music in embodying and imparting religious belief and knowledge. In demonstrating the complex relationship between ‘traditional’ and ‘contemporary’ sounds and local and global identifications within the practice of congregational music, the plurality of approaches represented in this book, as well as the range of musical repertoires explored, aims to serve as a model for future congregational music scholarship.

Queer Christianities

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Queer Christianities by Kathleen T. Talvacchia,Michael F. Pettinger,Mark Larrimore Book Summary:

Queerness and Christianity, often depicted as mutually exclusive, both challenge received notions of the good and the natural. Nowhere is this challenge more visible than in the identities, faiths, and communities that queer Christians have long been creating. As Christians they have staked a claim for a Christianity that is true to their self-understandings. How do queer-identified persons understand their religious lives? And in what ways do the lived experiences of queer Christians respond to traditions and reshape them in contemporary practice? Queer Christianities integrates the perspectives of queer theory, religious studies, and Christian theology into a lively conversation—both transgressive and traditional—about the fundamental questions surrounding the lives of queer Christians. The volume contributes to the emerging scholarly discussion on queer religious experiences as lived both within communities of Christian confession, as well as outside of these established communities. Organized around traditional Christian states of life—celibacy, matrimony, and what is here provocatively conceptualized as promiscuity—this work reflects the ways in which queer Christians continually reconstruct and multiply the forms these states of life take. Queer Christianities challenges received ideas about sexuality and religion, yet remains true to Christian self-understandings that are open to further enquiry and to further queerness.

Beyond Sacred and Secular

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Beyond Sacred and Secular by Sultan Tepe Book Summary:

Comparing the politics of Judaism and Islam, this book demonstrates that common religious political party characteristics in Israel and Turkey can be as striking as their differences.

Everyday Religion

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Everyday Religion by Nancy Tatom Ammerman Book Summary:

Attempting to let 'everyday religion' raise critical questions about how we understand the role of religion in society, this book examines the social circumstances of religion's presence and absence.

Vernacular Religion in Everyday Life

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Vernacular Religion in Everyday Life by Marion Bowman,Ulo Valk Book Summary:

Vernacular religion is religion as people experience, understand, and practice it. It shapes everyday culture and disrupts the traditional boundaries between 'official' and 'folk' religion. The book analyses vernacular religion in a range of Christian denominations as well as in indigenous and New Age religion from the nineteenth century to today. How these differing expressions of belief are shaped by their individual, communal and national contexts is also explored. What is revealed is the consistency of genres, the persistence of certain key issues, and how globalization in all its cultural and technological forms is shaping contemporary faith practice. The book will be valuable to students of ethnology, folklore, religious studies, and anthropology.

Trauma and Lived Religion

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Trauma and Lived Religion by R Ruard Ganzevoort,Srdjan Sremac Book Summary:

This book focuses on the power of the 'ordinary', 'everydayness' and 'embodiment' as keys to exploring the intersection of trauma and the everyday reality of religion. It critically investigates traumatic experiences from a perspective of lived religion, and therefore, examines how trauma is articulated and lived in the foreground of people's concrete, material actualities. Trauma and Lived Religion seeks to demonstrate the vital relevance between the concept of lived religion and the study of trauma, and the reciprocal relationship between the two. A central question in this volume therefore focuses on the key dimensions of body, language, memory, testimony, and ritual. It will be of interest to academics in the fields of sociology, psychology, and religious studies with a focus on lived religion and trauma studies, across various religions and cultural contexts.

The Virgin of El Barrio

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The Virgin of El Barrio by Kristy Nabhan-Warren Book Summary:

In 1998, a Mexican American woman named Estela Ruiz began seeing visions of the Virgin Mary in south Phoenix. The apparitions and messages spurred the creation of Mary’s Ministries, a Catholic evangelizing group, and its sister organization, ESPIRITU, which focuses on community-based initiatives and social justice for Latinos/as. Based on ten years of participant observation and in-depth interviews, The Virgin of El Barrio traces the spiritual transformation of Ruiz, the development of the community that has sprung up around her, and the international expansion of their message. Their organizations blend popular and official Catholicism as well as evangelical Protestant styles of praise and worship, shedding light on Catholic responses to the tensions between popular and official piety and the needs of Mexican Americans.

Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes

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Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes by Nancy Tatom Ammerman Book Summary:

Nancy Tatom Ammerman examines the stories Americans tell of their everyday lives, from dinner table to office and shopping mall to doctor's office, about the things that matter most to them and the routines they take for granted, and the times and places where the everyday and ordinary meet the spiritual. In addition to interviews and observation, Ammerman bases her findings on a photo elicitation exercise and oral diaries, offering a window into the presence and absence of religion and spirituality in ordinary lives and in ordinary physical and social spaces. The stories come from a diverse array of ninety-five Americans — both conservative and liberal Protestants, African American Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Mormons, Wiccans, and people who claim no religious or spiritual proclivities — across a range that stretches from committed religious believers to the spiritually neutral. Ammerman surveys how these people talk about what spirituality is, how they seek and find experiences they deem spiritual, and whether and how religious traditions and institutions are part of their spiritual lives.

Religion and Healing in America

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Religion and Healing in America by Linda L. Barnes,Susan Starr Sered Book Summary:

Americans have long been aware of the phenomenon loosely known as faith healing. Such practices most often received attention when they came into conflict with biomedical practice. During the 1990s, however, the American cultural landscape changed dramatically and religious healing became acommonplace feature of our society. The essays in this book chart this new reality. Insofar as healing traditions constitute the meeting ground or point of conflict between different groups, argue the authors, they provide a powerful lens through which to examine cultural changes at work. Each ofthe papers offers a particular case study. Many emphasize gender, race, ethnicity, and class as key components of healing experiences.


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Choice by N.A Book Summary:

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Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists

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Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists by Mark Lee Hunter,gratuit,Unesco Book Summary:

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The Polish Review

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Faith in African Lived Christianity

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Faith in African Lived Christianity by Karen Lauterbach,Mika Vähäkangas Book Summary:

Faith in African Lived Christianity brings together anthropology and theology in the study of how faith shapes the understanding of social life in Africa. It offers discussions on positionality, method, and political, social and ecological aspects of African Christian spirituality.

Digital Religion, Social Media, and Culture

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Digital Religion, Social Media, and Culture by Pauline Hope Cheong,Charles Ess,Peter Fischer-Nielsen,Stefan Gelfgren Book Summary:

This anthology - the first of its kind in eight years - collects some of the best and most current research and reflection on the complex interactions between religion and computer-mediated communication (CMC). The contributions cohere around the central question: how will core religious understandings of identity, community and authority shape and be (re)shaped by the communicative possibilities of Web 2.0? The authors gathered here address these questions in three distinct ways: through contemporary empirical research on how diverse traditions across the globe seek to take up the technologies and affordances of contemporary CMC; through investigations that place these contemporary developments in larger historical and theological contexts; and through careful reflection on the theoretical dimensions of research on religion and CMC. In their introductory and concluding essays, the editors uncover and articulate the larger intersections and patterns suggested by individual chapters, including trajectories for future research.

Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia

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Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia by Heather J. Coleman Book Summary:

Introduction: faith and story in imperial Russia / Heather J. Coleman -- The miraculous healing of the mute Sergei Ivanov, 22 February 1833 / Christine D. Worobec -- The miraculous revival and death of princess Anna Fedorovna Golitsyna, 22 may 1834 / Christine D. Worobec -- Monastic incarceration in imperial Russia / A.J. Demoskoff -- Letters to and from Russian Orthodox spiritual elders (startsy) / Irina Paert -- Sermons of the Crimean War / Mara Kozelsky -- The diary of a priest / Laurie Manchester -- "Another voice from the lord": an Orthodox sermon on Christianity, science, and natural disaster / Nicholas Breyfogle -- A Ukrainian priest's son remembers his father's life and ministry / Heather J. Coleman -- Akathist to the most holy birth-giver of god in honor of her miracle-working icon named "Kazan" / Vera Shevzov -- A nineteenth-century life of St. Stefan of Perm (c. 1340-96) / Robert H. Greene -- Written confessions to father John of Kronstadt, 1898-1908 / Nadieszda Kizenko -- An obituary of priest Ioann Mikhailovich Orlovskii / Laurie Manchester -- Not something ordinary, but a great mystery: Old Believer ritual in the late imperial period / Roy R. Robson -- Orthodox petitions for the transfer of the holy relics of St. Stefan of Perm, 1909 / Robert H. Greene -- Dechristianization in holy Rus?: religious observance in Vladimir diocese, 1900-1913 / Gregory L. Freeze -- Petitions to the Holy Synod regarding miracle-working icons / Vera Shevzov -- Missionary priests' reports from Siberia / Aileen Friesen -- Petitions to "brother Ioann" Churikov, 1914 / Page Herrlinger -- Archimandrite Toviia (Tsymbal), prior of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra: memoirs and diaries (selections) / Scott M. Kenworthy -- "From ignorance to truth": a baptist conversion narrative / Heather J. Coleman.

Religion, the Social Context

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Religion, the Social Context by Meredith B. McGuire Book Summary:

McGuire provides students with an integrated overview of the subject and a useful basis for critical evaluation.

Seven Ways of Looking at Religion

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Seven Ways of Looking at Religion by Benjamin Schewel Book Summary:

The author organizes and evaluates the prevalent narratives of religious history that scholars have deployed over the past century and are advancing today. He argues that contemporary scholarly discourse on religion can be categorized according to seven central narratives: subtraction, renewal, transsecular, postnaturalist, construct, perennial, and developmental. He examines the basic logic, insights, and limitations of each of these narratives which offers an incisive, broad, and original perspective on religion in the modern world.

The Geography of Religion

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The Geography of Religion by Roger W. Stump Book Summary:

The only book of its kind, this balanced and accessibly written text explores the geographical study of religion. Roger W. Stump presents a clear and meticulous examination of the intersection of religious belief and practice with the concepts of place and space. He begins by analyzing the factors that have shaped the spatial distributions of religious groups, including the seminal events that have fostered the organization of religions in diverse hearths and the subsequent processes of migration and conversion that have spread religious beliefs. The author then assesses how major religions have diversified as they have become established in disparate places, producing a variety of religious systems from a common tradition. Stump explores the efforts of religious groups to control secular space at various scales, relating their own uses of particular spaces and the meanings they attribute to space beyond the boundaries of their own communities. Examining sacred space as a diverse but recurring theme in religious belief, the book considers its role in religious forms of spatial behavior and as a source of conflict within and between religious groups. Refreshingly jargon-free and impartial, this text provides a broad, comparative view of religion as a focus of geographical inquiry.

Lived Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

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Lived Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World by Valentino Gasparini,Maik Patzelt,Rubina Raja,Anna-Katharina Rieger,Jörg Rüpke,Emiliano Urciuoli Book Summary:

The Lived Ancient Religion project has radically changed perspectives on ancient religions and their supposedly personal or public character. This volume applies and further develops these methodological tools, new perspectives and new questions. The religious transformations of the Roman Imperial period appear in new light and more nuances by comparative confrontation and the integration of many disciplines. The contributions are written by specialists from a variety of disciplinary contexts (Jewish Studies, Theology, Classics, Early Christian Studies) dealing with the history of religion of the Mediterranean, West-Asian, and European area from the (late) Hellenistic period to the (early) Middle Ages and shaped by their intensive exchange. From the point of view of their respective fields of research, the contributors engage with discourses on agency, embodiment, appropriation and experience. They present innovative research in four fields also of theoretical debate, which are “Experiencing the Religious”, “Switching the Code”, „A Thing Called Body“ and “Commemorating the Moment”.

Weal and Woe II

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Weal and Woe II by Reinder Ruard Ganzevoort,Anne-Claire Mulder Book Summary:

The present volume of the Kampen research group in practical theology and ethics reflects on some striking results of quantitative and qualitative research among Dutch students of Christian teacher colleges. Most of the students, who are preparing for the profession of primary school teacher, make hardly any reference to religious concepts such as salvation or evil. Three interviews bring to light interesting constructions of biography, religion and faith, in which relations with parents, friends, and fellow students along with the struggle for a coherent (religious) view on life figure prominently.

Skills in Religious Studies

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Skills in Religious Studies by Jo Fageant,S. C. Mercier Book Summary:

Dealing with worship, the home, sciptures and key beliefs, this is one of three books which constitute an RE course for lower-secondary pupils. This revised edition matches the Locally Agreed Syllabuses and SCAA Models, and is designed to introduce the nature of religious belief and to encourage a greater knowledge and understanding of the six major religions. The three books are organized by religion, and non-specialist teachers are helped by the combination of detailed coverage and self-contained spreads.

Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice

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Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice by Giuseppe Giordan,William H. Swatos, Jr. Book Summary:

The current generation of young adults, at least in the Western world, has shown a marked tendency toward a preference for describing themselves as “spiritual” as contrasted to “religious.” This book seeks to examine the possible meanings and consequences associated with this contrast in terms of the similarities and differences that affect those who use these terms with respect to the everyday practices that they themselves employ or believe should follow from being self-defined as “religious” or “spiritual” – or not. The several chapters in this volume take up the religious-spiritual contrast specifically through investigations into practice: In what ways do people who claim to be “religious” or “spiritual” define these self-images as manifest in their own lives? How on a daily basis does a person who considers himself or herself “religious” or “spiritual” live out that self-image in specific ways that she or he can describe to others, even if not share with others? Are there ways that being “spiritual” can involve religion or ways that being “religious” can involve spirituality, and if so, how do these differ from concepts in prior eras (e.g., Ignatian spirituality, Orthodox spirituality, Anglican spirituality, etc.)? We also explore if there are institutions of spiritual practice to which those who term themselves “spiritual” turn, or if the difference implied by these terms may instead be between institutionalized and de-institutionalized expressions of practice, including but not limited to self-spiritualities.

Lived Religion, Conversion and Recovery

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Lived Religion, Conversion and Recovery by Srdjan Sremac,Ines W. Jindra Book Summary:

The central theme of this book is the nexus between the self, the social, and the sacred in conversion and recovery. The contributions explore the complex interactions that occur between the person, the sacred, and various recovery situations, which can include prisons, substance abuse recovery settings and domestic violence shelters. With an interdisciplinary approach to the study of conversion, the collection provides an opportunity for a better understanding of lived religion, guilt, shame, hope, forgiveness, narrative identity reconstruction, religious coping, religious conversion and spiritual transformation. This volume will be of interest to scholars and students of lived religion, religious conversion, recovery, homelessness, and substance dependence.

Religion: The Basics

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Religion: The Basics by Malory Nye Book Summary:

Is religion the same as culture? How does it fit with life in the modern world? Do you have to 'believe' to be part of one? From televangelism in the American South to the wearing of hijab in Britain and Egypt; from the rise of paganism to the aftermath of September 11th, this accessible guide looks at the ways in which religion interacts with the everyday world in which we live. A comprehensive introduction to the world of religion, it includes: * religion and culture * how power operates in religion * gender issues * the role of belief, rituals, and religious texts * religion in the contemporary world Religion: The Basics offers an invaluable and up-to-date overview for anyone wanting to find out more about this fascinating subject.

The Psychology Of Religion

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The Psychology Of Religion by Bernard Spilka Book Summary:

Theory in the psychology of religion is in a state of rapid development, and the present volume demonstrates how various positions in this field may be translated into original foundational work that will in turn encourage exploration in many directions. A number of new contributions are collected with previously published pieces to illustrate the

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology

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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology by Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore Book Summary:

Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub-disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life

Development and Faith

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Development and Faith by Katherine Marshall,Marisa Bronwyn Van Saanen Book Summary:

Publisher's description: The faith and development nexus is both a promising new focus for secular development agencies and a historic reality: for centuries, world faiths and individuals inspired by their faith have played many roles in social change and social welfare. Secular development agencies have largely operated in parallel to the world of faith-motivated development. The World Bank began in the late 1990s to explore ways in which faith and development are connected. The issue was not and is not about religion, but about the recognition that some of &… Show Morethe best experts on development are faith leaders living and working in poor communities, where strong ties and moral authority give them unique experience and insight. The World Bank's goal is to act as a catalyst and convenor, bringing together development practitioners to find common ground, understand one another's efforts, and explore differences. Development and Faith explores and highlights promising partnerships in the world between secular and faith development entities. It recounts the evolving history of relationships between faith and secular development institutions. It focuses on the Millennium Development Goals as a common framework for action and an opportunity for new forms of collaboration and partnership.

Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today’s Children

Lived Religion Faith And Practice In Everyday Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today’s Children by La Verne Tolbert Book Summary:

Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today's Children: A Holistic Approach answers questions about the most effective ways to help children, pre-teens, and teens develop spiritually. This collection of research gleaned from presentations during the Fourth Triennial Children's Spirituality Conference at Concordia University in 2012 is divided into four major sections: (1) theological and historical foundations, (2) engaging parents and congregations, (3) engaging methodologies, and (4) exploring children at risk, child pornography, social justice, intercultural diversity, and abstinence education. Researchers acknowledge that the home is the foundation for Christian nurture. In Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today's Children, both scholars and ministry leaders come together with parents to promote a holistic environment where children are encouraged to love, respect, and obey God. From birth to high school, children's voices resonate throughout these studies as they are invited to share their reflections and experiences. Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today's Children is a lively, easy-to-read collection that reflects a broad range of faith traditions and is ideal for all those who are committed to the spiritual development of children.