Lived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life
Oxford University Press, 22 aug. 2008 - 304 pagina's
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.
Wat mensen zeggen - Een review schrijven
We hebben geen reviews gevonden op de gebruikelijke plaatsen.
Historicizing the Sociology of Religion
US Latinos and Latinas
Southern White Evangelicals
Why Bodies Matter
6 Embodied Practices for Healing and Wholeness
Overige edities - Alles bekijken
activities African American beliefs and practices blending blessing bodily body bricolage Catholic celebrations century chapter Christian church commitment concept congregation considered contested creative cultural definitional boundaries described diverse divine power eclecticism embodied practices emotional engage especially ethnic evangelical everyday example gender roles gious healing practices health and healing Historian historical holistic hybridity important individual religious interview involved Latinos linked lived religion Long Reformation magic McGuire meanings meditation Mexican American modern movements Muir Nancy Ammerman nonmedical healing norms official religions Orsi participants popular religious expressions popular religious practices popular religious traditions popular traditions prac prayer Prayer of Jabez profane Promise Keepers promote Protestant religious beliefs religious experience religious groups religious lives ritual ritual practices sacred sacred-profane dichotomy saints SanterŪa scholars sense sexuality shrine singing social society sociologists sociology of religion southern evangelical Spickard spiritual practices syncretism tices understand women