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Title Pastoral bearings : lived religion and pastoral theology / edited by Jane F. Maynard, Leonard Hummel, and Mary Clark Moschella
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 298 pages) : illustrations
Contents Pastoral bearings : lived religion and pastoral theology / Jane F. Maynard, Mary Clark Moschella, and Leonard Hummel -- Theological reflection and theories of practice : rethinking normative memory as if bodies matter / Mary McClintock Fulkerson -- Weaving a communal narrative : Agape United Methodist Church / Karen D. Scheib and Barbara Hedges-Goettl -- Culture-coded care : ecclesial beliefs, practices, and artifacts in response to illness / Susan J. Dunlap -- Homeless in Seattle : a lived religion of hospitality / Sharon G. Thornton -- Resisting stares and stereotypes : affirming life / Janet E. Schaller -- Baptist clergywomen's narratives : reinterpreting the southern Baptist convention schism / Eileen R. Campbell-Reed -- "Spiritual but not religious" : how small groups in America redefine religion / Jean Heriot -- Lively choruses : relational dance with God / Lonnie Yoder -- Pastoral care and counseling in independent evangelical charismatic churches in Ghana : a Barthian theological perspective / Esther E. Acolatse -- Religion in Thailand : pastoral theological reflection from the perspective of Thai Buddhist monks / Siroj Sorajjakool
Summary The study of lived religion is an enterprise which attempts to elucidate how 'ordinary' men and women in all times and places draw on religious behavior, media, and meanings to make sense of themselves and their world. Through the influence of liberation theology and postmodernism, pastoral theologians_like other scholars of religion_have begun more closely to examine the particularity of religious practice that is reflected through the rubric of lived religion. Pastoral Bearings offers up ten studies that exemplify the usefulness of the lived religion paradigm to the field of pastoral theology. The volume presents detailed qualitative research focused on the everyday beliefs and practices of individuals and groups and explores the implications of lived religion for interdisciplinary conversation, intercultural and gender analysis, and congregational studies. Reflecting upon the utility of this approach for pastoral theological research, education, and pastoral care, the studies collected in Pastoral Bearings demonstrate the importance of the study of lived religion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index
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Subject Christian sociology.
Pastoral theology.
Form Electronic book
Author Hummel, Leonard M.
Maynard, Jane Frances.
Moschella, Mary Clark.
LC no. 2009051179
ISBN 0739123602 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0739123610 (Trade Paper)
073914247X (electronic bk.)
9780739123607 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780739123614
9780739142479 (electronic bk.)