Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Social Sciences » Sociology of Religion

Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice

By Graham Ward

RRP $76.95 $56.72   Save $20.23 (26%)
Price includes NZ wide delivery!
Ships from UK
Order now for Christmas delivery
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback / softback, 194 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 02 December 2004
The book sets out to address and answer three questions from the point of view of Christian theology. The first is, from where does theology speak? The second is, what are the mechanisms whereby cultures change? The third is, how might we conceive the relationship between the contemporary production of theological discourse and the transformation of cultures more generally? Drawing upon the work of standpoint epistemologists, cultural anthropologists and social scientists, the book argues that public acts of interpretation are involvements in renegotiating the future direction of cultural change. Though the enquiry is conducted from one particular standpoint - Christian theology - the observations and suggestions it makes regarding cultural transformation and the defense it makes of syncretism have more general application.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Governing Question I: From what place does theology speak?; Governing Question II: How do cultures change?; Governing Question III: What is the relationship between religious practices and cultural transformation?

About the Author

Graham Ward was formerly Dean of Peterhouse, Cambridge and is now Professor of Contextual Theology and Ethics at the University of Manchester.

Reviews

'The book's great strength lies in its rehabilitation of religious discourse as a legitimate challenge to 'the secular logics of Western global capitalism'. So its focus is 'the negotiation between Christian living and thinking and the contemporary world'.' Church Times '... erudite and challenging ... highly commended. It is a well-researched, discerning and insightful piece of work. ... any 'student' with a heart for apologetics and cultural transformation will find it most illuminating.' Expository Times 'Graham Ward is one of the best known representatives of Radical Orthodoxy ... [provides] a more general model for understanding how cultures change, especially whether and how religious practice can shape the cultural transformation. ... well written, demonstrating Ward's admirable mastery of the theories from various fields.' Ars Disputandi ' ... this is a book about the essential criteria for theological 'credibility' in general ... here is a project which I think certainly demands to be taken very seriously indeed.' Theology

EAN: 9780521540742
ISBN: 0521540747
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions: 22.71 x 16.15 x 1.35 centimetres (0.35 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.