Belief, Practice, Identity
'This volume brings together a significant set of reflections on the meaning of religion for the individual as well as society. In doing so it makes a timely and valuable contribution to our understanding both of individualizing tendencies within religion, and of appropriate theoretical and methodological responses to that shift.' Professor Linda Woodhead, Director AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme, Lancaster University, UK
Dr Abby Day is based at the University of Sussex, UK.
Contents: Introduction, Abby Day; Part I Belief: Cultural intensification: a theory for religion, Douglas Davies; Speaking personally: women making meaning through subjectivised belief, Janet Eccles; Young people's spirituality and the meaning of prayer, Sylvia Collins-Mayo; Who are the believers of religion in China?, Xiaowen Lu, Richard O'Leary and Yaojun Li. Part II Practice: New paradigm Christianity and commitment-formation: the case of Hope Filipino (Singapore), Jayeel Serrano Cornelio; A peaceable common: gathered wisdom from exemplar Muslim and Christian peacemakers, Kevin S. Reimer, Alvin C. Dueck, Joshua P. Morgan and Deborah E. Kessel; Autonomous conformism a " the paradox of entrepreneurial Protestantism. Spring harvest: a case study, Rob Warner; Social vs. spiritual capital in explaining philanthropic giving in a Muslim setting: the case of Turkey, Ali Aarkoglu. Part III Identity: Development of the religious self: a theoretical foundation for measuring religious identity, David M. Bell; Accommodating the individual and the social, the religious and the secular: modelling the parameters of discourse in 'religious' contexts, Peter Collins; Religion and the individual: a socio-legal perspective, Russell Sandberg; Freedom in chains: religion as an enabler and constraint in the lives of gay male Anglican clergy, Michael Keenan; Religious identity and millenarian belief in Santo Daime, Andrew Dawson; Index.