Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice
Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice  -     By: Graham Ward
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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.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 280
Vendor: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 (inches)
ISBN: 0521833264
ISBN-13: 9780521833264

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What is the relationship between Christian theology as a set of practices (liturgies, Bible readings, academic research, doctrinal commissions) and "culture" more generally? Graham Ward examines how cultural transformation happens and how the practices of theology can influence that transformation specifically. This essay in theological method offers a new approach to the nature of cultural activity interpretation.

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