Christian Language and Its Mutations: Essays in Sociological Understanding

Christian Language and Its Mutations: Essays in Sociological Understanding

by David Lozell Martin
     
 

This book explores how Christian language alters in various social, cultural, historical and religious contexts. Having delineated the core language of Christianity, David Martin analyses how it mutates in different historical and social contexts, notably: peace and war; the arts - particularly painting and music; the sacred space (the city) and the sacred text… See more details below

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This book explores how Christian language alters in various social, cultural, historical and religious contexts. Having delineated the core language of Christianity, David Martin analyses how it mutates in different historical and social contexts, notably: peace and war; the arts - particularly painting and music; the sacred space (the city) and the sacred text (the liturgy); education; and the global situation of Christianity and contemporary secular society - evangelicalism, rational religion, Pentecostalism and Base Communities. Presenting a unique perspective to show how and why Christianity alters according to context, this book will prove insightful and accessible to students, clergy and general readers alike.

David Martin is Honorary Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University, and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, UK. He is the author of some two dozen books, including many landmark titles in the sociology of religion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754607403
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.47(d)

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