Christian Language and Its Mutations (Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series): Essays in Sociological Understandingby David Martin
Pub. Date: 10/14/2002
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
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.
- Ashgate Publishing, Limited
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- Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series
- Product dimensions:
- 6.38(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.79(d)
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