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Redeeming the Broken Body: Church and State after Disaster
     

Redeeming the Broken Body: Church and State after Disaster

by Gabriel A. Santos
 

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This book examines how repertoires of speech and action that are often considered to be mutually exclusive--those of church and state--clash or unite during the postdisaster period as local communities and cities struggle to establish a stable collective identity. Based on an analysis of forty in-depth interviews with disaster-response participants and over 325

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This book examines how repertoires of speech and action that are often considered to be mutually exclusive--those of church and state--clash or unite during the postdisaster period as local communities and cities struggle to establish a stable collective identity. Based on an analysis of forty in-depth interviews with disaster-response participants and over 325 print-media sources, this study explores, first, the extent to which ministers and citizens challenge statist narratives in order to publicly relay theological views; second, the cultural processes by which local places are nationalized and theologized; and third, the ecclesiological convictions necessary to peaceably advance the work of Christ's body after disasters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621890447
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Theopolitical Visions , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
699 KB

Meet the Author

Gabriel A. Santos is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Lynchburg College.

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