The Politics of Spirituality: A Study of a Renewal Process in an English Diocese

The Politics of Spirituality: A Study of a Renewal Process in an English Diocese

by Michael P. Hornsby-Smith, John Fulton, Margaret I. Norris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198277768

ISBN-13: 9780198277767

Pub. Date: 09/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book provides the first in-depth case study of "Renew," a pastoral program of religious revitalization originated in the United States in 1976 and now widely adopted throughout the Roman Catholic world. Initiated from the top down in a hierarchically-structured church, it can be seen as an example of clerical attempts to stimulate and control lay spirituality

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This book provides the first in-depth case study of "Renew," a pastoral program of religious revitalization originated in the United States in 1976 and now widely adopted throughout the Roman Catholic world. Initiated from the top down in a hierarchically-structured church, it can be seen as an example of clerical attempts to stimulate and control lay spirituality in a controlled manner. The authors look at the history of organizations within the Roman Catholic Church and the effects of modernity on religious practice. The work will be of special interest to sociologists and students of the sociology of religion, as well as students of theology and religious studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198277767
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
1Research Design and Perspectives1
2A Theoretical Frame27
3The Adoption of RENEW51
4Parish Mobilization for RENEW73
4An Assessment of the Diocesan Experience93
6The Experience of RENEW in the Parishes117
7The Politics of Social Concern149
8The Outcomes of RENEW178
9The Politics of Spirituality203
App. 1: Coding Framework for Soft Data Analysis225
App. 2: Parishioner Questionnaire235
App. 3: Questionnaire for Small Group Members238
App. 4: Assessment of RENEW in Retrospect240
Bibliography242
Index247

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