Bishops, Wives and Children: Spiritual Capital Across the Generations

Bishops, Wives and Children: Spiritual Capital Across the Generations

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ISBN-13: 9781409477303
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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About the Author

The Revd Professor Douglas J. Davies is Professor in the Study of Religion at the Department of Theology, Durham University, UK and has, for the past three years, been Director of the 'Clergy and British Society' project. He has published widely on a variety of topics, including the rural church, Mormonism and pastoral theology. Among his many distinguished volumes are Death, Ritual and Belief: The Rhetoric of Funerary Rites (1997); The Mormon Culture of Salvation: Force, Grace and Glory (2000); Anthropology and Theology (2002); An Introduction to Mormonism (2003), and Church and Religion in Rural England, (co-author, with Charles Watkins and Michael Winter; 1991).

Dr Mathew Guest is Lecturer in Theology and Society at the Department of Theology, Durham University, UK. From 2001-2004, he worked as Senior Research Associate to the 'Clergy and British Society' Project, taking particular responsibility for overseeing and managing the collection and analysis of empirical data. He has also published widely on contemporary British evangelicalism and on Christianity in general. He has co-authored Modern Christianity: Reviewing its Place in Britain Today (with Douglas Davies) (2000), co-edited Congregational Studies in the UK: Christianity in a Post-Christian Context (with Karin Tusting and Linda Woodhead) (2004), and is the author of Evangelical Identity and Contemporary Culture: A Congregational Study in Innovation (forthcoming).


Table of Contents

Contents: Religious leadership in a changing society; Bishop and Church: changing times and institutions; Changing persons, changing roles; Suffragan and diocesan bishops; The place of clergy wives: a 'shared ministry'?; Growing up clerical; Clergy children and religious identity; Clergy children, work and professional identity; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.


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