ISBN-10:
0674027647
ISBN-13:
9780674027640
Pub. Date:
03/28/2008
Publisher:
Harvard
Crossing and Dwelling: A Theory of Religion

Crossing and Dwelling: A Theory of Religion

by Thomas A. Tweed
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ISBN-13: 9780674027640
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Thomas A. Tweed is W. Harold and Martha Welch Endowed Chair in American Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

1. Itineraries: Locating Theory and Theorists

2. Boundaries: Constitutive Terms, Orienting Tropes, and Exegetical Fussiness

3. Confluences: Toward a Theory of Religion

4. Dwelling: The Kinetics of Homemaking

5. Crossing: The Kinetics of Itinerancy

Conclusion: An Itinerary

Notes

Illustration Credits

Acknowledgments

Index

What People are Saying About This

Tweed boldly offers here a new and differently devised definition of religion. And he anchors that definition in widely disparate phenomena of religious life around the globe. It is refreshing to see an analysis that moves wisely beyond the insularity of past debates. This book will stir some still waters and elicit a profitable exchange of ideas.

Ann Taves

Crossing and Dwelling provides a strikingly new and compelling theory of religion. Religions, Tweed argues, are much like watches and compasses: they help people find their bearings. Throughout he offers numerous examples from a variety of traditions and contexts to illustrate the way that his theory works. Tweed's engaging writing style should make the book accessible to a wide range of readers. --(Ann Taves, University of California at Santa Barbara)

Daniel Pals

Tweed boldly offers here a new and differently devised definition of religion. And he anchors that definition in widely disparate phenomena of religious life around the globe. It is refreshing to see an analysis that moves wisely beyond the insularity of past debates. This book will stir some still waters and elicit a profitable exchange of ideas. --(Daniel Pals, University of Miami)

Bruce B. Lawrence

This is a masterpiece. It belongs on everyone's shelf next to William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience. Tweed's book is at once elegant and informed, a thorough intellectual sighting of religion. --(Bruce B. Lawrence, Duke University)

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