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Communitas

By E. Turner
  • ISBN Code: : 1137016426
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 258
  • Category : Philosophy
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Communitas is inspired fellowship; a group's pleasure in sharing common experiences; being 'in the zone' - as in music, sport, and work; the sense felt by a group when their life together takes on full meaning. The experience of communitas, almost beyond strict definition and with almost endless variations, often appears unexpectedly.

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  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 890
  • Pdf File: pilgrim-spirituality.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A pilgrim-themed spirituality for Christian formation, Pilgrim Spirituality resources everyday Christianity, congregational life, social outreach, and religious travel through definitional frames of pilgrimage. Pilgrimage is a prominent biblical image. Yet, despite its contemporary resurgence, its capacity for Christian formation remains untapped. While our understanding of pilgrimage has been too narrow, we lack a definitional framework that fosters transformational practice. Definitions matter, thought creates possibilities, and intentionality enhances experience. Recognizing pilgrimage as a comprehensive expression of the Christian life, Pilgrim Spirituality provides tools for perceiving spiritual possibilities, engaging situational context, and interpreting lived experience. Espousing both personal and social holiness, Pilgrim Spirituality gives definitional status to the Other, attends to the self, and seeks the presence of God in the facts in which we find ourselves. Pilgrim Spirituality examines Christian concepts of time, place, and journey, while emphasizing the personal, corporate, incarnational, metaphorical, and tensional character of the pilgrim life. Exploring the motives, experiences, and practices of pilgrimage, Pilgrim Spirituality resources readers in their destinational pursuit of the Christian faith: the union of God, self, and the Other.

Space, Place, and Gendered Violence in South African Writing

By S. Gunne
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137442689
  • Total of Pages : 235
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 976
  • Pdf File: space-place-and-gendered-violence-in-south-african-writing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Exploring the relationship between space, place, and gendered violence as depicted in a range of South African writing, Gunne examines the social and political conditions of exceptionality during and after apartheid. Writers covered include: Hilda Bernstein, J.M. Coetzee, Achmat Dangor, Ruth First, Nadine Gordimer, and Antjie Krog.

Reimagining Leadership on the Commons

By Devin P. Singh,Randal Joy Thompson,Kathleen A. Curran
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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 1839095261
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 367
  • Pdf File: reimagining-leadership-on-the-commons.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Reimagining Leadership on the Commons examines leadership approaches derived from an, open, whole systems perspective and a more collaborative paradigm that recognizes that rather than being individualist self-maximizers, people prefer to work together to share benefits and found a society based on equality and justice.

Change across Cultures

By Bruce Bradshaw
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1441206973
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 459
  • Pdf File: change-across-cultures.pdf

Book Short Summary:

C. S. Lewis compared the task of ethical inquiry to sailing a fleet of ships; the primary task is avoiding collisions. When introducing cultural change, such collisions are inevitable. Bruce Bradshaw provides expert instruction for navigating these cultural clashes. Bradshaw contends that lasting change comes only through altering the stories by which people live. The Bible is the metanarrative whose altering theme of redemption forms a transcultural ethical basis. Aspects of God's redemption story can change how local cultures think and behave toward the environment, religions, government, gender identities, economics, science, and technology. However, effective change takes place only in a context of reconciliation, Christian community, and mutual learning. A must read for anyone engaged in or preparing for cross-cultural ministry, relief, or development work. The book is also relevant to students of ethics, philosophy, and theology. Numerous real-life examples illustrate the inevitable tensions that occur when cultures and narratives collide.

Rave Culture and Religion

By Graham St John
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134379714
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 371
  • Pdf File: rave-culture-and-religion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The collection provides insights on developments in post-traditional religiosity (especially 'New Age' and 'Neo-Paganism') through studies of rave's Gnostic narratives of ascensionism and re-enchantment, explorations of the embodied spirituality and millennialist predispositions of dance culture, and investigations of transnational digital-art countercultures manifesting at geographic locations as diverse as Goa, India, and Nevada's Burning Man festival. Contributors examine raving as a new religious or revitalization movement; a powerful locus of sacrifice and transgression; a lived bodily experience; a practice comparable with world entheogenic rituals; and as evidencing a new Orientalism. Rave Culture and Religion will be essential reading for advanced students and academics in the fields of sociology, cultural studies and religious studies.