Alternative Salvations Paperback

Engaging the Sacred and the Secular

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Alternative Salvations

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By considering transformative ideas and experiences which are explicitly articulated or implicitly structured in languages of religion and spirituality, Alternative Salvations probes concepts including 'religious', 'secular', 'spiritual', 'post-Christian', and 'post-secular', providing a series of studies which question the functionality of these broad categories. Part one draws on contemporary salvation narratives showing how current cultural forms, social practices and secular discourses are influenced by, or are interpreted through, the lens of religious and theological accounts of salvation. Examples include twelve step recovery programs, drug culture, and public policy surrounding HIV-AIDs in Kenya. Although outside traditional religious contexts, the contributors show ways in which they are not free from religious symbolism. Part two explores alternative accounts of salvation rooted in religious traditions. Established orthodoxies are confronted by contemporary critical questions, for example about gender, the status of animals, and the political dimensions of salvation.
By contributing new perspectives and unique case studies, Alternative Salvations provides a deliberate challenge to easy binaries which often underpin contemporary and traditional discourses of salvation.

Alternative Salvations was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in June 2017. The ISBN for Alternative Salvations is 9781350039506.

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Details for Alternative Salvations

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (June 2017)
Number of Pages240
Thickness13 mm
Height157 mm
Width234 mm
Product Code4506581
Page last updated 29th August 2018
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