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Religion and the Individual: Belief, Practice, Identity

Day, Abby, ed. (2008) Religion and the Individual: Belief, Practice, Identity. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Aldershot, 204 pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6122-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

What does religion mean to the individual? How are people religious and what do their beliefs, practices and identities mean to them? The individual's place within studies of religion has tended to be overlooked recently in favour of macro analyses. Religion and the Individual draws together authors from around the world to explore belief, practice and identity. Using original case studies and other work firmly placed in the empirical, contributors discuss what religious belief means to the individual. They examine how people embody what religion means to them through practice, considering the different meanings that people attach to religion and the social expressions of their personal understandings and the ways in which religion shapes how people see themselves in relation to others. This work is cross-cultural, with contributions from Asia, Europe and North America.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: Religion / Christian Rituals & Practice / General
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Religious Studies
Depositing User: Fiona Symes (previously Godfrey)
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 15:30 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 08:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44725 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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