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Local Worship, Global Church: Popular Religion and the Liturgy

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Download PDF: RV Slade Local Worship, Global Church By Mark R. Francis, CSV Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2014. 181 pages. $19.95. In this compact volume, Mark Francis adds a historical perspective to the ongoing conversation around matters of inculturation and liturgical

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Sweating, Spitting, and Cursing: Intimations of the Sacred

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 Download PDF: McCray, Sweating Spitting Cursing Abstract Holiness does not always manifest itself in pristine ways. Sometimes profane vehicles open us to the holy. This essay explores three such occasions that surface in preaching. First, I consider the sweating preacher. Drawing

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Invasion of the Dead: Preaching Resurrection

Download PDF: RV Dani Invasion of the Dead By Brian K. Blount Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014. 156 pages. $16.00. Can one engage pop culture’s literary and cinematic renditions of zombie invasions, vampire slayings, and devastating natural disasters with the

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Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating

Download PDF: Hotz, Food and Faith Norman Wirzba New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 264 pages. $24.99. In Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating, Norman Wirzba issues an invitation to the Christian community to reimagine its relationship with food. His proposal

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Reflexive Theology: A Preliminary Proposal

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Download PDF: Wigg-Stevenson, Reflexive Theology Abstract The ethnographic theologian’s subject position in relation to the Christian communities she studies is fundamentally different from that of an anthropologist or sociologist in relation to his fields of study. Therefore, social science understandings of

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Roundtable on “Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics”: Beyond “Use” of Social Science in Theology

Download PDF: Scharen and Vigen, Roundtable on Ethnography Conveners: Christian A. Scharen, Luther Seminary and Aana Marie Vigen, Loyola University Chicago Emily Reimer-Barry, University of San Diego, link Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Duke Divinity School, link Ted A. Smith, Candler School of Theology, link Christian

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Doing Religious Studies Dialogically

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Download PDF: Bielo, Doing Religious Studies Dialogically * Editors’ Note: This essay is part of the Roundtable on Ethnography and Religion. As a die-hard ethnographer, I could not be more sympathetic with the kind of religious studies Robert Orsi articulates. The

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