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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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Writing “the Truth”

Download PDF: Jordan, Writing The Truth * Editors’ Note: This essay is part of the Roundtable on Ethnography and Religion. Robert Orsi makes the proposal—at once extravagant and astute—that all graduate students of religion be required to enter into “a

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Ethnography of the Hard Edge

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Download PDF: Seeman, Ethnography of the Hard Edge   Editors’ Note: This essay is part of the Roundtable on Ethnography and Religion. Robert Orsi has me thinking about the hard edges of things. What ethnographer has never felt the uncompromising urgency

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The Right to a Nonprojected Future

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Download PDF: Biehl, Nonprojected Future There is a wonderful invitational quality to Christian Scharen and Aana Marie Vigen’s Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics. I admire the tone and the kinds of conversations that the book has unleashed and that are so

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Ethnography Audacious Enough to Witness

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Download PDF: Scharen and Vigen   The conversation in these pages is one marker of the growing interest in and practice of theological ethnography. Use of social science in theology and ethics is now a well-worn if contested path for academic

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Ethnography: A Gift to Theology and Ethics

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Download PDF: Fulkerson, Ethnography   I have already indicated in the forward what a huge fan I am of this book. By not only defending the theological and ethical ways in which ethnography can be deployed, but also providing compelling examples

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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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Hallucinations

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Download PDF: Bender, Hallucinations * Editors’ Note: This essay is part of the Roundtable on Ethnography and Religion. Are field methods good for every religious studies scholar? Robert Orsi argues that we all need to learn how to do fieldwork in

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Roundtable on Ethnography and Religion

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Download PDF: Seeman, Roundtable on Ethnography and Religion Convener: Don Seeman, Emory University Robert Orsi, Northwestern University, link Courtney Bender, Columbia University, link James Bielo, University of Miami, link Shlomo Fischer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, link Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger, Emory University, link Anna M. Gade, University

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Doing Religious Studies with Your Whole Body

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Download PDF: Orsi, Doing Religious Studies   * Editors’ Note: This essay is part of the Roundtable on Ethnography and Religion. This method does not satisfy us. It is a priori. It does not derive its concepts from experience—or at least

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Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics

Download PDF: RV Douglas, Ethnography Edited By Christian Scharen and Aana Marie Vigen New York: Continuum, 2011. 304 pages. $29.95. Methods in Christian theology and ethics have been undergoing dramatic changes over the past several decades, perhaps most noticeably in their

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