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Death, life and laughter : essays on religion in honour of Douglas Davies / edited by Matthew Guest and Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017, , ©2017]
Description:
xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction: transgressing boundaries / Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon and Mathew Guest -- Part I: Cultures of meaning and religious identity -- The Book of Mormon: the American gospel? / Seth D. Kunin -- 'Death, sometimes, has its price': How Douglas Davies and Sergio Leone cope with capitalism and change / James G. Crossley -- Mormonism and the fourth-century search for a Christian doctrine of God / Grant Underwood -- Words and deeds against exclusion: deprivation, activism and religiosity in inner-city Birmingham / Christian Karner and David Parker -- Part II: Ritual, symbolism and identity -- Religion and ritual markers between the public and the private: funerary rites in Sweden / Anders Bäckström -- Facing existential meaning challenges through a post-secular clinical model: Swedish case illustrations following abortion -- Valerie DeMarinis -- The Cedar of Lebanon in England: the introduction and reception of a sacred tree / Charles Watkins -- Part III: Disciplinary identity and the boundaries of understanding -- Hope and creativity: the shifting nexus between religion and development / James A. Beckford -- Theology, social science, and the 'power' of religion and of the spirit / David Martin -- Called to speak: language, meaning and the status of research data / Matthew Wood -- Where does Islamic studies fit? / Hugh Goddard -- From Jevons to Collini (via Douglas Davies): reflections on higher education and religious identity / Mathew Guest -- A break from prose: defying the boundaries of genre / Eleanor Nesbitt -- An inquisitive presence: thinking with Douglas Davies on the study of religion / Michael J. Thate.
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ISBN:
  • 9781472427700 (hardback ; alk. paper)
  • 147242770X (hardback ; alk. paper)
  • 1409457028 (paperback)
  • 9781409457022 (paperback)
  • (ebook)
LCCN:
2016027277
OCLC:
938994411
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