Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice
By (author) Graham Ward
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Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice by Graham Ward
Book DescriptionThe book sets out to address and answer three questions from the point of view of Christian theology. The first is, from where does theology speak? The second is, what are the mechanisms whereby cultures change? The third is, how might we conceive the relationship between the contemporary production of theological discourse and the transformation of cultures more generally? Drawing upon the work of standpoint epistemologists, cultural anthropologists and social scientists, the book argues that public acts of interpretation are involvements in renegotiating the future direction of cultural change. Though the enquiry is conducted from one particular standpoint - Christian theology - the observations and suggestions it makes regarding cultural transformation and the defense it makes of syncretism have more general application.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521540742
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Graham Ward
Graham Ward was formerly Dean of Peterhouse, Cambridge and is now Professor of Contextual Theology and Ethics at the University of Manchester.
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