Experiencing Religion

ab 34,90 

Clara Saraiva, Peter Jan Margry, Lionel Obadia, Kinga Povedák, José Mapril (Eds.)

New approaches to personal religiosity

ISBN 978-3-643-90727-1
Band-Nr. 1
Jahr 2016
Seiten 240
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Ethnology of Religion

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The various ethnologists and anthropologists contributing to
this volume focus on the „self“-perspective in relation to
religion and spirituality: on how religiosity is personally
thought, dreamt, imagined, created, felt, perceived and
experienced, in its various subjective forms. The personal
motive and practice in religion is here put to the front.
One can see this perspective also reflected in today’s
society, in the ways people, most strongly in the West, are
nowadays dealing with religion, religiosity or spirituality,
often drifted far away from the institutional church
organizations. As a deeply personal experience, it is
amazing how little effort is undertaken in a scholarly way
to put the personal reflections, utterings and experiences
into words. A wide variety of personal religious or
spiritual experiences, Christian and non-Christian, recent
and historical, are now described and analysed in this
fascinating volume.

Clara Saraiva is a senior researcher at the
Lisbon Institute for Scientific Tropical Research in Lisbon,
a researcher of the Center for Research in Anthropology
(cria) and a Professor at the Department of Anthropology,
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de

Peter Jan Margry is Professor for European ethnology at the
University of Amsterdam and Senior Research Fellow at
Meertens Institute, KNAW , Amsterdam.

Lionel Obadia is professor in anthropology at the University
of Lyon.

Kinga Povedák is assistant research fellow at the has
Research Group on Religious Culture,at Hungarian Academy of

Jos’e Mapril is lecturer in Anthropology at the New
University of Lisbon and a research fellow at CRIA – New
University of Lisbon (Centre for Anthropological Research).