Sacred Communities: Contestations and Connections

Day, Abby and Rogaly, Ben. 2014. Sacred Communities: Contestations and Connections. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 29(1), pp. 75-88. ISSN 1353-7903 [Article]

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This article discusses a project whose purpose was to review existing qualitative and quantitative data from two separate studies to provide new insights about everyday religion and belonging. Researchers engaged in knowledge exchange and dialogue with new and former research participants, with other researchers involved in similar research, and with wider academic networks beyond the core disciplines represented here, principally anthropology and geography. Key concluding themes related to the ambivalent nature of ‘faith’, connections over place and time, and the contested nature of community. Implicit in terms like ‘faith’, ‘community’, and ‘life course’ are larger interwoven narratives of space, time, place, corporeality, and emotion. The authors found that understanding how places, communities, and faiths differ and intersect requires an understanding of social relatedness and boundaries.

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15 Oct 2014 10:54

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