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Death, life, and laughter : essays on religion in honour of Douglas Davies

Author: Douglas James Davies; Mathew Guest
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Death, life, and laughter.
New York : Routledge, 2016
(DLC) 2016027277
(OCoLC)938994411
Named Person: Douglas James Davies; Douglas James Davies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas James Davies; Mathew Guest
ISBN: 9781472404145 1472404149 9781315404011 131540401X
OCLC Number: 964528077
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: Transgressing Boundaries / Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon and Mathew Guest --
Part I: Cultures of Meaning and Religious Identity --
1. The Book of Mormon: The American Gospel? / Seth Kunin --
2. Death, Sometimes, Has its Price? How Douglas Davies and Sergio Leone Cope with Capitalism and Change / James Crossley --
3. Mormonism and the Fourth-Century Search for a Christian Doctrine of God --
Grant Underwood --
4. Words and Deeds against Exclusion: Deprivation, Activism and Religiosity in Inner-city Birmingham / Christian Karner and David Parker --
Part II: Ritual, Symbolism and Identity --
5. Religion and Ritual Markers between the Public and the Private: Funerary Rites in Sweden / Anders Bäckström --
6. Facing existential meaning challenges through a post-secular clinical model: Swedish case illustrations following abortion --
Valerie DeMarinis --
7. 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 --
8. Hope and creativity: the shifting nexus between religion and development / James Beckford --
9. Theology, Social Science, and the ¿Power¿ of Religion and of the Spirit / David Martin --
10. Called to Speak: Language, Meaning and the Status of Research Data / Matthew Wood --
11. Where does Islamic Studies Fit? / Hugh Goddard --
12. From Jevons to Collini (via Douglas Davies): Reflections on Higher Education and Religious Identity / Mathew Guest --
13. A Break from Prose: Defying the Boundaries of Genre / Eleanor Nesbitt --
14. An Inquisitive Presence: Thinking with Douglas Davies on the Study of Religion / Michael Thate.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Guest and Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon.

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