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Guest, Mathew

Works: 9 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 1,980 library holdings
Genres: Church history  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BX5176, 262.12342
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Publications about Mathew Guest
Publications by Mathew Guest
Most widely held works by Mathew Guest
Bishops, wives and children spiritual capital across the generations by Douglas James Davies( file )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
Christianity as a cultural force, whether rising or falling, has seldom been analyzed through the actual processes by which tradition is transmitted, modified, embraced or rejected. This book achieves that end through a study of bishops of the Church of England, their wives and their children, to show how values fostered in the vicarage and palace shape family, work and civic life in a supposedly secular age
Religion and knowledge sociological perspectives by Mathew Guest( file )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
"Religions have always been associated with particular forms of knowledge, often knowledge accorded special significance and sometimes knowledge at odds with prevailing understandings of truth and authority in wider society. New religious movements emerge on the basis of reformulated, often controversial, understandings of how the world works and where ultimate meaning can be found. Governments have risen and fallen on the basis of such differences and global conflict has raged around competing claims about the origins and content of religious truth. Such concerns give rise to recurrent questions, faced by academics, governments and the general public. How do we treat statements made by religious groups and on what basis are they made? What authorities lie behind religious claims to truth? How can competing claims about knowledge be resolved? Are there instances when it is appropriate to police religious knowledge claims or restrict their public expression? This book addresses the relationship between religion and knowledge from a sociological perspective, taking both religion and knowledge as phenomena located within ever changing social contexts. It builds on historical foundations, but offers a distinctive focus on the changing status of religious phenomena at the turn of the twenty-first century. Including critical engagement with live debates about intelligent design and the 'new atheism', this collection of essays brings recent research on religious movements into conversation with debates about socialisation, reflexivity and the changing capacity of social institutions to shape human identities. Contributors examine religion as an institutional context for the production of knowledge, as a form of knowledge to be transmitted or conveyed and as a social field in which controversies about knowledge emerge"--Provided by publisher
Congregational studies in the UK : Christianity in a post-Christian context ( Book )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Christianity and the university experience : understanding student faith by Mathew Guest( file )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
What impact does the experience of university have on Christian students? Are universities a force for secularisation? Is student faith enduring, or a passing phase? Universities are often associated with a sceptical attitude towards religion. Many assume that academic study leads students away from any existing religious convictions, heightening the appeal of a rationalist secularism increasingly dominant in wider society. And yet Christianity remains highly visible on university campuses and continues to be a prominent identity marker in the lives of many students. Analysing over 4,000 respo
Evangelical identity and contemporary culture : a congregational study in innovation by Mathew Guest( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Modern Christianity : reviewing its place in Britain today by Douglas James Davies( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Negotiating community : an ethnographic study of an Evangelical church by Mathew Guest( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
30-second religion : the 50 most thought-provoking religious beliefs, each explained in half a minute ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Lost faith : does Christianity have a place in modern Britain? by Douglas James Davies( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Alternative Names
Guest, Mathew
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