Alternative Salvations: Engaging the Sacred and the Secular by Hannah Bacon,Wendy Dossett,Steve Knowles

By Hannah Bacon,Wendy Dossett,Steve Knowles

by means of contemplating transformative rules and studies that are explicitly articulated or implicitly established in languages of faith and spirituality, Alternative Salvations probes innovations together with 'religious', 'secular', 'spiritual', 'post-Christian', and 'post-secular', offering a sequence of reviews which query the performance of those wide different types.

half one attracts on modern salvation narratives displaying how present cultural varieties, social practices and secular discourses are motivated by way of, or are interpreted via, the lens of non secular and theological money owed of salvation. Examples contain twelve step restoration courses, drug tradition, and public coverage surrounding HIV-AIDs in Kenya. even though outdoors conventional non secular contexts, the participants exhibit ways that they aren't unfastened from spiritual symbolism. half explores replacement money owed of salvation rooted in spiritual traditions. confirmed orthodoxies are faced via modern severe questions, for instance approximately gender, the prestige of animals, and the political dimensions of salvation.

through contributing new views and detailed case reviews, Alternative Salvations offers a planned problem to effortless binaries which frequently underpin modern and standard discourses of salvation.

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