A Sociology of Prayer (Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and by Giuseppe, Professor Giordan,Linda, Professor Woodhead

By Giuseppe, Professor Giordan,Linda, Professor Woodhead

Prayer is a relevant element of faith. Even among those that have deserted prepared faith degrees of prayer stay excessive. but the main easy questions stay unaddressed: What precisely is prayer? How does it range? Why do humans pray and in what occasions and settings? Does prayer suggest a god, and if this is the case, what type? A Sociology of Prayer addresses those basic questions and opens up vital new debates.

Drawing from faith, sociology of faith, anthropology, and old views, the individuals specialise in prayer as a social in addition to a private subject and situate prayer within the stipulations of complicated past due sleek societies around the globe. proposing clean empirical information relating to unique theorising, the amount additionally examines the cloth facets of prayer, together with the items, our bodies, symbols, and areas with which it can be integrally connected.

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