Crossing and Dwelling: A Theory of Religion by Thomas A. Tweed PDF

By Thomas A. Tweed

Beginning with a Cuban Catholic ritual in Miami, this publication takes readers on a momentous theoretical trip towards a brand new realizing of faith. At this old second, whilst circulate throughout barriers is of severe significance for all components of human life―from media and leisure to financial system and politics―Thomas Tweed bargains a robust imaginative and prescient of faith in movement, dynamic, alive with crossings and flows.

A deeply researched, widely gauged, and vividly written learn of faith resembling few American students have ever tried, Crossing and Dwelling depicts faith in position and in flow, residing and crossing. Tweed considers how faith situates devotees in time and area, positioning them within the physique, the house, the place of birth, and the cosmos. He explores how the spiritual hire tropes, artifacts, rituals, and associations to mark limitations and to prescribe and proscribe other forms of pursuits throughout these barriers; and the way religions permit and constrain terrestrial, corporeal, and cosmic crossings.

Drawing on insights from the common and social sciences, Tweed's paintings is grounded within the gritty details of special spiritual practices, while it strikes towards rules approximately cross-cultural styles. At a time whilst students in lots of fields draw back from generalizations, this ebook deals a in charge method to imagine commonly approximately faith, an issue that's an important for figuring out the modern international. Lucid in motives, carrying out presentation, wealthy in examples, Crossing and Dwelling has profound implications for the examine and educating of faith in our day.

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