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By Meredith B. McGuire

ISBN-10: 0195172620

ISBN-13: 9780195172621

ISBN-10: 0195368339

ISBN-13: 9780195368338

How do we take hold of the advanced spiritual lives of people akin to Peter, an ordained Protestant minister who has little attachment to any church yet facilities his hugely devoted non secular perform on peace-and-justice activism? Or Hannah, a religious Jew whose wealthy religious lifestyles revolves round her women's spirituality staff and the day-by-day perform of meditative dance? Or Laura, who identifies as Catholic yet hardly ever attends Mass, and engages day-by-day in Buddhist-style meditation at her domestic altar prepared with symbols of Mexican American renowned faith? varied non secular practices corresponding to those have lengthy baffled students, whose learn usually begins with the idea that folks devote, or refuse to dedicate, to a whole institutionally framed package deal of ideals and practices.

Meredith McGuire issues the way in which ahead towards a brand new means of realizing faith. She argues that students needs to research faith now not because it is outlined via non secular enterprises, yet because it is basically lived in people's daily lives. Drawing on her personal huge fieldwork, in addition to contemporary paintings by means of others, McGuire explores the numerous, possible mundane, ways in which participants perform their religions and boost their non secular lives. via reading the various eclectic and inventive practices -- of physique, brain, emotion, and spirit -- which were invisible to researchers, she deals a fuller and extra nuanced realizing of latest religion.

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