Clashing Symbols: An Introduction to Faith and Culture
What is the place of religious belief modern culture? Recent years have seen cataclysmic changes in society, yet, far from being banished from today's world, religion is assuming a new significance.Since its original publication in 1997, Clashing Symbols has become recognised as the most accessible and authoritative introduction to a crucial are in religious studies: the relationship between faith and culture. Michael Paul Gallagher introduces all the major figures, issues and debates in this ideal guide for students and thoughtful Christians who want to discern the realities of contemporary culture.
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Culture as Cinderella
Clarifying the Concept
Four Theorists of Change
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