Crossing and Dwelling: A Theory of Religion

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Religion - 288 pages
A deeply researched and vividly written study, this book depicts religion in place and in movement, dwelling and crossing. Drawing on insights from the natural and social sciences, Tweed's work is grounded in the gritty particulars of distinctive religious practices, even as it moves toward ideas about cross-cultural patterns. It offers a responsible way to think broadly about religion, a topic that is crucial for understanding the contemporary world.
 

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Beginning with his reflections on the Cuban Catholic community in Miami, Tweed (religious studies, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) develops a dynamic and relational theory of religion he feels ... Read full review

Contents

Locating Theory and Theorists
1
Constitutive Terms OrientingTropes and Exegetical Fussiness
29
Toward a Theory of Religion
54
The Kinetics of Homemaking
80
The Kinetics of Itinerancy
123
An Itinerary
164
Notes
187
Illustration Credits
253
Acknowledgments
255
Index
261
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Thomas A. Tweed is Shive, Lindsay, and Gray Profesor of Religious Studies, University of Texas at Austin.

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