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Ethnography as Children Theology and Ethics

Ethnography as Children Theology and Ethics

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A primary resource in the new and growing field of Christian ethnography, this text also serves as a reference for those working in cognate fields such as religious ethics, health, sociology and education.

- Publisher This book is a primary resource in the new and growing field of Christian Ethnography. In response to a variety of critical intellectual currents (post-colonial, post-modern, and post-liberal), scholars in Christian theology and ethics are increasingly taking up the tools of ethnography as a means to ask fundamental moral questions and to make more compelling and credible moral claims. Privileging particularity, rather than the more traditional effort to achieve universal or at least generalizable norms in making claims regarding the Christian life, echoes the most fundamental insight of the Christian tradition - that God is known most fully in Jesus of Nazareth. Echoing this 'scandal of particularity' at the heart of the Christian tradition, theologians and ethicists involved in ethnographic research draw on the particular to seek out answers to core questions of their discipline: who God is and how we become the people we are, how to conceptualize moral agency in relation to God and the world, and how to flesh out the content of conceptual categories such as justice that help direct us in our daily decisions and guiding institutions.

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A primary resource in the new and growing field of Christian ethnography, this text also serves as a reference for those working in cognate fields such as religious ethics, health, sociology and education.
- Publisher

This book is a primary resource in the new and growing field of Christian Ethnography. In response to a variety of critical intellectual currents (post-colonial, post-modern, and post-liberal), scholars in Christian theology and ethics are increasingly taking up the tools of ethnography as a means to ask fundamental moral questions and to make more compelling and credible moral claims. Privileging particularity, rather than the more traditional effort to achieve universal or at least generalizable norms in making claims regarding the Christian life, echoes the most fundamental insight of the Christian tradition - that God is known most fully in Jesus of Nazareth. Echoing this 'scandal of particularity' at the heart of the Christian tradition, theologians and ethicists involved in ethnographic research draw on the particular to seek out answers to core questions of their discipline: who God is and how we become the people we are, how to conceptualize moral agency in relation to God and the world, and how to flesh out the content of conceptual categories such as justice that help direct us in our daily decisions and guiding institutions.
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Meet the Author

Scharen Christian

Christian Scharen (Ph.D., Emory University) serves as Director of the Faith as a Way of Life/Pastoral Excellence Program and Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Congregational Studies and Practical Theology at Yale Divinity School. The mission of the Faith as a Way of Life Program is to equip pastors for excellence in the central task of Christian ministry: helping to mediate faith to persons, communities, and cultures as a life-integrating and life-transforming reality.He has authored a number of books, including One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God, is a theological evocation of the Christian faith seen through the lens of the worlds biggest rock n roll band, U2. He has also authored Faith as a Way of Life: A Vision for Pastoral Leadership(2008), Public Worship and Public Work: Culture and Commitment in Local Congregational Life (2004), and Married in the Sight of God: Theology, Ethics, and Church Debates over Homosexuality (2001), Public Worship and Public Work. An ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he has served congregations in California, Georgia, and Connecticut. Scharen lives in New Haven, Connecticut.-Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Part I (80 Pp - 20 Pages Per Chapter) - Co-authored By Christian Scharen And Aana Marie Vigen; 1. The Ethnographic Turn In Theology And Ethics; 2. What Is Ethnography?; 3. Critiques Of The Use Of Social Science In Theological Ethics; 4. Theological Justifications For Turning To Ethnography; Part Ii (270 Pages, 30 Pages Per Chapter) - Case Studies; 5. Robert P. Jones, President Of Public Religion Research, Washington D.c.; 6. Peter R. Gathje, Associate Professor Of Christian Ethics, Memphis Seminary, Memphis, Tn.; 7. Emily Reimer-barry, Assistant Professor Of Ethics, University Of San Diego, San Diego, Ca.; 8. Karey Harwood - Assistant Professor Of Philosophy And Religion, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, Nc; 9. Todd Whitmore, Associate Professor Of Theology, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, In.; 10. Melissa Browning, (abd), Loyola University, Chicago, Il.

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  • Catalogue Code 331952
  • Product Code 9781441155450
  • ISBN 1441155457
  • EAN 9781441155450
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Continuum Publishing Group
  • Publication Date Apr 2011
  • Sales Rank #70013
  • Dimensions 228 x 153 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.460kg

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