Spiritual Religious and Faith Based Practices in Chronicity

Spiritual Religious and Faith Based Practices in Chronicity

This book explores how people draw upon spiritual, religious, or faith-based practices to support their mental wellness amidst forms of chronicity.

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367489120

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Page: 328

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This book explores how people draw upon spiritual, religious, or faith-based practices to support their mental wellness amidst forms of chronicity. From diverse global contexts and spiritual perspectives, this volume critically examines several chronic conditions, such as psychosis, diabetes, depression, oppressive forces of colonization and social marginalization, attacks of spirit possession, or other forms of persistent mental duress. As an inter- and transdisciplinary collection, the chapters include innovative ethnographic observations and over 300 in-depth interviews with care providers and individuals living in chronicity, analysed primarily from the phenomenological and hermeneutic meaning-making traditions. Overall, this book depicts a modern global era in which spiritualty and religion maintain an important role in many peoples' lives, underscoring a need for increased awareness, intersectoral collaboration, and practical training for varied care providers. This book will be of interest to scholars of Religion and Health, the Sociology and Psychology of Religion, Medical and Psychological Anthropology, Religious Studies, Global Health Studies, as well as applied health and mental health professionals in Psychology, Social Work, Cultural Psychiatry, and Medicine.
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Spiritual Religious and Faith Based Practices in Chronicity

Spiritual  Religious  and Faith Based Practices in Chronicity

Indeed, individuals living with various chronic conditions continue to seek out and utilize both faith-based, religious, and/or spiritual practices in order to cope with their illnesses and life circumstances and to promote or support a ...

Author: Andrew R. Hatala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000452433

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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This book explores how people draw upon spiritual, religious, or faith-based practices to support their mental wellness amidst forms of chronicity. From diverse global contexts and spiritual perspectives, this volume critically examines several chronic conditions, such as psychosis, diabetes, depression, oppressive forces of colonization and social marginalization, attacks of spirit possession, or other forms of persistent mental duress. As an inter- and transdisciplinary collection, the chapters include innovative ethnographic observations and over 300 in-depth interviews with care providers and individuals living in chronicity, analyzed primarily from the phenomenological and hermeneutic meaning-making traditions. Overall, this book depicts a modern global era in which spiritualty and religion maintain an important role in many peoples’ lives, underscoring a need for increased awareness, intersectoral collaboration, and practical training for varied care providers. This book will be of interest to scholars of religion and health, the sociology and psychology of religion, medical and psychological anthropology, religious studies, and global health studies, as well as applied health and mental health professionals in psychology, social work, physical and occupational therapy, cultural psychiatry, public health, and medicine.
Categories: Religion

Other Worlds Other Bodies

Other Worlds  Other Bodies

“Politics and Aesthetics of Care: Chronic Affliction & Spiritual Healing in Brazilian Kardecism.” In Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity: An Exploration of Mental Wellness in Global Context, edited by Andrew R.

Author: Emily Pierini

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781800738478

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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When approaching the multiplicity of the spiritual experiences of healing, ethnographers are often presented with ideas of the existence of “other” worlds that may intersect with the so-called “material” or “physical” worlds. This book proposes a sensory ethnography of healing with a focus on ethnographic knowing as embedded in an embodied epistemology of healing. Epistemological embodiment signals that personal scholarly experience of the “unknown”—be it in the form of trance, or as the embodiment of an “other”—shapes the concepts of healing, body, trance, self, and matter by which ethnographers craft out analysis.
Categories: Social Science

Religion and Violence in Western Traditions

Religion and Violence in Western Traditions

Religion. Heresy and Borders in the Twentieth Century Edited by Karina Jakubowicz and Robert Dickins Clothes and ... to Jacob Sapir (12th–19th centuries) Richard G. Marks Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity An ...

Author: André Gagné

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000409062

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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This book examines the connection between religion and violence in the Western traditions of the three Abrahamic faiths, from ancient to modern times. It addresses a gap in the scholarly debate on the nature of religious violence by bringing scholars that specialize in pre-modern religions and scriptural traditions into the same sphere of discussion as those specializing in contemporary manifestations of religious violence. Moving beyond the question of the “authenticity” of religious violence, this book brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines. Contributors explore the central role that religious texts have played in encouraging, as well as confronting, violence. The interdisciplinary conversation that takes place challenges assumptions that religious violence is a modern problem that can be fully understood without reference to religious scriptures, beliefs, or history. Each chapter focuses its analysis on a particular case study from a distinct historical period. Taken as a whole, these chapters attest to the persistent relationship between religion and violence that links the ancient and contemporary worlds. This is a dynamic collection of explorations into how religion and violence intersect. As such, it will be a key resource for any scholar of Religious Studies, Theology and Religion and Violence, as well as Christian, Jewish, and Islamic Studies.
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Religion Discourse and Society

Religion  Discourse  and Society

Religion. Jewish Approaches to Hinduism A History of Ideas from Judah Ha-Levi to Jacob Sapir (12th–19th centuries) Richard G. Marks Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity An Exploration of Mental Wellness in ...

Author: Marcus Moberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000530469

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book focuses on the utility and application of discourse theory and discourse analysis in the sociological study of religious change. It presents an outline of what a ‘discursive sociology of religion’ looks like and brings scholarly attention to the role of language and discourse as a significant component in contemporary processes of religious change. Marcus Moberg addresses the concept of discourse and its main meta-theoretical underpinnings and discusses the relationship between discourse and ‘religion’ in light of previous research. The chapters explore key notions such as secularism and public religion as well as the ideational and discursive impact of individualism and market society on the contemporary Western religious field. In addition to providing scholars with a thorough understanding and appreciation of the analytic utility of discourse theory and analysis in the sociological study of religious change, the book offers a cohesive and systematized framework for actual empirical analysis.
Categories: Social Science

Contrasts in Religion Community and Structure at Three Homeless Shelters

Contrasts in Religion  Community  and Structure at Three Homeless Shelters

Religion and its History A Critical Inquiry Jörg Rüpke Cosmologies of Pure Realms and the Rhetoric of Pollution ... to Jacob Sapir (12th–19th centuries) Richard G. Marks Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity An ...

Author: Ines W. Jindra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000469868

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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How do people in poverty and homelessness change their lives and get back on their feet? Homeless shelters across the world play a huge role in this process. Many of them are religious, but there is a lot of diversity in faith-based non-profits that assist people affected by poverty and homelessness. In this timely book, the authors look at three homeless shelters that take more or less intensive approaches to faith, community, and programming. In one shelter, for instance, residents are required to do a program of classes that includes group Bible study, worship, and self-evaluation. The other two examined are significantly less faith-based, but in different ways and with different structures. The authors show how the three shelters tackle homelessness differently, drawing on narrative biographical interviews and case studies with residents, interviews with staff, and case study research of the three shelters. Entering into significant debates in social theory over religion, agency, cognitive action, and culture, this book is important reading for scholars and students in religious studies, sociology and social work.
Categories: Religion

Former Muslims in Europe

Former Muslims in Europe

Routledge Studies in Religion Heresy and Borders in the Twentieth Century Edited by Karina Jakubowicz and Robert ... to Jacob Sapir (12th-19th centuries) Richard G. Marks Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity An ...

Author: Maria Vliek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000409130

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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Within contemporary Western European academic, media, and socio-political spheres, Muslims are predominantly seen through the lens of increased religiosity. This religiosity is often seen as problematic, especially in the context of securitised discourses of Islamist terrorism. Yet, there are clear indications that a growing number of people who grew up in Muslim families no longer subscribe to Islam or call themselves religious at all. Drawing on fieldwork in the UK and the Netherlands, this study examines the experiences of people moving out of Islam. It rigorously questions the antagonistic nature of the debate between ‘the religious’ and ‘the secular’, or who is in and who is out, and argues for recognition of the ambiguity that most of us live in. Revealing many complex forms of moving out, this study adds much-needed nuance to understandings of secularity and Muslim identities in Europe.
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Jewish Approaches to Hinduism

Jewish Approaches to Hinduism

Religion. Heresy and Borders in the Twentieth Century Edited by Karina Jakubowicz and Robert Dickins Clothes and ... to Jacob Sapir (12th–19th centuries) Richard G. Marks Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity An ...

Author: Richard G. Marks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000436662

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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This book explores past expressions of the Jewish interest in Hinduism in order to learn what Hinduism has meant to Jews living mainly in the 12th through the 19th centuries. India and Hinduism, though never at the center of Jewish thought, claim a place in its history, in the picture Jews held of the wider world, of other religions and other human beings. Each chapter focuses on a specific author or text and examines the literary context as well as the cultural context, within and outside Jewish society, that provided images and ideas about India and its religions. Overall the volume constructs a history of ideas that changed over time with different writers in different settings. It will be especially relevant to scholars interested in Jewish thought, comparative religion, interreligious dialogue, and intellectual history.
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Catholic Peacebuilding and Mining

Catholic Peacebuilding and Mining

... and Gerbern S. Oegema Jewish Approaches to Hinduism A History of Ideas from Judah Ha-Levi to Jacob Sapir (12th–19th centuries) Richard G. Marks Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity An Exploration of Mental ...

Author: Caesar A. Montevecchio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000529159

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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This book explores the role of Catholic peacebuilding in addressing the global mining industry. Mining is intimately linked to issues of conflict, human rights, sustainable development, governance, and environmental justice. As an institution of significant scope and scale with a large network of actors at all levels and substantial theoretical and ethical resources, the Catholic Church is well positioned to acknowledge the essential role of mining, while challenging unethical and harmful practices, and promoting integral peace, development, and ecology. Drawing together theology, ethics, and praxis, the volume reflects the diversity of Catholic action on mining and the importance of an integrated approach. It includes contributions by an international and interdisciplinary range of scholars and practitioners. They examine Catholic action on mining in El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Philippines. They also address general issues of corporate social responsibility, human rights, development, ecology, and peacebuilding. The book will be of interest to scholars of theology, social ethics, and Catholic studies as well as those specializing in development, ecology, human rights, and peace studies.
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An Anthropology of the Qur an

An Anthropology of the Qur   an

Religion and its History A Critical Inquiry Jörg Rüpke Cosmologies of Pure Realms and the Rhetoric of Pollution ... to Jacob Sapir (12th–19th Centuries) Richard G. Marks Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity An ...

Author: Ahmed Achrati

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000469066

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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This book presents an anthropological study of the Qur’an, offering an unprecedented challenge to some of the epistemological and metaphysical assumptions of the tawḥīdic discourses. Combining primary textual materials and anthropological analysis, this book examines transcendence as a core principle of the Qur’an, uniquely signified in the divine name al-Quddūs (the Holy). It shows how the tawḥīdic representations of Allah constitute an inversion of this attribute; examines how this inversion has been conceived, authorized, and maintained; and demonstrates how it has affected Islamic thinking and practices, especially as relates to authority. This book also explores how a return to the Qur’anic primacy of God’s otherness as al-Quddūs can influence Islamic thinking and practices moving forward. Therefore, it will be highly useful to scholars of Islamic Studies, philosophical theology, Qur’anic studies, political science, ethics, anthropology, and religious studies.
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