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Author: Christine Pawley
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
An innovative study of the uses of print in daily life.
Her teaching and research interests focus on immigrant and refugee students'
equitable access to education, with a focus on culturally relevant and ... and
Politics Book Review, Educational Studies, and Journal of Education Policy. ...
His interests include Catholic and Jewish schools, which he has analyzed for 40
Author: Allan G. Osborne, Jr.
Written and signed by experts in the field, this volume in the point/counterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the topic of alternative schooling and school choice, offering an illustrated overview of the topic as well as providing resources for further study.
In a recent book review in The Christian Century, Louis Weeks, president of
Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education,
recounts a conversation familiar to most mainline religious leaders: "A seminary
colleague recently observed that current students ... Now they brag — "I came
from a Baptist- Catholic background, became Orthodox, was born again in
InterVarsity, and ...
Author: Gary W. Charles
Publisher: Geneva Press
Despite the fact that mainline churches have been on a membership decline for the last generation, there are still active and healthy congregations where bright, able, thinking people have decided to stay and serve. In this book, Gary Charles studies these folks to find out what motivates them to remain in the church. Written in a readable, conversational style, this book describes these people--what they believe, how they understand God and faith, and what prompts them to take what has become a counter-cultural stance to stay in church.
Fedele pays particular attention to the pilgrims' life stories, rituals and reading.
Author: Anna Fedele
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Anne Fedele offers a comprehensive ethnography of alternative pilgrimages to French Catholic shrines dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene. Drawing on more than three years of extensive fieldwork, she describes how pilgrims from Italy, Spain, Britain, and the United States interpret Catholic figures, symbols, and sites according to spiritual theories and practices derived from the transnational Neopagan movement. Fedele pays particular attention to the life stories of the pilgrims, the crafted rituals they perform, and the spiritual-esoteric literature they draw upon. She examines how they devise their rituals; why this kind of spirituality is increasingly prevalent in the West; and the influence of anthropological literature on the pilgrims. Among these pilgrims, spirituality is lived and negotiated in interaction with each other and with textual sources: Jungian psychology, Goddess mythology, and ''indigenous'' traditions merge into a corpus of theories and practices centered upon the worship of divinities such as the Goddess, Mother Earth, and the sacralization of the reproductive cycle. The pilgrims' rituals present a critique of the Roman Catholic Church and the medical establishment and have critical implications for contemporary discourses on gender. Looking for Mary Magdalene is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in ritual and pilgrimage.