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By Hannah Bacon,Wendy Dossett,Steve Knowles

by means of contemplating transformative rules and reviews that are explicitly articulated or implicitly established in languages of faith and spirituality, Alternative Salvations probes ideas together with 'religious', 'secular', 'spiritual', 'post-Christian', and 'post-secular', supplying a sequence of experiences which query the performance of those extensive different types.

half one attracts on modern salvation narratives displaying how present cultural kinds, social practices and secular discourses are inspired by way of, or are interpreted via, the lens of spiritual and theological debts of salvation. Examples contain twelve step restoration courses, drug tradition, and public coverage surrounding HIV-AIDs in Kenya. even though open air conventional spiritual contexts, the members express ways that they don't seem to be unfastened from spiritual symbolism. half explores replacement bills of salvation rooted in spiritual traditions. validated orthodoxies are faced through modern serious questions, for instance approximately gender, the prestige of animals, and the political dimensions of salvation.

via contributing new views and targeted case stories, Alternative Salvations presents a planned problem to effortless binaries which frequently underpin modern and standard discourses of salvation.

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