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Church

In this subdiscipline: 44 papers

Discipline summary

"Church" is both an historical and a contemporary study. It includes ecclesiology which is concerned with the origin of the Christian church and the theological aspects and implications of the church as well as the nature of particular branches and denominations. It also refers to how churches are formed and structured, along with leadership, polity and governance.

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  3. Many of the traditions which we think of as very ancient in their origins were not in fact sanctioned by long usage over the centuries, but were invented comparatively recently. This book explores examples of this process of invention - the creation…
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  6. With the rise of science, we moderns believe, the world changed irrevocably, separating us forever from our primitive, premodern ancestors. But if we were to let go of this fond conviction, Bruno Latour asks, what would the world look like? His…
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  8. What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age? Almost everyone would agree that we-in the West, at least-largely do. And clearly the place of religion in our societies has changed profoundly in the last few centuries. In what will be a…
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  10. This book aims to show through a series of examples that an interpretive archaeology dealing with past meanings can be applied in practice to archaeological data, and that it can also contribute effectively to social practice in the world of today.…
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