Engaging with Living Religion: A Guide to Fieldwork in the Study of Religion

1st Edition

Stephen E. Gregg, Lynne Scholefield

Routledge
Published March 31, 2015
Textbook - 180 Pages
ISBN 9780415534482 - CAT# Y137069

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Summary

Understanding living religion requires students to experience everyday religious practice in diverse environments and communities. This guide provides the ideal introduction to fieldwork and the study of religion outside the lecture theatre. Covering theoretical and practical dimensions of research, the book helps students learn to ‘read’ religious sites and communities, and to develop their understanding of planning, interaction, observation, participation and interviews. Students are encouraged to explore their own expectations and sensitivities, and to develop a good understanding of ethical issues, group-learning and individual research. The chapters contain student testimonies, examples of student work and student-led questions.

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