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dc.contributor.authorScott, Julie Francesen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-31T11:24:33Z
dc.date.available2018-01-31T11:24:33Z
dc.date.issued1996en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/26921
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dc.description.abstractMuch previous work on Intentional Communities (ICs) tends to fail to fully understand such social forms due to an over-emphasis on the division between theory and practice. One possible methodological route out of this impasse is to apply the paradigm of embodiment.en
dc.description.abstractEmbodiment of faith is explored in relation to one such IC, God's Way Community, in southern Missouri (USA). The extent of this embodiment is located within a range of social spheres, including everyday ritual, language, gender, work, and spatial constructs. It is argued that to achieve 'understanding' (in the sense of Weber's verstehen) of ICs, and similar types of 'extraordinary' forms of belief, it is necessary to dissolve the theory/practice (and by implication subject/object) divide inherent in much previous work on this subject.en
dc.description.abstractThis is also made possible through the application not only of embodiment theory, but also through the use of a number of methodologies which could be loosely labelled 'post-posilivist'. This includes, for example, the application of historical analysis and cultural conlexlualisation. Such methodological approaches also affords an opportunity to challenge the prevailing steretypes of such forms of belief, and so create new levels of 'sympathy' towards them.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2017 Block 15en
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dc.titleUnfinished sympathy: embodiment of faith in an American fundamentalist Christian intentional communityen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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