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By Hannah Bacon,Wendy Dossett,Steve Knowles

by means of contemplating transformative rules and stories that are explicitly articulated or implicitly dependent in languages of faith and spirituality, Alternative Salvations probes suggestions together with 'religious', 'secular', 'spiritual', 'post-Christian', and 'post-secular', supplying a chain of stories 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 means of, or are interpreted via, the lens of spiritual and theological money owed of salvation. Examples contain twelve step restoration courses, drug tradition, and public coverage surrounding HIV-AIDs in Kenya. even though outdoor conventional non secular contexts, the individuals exhibit ways that they aren't loose from spiritual symbolism. half explores replacement money owed of salvation rooted in non secular traditions. tested orthodoxies are faced via modern serious questions, for instance approximately gender, the prestige of animals, and the political dimensions of salvation.

by means of contributing new views and precise case reports, Alternative Salvations offers a planned problem to effortless binaries which frequently underpin modern and conventional discourses of salvation.

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