New Directions in Spiritual Kinship : Sacred Ties across the Abrahamic Religions

This volume examines the significance of spiritual kinship—or kinship reckoned in relation to the divine—in creating myriad forms of affiliations among Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Rather than confining the study of spiritual kinship to Christian godparenthood or presuming its disappearance in lig...

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Other Authors: Thomas, Todne (Editor), Malik, Asiya (Editor), Wellman, Rose (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2017, 2017
Edition:1st ed. 2017
Series:Contemporary Anthropology of Religion
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This volume examines the significance of spiritual kinship—or kinship reckoned in relation to the divine—in creating myriad forms of affiliations among Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Rather than confining the study of spiritual kinship to Christian godparenthood or presuming its disappearance in light of secularism, the authors investigate how religious practitioners create and contest sacred solidarities through ritual, discursive, and ethical practices across social domains, networks, and transnational collectives. This book’s theoretical conversations and rich case studies hold value for scholars of anthropology, kinship, and religion.
Physical Description:XXI, 273 p. 3 illus online resource
ISBN:9783319484235