Tone Stangeland Kaufman's A New Old Spirituality?: A Qualitative Study of Clergy PDF

By Tone Stangeland Kaufman

How do pastors dwell their religious lives, either as inner most people and as pros? How can their spirituality be characterised and understood? Drawing on in-depth interviews with Norwegian clergy in addition to literature from the fields of Christian spirituality, sensible theology, congregational reports, and the sociology of faith, this publication bargains a nuanced realizing of clergy spirituality. Tone Stangeland Kaufman identifies 3 destinations and assets of religious nurture for pastors: the ministry itself (vocational spirituality), way of life (everyday spirituality), and non secular practices positioned on the margins of everyday life (intentional spirituality).
The contributors during this learn interact in vintage Christian practices, but process them in a subjective and new method that still in all probability revitalizes their non secular lives. accordingly, the writer makes the case that their spirituality can aptly be defined as "a new previous spirituality." The ebook additionally seeks to nuance Paul Heelas's and Linda Woodhead's non secular Revolution declare, and therefore engages within the broader spirituality vs. faith discourse. a brand new outdated Spirituality is an exhilarating instance of ways qualitative empirical examine can be utilized in artistic how one can make a realistic theological argument. it's a booklet for students, scholars, and practitioners.

"Tone Kaufman's examine fills a lacuna in fresh scholarship, and exhibits concurrently how very important empirical reviews became for sensible theology. Her cautious method of the spirituality of clergy could be learn with interest."
--Jan-Olav Henriksen, MF Norwegian tuition of Theology
"What a superb publication! Few authors pull off its double accomplishment--a booklet that at once offers clean methods for pastors to appreciate their religious lives and a nice version for researchers on how you can do empirical research and interpretation."
--Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Vanderbilt University
"This is a crucial and groundbreaking ebook within the box of useful Theology and Ministerial experiences. . . . it develops our figuring out of the stresses and the lines of clergy lives and it opens the window on what energizes and helps ministers of their work."
--Pete Ward, St. John's College, Durham University
"Kaufman's learn provides a watershed contribution: the first-ever in-depth exploration of lived Protestant clergy spirituality and a pioneering example of ethnographic method within the research of Christian spirituality."
--Lisa E. Dahill, California Lutheran University
"It seems the contours of daily spirituality and struggles to reside a devoted existence might be deeply worthy to students, ministers, and usual Christians in lots of destinations, precisely simply because we percentage this ancient second of non secular tumult. Her awareness to women's spirituality, and the interaction, advised of their personal phrases, among daily spirituality and extra conventional religion practices, is mainly welcome." 
--Christian Scharen, Auburn Theological Seminary, New York

Tone Stangeland Kaufman is affiliate Professor of useful Theology at MF Norwegian university of Theology, Oslo, and an ordained pastor within the Lutheran Church of Norway. Her latest guides comprise "From the surface, inside, or In among? Normativity at paintings in Empirical useful Theological Research," which used to be released in Conundrums in useful Theology (2016).

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