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Community Identity Perspectives from Theology and Religious Studies by Sebastian Kim

Community Identity Perspectives from Theology and Religious Studies


Community Identity Perspectives from Theology and Religious Studies by Sebastian Kim

The understanding of identity in relation to community has been a focus of academic studies in recent years. An exclusive self-understanding of the identity of one's own community, coupled with a hostile attitude toward other communities, often leads to communal conflicts. In particular, it is important to notice the significance of religion in the re-shaping of community identities in this process. This volume focuses first on communal or corporate understanding of identity. Secondly, this volume will assess the topic of identity from the perspectives of theology and religious studies. Thirdly, the volume will seek to address the issue of interaction between religious communities and wider society by looking at case studies from the Yorkshire area.


'This book makes an important contribution to an under-researched field ... We look forward to more such material from these and other authors.'
Theology, May 2009

About the Author

Sebastian Kim, Professor of Theology and Public Life, York St John University College, UK. Pauline Kollontai, Principal Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies, York St John University College, UK.

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Publication date

23rd August 2007


Sebastian Kim

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T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


240 pages


Religious groups: social & cultural aspects



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