Community Identity Perspectives from Theology and Religious Studies

by Sebastian Kim

Community Identity Perspectives from Theology and Religious Studies Synopsis

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.

Community Identity Perspectives from Theology and Religious Studies Press Reviews

'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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780567031570
Publication date: 23rd August 2007
Author: Sebastian Kim
Publisher: T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Religious groups: social & cultural aspects, Theology,

About Sebastian Kim

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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