The Bloomsbury Handbook to Studying Christians

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Stephen E. Gregg, George D. Chryssides
  • London: 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , November
     416 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Robert Saler forthcoming.


Drawing on a range of methodologies, editors George D. Chryssides and Stephen E. Gregg shift attention from normative textual and doctrinal matters to issues of materiality and everyday life in Christianity. This handbook is structured in four parts, which include coverage of the following aspects of Christianity: sacred space and objects, cyber-Christianity, food, prayer, education, family life, fundamentalism, and sexuality. In addition, issues of gender, race, and ethnicity are treated throughout. The international team of contributors provide in-depth analysis that highlight the current state of academic study in the field and explores areas in which future research might develop. Clearly organised to help users quickly locate key information and analysis, the book includes an A to Z of key terms, extensive guides to further resources, a comprehensive bibliography and a chronology of landmark events, making it a unique resource to upper-level students and researchers.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

George D. Chryssides is a Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at York St John University, UK.

Stephen E. Gregg is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at University of Wolverhampton, UK and Hon. Secretary of the British Association for the Study of Religions.


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