Australian Soul: Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century
Cambridge University Press, 15. mar. 2007
Australian Soul challenges the idea that religious and spiritual life in Australia is in decline. This fascinating book describes the character of religious and spiritual life in Australia today, and argues that, far from petering out, religion and spirituality are thriving. Gary Bouma, the leading expert on the state of religious life in Australia, provides the most up-to-date facts and figures and compares the 'tone' of Australian religious practices with those of other countries. Australians might be less vocal and more reticent about their religion than Americans are, but their religious and spiritual beliefs are no less potent. Australian Soul describes and analyses our religious and spiritual life in detail as well as providing a series of case studies that illustrate the range of practices and beliefs in Australia today. Australian Soul predicts a vital future for religion and spirituality.
Mnenja - Napišite recenzijo
Na običajnih mestih nismo našli nobenih recenzij.
Australia has become a multifaith society
Having to share
Critical changes in the social structure of Australia
New forms of social capital and cohesion
The mainstream From Christendom to comfortable on the margins
The move to the margins
Producing religion and spirituality
Spirituality and the sacred
A communal and social hope in the heart
A methodological reflection
Qualities of Australian religion and spirituality
Origins of Australian spiritual and religious life
Comparing religious institutions
Pre1947 Australian religion and spirituality
Organised religion in Australia
Quantities of Australian religion and spirituality
Buddhists Muslims and Hindus
Other religious groups
Other world religions in Australia
Multiple religious identities
Decline of British protestantism
Other demographic dimensions
Income and occupation
Demographic implications for the future
Religion and spirituality in social surveys
Declines in participation
Who attends church?
Normal levels of religious practice
Impact of belief and attendance
Spirituality and cultural change
Implications of cultural change
Impact on clergy
Implications for theology
The changing social location of religion and spirituality
Further disentangling church and state
A consumerist society
The comforts of marginalisation
Two patterns of marginalisation
The marginalisation of denominational and sectarian groups
Religion and spirituality respond to change
Religious revitalisation in Australia
Examples of revitalisation in civic rites
The rise of highdemand religious groups
Fundamentalism and withdrawal from society
Theological innovation in postmodernity
God in twentyfirstcentury Australia
Religion spirtuality and Australian social policy
How religion returned to the social policy agenda
Religion and the social policy discourse
How religion relates to social policy
The promotion of moderate Islam
Social policy as protection from religious excesses
Religion and education
Religion in the census and social policy
Religion as a source of social policy
Food health and religion
Employment law and religion
Religion as a shaper and implementer of social policy
Regulating religions in postmodern secularity
Managing religious diversity
Managing religious diversity around the world today
Social policy and the religious Rights transition from quietism to activism
Living with and utilising diversity
Signs of hope in the twentyfirst century
Signs of hope
Grassroots interfaith activities
Interspirituality and bricolage
Religion and politics
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Stran 12 - It is our secular society realising that it has been running on empty, and has to restore itself at a deep, primal source, a source which is beyond humanity and yet paradoxically at the very core of our experience.
Stran 99 - This is not the relegation to the private of the once public by the market or by the forces of secularisation. It is a shift in the zone of the production of religious goods and services as well as the zone of consumption. It is a turning away from one form of...
Stran 196 - It is in the nature of the religious vision to seek not only the better person but also the better society. It is in the nature of religious conviction to deem it necessary to force some to conform so that the ideal may be achieved even if that forced conformity is to have to live in a system that permits free choice.
Stran 80 - becoming unchurched is not at all a matter of Christian belief, nor of socialisation, nor of friendship within the congregation, nor of habit' (2004: 51), thus undermining most of the usual explanations.
Stran 178 - One of the most important assets of the United States in their struggle against terrorism is the Muslim community of America. Many American Muslims have long been aware that they can practice their religion far more creatively in the USA than they could in their countries of origin' (Armstrong in Rauf 2004: xii).
Stran 10 - Aboriginal people. lt is a complex network of knowledge, faith and practices that derive from stories of creation, and which dominates all spiritual and physical aspects of Aboriginal life. The Dreaming sets out the structures of society, the rules for social...
Stran 196 - From this view Islamists seem like Cromwell; fundamentalists and pro-familists go hand in hand; liberals generate sweet confusion until pressed and then come out fighting using all the power and privilege they can muster.