Mending the World?
Possibilities and Obstacles for Religion, Church, and Theology
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
542 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.08 in
- Published: June 2017
$66.00 / £58.00 / AU$91.00Buy
Niclas Blader holds a PhD in Systematic Theology and works as a researcher at the Church of Sweden Research Unit, Uppsala Sweden. He is the author of Lutheran Tradition as Heritage and Tool (2015).
Kristina Helgesson Kjellin holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from Uppsala University, Sweden, and works as a researcher at the Church of Sweden Research Unit, Uppsala Sweden.
"Mending the World? offers a timely, honest, and meaningful conversation on the trials and promises of religious pluralism from a global perspective. Calling for a culture enriched by a transparent encounter with the other, this collection comes at a most opportune time for addressing the challenges posed by the growing entrenchment of religious, racial, and nationalistic ideologies. Now is the time this book needs to be read."
--Vitor Westhelle, Professor of Systematic Theology, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
"Mending the World? is a collection of various thought-provoking essays from scholars around the world researching and reflecting on the symbiotic relationship between religion and social transformation. The essays proceed from the premise of the socially-constructed nature of religious belief and practice, and the question mark at the end of the title is an invitation to consider the 'dual tension' inherent in the ways in which religion both conforms to and transforms communal norms. I highly recommend the book to those who are interested in studying both the regulatory and the transformative capacities of religious beliefs."
--Sarojini Nadar, Desmond Tutu Research Chair, University of the Western Cape