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Social constructionism and theology [electronic resource] / edited by C.A.M. Hermans ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Hermans, C. A. M. (Chris A. M.).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Empirical studies in theology: v. 7.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 323 p.).ISBN: 1417536772 (electronic bk.); 9781417536771 (electronic bk.); 9047401190; 9789047401193.Subject(s): Theology, Practical | Deconstruction | Th�eologie pratique | D�econstruction | RELIGION -- Christianity -- General | RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues | Theologie | Constructivisme | Praktische Theologie | Konstruktivismus (Soziologie) | Aufsatzsammlung | Soziale KonstruktionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Social constructionism and theology.DDC classification: 261.5 Other classification: 11.61 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Social construction and theology : the dance begins / Kenneth J. Gergen -- Implications of social constructionism for the psychological study of religion / Jan M. van der Lans -- Conversion as social construction : a narrative approach to conversion research / Ulrike Popp-Baier -- Religious development as discursive construction / James M. Day -- Losing the self, finding the self : postmodern theology and social construction / Mark I. Wallace -- Ultimate meaning as silence : the monologic and polyphonic author-God in religious communication / Christ A.M. Hermans -- Human discourse and the act of preaching / Gerrit Immink -- Social constructionism and religious education : towards a new dialogue / Fried4ich Schweitzer -- Organising and changing the church / Aad de Jong -- Personal religion / Hans Schilderman -- Social construction of moral identity in view of a concrete ethics / Chris A.M. Hermans and Joost Dupont -- Reflecting on/with my companions / Kenneth J. Gergen -- Social constructionism and theology : a dance to be postponed? / Johannes A. van der Ven.
Summary: Although its forms vary, social constructionism is one to which not only social scientists, but also researchers in the psychology and sociology of religion, adhere. This volume demonstrates the importance of reflection on the emerging concept of social constructionism in the social sciences.
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Social construction and theology : the dance begins / Kenneth J. Gergen -- Implications of social constructionism for the psychological study of religion / Jan M. van der Lans -- Conversion as social construction : a narrative approach to conversion research / Ulrike Popp-Baier -- Religious development as discursive construction / James M. Day -- Losing the self, finding the self : postmodern theology and social construction / Mark I. Wallace -- Ultimate meaning as silence : the monologic and polyphonic author-God in religious communication / Christ A.M. Hermans -- Human discourse and the act of preaching / Gerrit Immink -- Social constructionism and religious education : towards a new dialogue / Fried4ich Schweitzer -- Organising and changing the church / Aad de Jong -- Personal religion / Hans Schilderman -- Social construction of moral identity in view of a concrete ethics / Chris A.M. Hermans and Joost Dupont -- Reflecting on/with my companions / Kenneth J. Gergen -- Social constructionism and theology : a dance to be postponed? / Johannes A. van der Ven.

Although its forms vary, social constructionism is one to which not only social scientists, but also researchers in the psychology and sociology of religion, adhere. This volume demonstrates the importance of reflection on the emerging concept of social constructionism in the social sciences.

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