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By Tone Stangeland Kaufman

ISBN-10: 1532608438

ISBN-13: 9781532608438

ISBN-10: 1532608454

ISBN-13: 9781532608452

How do pastors stay their religious lives, either as inner most people and as execs? How can their spirituality be characterised and understood? Drawing on in-depth interviews with Norwegian clergy in addition to literature from the fields of Christian spirituality, sensible theology, congregational reports, and the sociology of faith, this booklet deals a nuanced knowing of clergy spirituality. Tone Stangeland Kaufman identifies 3 destinations and assets of non secular nurture for pastors: the ministry itself (vocational spirituality), lifestyle (everyday spirituality), and religious practices positioned on the margins of way of life (intentional spirituality).
 
The contributors during this examine have interaction in vintage Christian practices, but strategy them in a subjective and new method that still in all likelihood revitalizes their religious lives. consequently, the writer makes the case that their spirituality can aptly be defined as "a new previous spirituality." The publication additionally seeks to nuance Paul Heelas's and Linda Woodhead's religious Revolution declare, and therefore engages within the broader spirituality vs. faith discourse. a brand new previous Spirituality is an exhilarating instance of the way qualitative empirical examine can be utilized in artistic how one can make a pragmatic theological argument. it's a booklet for students, scholars, and practitioners.

"Tone Kaufman's learn fills a lacuna in contemporary scholarship, and exhibits concurrently how vital empirical stories became for functional theology. Her cautious method of the spirituality of clergy may be learn with interest."
--Jan-Olav Henriksen, MF Norwegian college of Theology
 
"What a superb publication! Few authors pull off its double accomplishment--a e-book that at once offers clean methods for pastors to appreciate their religious lives and a nice version for researchers on tips to do empirical learn and interpretation."
--Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Vanderbilt University
 
"This is a vital and groundbreaking booklet within the box of useful Theology and Ministerial reports. . . . it develops our figuring out of the stresses and the traces of clergy lives and it opens the window on what energizes and helps ministers of their work."
--Pete Ward, St. John's College, Durham University
 
"Kaufman's examine provides a watershed contribution: the first-ever in-depth exploration of lived Protestant clergy spirituality and a pioneering example of ethnographic technique within the examine of Christian spirituality."
--Lisa E. Dahill, California Lutheran University
 
"It seems the contours of daily spirituality and struggles to stay a loyal lifestyles should be deeply invaluable to students, ministers, and traditional Christians in lots of destinations, precisely simply because we percentage this ancient second of religious tumult. Her cognizance to women's spirituality, and the interaction, informed of their personal phrases, among daily spirituality and extra conventional religion practices, is principally welcome." 
--Christian Scharen, Auburn Theological Seminary, New York

Tone Stangeland Kaufman is affiliate Professor of functional Theology at MF Norwegian tuition of Theology, Oslo, and an ordained pastor within the Lutheran Church of Norway. Her most up-to-date guides comprise "From the surface, inside of, or In among? Normativity at paintings in Empirical sensible Theological Research," which was once released in Conundrums in sensible Theology (2016).

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