Aug 01

Book: Materializing Religion: Expression, Performance and Ritual

Materializing Religion

Edited by Elisabeth Arweck and William Keenan

Ashgate, 2006


The material symbol has become central to understanding religion in late modernity. Overtly theological approaches use words to express the values and faith of a religion, but leave out the ‘incarnation’ of religion in the behavioural, performative, or audio-visual form. This book explores the lived experience of religion through its material expressions, demonstrating how religion and spirituality are given form and are thus far from being detached or ethereal. (From the publisher’s description, click here to read more.)