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By Tone Stangeland Kaufman

How do pastors dwell their non secular 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, functional theology, congregational stories, and the sociology of faith, this publication bargains a nuanced realizing of clergy spirituality. Tone Stangeland Kaufman identifies 3 destinations and resources of religious nurture for pastors: the ministry itself (vocational spirituality), everyday life (everyday spirituality), and religious practices positioned on the margins of lifestyle (intentional spirituality).
The members during this learn have interaction in vintage Christian practices, but method them in a subjective and new means that still probably revitalizes their non secular lives. for this reason, the writer makes the case that their spirituality can aptly be defined as "a new previous spirituality." The ebook additionally seeks to nuance Paul Heelas's and Linda Woodhead's religious Revolution declare, and hence engages within the broader spirituality vs. faith discourse. a brand new outdated Spirituality is a thrilling instance of the way qualitative empirical study can be utilized in artistic how you can make a realistic theological argument. it's a e-book for students, scholars, and practitioners.

"Tone Kaufman's research fills a lacuna in contemporary scholarship, and indicates concurrently how very important empirical reports became for sensible theology. Her cautious method of the spirituality of clergy might be learn with interest."
--Jan-Olav Henriksen, MF Norwegian university of Theology
"What an excellent e-book! Few authors pull off its double accomplishment--a publication that at once offers clean methods for pastors to appreciate their non secular lives and a nice version for researchers on easy methods to do empirical research and interpretation."
--Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Vanderbilt University
"This is a crucial and groundbreaking ebook within the box of sensible Theology and Ministerial stories. . . . it develops our figuring out of the stresses and the lines 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 method within the learn of Christian spirituality."
--Lisa E. Dahill, California Lutheran University
"It seems the contours of daily spirituality and struggles to reside a devoted existence should be deeply beneficial to students, ministers, and traditional Christians in lots of destinations, precisely simply because we percentage this historic second of non secular tumult. Her awareness to women's spirituality, and the interaction, informed of their personal phrases, among daily spirituality and extra conventional religion practices, is mainly welcome." 
--Christian Scharen, Auburn Theological Seminary, New York

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

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