(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Retheorizing the postsecular present : embodiment, spatial transcendence, and challenges to authenticity among young Christians in Glasgow, Scotland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

OLSON E. (1) ; HOPKINS P. (2) ; PAIN R. (3) ; VINCETT G. (4) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography , Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, ETATS-UNIS
(2) School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Univ., Newcastle Upon Tyne, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Dept. of Geography , Univ., Durham, ROYAUME-UNI
(4) Institute of Geography and the Lived Environment, Univ., Edinburgh, ROYAUME-UNI


This article identifies the spatial elements of postsecular theory, and considers how spatial approaches, might provide an alternative to existing analyses. Drawing on the religious subject constructions of young Christian-affiliated people living in Glasgow, Scotland, it demonstrates that their conceptions of authentic faith are intimately bound up in ideas of authenticity and embodied transcendence, which are both reinforced and challenged by particular historical and contemporary meanings of Christian identities. In conclusion, it reflects on the broader empirical and theoretical implications of our research for postsecular approaches to the study of religion and society


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 103, no6 [pp. 1421-1436]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.




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