By Hannah Bacon,Wendy Dossett,Steve Knowles
half one attracts on modern salvation narratives exhibiting how present cultural types, social practices and secular discourses are encouraged through, or are interpreted via, the lens of spiritual and theological bills of salvation. Examples comprise twelve step restoration courses, drug tradition, and public coverage surrounding HIV-AIDs in Kenya. even though open air conventional spiritual contexts, the individuals express ways that they don't seem to be loose from spiritual symbolism. half explores substitute money owed of salvation rooted in non secular traditions. validated orthodoxies are faced via modern severe questions, for instance approximately gender, the prestige of animals, and the political dimensions of salvation.
via contributing new views and distinctive case reports, Alternative Salvations offers a planned problem to effortless binaries which regularly underpin modern and conventional discourses of salvation.