Studying Lived Religion: Challenges and Prospects

Starts:
3:00 pm on Monday, October 7, 2013
Ends:
5:30 pm on Monday, October 7, 2013
Location:
CURA, 10 Lenox St., Brookline, First Floor Conference Room
Hosted by the Social Science and Religion Network and featuring Dr. Nancy Ammerman, Department of Sociology. Research on “lived religion” focuses on the everyday practices of ordinary people, in contrast to the study of official texts,organizations, and experts. The increasing range of cultures and social spaces being studied enriches our understanding of the nature of religion, but it also poses challenges for the task of building up a body of concepts and theories. This presentation will open up a conversation about next steps in the study of lived religion.