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By Tone Stangeland Kaufman

How do pastors stay their non secular lives, either as deepest individuals 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 reports, and the sociology of faith, this ebook bargains a nuanced realizing of clergy spirituality. Tone Stangeland Kaufman identifies 3 destinations and resources of non secular nurture for pastors: the ministry itself (vocational spirituality), lifestyle (everyday spirituality), and religious practices situated on the margins of everyday life (intentional spirituality).
 
The contributors during this learn interact in vintage Christian practices, but process them in a subjective and new means that still most likely revitalizes their non secular lives. accordingly, the writer makes the case that their spirituality can aptly be defined as "a new previous spirituality." The publication additionally seeks to nuance Paul Heelas's and Linda Woodhead's religious Revolution declare, and therefore engages within the broader spirituality vs. faith discourse. a brand new outdated Spirituality is a thrilling instance of ways qualitative empirical learn can be utilized in inventive how you can make a realistic theological argument. it's a ebook for students, scholars, and practitioners.

"Tone Kaufman's research fills a lacuna in fresh scholarship, and exhibits at the same time how vital empirical experiences became for useful theology. Her cautious method of the spirituality of clergy can be learn with interest."
--Jan-Olav Henriksen, MF Norwegian institution of Theology
 
"What an excellent publication! Few authors pull off its double accomplishment--a booklet that at once offers clean methods for pastors to appreciate their non secular lives and a nice version for researchers on how you can do empirical research and interpretation."
--Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Vanderbilt University
 
"This is a crucial and groundbreaking booklet within the box of functional Theology and Ministerial stories. . . . it develops our realizing of the stresses and the traces 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 study provides a watershed contribution: the first-ever in-depth exploration of lived Protestant clergy spirituality and a pioneering example of ethnographic technique within the research of Christian spirituality."
--Lisa E. Dahill, California Lutheran University
 
"It seems the contours of daily spirituality and struggles to stay a loyal existence might be deeply worthwhile to students, ministers, and usual Christians in lots of destinations, precisely simply because we percentage this old second of religious tumult. Her consciousness to women's spirituality, and the interaction, instructed of their personal phrases, among daily spirituality and extra conventional religion practices, is principally welcome." 
--Christian Scharen, Auburn Theological Seminary, New York

Tone Stangeland Kaufman is affiliate Professor of useful Theology at MF Norwegian institution of Theology, Oslo, and an ordained pastor within the Lutheran Church of Norway. Her most up-to-date guides comprise "From the skin, inside of, or In among? Normativity at paintings in Empirical useful Theological Research," which was once released in Conundrums in functional Theology (2016).

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