Traditioning disciples : the contributions of cultural anthropology to ecclesial identity /
Colleen Mary Mallon.
Eugene, Or. : Pickwick Publications, c2010.
ix, 281 p. ; 23 cm.
1608990885, 9781608990887
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Eugene, Or. : Pickwick Publications, c2010.
contents note
Towards naming the present -- The notion of tradition in Roman Catholicism : historical overview -- Interpretative anthropology : social identity and transformation from the works of Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, and Glifford Geertz -- Yves Congar on discipleship : a thick description of Christian identity -- Traditioning disciples : ecclesial identity and refiguring tradition.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-278) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Colleen Mary Mallon, OP is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the author of the award-winning article "Globalization at Large," published in Terrence W. Tilley's New Horizons in Theology (2005).
Main Description
In a globalized world and an "age that cannot name itself," how do Christian communities sustain a recognizable gospel identity? How might examining tradition and identity formation from both theology and cultural anthropology help churches approach the challenges of being a follower of Jesus today? With these questions in focus, Colleen Mallon studies symbol systems in the works of anthropologists Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, and Clifford Geertz and places her findings in dialogue with a "thick description" of discipleship gleaned from the great Roman Catholic ecclesiologist Yves Congar, OP. The result is a reflection on gospel identity that will be invaluable to Christian ministers, missioners, and students of theology interested in the social and theological processes of disciple formation.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Towards Naming the Presentp. 7
The Notion of Tradition in Roman Catholicism: Historical Overviewp. 56
Interpretative Anthropology: Social Identity and Transformation from the Works of Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, and Clifford Geertzp. 117
Yves Congar on Discipleship: A Thick Description of Christian Identityp. 177
Traditioning Disciples: Ecclesial Identity and Refiguring Traditionp. 225
Conclusionp. 265
Bibliographyp. 271
Indexp. 279
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