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Everyday Religion as Lived

Meredith B. McGuire

in Lived Religion

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195172621
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199851942 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172621.003.0001
Everyday Religion as Lived

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This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about religion and spirituality as experienced and expressed by ordinary people in the context of their everyday lives. This book uses the term “lived religion” in order distinguish the actual experience of religious persons from the prescribed religion of institutionally defined beliefs and practices. It examines individual religiosity and spirituality and suggests that they often do not resemble the tidy, consistent, and theologically correct packages official religions promote.

Keywords: lived religion; individual religiosity; individual spirituality; everyday religion; official religion

Chapter.  5963 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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