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Title Empirical theology in texts and tables : qualitative, quantitative and comparative perspectives / edited by Leslie J. Francis, Mandy Robbins, Jeff Astley.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2009]
©2009

Series Empirical studies in theology, 1389-1189 ; v. 17
Empirical studies in theology ; http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n98103414 v. 17.
Subject Empirical theology.
Alt Name Francis, Leslie J.
Robbins, Mandy.
Astley, Jeff.
Series Empirical studies in theology, 1389-1189 ; v. 17
Empirical studies in theology ; http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n98103414 v. 17.
Subject Empirical theology.
Alt Name Francis, Leslie J.
Robbins, Mandy.
Astley, Jeff.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 406 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Theoretical perspectives -- Establishing truth from participation and distanciation in empirical theology / Jaco S. Dreyer -- Truth and method in empirical theology / Hans Schilderman -- Religious identity in comparative research / Johannes A. van der Ven -- Epistemological reflections on the connection between ideas and data in empirical research into religion / Chris A.M. Hermans -- Towards a generic model of religious ritual / Hans Schilderman -- Comparative empirical research in religion : conceptual and operational challenges within empirical theology / Leslie J. Francis -- Qualitative perspectives -- Adolescents' views of denominational identities and of dialogical religious education : an empirical study from Germany / Friedrich Schweitzer -- Ordinary soteriology : a qualitative study / Ann Christie and Jeff Astley -- Narrative competence and the meaning of life : measuring the quality of life stories in a project on care for the elderly / Thijs Tromp and R. Ruard Ganzevoort -- The theological case for Christian schools in England and Wales : a qualitative perspective listening to female alumnae / Tania ap Siôn, Leslie J. Francis and Sylvia Baker -- Quantitative perspectives -- Faith or morality? 'Theological sediments' depending on the centrality, content, and social context of personal religious construct systems / Stefan Huber and Constantin Klein -- Socialisation and empirical-theological models of the Trinity : a study among theology students in the United Kingdom / Mark J. Cartledge -- Religious socialisation in the family : a multi-dimensional and multi-level perspective / Sabine Zehnder Grob, Christoph Morgenthaler and Christoph Käppler -- Apostolic networks in Britain : personality and praxis / William K. Kay -- Xenophobia and religious pluralism : an empirical study among youth in Germany / Hans-Georg Ziebertz and Ulrich Riegel -- A church divided by theology and practice : the case of the admission of children to communion in the church in Wales / Keith Littler.
Summary Explores theoretical issues underpinning the main methods of obtaining empirical data, and the use of these data within theology. This work displays the role both of qualitative studies, and of the analysis of quantitative data, in exploring a range of theological beliefs and religious, social and educational concerns.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789047442394 (electronic bk.)
9047442393 (electronic bk.)
9789004168886 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004168885 (hardback ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/ej.9789004168886.i-408
OCLC # 592756374
Additional Format Print version: Empirical theology in texts and tables. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2009 9789004168886 (DLC) 2008045951 (OCoLC)251205756


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