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Guest, Mathew

Works: 15 works in 74 publications in 2 languages and 2,546 library holdings
Genres: Church history  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Mathew Guest
Congregational studies in the UK : Christianity in a post-Christian context by Karin Tusting( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bishops, wives and children : spiritual capital across the generations by Douglas James Davies( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bishops, Wives and Children is an analysis of the spirituality of Catholic, Evangelical and Liberal leaders and their social significance within a distinctive Christian tradition and all it represents in wider British society."--Jacket
Religion and knowledge : sociological perspectives by Mathew Guest( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses to relationship between religion and knowledge from a sociological perspective, taking both religion and knowledge as phenomena located within ever changing social contexts. It builds on historical foundations, but offers a distinctive focus on the changing status of religious phenomena at the turn of the twenty-first century. Including critical engagement with live debates about intelligent design and the 'new atheism', this collection of essays brings recent research on religious movements into conversation with debates about socialisation, reflexivity and the changing capacity of social institutions to shape human identities. Contributors examine religion as an institutional context for the production of knowledge, as a form of knowledge to be transmitted or conveyed and as a social field in which controversies about knowledge emerge. -- Book Jacket
Christianity and the university experience : understanding student faith by Mathew Guest( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What impact does the experience of university have on Christian students? Are universities a force for secularisation? Is student faith enduring, or a passing phase? Universities are often associated with a sceptical attitude towards religion. Many assume that academic study leads students away from any existing religious convictions, heightening the appeal of a rationalist secularism increasingly dominant in wider society. And yet Christianity remains highly visible on university campuses and continues to be a prominent identity marker in the lives of many students. Analysing over 4,000 respo
Death, life, and laughter : essays on religion in honour of Douglas Davies by Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth, death and the rituals that take us from one to the other tell us a lot about humanity and our quest to understand ourselves. It is cross-disciplinary analyses of the life-course that have generated the most profound insights into religion and spirituality, challenging the concepts and methods we commonly use to understand these universal aspects of human experience. Douglas Davies' work is a rare example of this kind of scholarship, challenging the boundaries that separate theology from the social sciences, and that divide academia from public life. This book serves as a tribute to Davies' work, and a critical commentary on the questions that arise from it. Featuring essays by renowned international scholars, this book brings cutting edge research into conversation with ongoing debates about disciplinary difference and the nature of scholarship
Evangelical identity and contemporary culture : a congregational study in innovation by Mathew Guest( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religie in 30 seconden : de 50 belangrijkste geloofsovertuigingen en hun spirituele tradities( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beknopt overzicht van de geschiedenis en voornaamste geloofsopvattingen van de belangrijkste religies en religieuze stromingen
A sociology of mystic practices : use and adaptation in the emergent church by Dann E Wigner( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book investigates the process of spiritual borrowing between the emergent church (EC) and the Christian mystical tradition. From its inception, the EC has displayed interest in mystic practices, but the exact nature of this interest or how these practices are appropriated and reinterpreted has not been researched. Wigner shows that the emergent church is appropriating Christian mystic practices by investing these practices with their own theological content. The practices themselves are changed to fit in their new context, showing that EC belief shapes EC behavior. This case study adds new depth to the sociological examination of the process of spiritual borrowing, especially through close inspection of how a spiritual practice changes to fit a new theological context." --
Modern Christianity : reviewing its place in Britain today by Douglas James Davies( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

30-second religion : the 50 most thought-provoking religious beliefs, each explained in half a minute by Russell Re Manning( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

30-Second Religion demystifies the key beliefs of the world's major religions, denominations and less widespread sects, and explains them to the general reader in half a minute, using nothing more than two pages, 300 words and one picture. Whether you want to understand the key differences between Lutheranism and Calvinism or take in a brief overview of Buddhist philosophy, this book is the quickest way to walk the paths and recognize the key signposts of the world's diverse and fascinating faiths
Lost faith : does Christianity have a place in modern Britain? by Douglas James Davies( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduction: Class and Christianity( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Students’ Constructions of a Christian Future: Faith, Class and Aspiration in University Contexts( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Economic uncertainties have unsettled the status of higher education as an assured means to social mobility, raising questions of how students orient themselves to life after graduation. In this context, how does religion (a neglected aspect of student identity) shape students’ attitudes and plans? This article examines the future aspirations of Christian students, theorising Christian identity as an inter-subjective resource through which ‘alternative’ futures are imagined, a resource variously framed by classed assumptions about propriety. It analyses data from 75 interviews with undergraduates at five English universities, and explores emerging aspirational paradigms structured around hetero-normative domesticity, the formation of Christian counter-narratives to contemporary capitalism and positive submission to God
Negotiating community : an ethnographic study of an Evangelical church by Matthew John Guest( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gender and career progression in theology and religious studies by Mathew Guest( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Congregational studies in the UK : Christianity in a post-Christian context
Bishops, wives and children : spiritual capital across the generationsEvangelical identity and contemporary culture : a congregational study in innovation
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Guest, Mathew

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Dutch (1)