Lived Religion, Conversion and Recovery: Negotiating of Self, the Social, and the Sacred

Srdjan Sremac (Editor), Ines W. Jindra (Editor)

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The central theme of the book is the nexus between the self, the social, and the sacred in conversion and recovery. The contributions explore the complex interactions that occur between the person, the sacred, and various recovery situations, which can include prisons, substance abuse recovery settings and domestic violence shelters. The volume includes contributions from a vast range of authors in various academic fields such as sociology, anthropology, religious studies and psychology. It provides a framework for understanding the everyday, embodied and performative aspects of conversion, recovery, and lived religious
subjectivities. The volume addresses the gaps in existing literature on the relationship between the self, the social and the sacred in recovery, from a lived religion perspective. With an interdisciplinary approach to the study of conversion, the collection provides an opportunity for a better understanding of lived religion, guilt, shame, hope, forgiveness, narrative identity reconstruction, religious coping, religious conversion and spiritual transformation. This volume will be of interest to scholars and students of lived religion, religious conversion, recovery, homelessness, and substance dependence.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages255
ISBN (Electronic)9783030406820
ISBN (Print)9783030406820
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2020

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges


  • Lived Religion, Recovery, Conversion, Substance Dependences


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