Neighbor-love from a margin [electronic resource] : a pastoral theological construction employing class analysis /Show full item record
|Title||Neighbor-love from a margin [electronic resource] : a pastoral theological construction employing class analysis /|
|Author||Thexton, John Daniel|
|Abstract||"NEIGHBOR-LOVE FROM A MARGIN: A PASTORAL THEOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYING CLASS ANALYSIS" conducts an interdisciplinary conversation between sociology, theology, and contemporary experience in order to construct a novel definition of neighbor-love and recommend correlate pastoral practices appropriate for mission contexts. This dissertation uses a mixed qualitative research method to access perspectives arising from intergenerationally poor and uneducated persons who regularly participate in mission contexts. The dissertation brings these perspectives, Pierre Bourdieu's reflexive sociology, and theological trajectories arising from the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition into a nuanced critical correlational conversation in order to critique former constructions of neighbor-love and construct a definition of neighbor-love and pastoral practices that foreground a marginalized perspective.|
|Description||Title from dissertation title page (viewed Jan. 12, 2015).
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 2014.
"Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Brite Divinity School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling."
Dissertation advisor: Joretta Marshall.
Includes bibliographical references.
Text (electronic thesis) in PDF.
Love Religious aspects Christianity.
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