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Sociology in Theology

Reflexivity and Belief


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kieran Flanagan
    Pages 1-15
  3. Kieran Flanagan
    Pages 147-161
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 162-189

About this book


This is an original study of the sociological imagination in regard to visual culture. It explores the reflexive dimensions of choice over seeing or not seeing in relation to paintings, images and islands. Bourdieu, Goffman and Simmel provide the basis for insights into how reflexivity in sociology has unexplored theological implications.


culture pain Pierre Bourdieu religion sociology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BristolUK

About the authors

KIERAN FLANAGAN is Reader in Sociology at the University of Bristol, UK. His publications include: Sociology and Liturgy: Re-presentations of the Holy, The Enchantment of Sociology: A Study of Theology and Culture and Seen and Unseen: Visual Culture, Sociology and Theology. His most recent coedited work (with Peter C. Jupp) is A Sociology of Spirituality.

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