Theography: subject, theology, and praxis in geographies of religion

Sutherland, C. (2017) Theography: subject, theology, and praxis in geographies of religion. Progress in Human Geography, 41(3), pp. 321-337. (doi: 10.1177/0309132516644513)

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This paper intervenes in the recent movement in religious geographies to produce more nuanced understandings of the religious subject. By introducing the concept of theography, this paper explores a religious reflexivity that directs subjects towards struggles over the content of theology, its effects on their spatial imagination, and their praxis. Theography advances conversations about praxis in the geography of religion by tying together poststructural scholarship regarding the religious subject’s potential to subvert abstract categorization, geographies concerning the subject’s reframing of theology, and philosophical contributions vis-à-vis praxes that stem from particular understandings of transcendence.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sutherland, Dr Callum
Authors: Sutherland, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Progress in Human Geography
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1477-0288
Published Online:04 May 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Author
First Published:First published in Progress in Human Geography 41(3): 321-337
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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