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Book Launch: 'Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism: Global Perspecti...
Thu 8 June 2017, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
The University of Glasgow's Sociology Seminar Series cordially invite you to a Book Launch of
‘Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism: Global Perspectives’
Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm
Gannochy Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building, University Avenue, University of Glasgow
Chair: Gareth Mulvey
Discussant: Diego Malara (University of Edinburgh) in conversation with co-editors/contributors: Dominic Pasura (University of Glasgow), Marta Bivand Erdal (Peace Research Institute Oslo)
This book is the first to analyze the impacts of migration and transnationalism on global Catholicism. It explores how migration and transnationalism are producing diverse spaces and encounters that are moulding the Roman Catholic Church as institution and parish, pilgrimage and network, community and people. Bringing together established and emerging scholars of sociology, anthropology, geography, history and theology, it examines migrants’ religious transnationalism, but equally the effects of migration related-diversity on non-migrant Catholics and the Church itself. This timely edited collection is organised around a series of theoretical frameworks for understanding the intersections of migration and Catholicism, with case studies from 17 different countries and contexts. The extent to which migrants’ religiosity transforms Catholicism, and the negotiations of unity in diversity within the Roman Catholic Church, are key themes throughout. This innovative approach will appeal to scholars of migration, transnationalism, religion, theology, and diversity.
Following the seminar/book launch, there will be a drinks reception.
Date and Time
University of Glasgow
Gannochy Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building