When One Religion Isn't Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People

When One Religion Isn't Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People

An exploration of the gifts and challenges of being part of two or more religious traditions at the same time. The world sees religious and spiritual identity as pure, static, and singular, but some people regularly cross religious boundaries. These "spiritually fluid" people celebrate complex religious bonds, and in the process they blur social categories, evoke prejudice, An exploration of the gifts and challenges of being part of two or more religious traditions at the same time. The...

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Title:When One Religion Isn't Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People
Author:Duane R. Bidwell
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Genres:Religion
ISBN:When One Religion Isn't Enough: Hinjews, Buddhist-Christians, and Other Spiritually Fluid People
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:200 pages pages

When One Religion Isn't Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People Reviews

  • Nancy
    Dec 22, 2018
    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I might classify myself as a religious skeptic, curious about religions other than the one I have been a part of throughout my life. I have often thought that religion is an accident of birth. I, sometimes, do what is expected, but, un...
  • Annarella
    Oct 24, 2018
    An interesting book about contemporary religious life. It's full of interesting insight and it's an engagin and fascinating read. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Beacon Press and Edelweiss for this ARC ...
  • Jason Comely
    Dec 06, 2018
    I'm a disciple of Christ (LDS) and Buddhism clarifies a lot for me, much like studying Spanish helps me better understand English grammar. Anyway, this thoughtful book appeared at just the right time. If you are a multi-religious person, either by birth or by choice (as in my case), yo...
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    Dec 29, 2018
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    Jan 11, 2019
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  • Eglizard
    Jan 12, 2019
    At last, a favorable book about my kind of people. Under Religion on my hospital patient profile is listed ?Unknown,? since I would not be forced into a one-box category. Bidwell interviews people who are multifaith in practice because of migration, mixed marriages, colonialism/mis...
  • Brielle
    Feb 05, 2019
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  • GONZA
    Jun 18, 2018
    I found this book very interesting due to my story and my conflicted and complicated relationship with religion, As I am Italian it is not easy for me to avoid religion in any case, but I have always considered me more a spiritual than a religious person. So this book gave me some very...
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    Dec 27, 2018
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  • Jaime Oakeson
    Dec 22, 2018
    Interesting, more anecdotal than I was expecting/hoping for. ...
  • Rick Hammond
    Jan 19, 2019
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  • Janet
    Jan 29, 2019
    I picked this up at my library because I'm interested in this topic. When I did my Masters dissertation I looked at the religious identities of people who grew up in interfaith homes. I found that a lot of the individuals follow two (or more) religions not because they find comfort in ...
  • Sadie Roman
    Feb 11, 2019
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  • Barry
    Feb 23, 2019
    Interesting sociological examination of people Bidwell refers to as "spiritually fluid" individuals. They are people for whom, as he puts it, one religion isn't enough. He is talking about people who identify with and practice more than one religious approach to life. Buddhist-Christia...
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    Mar 01, 2019
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  • Ray Winter
    Feb 28, 2019
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  • Vivek
    Dec 22, 2018
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  • Rhiannon Grant
    Nov 20, 2018
    A mix of theorising and personal experience makes this reflective book both a good read and a useful resource. I wouldn't have minded something more academic (in the sense of digging deeper in the theory and giving more detail about the case studies and research mentioned), but this st...
  • Susan Miller
    Aug 16, 2018
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    Jan 25, 2019
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    Dec 10, 2018
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  • Cate
    Jan 27, 2019
    This is another one of those books that I think would have been better as a longform article. However, it's still really good and there's not a whole lot of original research or writing on this topic. A very good read. ...
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    Jan 26, 2019
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    Jan 07, 2019
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  • Kyungjun Min
    Feb 06, 2019
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    Feb 06, 2019
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  • Jeff VonWald
    Mar 15, 2019
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    Jan 04, 2019
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  • Bribre01
    Feb 22, 2019
    2.5 stars. Interesting, but very repetitive and dry. Would?ve preferred more stories about spiritually fluid people and less academic theory. ...
  • batus01
    Jan 29, 2019
    Tggh ...