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Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life

Nancy Tatom Ammerman


In this book, ordinary Americans tell the stories of their everyday lives -- from dinner table to office to shopping mall to doctor’s office. They talk about the ordinary routines and the things that matter most to them, including the times and places and events they consider spiritual. Often they name that spiritual reality “God,” but it is also experienced in the more impersonal forces of nature and individual life meaning. Ammerman explores their stories to describe the common threads in those descriptions of spirituality and the significant way they are shaped by religious traditions, by o ... More

Keywords: stories, spirituality, religious traditions, spiritual tribe, unaffiliated, life meaning, religious communities, modern religion, secular

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199896448
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896448.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy Tatom Ammerman, author
Boston University