Chris Deacy on ‘Nostalgia and the ‘New Visibility’ of Religion’

Chris Deacy

Chris Deacy, Reader in Theology in the Department of Religious Studies, has recently published an article on titled ‘Nostalgia and the ‘New Visibility’ of Religion’.

This article examines the role that religion plays in a sample of the lives and career journeys of eight academic staff or alumni at a British university. Using Chris’s own, ‘Nostalgia Interviews with Chris Deacy’ podcast as source material, the aim is to look at the intersection between traditional and implicit conceptualisations of religion, that arise in the course of interviews that the author has undertaken, with a view to shedding light on what this says about the role that religion plays when people reminisce about their past, how this relates to contemporary religious experience for them, and whether this might be identified as an example of the ‘new visibility’ of religion.

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