Saturday 24 October 2020

Anvil 36, 1 (2020) on Autoethnography

The origins of this particular issue of Anvil, now housed with CMS (Church Mission Society), lie in an MA class in Anthropology and Christian Mission with most of the contributions written by present and former students on CMS’s MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission.

In the Editorial, Colin Smith notes:

‘Perhaps the greatest challenge in producing an issue of Anvil dedicated to autoethnography is to persuade the reader to progress beyond the title. […]  Autoethnography takes us beyond the distinctions between observer and observed, highlighting the importance of our own experience, the stories of our lives, in providing a valid and authentic place from which to explore culture and identity and, as we shall see, offering a rich source for theological reflection.’

Individual contributions can be read from here, and the entire issue can be downloaded as a pdf here.

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