In praise of religious reflexivity: Reflections from fieldwork

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Abstract

This article aims to enrich the methodological discourse on the practice of reflexivity, by presenting the concepts of religious reflexivity and theological reductionism as analytical devices with which to explore the relationship of researchers with their human research subjects. It illustrates reflexive engagement with interpersonal religious aspects from the fieldwork on an evangelical pilgrimage to Israel. Based on examples from the fieldwork, the article explores the epistemological importance and limitations of deciphering and presenting the researchers role in their subjects theological worldview.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-441
Number of pages18
JournalCritical Arts
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2012

Keywords

  • ethnography
  • methodology
  • pilgrimage
  • rapport
  • tourism

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