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Title: From anorexia to celebration : sickness and healing in the parish church and the community of Moreton
Author: Bailey, Lesley Anne
ISNI:       0000 0004 2749 0716
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2013
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Using a collaborative action research methodology and a liberation theology approach, the thesis draws on the psychology of anorexia, the insights of Isaiah 58:1-12 and its socio-religious setting, the contextual setting of the Parish Church and the community of Moreton, to develop new insights into the breakdown and restoration of community. It devises what it terms “diagnostic theology” to aid in the understanding of complex forces acting on communities and individuals. Developing from a grassroots exegesis, the signs and symptoms of both breakdown and restoration are clearly delineated, always with a view to celebration, in the knowledge that full restoration can never be achieved. It is posited both that this work will be of value to other communities of faith, and that the methodology can be applied in other situations.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BL Religion ; BX Christian Denominations ; R Medicine (General)