Book Review of Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life by Nancy T. Ammerman
Excerpt: Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes marks the culmination of a project to understand the narratives of transcendence that contemporary Americans tell about their lives. By collecting and analyzing voluminous information generated through multiple methods, Nancy Ammerman offers a wide-ranging look at how people make their lives meaningful and/or perceptively transcendent. In doing so, she challenges a number of conventions in the sociology of religion, including what “counts” as religion or spirituality and how sociologists should go about studying religion.
Baker, Joseph O.. 2015. Book Review of Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life by Nancy T. Ammerman. Contemporary Sociology. Vol.44(3). 337-338. https://doi.org/10.1177/0094306115579191d ISSN: 0094-3061