Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more

£47.99

Hardback

Published: 03 March 2021

280 Pages

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780190244743


Also Available As:

Ebook


Also Available In:


Bookseller Code (AJ)

Agents of God

Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Jeffrey Guhin

  • One of the few ethnographic works on either Muslim or Conservative Protestant high schools
  • The first book-length comparative ethnography of conservative Protestants and Sunni Muslims
  • Shows the relevance of the Aristotelian distinction between "essence" and "accident" in sociological work on boundaries
  • Develops the concept of "external authorities" as a way to explain how certain social forces like Science, Scripture, or Prayer, are experienced and identified as authoritative actors capable of making declaration and commands.

Also of Interest