What is the relationship between ‘religion’, ‘spirituality’, ‘addiction’ and ‘addiction recovery’? What are we meaning by ‘addiction’? Is it socially constructed? Why are we even talking about a relationship between these concepts? Can religion be conceptualized as an addiction? how might a specifically Religious Studies approach help us to productively engage with this particularly sensitive area? And, as ever, how might we go about conducting such research? These are just a few of the questions discussed in today’s podcast, where Chris speaks with Dr Wendy Dossett of the University of Chester, UK.
Be sure to take a peek at some of Wendy’s other scholarship, like the book Alternative Salvations, the special issue of Religions on religion and addiction, and our roundtable discussion podcast, Narrative and Reflexivity in the Study of Religion.
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