In this week’s podcast, Chris Silver and Dr Paul Williamson explore Williamson’s research related to documentation of the Serpent Handling Sects of Appalachia. By some accounts these traditions are in decline due to globalization. Williamson has attempted to study these traditions qualitatively and quantitatively to better understand the profound sense of religious commitment and deeper meaning of the theology and practices of the Serpent Handling sects.
International Conference on Mormonism
The evolution of Mormonism from sect to Church and from Church to sects
Université de Bordeaux 3, 6 et 7 décembre 2012
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine
Organized par Bernadette RIGAL-CELLARD with the Master Religions et
Sociétés and CLIMAS (EA 4196), Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3
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