A taxonomy of the experience of Quaker worship in Britain yearly meeting

Green, Christopher J. (2013). A taxonomy of the experience of Quaker worship in Britain yearly meeting. University of Birmingham. M.Phil.

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This thesis explores how robust a modified version of Bloom, et al.'s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Affective Domain might prove in providing a tool with which to analyse worship within Britain Yearly Meeting today. It uses data from an investigation of how twelve Quakers within three different local meetings experience worship in their Meetings for Worship and also in their Meeting for Business for Church Affairs (Quaker Business Method). In an attempt to compare like with like, it also explores how each one of them understands the concept of ‘Quaker Spirituality’ using Osgood’s semantic differential. It concludes that, if those interviewed are typical, British Quakers today seldom discuss, and rarely thematise about, what they experience in worship. They do however value the methods used in their Meetings for Worship for Church Affairs. The thesis also shows that the modified taxonomy is indeed fit for purpose and could be used to analyse religious experience in other traditions.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.Phil.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.Phil.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Department of Theology and Religion
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/3975


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