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Divine Calling, Organisational Voice: A discursive study of ‘calling’ and how it informs clergy organisational identity.

Grey, Terry (2012) Divine Calling, Organisational Voice: A discursive study of ‘calling’ and how it informs clergy organisational identity. Journal of Adult Theological Education, 9 (1). pp. 44-60. ISSN 1743-1654

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Abstract

The notion of divine “calling” plays a significant part in the narratives of many who seek to take up some form of “ordained” ministry within the Church. This article attempts to explore how the notion of “divine calling” as part of organizational discourse establishes a particular set of relationships between the individual and the organization, and thus contributes to the ways in which individual clergy identity is formed. Through intersecting a situated learning perspective with a Foucauldian approach to discourse analysis I seek to illuminate the particular mechanisms, technologies and strategies that are employed to maintain the existing system and its construction of Salvation Army officer identity in relation to the organization.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): calling, discourse, discourse analysis, formation, Foucault, identity, power/knowledge, The Salvation Army officer, situated learning
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Missiology
Association with University of Divinity: SABC: Salvation Army Booth College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 10:28
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 10:28
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2556

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