The book Mixed Blessings is forthcoming in 2020, but in the meantime you can keep up with current developments on the Mixed Blessings Blog, which is updated periodically and is where I’ll be talking from time to time about what’s going in the book, why I’m writing it, and how I think it will help a lot of people.
Words like bapticostal, buddhapalian, bu-jew, episcopagan, lutherterian, and over a thousand more are ample evidence that people don’t always fit into the neat categories they may have been born into. Someone might grow up in one religion or spiritual tradition, only to drift into another one as they become older and start choosing their own path.
Or maybe someone likes the religion they grew up with well enough, but they end up marrying someone from another religion, and now both religions have a presence in the house. And just wait until they have kids! The kids will have religious influences from both sides!
Fortunately, human beings are a resourceful bunch, and when scenarios like the ones above happen, creative people have come up with clever blended words to help explain themselves, their families, and their stories. Words like buddhapalian (Buddhism + Episcopalianism), conservadox (Conservative Judaism + Orthodox Judaism), jewtheran (Jew + Lutheran), methocostal (Methodism + Pentecostalism), and literally hundreds more!
Social Media Links
Mixed Blessings Blog – The blog is where I’ll be periodically posting information about the book and sneak peeks at the book in progress.
Mixed Blessings Facebook page – Click “Like” on the Mixed Blessings Facebook page to receive notifications about blog posts and other news conveniently in your Facebook feed
Mixed Blessings Website – This is the page you’re on right now. You’ll be able to easily and securely buy the book from this page in 2020 (as well as from Amazon and book wholesalers/distributors/vendors such as Ingram and Follett).
Estimated Publication Data
Title: Mixed Blessings: The Dictionary of Blended Religion
Author: Tim Stewart
Publisher: Laurellia Press (Austin, TX)
Publication Year: 2020
ISBN-10: to come
ISBN-13: to come
Trim size: 8″ x 10″
Page count: xxxii + 650 pp.
Subjects: LCSH:Religions—Dictionaries | BISAC:RELIGION
Classification: LCC BL31 .S749 M594 2020 | DDC 200.3 S749–dc23