The Anthropology of Christianity / Edition 1

The Anthropology of Christianity / Edition 1

by Fenella Cannell
     
 


Ethnographies exploring the vastly different ways that Christianity is experienced and understood by different groups around the world.See more details below

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Ethnographies exploring the vastly different ways that Christianity is experienced and understood by different groups around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822336464
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Eternal Return of Conversion: Christianity as Contested Domain in Highland Bolivia / Olivia Harris 51

2. Renewable Icons: Concepts of Religious Power in a Fishing Village in South India / Cecilia Busby 77

3. Possession and Confession: Affliction and Sacred Power in Colonial and Contemporary Catholic South India / David Mosse 99

4. Reading as Gift and Writing as Theft / Fenella Cannell 134

5. Materializing the Self: Words and Gifts in the Construction of Charismatic Protestant Identity / Simon Coleman 163

6. The Effectiveness of Ritual / Christina Toren 185

7. Forgetting Conversion: The Summer Institute of Linguistics Mission in the Piro Lived World / Peter Gow 211

8. The Bible Meets the Idol: Writing and Conversion in Biak, Irian Jaya, Indonesia / Danilyn Rutherford 240

9. Scripture Study as Normal Science: Seventh-Day Adventist Practice on the East Coast of Madagascar / Eva Keller 273

10. Appropriated and Monolithic Christianity in Melanesia / Harvey Whitehouse 295

Epilogue: Anxious Transcendence / Webb Keane 308

References 325

Contributors 353

Index 355

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction. The Anthropology of Christianity / Fenella Cannell 1

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