Power and Religiosity in a Post-Colonial Setting: Sinhala Catholics in Contemporary Sri Lanka

Power and Religiosity in a Post-Colonial Setting: Sinhala Catholics in Contemporary Sri Lanka

by R. L. Stirrat, Stirrat R. L.

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ISBN-13: 9780521026505
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series , #87
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The colonial Church; 3. The Church in crisis; 4. The rise of Kudagama; 5. Demonic possession and the battle against evil; 6. Suffering and sacrifice; 7. Holy men and power; 8. Patronage and religion; 9. On the borders; 10. Conclusion; Notes; List of references; Index.

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