Book , Print in English

The anthropology of Christianity

edited by Fenella Cannell.
  • Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
  • 373 pages : illustrations facsimiles ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Contents
  • Introduction: the anthropology of Christianity / Fenella Cannell
  • The eternal return of conversion: Christianity as contested domain in highland Bolivia / Olivia Harris
  • Renewable icons: concepts of religious power in a fishing village in South India / Cecilia Busby
  • Possession and confession: affliction and sacred power in colonial and contemporary Catholic South India / David Mosse
  • Reading as gift and writing as theft / Fenella Cannell
  • Materializing the self: words and gifts in the construction of charismatic Protestant identity / Simon Coleman
  • The effectiveness of ritual / Christina Toren
  • Forgetting conversion: the Summer Institute of Linguistics Mission in the Piro lived world / Peter Gow
  • The Bible meets the idol: writing and conversion in Biak, Irian Jaya, Indonesia / Danilyn Rutherford
  • Scripture study as normal science: Seventh-day Adventist practice on the east coast of Madagascar / Eva Keller
  • Appropriated and monolithic Christianity in Melanesia / Harvey Whitehouse
  • Epilogue: anxious transcendence / Webb Keane.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-352) and index.
ISBN
  • 0822336081 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780822336082 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0822336464 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 9780822336464 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • EAN: 9780822336082
  • EAN: 9780822336464
  • LCCN: 2006010425
  • OCLC: 65425831