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Conversion and “Community” in Amazonia

Robert W. Hefner

in Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520078352
eISBN:
9780520912564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520078352.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter describes the new cosmology of comunidade, or “community,” in Amazonia. It also considers how the Culina Indians have responded to two different forms of missionization, one Catholic, ... More


Linguistic Locality and the Anti-Institutionalism of Evangelical Christianity: The Summer Institute of Linguistics

Courtney Handman

in Critical Christianity: Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283756
eISBN:
9780520959514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283756.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is a broad introduction to the work of SIL International, formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics, an organization with over five thousand members working in hundreds of ... More


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