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The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Peter van der Veer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and ... More


The Variety of Therapeutics

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0052
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter provides detailed information on the variety of therapeutics available over the years. The influence of the Christian worldview had already been encouraging a religious healing for ... More


Violence and Vengeance: Religious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia

Christopher R. Duncan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451584
eISBN:
9780801469107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451584.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Between 1999 and 2000, sectarian fighting fanned across the eastern Indonesian province of North Maluku, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. What began as local conflicts ... More


Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches

Omri Elisha

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267503
eISBN:
9780520950542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267503.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This ethnography examines the hopes, frustrations, and activist strategies of American evangelical Christians as they engage socially with local communities. Focusing on two Tennessee megachurches, ... More


Gracious Words: Luke's Jesus and the Reading of Sacred Poetry at the Beginning of the Christian Era

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter considers how a scene in the reading of Luke, and more generally the type of reading depicted in the New Testament, as being practiced by Jesus, may be understood as a model for a type ... More


Cristianas

Todd Ramón Ochoa

in Society of the Dead: Quita Manaquita and Palo Praise in Cuba

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256835
eISBN:
9780520947924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256835.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Palo includes works of cleansing, protection, and attack, crafted with so-called prendas cristianas or Christian prendas. Also called despojos or clearings, these are the first order of Palo ... More


Between the Prophetic and the Pastoral

Richard Werbner

in Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy: Apostolic Reformation in Botswana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268531
eISBN:
9780520949461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268531.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

In the Eloyi Christian Church becoming and being a prophet, gifted with the Word of God by the Holy Spirit, positions the charismatic outside the church hierarchy. The constitution also calls for ... More


A Dual Quarrel of Images On the Middle Volga: Icon Veneration in the Face of Protestant and Pagan Critique

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores the use of icons in the Russian republic of Marii El, where many inhabitants have preserved traces of pre-Christian religious practices, notably in the veneration of distinctive ... More


Of Faith and Commitment: Christian Conversion in Muslim Java

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/9780520078352.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores the history of East Javanese conversion, striving to determine why people converted in some areas but not in others. It also investigates more closely the forces promoting the ... More


Why the Thai Are Not Christians: Buddhist and Christian Conversion in Thailand

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/9780520078352.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter tries to answer the question: “Why have Thai not converted to Christianity?” It confines to the confrontation between Christianity and Buddhism in Thailand and to the ways in which these ... More


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