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Theology without Theos

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/9780520257658.003.0089
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter deals with the theology of the idolatry of nature. The “theology” of Chinese medicine gives answers that believers in the churches of conventional religion have to live without. However, ... More


Dancing Jacobins

Rafael Sánchez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823263653
eISBN:
9780823268887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263653.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Since independence from Spain the trope of an endless antagonism pitting civilization against barbarism has remained pervasive in Latin America’s republican imaginary. This book apprehends that trope ... More


Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Kristin Norget, Valentina Napolitano, and Maya Mayblin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

A collection of classic and contemporary ethnographic explorations of Catholicism, by anthropologists and religious studies scholars. The book approaches Catholicism through a variety topics and ... More


Let’s Talk About Sex: Islam and Sexuality in Positive Muslims’ ‘Theology of Compassion’

Jonas Svensson

in Strings Attached: AIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265680
eISBN:
9780191771910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265680.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The chapter constitutes a critical analysis of how the theme of sexuality is addressed within the framework of a ‘theology of compassion’ put forward by the South African organisation Positive ... More


Enchurchment

Jarrett Zigon

in “HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter closely analyzes some of the specific ways in which persons ethically work on themselves to achieve the primary goal of enchurchment in the Church-run program. In doing so rehabilitants ... More


The Burning

Stefania Pandolfo

in Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226464923
eISBN:
9780226465111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465111.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on a conversation between the author and Jawad and Kamal. Topics include theological disputes, the notion of heresy, migration, death, struggle, life-world, and despair.


Doing God: Theos and Public Theology

Matthew Engelke

in God's Agents: Biblical Publicity in Contemporary England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280465
eISBN:
9780520957107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280465.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Chapter 4 shifts attention in the book to Theos, the Bible Society’s “public theology think tank.” Theos was launched in 2006 and was in many ways the most visible and stable platform for Bible ... More


Kingdom and Christendom

Matthew Engelke

in God's Agents: Biblical Publicity in Contemporary England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280465
eISBN:
9780520957107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280465.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter follows the Bible Society’s parliamentary liaison, who spent his days working with members of Parliament, Lords, and others in and around the Palace of Westminster in an effort to get ... More


Hindu Religious Nationalism and Dalit Christian Activism

David Mosse

in The Saint in the Banyan Tree: Christianity and Caste Society in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520253162
eISBN:
9780520953970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253162.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The chapter asks how, in the 1990s, a rising Indian political stream of anti-Christian Hindu nationalism intersected with the Tamil politics of caste in ways that influenced dalit theological and ... More


Send Us Power

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how religion enables Pentecostals of El Alberto to negotiate the day-to-day challenges of transnational life. Focusing on the religious practices of the relatives of those who ... More


Faith in a Secular Humanism

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Living Faithfully in an Unjust World: Compassionate Care in Russia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520285835
eISBN:
9780520961210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285835.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents the concept of a “secular theology of compassion.” Through a discussion of the ways in which Moscow’s religious communities cooperate to forge common cross-denominational ... More


Introduction: The Anthropology of Catholicism

Maya Mayblin, Kristin Norget, and Valentina Napolitano

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The chapter discusses what a contemporary Anthropology of Catholicism would look like, both through and beyond the ‘sacramental imagination’, as a political and institutional form, a contested set of ... More


Excerpt from “The Place of Grace in Anthropology”

Julian A. Pitt-Rivers

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Julian Pitt-Rivers’s masterful essay was originally published in 1992 as the culminating piece in Honor and Grace in Anthropology, a volume that this renowned ethnographer of the Spanish ... More


Vineyard Time

Jon Bialecki

in Diagram for Fire: Miracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294202
eISBN:
9780520967410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294202.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Through a discussion of Worship in the Vineyard, this chapter charts the various scales of temporality that give the movement its shape. It identities the temporalities of embodiment and training, of ... More


Nature and the Boundaries of the Human: Monkeys, Monsters, and Natural Peoples

in Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983417
eISBN:
9780226983462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983462.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The idea of nature and a natural science that informed German anthropology was based on elements from two conflicting approaches, conventionally associated with Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Schelling. ... More


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