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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


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


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


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


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


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