The anthropology of religious conversion /

The Anthropology of Religious Conversion paints a picture of conversion far more complex than its customary image in anthropology and religious studies. Conversion is very seldom simply a sudden moment of insight or inspiration; it is a change both of individual consciousness and of social belonging...

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Imprint:Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003.
Description:1 online resource (257 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Conversion.
Conversion.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology of Religion.
Conversion.
Bekering.
Antropologische aspecten.
Anthropologie
Aufsatzsammlung
Ethnologie
Konversion
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Electronic book.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11203109
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Other authors / contributors:Buckser, Andrew, 1964- editor.
Glazier, Stephen D., editor.
ISBN:9780585483054
0585483051
1299795021
9781299795020
0742517772
9780742517776
0742517780
9780742517783
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Summary:The Anthropology of Religious Conversion paints a picture of conversion far more complex than its customary image in anthropology and religious studies. Conversion is very seldom simply a sudden moment of insight or inspiration; it is a change both of individual consciousness and of social belonging, of mental attitude and of physical experience, whose unfolding depends both on its cultural setting and on the distinct individuals who undergo it. The book explores religious conversion in a variety of cultural settings and considers how anthropological approaches can help us understand the pheno.
Other form:Print version: Buckser, Andrew. Anthropology of Religious Conversion. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2003 9780742517783
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. The Anthropology of Conversion: An Introduction
  • Part 1. Conversion and Social Processes
  • 2. Continuous Conversion? The Rhetoric, Practice, and Rhetorical Practice of Charismatic Protestant Conversion
  • 3. Agency, Bureaucracy, and Religious Conversion: Ethiopian "Felashmura" Immigrants to Israel
  • 4. Converted Innocents and Their Trickster Heroes: The Politics of Proselytizing in India
  • 5. Comparing Conversions among the Dani of Irian Jaya
  • 6. Social Conversion and Group Definition in Jewish Copenhagen
  • 7. Conversion and Marginality in Southern Italy
  • Part 2. Conceptualizing Conversion: Alternative Perspectives
  • 8. "I Discovered My Sin!": Aguaruna Evangelical Conversion Narratives
  • 9. Torning the Belly: Insights on Religious Conversion from New Guinea Gut Feelings
  • 10. Constraint and Freedom in Icelandic Conversions
  • 11. Mystical Experiences, American Culture, and Conversion to Christian Spiritualism
  • Part 3. Conversion and Individual Experience
  • 12. "Limin' wid Jah": Spiritual Baptists Who Become Rastafarians and Then Become Spiritual Baptists Again
  • 13. Converting to What? Embodied Culture and the Adoption of New Beliefs
  • 14. From Jehovah's Witness to Benedictine Nun: The Roles of Experience and Context in a Double Conversion
  • 15. Converted Christians, Shamans, and the House of God: The Reasons for Conversion Given by the Western Toba of the Argentine Chaco
  • Afterword
  • 16. Anthropology and the Study of Conversion
  • Index
  • About the Contributors