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The anthropology of Protestantism : faith and crisis among Scottish fishermen

Author: Joseph Webster
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Contemporary anthropology of religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book examines millennialist faith in the twenty-first century. Through his ethnographic study of the fishermen and their religious beliefs, the author speaks to larger debates about religious radicalism, materiality, economy, language, and the symbolic. These debates also call into question assumptions about the decline of religion in modern industrial societies. By chronicling how these individuals experience  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Webster
ISBN: 9781137336538 1137336536 1137336544 9781137336545
OCLC Number: 823387510
Description: xxi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Gamrie, Words, Signs --
Part I: Gamrie. Situating Gamrie ; The Triple Pinch. --
Part II: Words. Preaching ; Testimony ; Fishing. --
Part III: Signs. Providence and Attack ; Eschatology. --
Conclusion: Enchantment.
Series Title: Contemporary anthropology of religion.
Responsibility: Joseph Webster.
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