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The anthropology of religious conversion

Author: Andrew Buckser; Stephen D Glazier
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Buckser, Andrew.
Anthropology of Religious Conversion.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Buckser; Stephen D Glazier
ISBN: 9780585483054 0585483051
OCLC Number: 856869680
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The anthropology of conversion : an introduction / Diane Austin-Broos --
Continuous conversion? The rhetoric, practice, and rhetorical practice of charismatic Protestant conversion / Simon Coleman --
Agency, bureaucracy, and religious conversion : Ethiopian "felashmura" immigrants to Israel / Don Seeman --
Converted innocents and their trickster heroes : the politics of proselytizing in India / Kalyani Devaki Menon --
Comparing conversions among the Dani of Irian Jaya / Charles E. Farhadian --
Social conversion and group definition in Jewish Copenhagen / Andrew Buckser --
Conversion and marginality in southern Italy / Maria Pia Di Bella --
"I discovered my sin!" Aguaruna evangelical conversion narratives / Robert J. Priest --
Turning the belly : insights on religious conversion from New Guinea gut feelings / Roger Ivar Lohmann --
Constraint and freedom in Icelandic conversions / Robert T. Anderson --
Mystical experiences, American culture, and conversion to Christian spiritualism / Thomas Kingsley Brown --
"Limin' wid Jah" : spiritual Baptists who become Rastafarians and then become spiritual Baptists again / Stephen D. Glazier --
Converting to what? Embodied culture and the adoption of new beliefs / Rebecca Sachs Norris --From Jehovah's Witness to Benedictine nun : the roles of experience and context in a double conversion / Mary Ann Reidhead and Van A. Reidhead --
Converted Christians, shamans, and the house of God : the reasons for conversion given by the Western Toba of the Argentine Chaco / Marcela Mendoza --
Anthropology and the study of conversion / Lewis R. Rambo.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Buckser and Stephen D. Glazier.
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