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Matter of Belief, A : Christian Conversion and Healing in Northeast India.

Author: Vibha Joshi
Publisher: New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2012.
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"Nagaland for Christ" and "Jesus Saves" are familiar slogans prominently displayed on public transport and celebratory banners in Nagaland, northeastern India. They express an idealization of Christian homogeneity that belies the underlying tensions and negotiations between Christian and non-Christian Naga. This religious division is intertwined with that of healing beliefs and practices, both animistic and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vibha Joshi
ISBN: 9780857456731 0857456733
OCLC Number: 815668500
Description: 1 online resource (328 pages)
Contents: Dedication; Contents; List of Maps, Tables and Diagrams; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Abbreviations; Introduction: Christianity and the Struggle for Well-being; Chapter 1: A Mountainous State; Chapter 2: Classifying Spirit and Sickness; Chapter 3: Religion of Practice; Chapter 4: Traditional Healers; Chapter 5: A Brief History of Christian Evangelization in the Naga Hills; Chapter 6: Contemporary Christianity and the Healing Spirit; Chapter 7: Church and Healing; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Bibliographical Essay. Appendix 2: Inscription on the Stone Tablet in Upper Chajouba VillageAppendix 3: Angami Calendar; Bibliography; Index.

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