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Praying and preying : Christianity in indigenous Amazonia

Author: Aparecida Vilaça
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Anthropology of Christianity, 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Praying and Preying offers one of the rare anthropological monographs on the Christian experience of contemporary Amazonian indigenous peoples, based on an ethnographic study of the relationship between the Wari', inhabitants of Brazilian Amazonia, and the Evangelical missionaries of the New Tribes Mission. Vilaça turns to a vast range of historical, ethnographic and mythological material related to both the Wari'  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2015034176
(OCoLC)921310607
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aparecida Vilaça
ISBN: 9780520963849 0520963849
OCLC Number: 940356582
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents: The New Tribes Mission --
Versions versus bodies: translations in contact --
The encounter with the missionaries --
Eating god's words: kinship and conversion --
Praying and preying --
Strange creator --
Christian ritual life --
Moral changes --
Personhood and its translations.
Series Title: Anthropology of Christianity, 19.
Responsibility: Aparecida Vilaça.

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Offers an anthropological monograph on the Christian experience of contemporary Amazonian indigenous peoples, based on an ethnographic study of the relationship between the Wari', inhabitants of  Read more...

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