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Conversion to Christianity : historical and anthropological perspectives on a great transformation

Author: Robert W Hefner
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of the conversion of tribal peoples to Christianity combines case studies with the contributors' theories, challenging anthropologists and sociologists to reassess the varieties of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: estudios y conferencias
Material Type: Government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Hefner
ISBN: 0520078365 9780520078369 0520078357 9780520078352
OCLC Number: 1025401833
Description: x, 326 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: World building and the rationality of conversion / Robert W. Hefner --
From the Jesus movement toward institutional church / Howard Clark Kee --
The local and the global in southern African religious history / Terence Ranger --
Of faith and commitment, Christian conversion in Muslim Java / Robert W. Hefner --
Conversion and colonialism in northern Mexico / William L. Merrill --
Conversion and community in Amazonia / Donald K. Pollock --
We are Ekelesia [sic] / John Barker --
Religion, morality, and prophetic traditions / Aram A. Yengoyan --
Why the Thai are not Christians / Charles F. Keyes --
The glyphomancy factor / David K. Jordan --
Boundaries and horizons / Peter Wood.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Robert W. Hefner.

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