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The Acoustics and Geopolitics of Orthodox Practices in the Estonian-russian Border Region

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz.

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

May 2010; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 9756 words.

While part of a global community of Eastern Christians, Orthodox believers in Saatse and elsewhere in Setomaa maintain distinctive musical practices and oral traditions, commemorate local...

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Affect

Jon Bialecki.

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

October 2015; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 5739 words.

This chapter argues that by concentrating on affect, we can think about language and embodiment together without privileging either term. To demonstrate, the chapter draws on eight years of...

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After Heaven

Robert Wuthnow.

October 1998; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 286 pages.

The evolution of American spirituality over the past fifty years is the subject of this book. The book uses in-depth interviews and a broad range of resource materials to show how...

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Afterword

Joel Robbins.

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

October 2015; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 3565 words.

This concluding chapter reflects on the historical trajectory of the anthropology of Christianity and how this book in particular is situated between its history. Once again the chapter...

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Afterword: Boundaries and Horizons

Robert W. Hefner.

in Conversion to Christianity

February 1993; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 7118 words.

Conversion to Christianity means different things to different peoples and entails divergent social consequences. The Christianity that conversion produces in different human communities is...

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All the Christian Birds Chanted

Daniel Capper.

in Learning Love from a Tiger

April 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 13011 words.

This chapter looks at a Christian pet blessing ceremony in order to go beyond the marginal heterodoxy of John Muir and more fully explore religious experiences with nature in the Christian...

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Angel Awakenings

Robert Wuthnow.

in After Heaven

October 1998; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 12478 words.

This chapter considers experiences of mystery and miracle. It states that miraculous experiences help reassure people that there is more to life than meets the eye, and presents several...

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Angels in Swindon

Matthew Engelke.

in God's Agents

October 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 11074 words.

This chapter focuses on how the Bible Society tries to engage the general public, drawing from two examples. The first concerns Christmas decorations for a shopping center in Swindon:...

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Annihilate Amalek!

Bernhard A. Asen.

in Fighting Words

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 10054 words.

This chapter explores Christian interpretations of an important Old Testament “text of terror” that mandates uncompromising violence against a perennial nemesis of Israel. The author,...

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in Travels with Tooy

December 2007; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 924 words.

This chapter focuses on Antama, the precious warrior who is an ancestor of Tooy. According to Tooy's story, Antama was forced to go to war against the whites when he lost his brother...

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