By Liana Chua
Lately, anthropologists have more and more seen Christian conversion as a sort of rupture from the previous. yet what occurs if the folk with whom they paintings start to communicate a language of continuity and sameness with that earlier? during this richly contextualized research, Liana Chua explores how a mostly Christian Bidayuh neighborhood has been reconfiguring its dating to its outdated animist rituals in the course of the trope and politics of "culture." putting her ethnography in discussion with advancements within the nascent anthropology of Christianity, Chua argues that such efforts at 'continuity talking' are the product not just of Malaysian cultural politics, but in addition of conversion and Christianity itself. This ebook invitations students to reconsider the character and scope of conversion, in addition to the multifarious, but specific, varieties that Christianity can take.
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