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Albert I. Baumgarten

classification by habitat, an idea Douglas picked up from her African experience with the Lele. 8 The prohibited animals and water creatures did not have the necessary characteristics of members of their habitat class. To make matters even worse, the pig and

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Julián Antonio Moraga Riquelme, Leslie E. Sponsel, Katrien Pype, Diana Riboli, Ellen Lewin, Marina Pignatelli, Katherine Swancutt, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Sergio González Varela, Eugenia Roussou, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Miho Ishii, Markus Balkenhol, and Marcelo González Gálvez

discussed in the introduction by Pritchard, is on the interlockings of gender, power, class, race, and Pentecostalism. The aim of this multi-disciplinary collection is to prove that “a major appeal of Pentecostalism to black women worldwide consists in its

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Talal Asad

Talal Asad, Jonathan Boyarin, Nadia Fadil, Hussein Ali Agrama, Donovan O. Schaefer, and Ananda Abeysekara

this step of learning from my mother's life was for me, it didn't directly address the typical classical Marxist understanding of ‘religion’ as a mode of false consciousness, on the one hand, and as a repressive instrument used by the ruling class that

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Politicizing Elsewhere(s)

Negotiating Representations of Neo-Pentecostal Aesthetic Practice in Berlin

Dominik Mattes

's classes I observed at Deeper Life during which children up to the age of 13 sang worship songs, prayed, and read the Bible together. It was striking how on that day instructors fostered a particular kind of self-awareness among the young believers. They

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The Elsewhere beyond Religious Concerns

Annalisa Butticci and Amira Mittermaier

black, non-Catholic, and working-class migrants. Interestingly, although African Pentecostals reject Roman Catholicism as a religion and as the ethnoreligious principle that governs the Italian nation-state, they nonetheless appropriate and manipulate

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Learning the Elsewhere of ‘Inner Space’

The Affective Pedagogy of Post-Secular Sufi Healing in Germany

Nasima Selim

setting of Inayati healing seminars contributes to the general question of engaging the Elsewhere by providing a different conceptualization. The participants of the Inayati healing classes were instructed to feel the Elsewhere in the here and now of

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

college campuses to name a few good examples. If possible, get a float in the parade and preach. Do it with some class, though. Decorate and adjust your message to the theme of the parade. 7 Each of these locations comes with its own rhythmic

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Amy Binning

Tarthang Tulku, who teaches the annual (thinly attended) Tibetan language class. 3 The earthquake-soothing text we worked with, Ray told me, is called the Earth Heart Ten Wheel Sutra (Tib. sa'i snying po ‘khor lo bcu pa ), and it invokes the Bodhisattva

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Ryan Goeckner, Sean M. Daley, Jordyn Gunville, and Christine M. Daley

[1953] 1982: 5–6 ; Paper 1988: 45–46 ; Powers [1975] 1982: 54 ; Walker [1980] 1991: 31–32, 35 ; White Hat 2012: 175) . Wakȟáŋ Tȟáŋka is explained as having four aspects, each of which is comprised of four beings or classes of wakȟáŋ beings

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The Accidental Pilgrims

Olive Pickers in Palestine

Anne Meneley

This article focuses on the way in which olive-picking volunteers in Palestine become transformed into 'accidental pilgrims', and unconventional ones at that, by virtue of their participation in the olive harvest. Undergoing the difficulties of mobility that constrain the Palestinians and witnessing holy sites through the eyes and narratives of Palestinian guides, they are exposed to an alternative knowledge and affect regarding the Holy Land, unlike the experience offered by more conventional religious pilgrimage. Several vignettes reflect the diverse backgrounds of olive-picking pilgrims, who come from many different religions, class positions, and nationalities. Drawn together in a communitas of sorts through their shared commitment to learning about Palestine, they try to do what they can to further the Palestinian cause on their return home. Instead of a 'moral geography', they perceive a profoundly 'immoral geography' of occupation and oppression, which has a powerful transformative effect.