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Pentecostalism and Egalitarianism in Melanesia

A Reconsideration of the Pentecostal Gender Paradox

Annelin Eriksen

societies have often been understood and discussed as almost the prototypical egalitarian society (see, e.g., Lepowsky 1990 ). However, the understanding of what egalitarianism is has often been based on ideas of economic distribution or political systems

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The Ethics of Collective Sponsorship

Virtuous Action and Obligation in Contemporary Tibet

Jane Caple

an egalitarian sense, since it provided an opportunity for many (rather than few) to engage in virtuous action and thus accumulate merit. However, he also saw donation as a practice rooted in its immediate social context: while some villagers and

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Mariske Westendorp, Bruno Reinhardt, Reinaldo L. Román, Jon Bialecki, Alexander Agadjanian, Karen Lauterbach, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Kate Yanina DeConinck, Jack Hunter, Ioannis Kyriakakis, Magdalena Crăciun, Roger Canals, Cristina Rocha, Khyati Tripathi, Dafne Accoroni, and George Wu Bayuga

’—a concept that meant humanitarian progress, equality, egalitarianism, brotherhood, and harmony” (p. 5). In contrast, Daggett's (2017: xvi) biography of Rey aims “to look past the messages of the departed” to highlight the social and political troubles

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Ritual Tattooing and the Creation of New Buddhist Identities

An Inquiry into the Initiation Process in a Burmese Organization of Exorcists

Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière

egalitarian ethos. Most are dressed in the brown clothes of the yawgi (P. yogi ) that are associated with lay practitioners of Buddhist asceticism. At the entrance, where religious products and medicine of the congregation are sold, a stall ( fig. 1 ) is

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Around Joan Wallach Scott’s Sex and Secularism

Kim Knibbe, Brenda Bartelink, Jelle Wiering, Karin B. Neutel, Marian Burchardt, and Joan Wallach Scott

-determination” (ibid.). A consequence is that African Pentecostal women and men are not seen as emancipated and egalitarian and thus can never become fully and equally accepted as belonging to society. Unraveling the particularity of the intersections between

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Jack Hunter, Annelin Eriksen, Jon Mitchell, Mattijs van de Port, Magnus Course, Nicolás Panotto, Ruth Barcan, David M. R. Orr, Girish Daswani, Piergiorgio Di Giminiani, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Sofía Ugarte, Ryan J. Cook, Bettina E. Schmidt, and Mylene Mizrahi

to demonstrate a sense of egalitarianism. It is during the sermons that pastoral authority takes over and divine power is transmitted to others. This ‘charisma’ also leads to the creation of asymmetrical ties between church leaders and members