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Narratives of the Invisible

Autobiography, Kinship, and Alterity in Native Amazonia

Vanessa Elisa Grotti and Marc Brightman

and, perhaps more directly, in Pauline conversion testimony, the (auto)biography plays a central role in missionary practice. Dowdy’s (1963) Christ’s Witchdoctor , a sensational account of the conversion of a Waiwai shaman in neighboring Guyana, is

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Commitment, Convergence, Alterity

Muslim-Christian Comparison and the Politics of Distinction in the Netherlands

Daan Beekers

more weight on their personal, emotional relationship with God and their recognition of the importance of Christ's redemption in their personal lives. These were, however, not absolute differences. Indeed, my Christian interlocutors often emphasized the

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Toward a Comparative Anthropology of Muslim and Christian Lived Religion

Daan Beekers

Comparison: Two Paradigms .” In Comparative Anthropology , ed. Ladislav Holy , 1 – 21 . Oxford : Basil Blackwell . Ibrahim , Murtala . 2017 . “ Oral Transmission of the Sacred: Preaching in Christ Embassy and NASFAT in Abuja .” Journal of Religion

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Judith Bovensiepen

again after the restoration of independence, Elizabeth Traube (2007) recorded narratives about a Christ-like prophet, called Tat Felis, who would have brought prosperity and justice to local people had the ancestors not foolishly driven him away (she

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Gender and Empire

The Imprisonment of Women in Eighteenth-Century Siberia

Gwyn Bourlakov

and Paul, “she entered the church calmly, then began shrieking and raged at a young boy performing a reading of Christ being taken into custody, and worst of all knocked the service book from his hands and ran back to the refectory.” 84 Following this