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An Ethics of Response

Protestant Christians’ Relation with God and Elsewheres

Ingie Hovland

relation, I will focus here on the term that to me is most relevant to the anthropology of Christianity, namely, ‘response’. 3 ‘Response’ has not been a prominent category in anthropological studies that address Christians’ engagement with God. Instead, a

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The Personal and the Political

Simon Coleman and Sondra L. Hausner

striking: in many cases they are not only about ideas but also about friendships. A well-known strand in Asad's work has explored the entangled genealogies of Christianity and Islam. Further juxtapositions of these two religions occur elsewhere in this

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Talal Asad

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

—to understand and embody my tradition in difficult times. But following a religious tradition (by which I mean not only Islam, but also Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Taoism, and so forth) is made almost impossible in the accelerating temporalities of the

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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

). McAlister's excellent description of the third wave of charismatic Christianity in Haiti shows how Pentecostalism itself thrives very much on “an evangelical diasporic imaginary” (p. 47). Probably Aymer's chapter dissects best what this imaginary can do for

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

established links between conservative Christianity and militarized masculinity, shock and awe preachers model their speech on United States military doctrine, creating a second point of translation between ideological and linguistic rhythms. Tracing the

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The Elsewhere beyond Religious Concerns

Annalisa Butticci and Amira Mittermaier

foregrounded in this special section. As all the authors remind us, the Elsewhere carries a particular weight in many religious traditions, including those at the heart of this section: Christianity and Islam. These religious traditions, or at least certain

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Politicizing Elsewhere(s)

Negotiating Representations of Neo-Pentecostal Aesthetic Practice in Berlin

Dominik Mattes

representations of his congregation. My explanation that in the social sciences the term usually denotes symbolically charged, habitualized, and rule-bound performative practices of believers of any religious tradition, including Christianity and other Abrahamic

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Elsewhere Affects and the Politics of Engagement across Religious Life-Worlds

Omar Kasmani, Nasima Selim, Hansjörg Dilger, and Dominik Mattes

responds to a recent call in the anthropology of religion to move beyond the compartmentalized study of religious traditions—common in the anthropology of Islam and the anthropology of Christianity—and to explore religious phenomena comparatively across

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Albert I. Baumgarten

Assaf , and Yosef Kaplan , 71 – 86 . Jerusalem : Shazar . Brown , Peter . 1970 . “ Sorcery, Demons, and the Rise of Christianity from Late Antiquity into the Middle Ages .” In Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations , ed. Mary Douglas

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Amy Binning

not so uncommon at all among the initial cohort of Tarthang Tulku's students: Californian youth of the 1960s and 1970s, deeply familiar with, and yet disenfranchised with, their parents’ Christianity and coming to terms with a world that seemed to them