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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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Christianity and Sexuality

Girls and Women Forge New Paths

Sharon Woodill

, often successfully, conflicting messages and convictions create an important space in the religion and sexuality literature. It disrupts the secular narrative that often dominates this discourse that posits the utter incompatibility of Christianity, in

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Oneness and ‘the church in Taiwan’

Anthropology Is Possible without Relations but Not without Things

Gareth Paul Breen

itself today to be ‘the Lord's recovery’ ( zhu de huifu ) of ‘the church’ ( zhaohui ), of ‘Christianity’ ( jidujiao ), and of ‘the Body of Christ’ ( jidu de shenti ). In its complicated 100-year history, beginning in China and spreading out across 65

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Sacred Welcomes

How Religious Reasons, Structures, and Interactions Shape Refugee Advocacy and Settlement

Benjamin Boudou, Hans Leaman, and Maximilian Miguel Scholz

Through five interdisciplinary case studies from different contexts in Africa, Europe, and North America, and with a particular focus on Christianity and Judaism, this special section of Migration and Society explores how religious institutions

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“A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church”

Refugee-Refugee Hosting in a Faith-Based Context

Karen Lauterbach

charismatic Christianity, which articulate a tension between egalitarianism and charismatic authority ( Haynes and Hickel 2016 ). This is similarly relevant when discussing the host's possessions and their (re-)interpretation as gifts from God that could be re

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Against Belief?

Galina Lindquist and Simon Coleman

In this introduction we provide a genealogy of anthropological writings on belief and discuss the politics of using the term in cross-cultural contexts. We summarize the contributions to this issue and argue for the virtues of writing 'against'—rather than 'with'—the term in ethnographic texts. The article concludes with reflections on the way anthropological discussions of belief have expressed wider assumptions about the representation of culture.

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Toward a Comparative Anthropology of Muslim and Christian Lived Religion

Daan Beekers

remarkable lack of comparative work across religious traditions. In the last 15 years or so, the anthropology of religion has branched into separate subfields, including, most notably, the anthropologies of Islam and Christianity. While these specialized

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The Human Version 2.0

AI, Humanoids, and Immortality

Annelin Eriksen

the anthropological analysis of Christianity, mainly Dumont's concept of the ‘individual-in-the-world’ and his outline of the modern Christian transformation. There are two main reasons for this perhaps surprising comparative setup. First, having been

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Comparison in the Anthropological Study of Plural Religious Environments

Birgit Meyer

bifurcation of the study of religion in Africa into separate fields of scholarship focusing on Islam and Christianity, respectively. Achieving this goal requires thinking about and conducting comparison. While scholars of religion are well equipped to gain

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Governing Religious Multiplicity

The Ambivalence of Christian-Muslim Public Presences in Post-colonial Tanzania

Hansjörg Dilger

regard to the country's post-colonial histories of Christianity and Islam, which have shaped religious actors’ unequal structural positions toward the state and transnational governing bodies up to the present day. 3 In conclusion, I argue that the