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In Memoriam

John Urry, 1946–2016

Bob Jessop

, and John was the driving force behind our colleagues’ interest in these matters. John Urry was born on 1 June 1946. He was a student at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and then went to Cambridge University to study economics and politics at Christ’s

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Discipline (and Lenience) Beyond the Self

Discipleship in a Pentecostal-Charismatic Organization

Bruno Reinhardt

the ‘visible’ and the ‘invisible’ bodies of Christ ( Schmitt 1996 ) and actualize it in terms of designs and strategies. It includes theological systems defining the nature and structure of the church, but also modes of Christian governance that

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Tatiana Vagramenko

-Soviet states, they “champion in one and the same breath Christ crucified, market economics, and Western democracy.” 1 This article, however, draws on an ethnographic case in which the globally successful neo-Pentecostal prosperity gospel movement has not drawn

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Vertical Love

Forms of Submission and Top-Down Power in Orthodox Ethiopia

Diego Maria Malara and Tom Boylston

because it is good to do so (depending on whom you ask and what phrasing they choose). The same goes for saints and especially Mary. New Orthodox hymns are full of expressions of love for Christ, Mary, and the Archangel Michael, using both the passionate

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Battle of Cosmologies

The Catholic Church, Adat, and ‘Inculturation’ among Northern Lio, Indonesia

Signe Howell

and ordered it published,” inculturation is defined as a ‘double movement’ whereby “[t]he Church assimilates these [non-Catholic] values, when they are compatible with the Gospel, [in order to] deepen understanding of Christ’s message and give it more

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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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Introduction

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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Between Two Truths

Time in Physics and Fiji

Naoki Kasuga

“save” Fiji. The movement was also called Lotu ni na Gauna vou , (Christianity of the New Time or Era), or more commonly Na Gauna —the Time that foretold an age in which Apolosi would rule the world in place of Jesus Christ. 3 Many believed that

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To Smile and Not to Smile

Mythic Gesture at the Russia-China Border

Caroline Humphrey

prohibition of the smile. According to the precepts of Russia’s favorite Orthodox saint, John Chrysostom, Jesus never laughed, nor did he smile. It is forbidden to depict Jesus or his saints smiling—hence, the sad and glowering eyes of the Christ Pantocrator