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Lenience in Systems of Religious Meaning and Practice

Maya Mayblin and Diego Malara

the self and its relationships with the world is not moral perfection so much as a life unencumbered by witchcraft and illness. As in many recognizable ethnographic contexts, being struck down by witchcraft is not processed as moral failure, nor does

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Diana Espírito Santo

understood by scholars to be associated with Bantu-speaking slaves from the Congo area ( Cabrera [1979] 1986 ; Figarola 2006 ), precludes a concern with personal moral failing as such, or at least of moral failure conceived as sin in Christianity and other

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Commitment, Convergence, Alterity

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

Daan Beekers

of Moral Failure in Lived Islam and Christianity .” In Beekers and Kloos 2018 , 1 – 19 . Larkin , Brian . 2016 . “ Entangled Religions: Response to J. D. Y. Peel .” Africa 86 ( 4 ): 633 – 639 . Nyhagen , Line , and Beatrice Halsaa

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The Alimentary Forms of Religious Life

Technologies of the Other, Lenience, and the Ethics of Ethiopian Orthodox Fasting

Diego Malara

. The emphasis that Yared and Tamrat place on ethical equilibrium is far from being a mere retrospective justification of moral failure. Here, moral failure does not arise from theological doubts that disturb cumulative projects of pious self

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Rethinking Resistance to Transitional Justice

Briony Jones and Thomas Brudholm

, then they would try to forgive or let go of their resentment and engage more constructively in the process of reconciliation. Relentless, backward-looking resentment must be the sign of some kind of moral failure or irrationality on behalf of its holder

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Speaking of the Holocaust

From Silence to Knowledge and Back Again

Keith Kahn-Harris

Holocaust was no exception. 8 That Holocaust denial became normative in neo-Nazi milieux was not a tacit recognition of moral failure, an inability to come to terms with immoral acts, but an attempt to develop a consoling antisemitic conspiracy myth in the

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Toward a Comparative Anthropology of Muslim and Christian Lived Religion

Daan Beekers

Moderns: Freedom and Fetish in the Mission Encounter . Berkeley : University of California Press . Kloos , David , and Daan Beekers . 2018 . “ Introduction: The Productive Potential of Moral Failure in Lived Islam and Christianity .” In Straying

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Discipline (and Lenience) Beyond the Self

Discipleship in a Pentecostal-Charismatic Organization

Bruno Reinhardt

Moral Failure in Lived Islam and Christianity. ” In Straying from the Straight Path: How Senses of Failure Invigorate Lived Religion , ed. Daan Beekers and David Kloos , 1 – 19 . New York : Berghahn Books . Laidlaw , James . 1995 . Riches

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Play of Mirrors

An Encounter of Personal Biographies with Europe’s Journey

Marcos Farias Ferreira

for Europe. Symbolically for me, the death of Havel stands for the waning of something distinctive as the ‘post-Cold War’, a celebratory time with all its dreams, promises and deep moral failures emerging in close tension with its nemesis, the Cold War

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Diplomat, Landlord, Con-artist, Thief

Housing Brokers and the Mediation of Risk in Migrant Moscow

Madeleine Reeves

condemned as an index of moral failure, of the dehumanizing effects of Moscow life. On one occasion, indeed, Sanjar found out that one of his tenants – a former music teacher whom he had helped on her first arrival in Moscow, lending her his metro card