By Liana Chua
In recent times, anthropologists have more and more considered Christian conversion as a sort of rupture from the previous. yet what occurs if the folk with whom they paintings start to communicate a language of continuity and sameness with that prior? during this richly contextualized learn, Liana Chua explores how a mostly Christian Bidayuh group has been reconfiguring its courting to its outdated animist rituals during the trope and politics of "culture." putting her ethnography in discussion with advancements within the nascent anthropology of Christianity, Chua argues that such efforts at 'continuity talking' are the product not just of Malaysian cultural politics, but additionally of conversion and Christianity itself. This e-book invitations students to reconsider the character and scope of conversion, in addition to the multifarious, but specified, varieties that Christianity can take.
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