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Conversion to Christianity Robert W. Hefner

Conversion to Christianity By Robert W. Hefner

Conversion to Christianity by Robert W. Hefner


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This study of the conversion of tribal peoples to Christianity combines case studies with the contributors' theories, challenging anthropologists and sociologists to reassess the varieties of religious experience and the convergent processes involved in religious change.

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Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation by Robert W. Hefner

One of the most striking developments in the history of modern civilizations has been the conversion of tribal peoples to more expansively organized world religions. There is little scholarly consensus as to why these religions have endured and why conversion to them has been so widespread. These essays explore the phenomenon of Christian conversion from this world-building perspective. Combining rich case studies with original theoretical insights, this work challenges sociologists, anthropologists and historians of religion to reassess the varieties of religious experience and the convergent processes involved in religious change.

About Robert W. Hefner

Robert W. Hefner is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University.

Table of Contents

Robert W. Hefner, Introduction Howard Clark Kee on the Early Church Terence Ranger on Southern Africa Robert W. Hefner on Java William L. Merrill on Mexico Donald K. Pollock on Amazonia John Barker on Papua, New Guinea Aram A. Yengoyan on Australia Charles F. Keyes on Thailand David K. Jordan on China Peter Wood, Afterword

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CIN0520078365G
9780520078369
0520078365
Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation by Robert W. Hefner
Used - Good
Paperback
University of California Press
19930205
345
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