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The Christianity of Culture

Conversion, Ethnic Citizenship, and the Matter of Religion in Malaysian Borneo

  • Authors
  • Liana Chua

Part of the Contemporary Anthropology of Religion book series (CAR)

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Introduction

In this richly contextualized study, Liana Chua explores how a largely Christian Bidayuh community has been reconfiguring its relationship to its old animist rituals through the trope and politics of "culture." Placing her ethnography in dialogue with developments in the nascent anthropology of Christianity, Chua argues that such efforts at "continuity speaking" are the product not only of Malaysian cultural politics, but also of conversion and Christianity itself. This book invites scholars to rethink the nature and scope of conversion, as well as the multifarious, yet distinctive, forms that Christianity can take.

Keywords

Christianity politics religion religiosity

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