The Road to Clarity

Seventh-Day Adventism in Madagascar

  • Authors
  • Eva┬áKeller

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Eva Keller
      Pages 1-12
  3. The Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Eva Keller
      Pages 15-36
    3. Eva Keller
      Pages 68-81
  4. The Road to Clarity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Eva Keller
      Pages 85-116
    3. Eva Keller
      Pages 136-156
    4. Eva Keller
      Pages 157-168
    5. Eva Keller
      Pages 179-189
  5. Uncertainties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Eva Keller
      Pages 193-206
    3. Eva Keller
      Pages 207-232
    4. Eva Keller
      Pages 233-245
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 246-286

About this book


In recent years, millions of people have joined churches such as the Seventh-day Adventist which prosper enormously in different parts of the world. The Road to Clarity is one of the first ethnographic in-depth studies of this phenomenon. It is a vivid account based on almost two years of participation in ordinary church members' daily religious and non-religious lives. The book offers a fascinating inquiry into the nature of long-term commitment to Adventism among rural people in Madagascar. Eva Keller argues that the key attraction of the church lies in the excitement of study, argument and intellectual exploration. This is a novel approach which challenges utilitarian and cultural particularist explanations of the success of this kind of Christianity.


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