Critical Christianity: Translation and Denominational by Courtney Handman PDF

By Courtney Handman

In Critical Christianity, Courtney Handman analyzes the advanced and conflicting different types of sociality that Guhu-Samane Christians of rural Papua New Guinea privilege and have a good time as "the physique of Christ." inside Guhu-Samane church buildings, procedures of denominational schism—long relegated to the secular research of politics or identity—are moments of critique wherein Christians represent themselves and their social worlds. faraway from being a convention of individualism, Protestantism bargains local community how you can make social teams sacred devices of critique. Bible translation, produced by means of participants of the summer season Institute of Linguistics, is a vital source for those serious tasks of spiritual formation. From early interplay with German Lutheran missionaries to engagements with the summer time Institute of Linguistics to the modern second of clash, Handman offers many of the many versions of Christian sociality which are debated between Guhu-Samane Christians. critical to the examine are Handman's wealthy analyses of the media in which this severe Christian sociality is practiced, together with language, sound, physically circulate, and daily items. This unique and thought-provoking publication is vital analyzing for college kids and students of anthropology and spiritual studies.

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