The Christianity of Culture: Conversion, Ethnic Citizenship, and the Matter of Religion in Malaysian Borneo (Contemporary Anthropology of Religion) (Paperback)

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By L. Chua
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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.

About the Author


Liana Chuais a lecturer in Anthropology at Brunel University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781349298709
ISBN-10: 1349298700
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: December 15th, 2011
Pages: 258
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Anthropology of Religion