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Discontinuity and the discourse of conversion

Engelke, Matthew (2004) Discontinuity and the discourse of conversion. Journal of Religion in Africa, 34 (1). pp. 82-109. ISSN 0022-4200

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Identification Number: 10.1163/157006604323056732


This paper focuses on the conversion narrative of a man in the Johane Masowe weChishanu Church, an apostolic church in Zimbabwe. Taking up recent discussions within anthropology on Pentecostal and charismatic churches, the author shows how apostolics talk about conversion as a distinct break with 'African custom'. It is argued that anthropologists of religion need to take such narratives of discontinuity seriously because they allow us to understand better the dynamics of religious change.

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Additional Information: (c) 2004 BRILL.
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 19 May 2024 19:00

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