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Toward a post-secular anthropology
The discipline of anthropology is dominated by a secular analytical approach which requires the bounding of religion and its exclusion from anthropological ways-of-knowing. This is premised on aExpand
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Christianity, Calamity, and Culture: The Involvement of Christian Churches in the 1998 Aitape Tsunami Disaster Relief
In the early evening of Friday, 17 July 1998, three giant waves, each fifteen meters high, crashed into an isolated part of the coast in Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea. The disaster event wasExpand
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Anthropological theologies: Engagements and encounters
In a ground-breaking article Joel Robbins analysed what he characterises as the ‘awkward’ relationship between anthropology and theology and invited greater anthropological engagement with itsExpand
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Religion and the politics of development
We live in a world where extreme disparities challenge notions of basic morality and human rights — in Singapore today, the ultra rich can sip on $26,000 cocktails, while globally 18,000 people dieExpand
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Being is Believing? Out-of-the-Box (Subversive) Education
THE WOUNDS OF this world – ecological and humanitarian – require a re-thinking of our educational systems. Building upon a shalom model of education, the authors argue that questions of space andExpand
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Development scholarship in the social sciences has an awkward relationship with development things, often ignoring or sidelining materiality for analysis of cultures, discourses and power dynamics.Expand
Christianity and Development in the Pacific: An Introduction
Although a significant literature has arisen examining the intersections of Christianity and development in the Pacific, these themes have yet to receive the full attention they deserve. This specialExpand