The One and the Many

@article{Barker2014TheOA,
  title={The One and the Many},
  author={J. Barker},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2014},
  volume={55},
  pages={S172 - S181}
}
  • J. Barker
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • Current Anthropology
The emerging field of the anthropology of Christianity appears suspended between two poles: a concern with understanding the continuous and relatively coherent traits of the religious tradition as a whole (the “One”), and the documentation of the highly contingent forms found in local communities (the “Many”). This tension, in turn, feeds sometimes intense debates about whether conversion to Christianity along the modern missionary frontier is best understood as rupture from or continuity with… Expand
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