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Is Christianity singular or plural?

Is Christianity singular or plural?

Ryan Schram

Mills 169 (A26)

ryan.schram@sydney.edu.au

27 April 2016

Available at http://anthro.rschram.org/2667/8

Readings

Cannell, Fenella. 2005. “The Christianity of Anthropology*.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 11 (2): 335–56. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9655.2005.00239.x.

Robbins, Joel. 2001. “God Is Nothing but Talk: Modernity, Language, and Prayer in a Papua New Guinea Society.” American Anthropologist, New Series, 103 (4): 901–12.

Cannell, Fenella. 1995. “The Imitation of Christ in Bicol, Philippines.” The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 1 (2): 377–94. doi:10.2307/3034694.

Haynes, Naomi. 2015. “‘Zambia Shall Be Saved!’: Prosperity Gospel Politics in a Self-Proclaimed Christian Nation.” Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 19 (1): 5–24. doi:10.1525/nr.2015.19.1.5.

Robbins, Joel. 2007. “Continuity Thinking and the Problem of Christian Culture: Belief, Time, and the Anthropology of Christianity.” Current Anthropology 48 (1): 5–38. doi:10.1086/508690.

Other media

Jenkins, Philip. 2002. “The Next Christianity.” The Atlantic, October. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2002/10/the-next-christianity/302591/.

Schram, Ryan. 2014. “A New Government Breaks With The Past in The Papua New Guinea Parliament’s ‘Haus Tambaran.’” Material World: A Global Hub for Thinking about Things. February 9. http://www.materialworldblog.com/2014/02/a-new-government-breaks-with-the-past-in-the-papua-new-guinea-parliaments-haus-tambaran/.

Lecture outline

  • Easter around the world
  • Christianity and colonialism
    • Spanish colonialism of the New World
    • 19th century British colonialism and the concept of “native protection”
    • Christianity in postcolonial PNG and elsewhere
  • Christianity and anthropology
    • Fenella Cannell in southern Luzon, Philippines
    • Joel Robbins in Urapmin, Papua New Guinea
  • Christianity as culture
    • The language ideology of Christianity
    • The conflict of individualism and relationalism as values

A guide to the unit

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