Is Christianity singular or plural?

Is Christianity singular or plural?

Ryan Schram

Mills 169 (A26)

27 April 2016

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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.

Recommended readings

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.

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.

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