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A Problem of Presence : Beyond Scripture in an African Church (Paperback)

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"Matthew Engelke has crafted a fascinating, insightful, and sensitive study of the ways in which the Friday Masowe attempt to achieve religious transcendence. Drawing thoughtfully on the findings of other researchers across a wide spectrum of sociological and theological contexts, "A Problem of Presence" makes a valuable contribution to the comparative study of Christianity, and to the anthropology of religion in general."--Webb Keane, author of "Christian Moderns: Freedom and Fetish in the Mission Encounter"
"In this impressive work, Engelke describes the Friday Masowe of Zimbabwe with real ethnographic sensitivity and adds wide resonance through authoritative and unpretentious theoretical elaboration. "A Problem of Presence" is a model of how to make an apparently oblique socio-cultural phenomenon illuminate very wide problems, without sacrificing ethnographic complexity and texture."--James Clifford, author of "The Predicament of Culture"

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Publisher Univ of California Pr
Mfg Part# 9780520249042
SKU 203956993
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0520249046
Release Date 5/1/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher University of California Press
Series Part 02
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