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Anyone Can Protest, Only We Can Save Souls

Title: Anyone Can Protest, Only We Can Save Souls: Authority and Dissent in a Brazilian Christian Church.
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Name(s): Porter, Jacqueline N., author
Department of Religion, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: More and more, religion scholars question the usefulness of the category of "religion." Many reject presumptions that what "religion" signifies is unique, universal, inherently meaningful, and, perhaps more importantly, self-evidently "religious." Scholars have therefore reconceived "religion" as a modern technology fabricated as a private domain intended to contain political dissent. Such arguments, however, depend on a distinction between the religious and the political rather particular to North America. My project, in contrast, aims to explore these categories through a history and ethnography of the lives of contemporary Brazilian evangelical Christians belonging to the International Church of Christ (ICOC). I take issue specifically with the narrowness by which recent arguments have defined "politics," arguing for a more nuanced understanding of what the political is in relation to local forms of religious organization in the Brazilian ICOC.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0444 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Religion in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: April 24, 2015.
Keywords: politics, religion, Brazil
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0444
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Porter, J. N. (2015). Anyone Can Protest, Only We Can Save Souls: Authority and Dissent in a Brazilian Christian Church. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0444