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Critical Christianity

Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea

Critical Christianity( )
Author: Handman, Courtney
Series title:The Anthropology of Christianity Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2014
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $49.99
Book Description:

In Critical Christianity, Courtney Handman analyzes the complex and conflicting forms of sociality that Guhu-Samane Christians of rural Papua New Guinea privilege and celebrate as "the body of Christ." Within Guhu-Samane churches, processes of denominational schism--long relegated to the secular study of politics or identity--are moments of critique through which Christians constitute themselves and their social worlds. Far from being a practice of individualism,...
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