Being-In-Christ and Putting Death in Its Place: An Anthropologist's Account of Christian Performance in Spanish American and the American South

Being-In-Christ and Putting Death in Its Place: An Anthropologist's Account of Christian Performance in Spanish American and the American SouthIn This Bracingly Original Anthropological Study, Miles Richardson Uses Forty Years Of Empirical Research To Examine The Ways Christians Address The Uniquely Human Question Of Death Rooted In The Author S Personal Story Of Why He Became An Anthropologist, The Book Illuminates How Two Groups, Catholics In Spanish America And Baptists In The American South, Create Being In Christ And Thereby Put Death In Its Place Richardson S Striking Scholarly Thrust Joins Four Field Anthropology Biological, Cultural, Archaeological, And Linguistic And A Rigorous Evolutionary Framework To A Post Modern Dialogic, Reflexive Stance S Lively Immediate Method Draws Us Into A Creative Dialogue With His Text And Into Solidarity With The Worshipers Inside Two Distinctly Rendered Composite Settings The Dark Nueva Esperanza Iglesia, Where Christ Dwells In Sight, Touch, And Taste And The Brightly Lit Mt Hope Church, Where The Lord Is Experienced In The Word Of Sermon And Song We Journey Across The Spanish American Landscape To Holy Places Where The Immanent Christ Works Miracles And Good Friday Signifies His Sacrificial Suffering, While In The American South Pilgrimages Lead To Antebellum Hom Granted, I am biased because he was a huge influence on me as a student when I was working on my MA and was always I thought of as brilliant and an awesome professor, but I loved this book Some of the ideas were familiar to me since I am a former student of his, but that didn t stop it from being very interesting to me I also got a ki

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  • Hardcover
  • 414 pages
  • Being-In-Christ and Putting Death in Its Place: An Anthropologist's Account of Christian Performance in Spanish American and the American South
  • Miles Richardson
  • English
  • 24 December 2018
  • 9780807128497