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Seekers and Things : Spiritual Movements and Aesthetic Difference in Kinshasa - (Hardcover)

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Focusing on the intricate presence of a Japanese new religion (Sekai Kyãuseikyão) in the densely populated and primarily Christian environment of Kinshasa (DR Congo), this ethnographic study offers a practitioner-orientated perspective to create a localised picture of religious globalization. Guided by an aesthetic approach to religion, the study moves beyond a focus limited to text and offers insights into the role of religious objects, spiritual technologies and aesthetic repertoires in the production and politics of difference. The boundaries between non-Christian religious minorities and the largely Christian public sphere involve fears and suspicion of 'magic' and 'occult sciences'.--Publisher's summary.
Number of Pages: 296
Genre: Social Science, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Cults
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Peter Lambertz
Language: English
Street Date: December 29, 2017
TCIN: 53395300
UPC: 9781785336690
Item Number (DPCI): 248-64-9613
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