Conversion to Modernities

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Peter van der Veer
Routledge, Jan 14, 2014 - Social Science - 287 pages
Peter van der Veer has gathered together a groundbreaking collection of essays that suggests that conversion to forms of Christianity in the modern period is not only a conversion to modern forms of these religions, but also to religious forms of modernity. Religious perceptions of the self, of community, and of the state are transformed when Western discourses of modernity become dominant in the modern world. This volume seeks to relate Europe and its Others by exploring conversion both in modern Europe and in the colonized world.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Politics of Protestant Conversion to Catholicism in SeventeenthCentury France
23
The Protestant Experience of Conversion in the Sixteenth Century
47
3 NineteenthCentury Representations of Missionary Conversion and the Transformation of Western Christianity
65
4 Religious Conversion and the Politics of Dissent
89
Location Translation and Appropriation
115
6 Materialism Missionaries and Modern Subjects in Colonial Indonesia
137
Religion State and Number in Aru Eastern Indonesia
171
The Image of the Devil in Popular African Christianity
199
Translation Conversion and Colonial Power in the Marist Mission Vanuatu 18871934
231
10 Comments on Conversion
263
Contributors
275
Index
279
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