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Christianity in the Local Context: Southern Baptists in the Philippines (Contemporary Anthropology of Religion)
by:Brian M. Howell
How do Filipino Baptists who sing in English, quote from James Dobson, and download sermon illustrations from Alabama understand themselves, and their faith, as “local?” Comparing four congregations of Southern Baptists in the Philippines, Howell argues that Christianity becomes a local context as aspects of daily life are brought together with the...
How do Filipino Baptists who sing in English, quote from James Dobson, and download sermon illustrations from Alabama understand themselves, and their faith, as “local?” Comparing four congregations of Southern Baptists in the Philippines, Howell argues that Christianity becomes a local context as aspects of daily life are brought together with the obviously borrowed elements of the faith. This book moves away from the split of “global” and “local” to find out how Southern Baptists are able to create a “transcendent locality.” Told in rich ethnographic detail, Christianity in the Local Context argues that Filipino Baptists are actively constructing themselves in terms of a global faith that they have made their own.
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