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Christianity and the Limits of Materiality

Julkaisun tekijät: Minna Opas, Anna Haapalainen
Painoksen nimi tai numero: Bloomsbury Studies in Material Religion
Paikka: London - Oxford - New York - New Delhi -Sydney
Julkaisuvuosi: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-47-429177-4


Despite the fact that Christianity is understood to be thoroughly
intertwined with matter, objects, and things, Christians struggle to
cope with this materiality in their daily lives. This volume argues that
the ambivalent relationships many Christians have with materiality is a
driving force that contributes to the way people in different Christian
traditions and in different parts of the world understand and live out
their religion.

By placing the questions of limits and
boundary-work to the fore, the volume addresses the question of exactly
how Christianity takes place materially, addressing a gap in studies to
date. Christianity and the Limits of Materiality presents
ground-breaking research on the frameworks and contexts in relation to
and within which Christian logics of materiality operate. The volume
places the negotiations at the limits of materiality within the larger
framework of Christian identities and politics of belonging.

chapters discuss case studies from North and South America, Europe, and
Africa, and demonstrate that the limits preoccupying Christians delimit
their lives but also enable many things. Ultimately, Christianity and the Limits of Materiality
demonstrates that it is at the interfaces of materiality and the
transcendent that Christians create and legitimise their religion.

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