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The social life of Scriptures : cross-cultural perspectives on biblicism / edited by James S. Bielo.

By: American Anthropological Association. Annual Meeting (2006 : San Jose, Calif.).
Contributor(s): Bielo, James S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Signifying (on) Scriptures: Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, �2009Description: 1 online resource (vii, 237 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813548418; 0813548411.Subject(s): Bible -- Influence -- Congresses | Bible -- Use -- Congresses | Bible -- Congresses -- Influence -- Congresses -- Use | Bible | Bibel | Christian sociology -- Congresses | RELIGION -- Christianity -- General | Christian sociology | Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) | Schriftverst�andnis | Gesellschaftsleben | Einfluss | Sozialstruktur | Religi�ose GruppeGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Social life of Scriptures.DDC classification: 220.09 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Encountering biblicism / James S. Bielo -- The trouble with good news : Scripture and charisma in Northern Ireland / Liam D. Murphy -- "In the beginning" : a chapter from the living testament of Rastafari / John W. Pulis -- "The man is the head" : evangelical discourse and the construction of masculinities in a Tzotzil village / Akesha Baron -- The Word of God and "our words" : the Bible and translation in a Mam Maya conext / C. Mathews Samson -- How Q'eqchi'-Maya Catholics become legitimate interpreters of the Bible : two models of religious authority in sermons / Eric Hoenes del Pinal -- "We are Anglicans, they are the Church of England" : uses of Scripture in the Anglican crisis / Rosamond C. Rodman -- Chinese American Christian women of New England : transformation and continuity in inter-generational narratives of living in Christ / Erika A. Muse -- The bones restored to life : dialogue and dissemination in the Vineyard's dialectic of text and presence / Jon Bialecki -- Textual ideology, textual practice : evangelical Bible reading in group study / James S. Bielo -- Revolve, the bibelzine : a transevangelical text / Susan Harding -- Understanding the Bible's influence / Brian Malley -- The social life of the Bible / Simon Coleman.
Summary: The Social Life of Scriptures is the first book to present an eclectic, cross-cultural, and comparative investigation of Bible use. It models an important movement to outline a framework for how scriptures are implicated in organizing social structures and meanings, with specific foci on gender, ethnicity, agency, and power. Contributors offer a collection of closely analyzed and carefully conducted ethnographicand historical case studies, covering a range of geographic, theological, and culturalterritory.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-229) and index.

Encountering biblicism / James S. Bielo -- The trouble with good news : Scripture and charisma in Northern Ireland / Liam D. Murphy -- "In the beginning" : a chapter from the living testament of Rastafari / John W. Pulis -- "The man is the head" : evangelical discourse and the construction of masculinities in a Tzotzil village / Akesha Baron -- The Word of God and "our words" : the Bible and translation in a Mam Maya conext / C. Mathews Samson -- How Q'eqchi'-Maya Catholics become legitimate interpreters of the Bible : two models of religious authority in sermons / Eric Hoenes del Pinal -- "We are Anglicans, they are the Church of England" : uses of Scripture in the Anglican crisis / Rosamond C. Rodman -- Chinese American Christian women of New England : transformation and continuity in inter-generational narratives of living in Christ / Erika A. Muse -- The bones restored to life : dialogue and dissemination in the Vineyard's dialectic of text and presence / Jon Bialecki -- Textual ideology, textual practice : evangelical Bible reading in group study / James S. Bielo -- Revolve, the bibelzine : a transevangelical text / Susan Harding -- Understanding the Bible's influence / Brian Malley -- The social life of the Bible / Simon Coleman.

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The Social Life of Scriptures is the first book to present an eclectic, cross-cultural, and comparative investigation of Bible use. It models an important movement to outline a framework for how scriptures are implicated in organizing social structures and meanings, with specific foci on gender, ethnicity, agency, and power. Contributors offer a collection of closely analyzed and carefully conducted ethnographicand historical case studies, covering a range of geographic, theological, and culturalterritory.

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