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Re-enchanting the world [electronic resource] : Maya Protestantism in the Guatemalan highlands / C. Mathews Samson.

By: Samson, C. Mathews, 1960-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contemporary American Indian studies: Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xx, 197 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780817381042 (electronic bk.); 081738104X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mam Indians -- Religion | Mam Indians -- Social conditions | Cakchikel Indians -- Religion | Cakchikel Indians -- Social conditions | Indian Presbyterians -- Guatemala | Presbyterian Church -- Guatemala | Guatemala -- Religious life and customs | Guatemala -- Social life and customs | Cakchikel Indians | Indian Presbyterians | Mam Indians | Presbyterian Church | RELIGION -- Ethnic & Tribal | Protestantismus | Religi�ose Identit�at | Ethnizit�at | Maya (Volk) | Guatemala | Indiens -- Guatemala -- Vie religieuse | �Eglise presbyt�erienne -- Guatemala | Guatemala -- Vie religieuseGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Re-enchanting the world.DDC classification: 299/.7842 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Prologue: Encountering religious change in Guatemala -- Re-enchanting the world : identity and religious change -- A humanistic approach to a post-conflict society -- The national context : war, peace accords, and the Maya movement -- Maya Protestantism in Guatemala -- Identity in word and place : the Mam presbytery -- An activist Protestantism : the Kaqchikel presbytery -- Conclusions: Contextualizing Maya Protestant practice.
Summary: In considering the interplay between contemporary Protestant practice and native cultural traditions among Maya evangelicals, this work documents the processes whereby some Maya have converted to different forms of Christianity and the ways in which the Maya are incorporating Christianity for their own purposes.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-188) and index.

Prologue: Encountering religious change in Guatemala -- Re-enchanting the world : identity and religious change -- A humanistic approach to a post-conflict society -- The national context : war, peace accords, and the Maya movement -- Maya Protestantism in Guatemala -- Identity in word and place : the Mam presbytery -- An activist Protestantism : the Kaqchikel presbytery -- Conclusions: Contextualizing Maya Protestant practice.

In considering the interplay between contemporary Protestant practice and native cultural traditions among Maya evangelicals, this work documents the processes whereby some Maya have converted to different forms of Christianity and the ways in which the Maya are incorporating Christianity for their own purposes.

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