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Suffering and Christianity: conversion and ethical change among the Newars of Bhaktapur

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This thesis argues that conversion to Christianity in the Nepali city of Bhaktapur is closely connected with ethical attitudes towards suffering in Bhaktapurian churches. This argument is situated within broader debates in the anthropology of Christianity. Anthropologists have debated the extent to which Christianity is a force for cultural discontinuity, and have often connected it with modernity and individualism. I contribute to these discussions by showing how distinctively Christian conc...

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Author
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Supervisor, Author
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Author, Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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Deposit date:
2015-11-09

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