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Author Goh, Robbie B. H., 1964- author.

Title Protestant Christianity in the Indian diaspora : abjected identities, evangelical relations, and pentecostal visions / Robbie B.H. Goh
Published Albany, NY : SUNY Press, 2018
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Contents Intro; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction Protestant Christianity in the Indian Diaspora: the Nature and Scope of this Project; Chapter 1 The Christians of India: Religious Identities, Communal Feeling, and the Dialectics of (Dis)Engagement; Religious Identities and the Cultural Politics of Religion in India: A Brief Background; Christianity and Abjection: Social, Spatial, and Gendered Strategies; Evangelical Christianity: The Intensification of a Minority Problem; Regional/Vernacular Ecologies of Christianity
Chapter 5 â#x80;#x9C;Indiaâ#x80;#x9D; in the Diasporic Imaginary: Christianity, Class, Values, and Religious AffectAbjection and Attitudes to the Homeland â#x80;#x9C;from Belowâ#x80;#x9D;: Pakistani and India Christian Migrant Workers; â#x80;#x9C;Indiaâ#x80;#x9D; in the Middle-Class Diasporic Perspective: The Culture of Indifference and â#x80;#x9C;Softâ#x80;#x9D; Religious Determination; The Evangelical View: Critique Toward Spiritual and Affective Engagement; Conclusion: Evangelical Zeal, Geography, and Religious Affect; Conclusion Indian Christians: (Not) At Home in the World; Notes; References; Index
Conclusion: Communal and â#x80;#x9C;Internationalâ#x80;#x9D; Christian Identities: Intrareligious Dynamics in the DiasporaChapter 3 Insistent Ruths: Women, Marriage, and Gendered Spiritual Roles; Communal and Christian Endogamy: Marriage and Family Values across Boundaries; Women, Familial-Social Factors, and Christian Endogamy; Christian Women and Leadership: Spiritual Qualities, Values, Expectations; Conclusion: Evangelical Pentecostalism and Transformative Zeal in the Indian Diaspora; Chapter 4 Leaps of Faith: Evangelicalism and/or Pentecostalism, Supernatural Transformations, and Transnationalism
Pentecostalism and the Indian Communal ChurchPentecostalism and the Costs of â#x80;#x9C;Spiritual Conversionâ#x80;#x9D;: Examples from the Kerala Diaspora; Conversion Stories: Supernaturalism and Transnational Dispersal; Pentecostalism With and Against Evangelicalism: Examples from the Punjabi Community in Vancouver; Pentecostalism, Supernatural Zeal, Transnational Commitment; Other Instances of Transnational-Communal Christian Networks: The Punjabis and the Sindhis; Cosmopolitan Indian Christianity: Another Transnational Channel?; Conclusion: Boundary Crossings and Pentecostalismâ#x80;#x99;s Blurred Lines
The Case of Tamil Nadu and its Christian Diaspora: An OverviewIndian Christianity and Its Diasporas: Toward General Principles; Chapter 2 The (Re)Constitution of Regional/Communal Identities in the Indian Christian Diaspora: Cultural Negotiation, Familial Tensions, Pentecostal/Evangelical Influences; The Perpetuation of Region-Based Communalism in the Indian Christian Diaspora: A Comparative Snapshot; â#x80;#x9C;Parivarâ#x80;#x9D;: Familial Dynamics and Anxieties in the Indian Christian Diaspora; Generational Change and Conflict: The Spiritual Experience of Younger Indian Diasporic Christians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed February 16, 2018)
Subject Christian sociology -- Protestant churches.
Christian sociology -- India
South Asian diaspora.
Christian sociology -- Protestant churches.
Christian sociology.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
South Asian diaspora.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1438469446