Book Reviews

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Appadurai, Arjun.  2013.  The Future as Cultural Fact: Essays on the Global Condition.  London, New York: Verso. By: Naomi Haynes (University of Edinburgh)

Barber, Daniel Colucciello. 2011. On Diaspora: Christianity, Religion, and Secularity. Eugene, Or. : Cascade Books. By: Jon Bialecki (University of California, San Diego/University of Edinburgh)

Brown, Candy Gunther. 2012. Testing Prayer: Science and Healing. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. By: Anna I. Corwin (UCLA)

Burdick, John. 2013. The Color of Sound: Race, Religion, and Music in Brazil. New York: NYU Press. By: James S. Bielo (Miami University)

Cahn, Peter S. 2011. Direct Sales and Direct Faith in Latin America. By: Rebecca Bartel (University of Toronto)

Cao, Nanlai. 2011. Constructing China’s Jerusalem: Christians, Power, and Place in Contemporary Wenzhou. Stanford: Stanford University Press. By: Steve Hu (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Faubion, James D. 2011. An Anthropology of Ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. By: Anna Strhan (University of Kent)

Gifford, Paul. 2004. Ghana’s New Christianity: Pentecostalism in a Globalizing African Economy. By: Joel Robbins (University of California, San Diego)

Guadeloupe, Francio. 2009. Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean. Berkeley: University of California Press. By: Brian Howell (Wheaton College)

Hackworth, Jason. 2012. Faith Based: Religious Neoliberalism and the Politics of Welfare in the United States. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. By: Amy E. Fisher (University of Toronto)

Hovland, Ingie. 2013. Mission Station Christianity: Norwegian Missionaries in Colonial Natal and Zululand, southern Africa 1850-1890. Leiden and Boston: Brill. By: Casey Golomski (University of the Witwatersrand)

Howell, Brian (2012) Short-Term Mission: An Ethnography of Christian Travel Narrative and Experience. Downers Groves, Illinois: IVP Academic Press. By; Joshua Brahinksy (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Joshi, Vibha. 2012. A Matter of Belief: Christian Conversion and Healing in North-East India. New York: Berghahn Books. Reviewed by Jessica Hardin (Pacific University)

Kidula, Jean Ngoya. 2013. Music in Kenyan Christianity: Logooli Religious Song. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. By: Katrien Pype (Leuven University, University of Birmingham)

Luhrmann, T.M. 2012. When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. By: Nofit Itzhak (University of California, San Diego)

Mapril, José and Ruy Blanes (eds). 2013. Sites and Politics of Religious Diversity in Southern Europe. The Best of All Gods. Leiden and Boston: Brill. By: Kim Knibbe (University of Groningen).

Mayblin, Maya. 2010. Gender, Catholicism, and Morality in Brazil: Virtuous Husbands, Powerful Wives. New York: MacMillan. By: Astrid Grue (University of Copenhagen)

Mosse, David. 2012. The Saint in the Banyan Tree: Christianity and Caste Society in India. Berkeley: University of California Press. By: Waqas Butt (University of California, San Diego)

Nongbri, Brent. 2013. Before religion : a history of a modern concept. New Haven : Yale University Press. By: Jon Bialecki (University of Edinburgh).

Park, Julie J. When Diversity Drops: Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. By: Jerry Park (Baylor University)

Swartz, David R. 2012. Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in the Age of Conservatism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. By: Rebekka King (Middle Tennessee State University)

Webster, Joseph. 2013. The Anthropology of Protestantism: Faith and Crisis among Scottish Fishermen. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. By: Matt Tomlinson (Australian National University)

Wolseth, Jon. 2011. Jesus and the Gang: Youth Violence and Christianity in Urban Honduras. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press. By: Henri Gooren (Oakland University)

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