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Author Boylston, Tom, 1980- author.

Title The stranger at the feast : prohibition and mediation in an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian community / Tom Boylston.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]


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Series The anthropology of Christianity
Anthropology of Christianity.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : prohibition and a ritual regime -- A history of mediation -- Fasting, bodies, and the calendar -- Proliferations of mediators -- Blood, silver, and coffee -- Spirits in the marketplace -- Concrete, bones, and feasts -- Echoes of the host -- The media landscape -- The knowledge of the world -- Conclusion.
Summary "The Stranger at the Feast is the first full-length ethnographic study of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity. Based on two years of field study on the Zege peninsula on Lake Tana between 2008 and 2014, the book follows the material relationships by which Ethiopian Orthodox Christians relate to God, each other, and the material environment. It shows how religious life in Zege is based around a ritual ecology of prohibition and mediation in which fasting and avoidance practices are necessary in order to make the material world fit for religious life. The book traces how religious feeding and fasting practices have been the idiom through which Christians in Zege have understood the turbulent political changes of recent decades"--Provided by publisher.
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Language English.
Subject Christianity -- Ethiopia -- Case studies.
Taboo -- Ethiopia -- Case studies.
Mediation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Case studies.
Ethiopia -- Church history.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Mediation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst02008061
Christianity. (OCoLC)fst00859599
Taboo. (OCoLC)fst01141792
Ethiopia. (OCoLC)fst01205830
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Church history. (OCoLC)fst01411629
Other Form: Print version: Boylston, Tom, 1980- Stranger at the feast. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] 9780520296497 (DLC) 2017038245
ISBN 9780520968974 (electronic bk.)
0520968972 (electronic bk.)
9780520296497 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1525/luminos.44 doi
AU@ 000066313742

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