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Swarupa Gupta

discussed in detail in the next chapter. This chapter offers initial glimpses of religious geographies in colonial eastern India. Religious Geographies By situating the theme of sacred cartographies within a wider grid of religious connections, this section offers new perspectives (which are developed in

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Swarupa Gupta

discussed in detail in the next chapter. This chapter offers initial glimpses of religious geographies in colonial eastern India. Religious Geographies By situating the theme of sacred cartographies within a wider grid of religious connections, this section offers new perspectives (which are developed in

Sarah Demart, Bénédicte Meiers and Anne Mélice

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L’Église kimbanguiste (EJCSK), les Églises de réveil, le Ministère du Combat Spirituel du couple Olangi, sont trois mouvements religieux d’origine congolaise affirmant un christianisme africain affranchi des assignations coloniales et néocoloniales. Bien que ces mouvements soient irréductibles les uns aux autres sur le plan historique, ils sont tous travaillés par la thématique du combat spirituel. Sur la base de recherches menées au sein de ces mondes religieux plurilocalisés, les auteurs examinent la redistribution temporelle et spatiale des territoires sorciers. Après avoir rappelé les métamorphoses de la sorcellerie dans la société congolaise depuis les années 1990, les pratiques et les discours relatifs à la sorcellerie sont examinés pour chacun des mouvements. Les recompositions religieuses qu’engage la migration en Europe sont ensuite mises en perspective en posant la question de savoir dans quelle mesure ces pratiques et discours en situation migratoire activent le référent postcolonial. Si le projet migratoire est avant tout un projet de réalisation de soi et d’affranchissement pour les adeptes du combat spirituel, il est en même temps associé à une entreprise de rédemption d’une Europe jugée en perdition, et même, selon les kimbanguistes, en proie à la sorcellerie. Ce fond commun supporte toutefois aussi des divergences. Tandis que la migration est associée à une reformulation des discours sur la famille pour les olangistes et à une forte transformation des discours et des pratiques de délivrance au sein des Églises de réveil, le déplacement en Europe correspond au contraire pour la diaspora kimbanguiste, à une confrontation accrue avec un territoire considéré comme éminemment sorcier.

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Edited by Matthew E. Parker, Ben Halliburton and Anne Romine

Crusade scholarship has exploded in popularity over the past two decades. This volume captures the resulting diversity of approaches, which often cross cultures and academic disciplines. The contributors to this volume offer new perspectives on topics as varied as the application of Roman law on slavery to the situation of Muslims in the Latin East, Muslim appropriation of Latin architectural spolia, the roles played by the crusade in medieval preaching, and the impact of Latin East refugees on religious geography in late medieval Cyprus. Together these essays demonstrate how pervasive the institution of crusade was in medieval Christendom, as much at home in Europe as in the Latin East, and how much impact it carried forth into the modern era.
Contributors are Richard Allington, Jessalynn Bird, Adam M. Bishop, Tomasz Borowski, Yan Bourke, Sam Zeno Conedera, Charles W. Connell, Cathleen A. Fleck, Lisa Mahoney, and C. Matthew Phillips.

Kim Knibbe

crucially important to the goals of this church and how this relates to mapping and the produc- tion of religious geographies. Th e last part of this paper analyses how one particular location of this church, namely the South East of Amsterdam, shows up on a very diff erent map that pin- points this

religious, geographic, historical, or textual (in fact, Maghen takes issue with the ideas of a major theo- rist of community borders, Mary Douglas). Steven J. McMichael’s piece in a sense forms a bridge between these two clusters, dealing with a social and legal context for apocalyptic thought in relation

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Swarupa Gupta

In Cultural Constellations, Place-Making and Ethnicity in Eastern India, c. 1850-1927, Swarupa Gupta outlines a fresh paradigm moving beyond stereotypical representations of eastern India as a site of ethnic fragmentation. The book traces unities by exploring intersections between (1) cultural constellations; (2) place-making and (3) ethnicity.
Centralising place-making, it tells the story of how people made places, mediating caste / religious / linguistic contestations. It offers new meanings of ‘region’ in Eastern Indian and global contexts by showing how an interregional arena comprising Bengal, Assam and Orissa was forged.
Using historical tracts, novels, poetry and travelogues, the book argues that commonalities in Eastern India were linked to imaginings of Indian nationhood. The analysis contains interpretive strategies for mediating federalist separatisms and fragmentation in contemporary India.

Balik, Shelby M. Rally the Scattered Believers: Northern New England’s Religious Geography . (Religion in North America). Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2014. xiv + 295 pp. isbn 9780253012104. Birkel, Michael. Qur´an in Conversation . Waco, Tex.: Baylor University

J. E. E. Pettit and Jason Protass

. His paper includes a complete translation of the route book’s prefatory essay. This unusual religious geographic treatise contains new information about why and how Buddhists went on pilgrimage in late imperial China. The last paper, by Zhaohui Hong and Jianfeng Jin, breaks new ground by analyzing