A new born Christian - A new identity? Conversion, ethnicity and citizenship in Indonesia

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Abstract

The current upsurge of Pentecostal-charismatic Christianity in Asia and the participation of ethnic Chinese therein, raise the question whether the adherence to charismatic belief has become part of an ethnic Chinese 'identity'. In the context of a more general discussion on the global appeal of charismatic Christianity, this paper zooms in on the situation in Indonesia a country where the majority population is Muslim. The aim is to come to an understanding of the manner in which the New Born Christian Chinese in this study give meaning to their conversion experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-68
JournalReligiao & Sociedade
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • charismatic Christianity
  • conversion
  • citizenship
  • identity
  • ethnic Chinese

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