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Borderland Religion


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Preface Introduction

1. Traces of a Theo-Borderland, Daisy Machado, Bryan Turner and Trygve Wyller Part I: Borderland challenges

2. On the Border, By the Sea, Mike Seifert3. Res Publica Christiana: Europe's Three Religious Borders, Rosario Forlenza and Bryan Turner4. "Singing the Lord`s songs in a foreign land." Migration, Citizenship and Religion in South Africa, R. Simangaliso Kumalo Part II: Borderland religion practices5. Santa Muerte: A Transgressing Saint Transgresses Borders, Daisy L. Machado6. To move or not to move! Queering Borders and Faith in the context of diverse sexualities in Southern Africa, Lilly Phiri and Sarojini Nadar7. Touching and Contamination: What the Xenophobes Want to Avoid Reflections from a Congolese Borderland in South Africa, Trygve Wyller8. A Post-Colonial Perspective on Religion and Migration, Federico Settler Part III: Siding with the powerless9. Religion-Making in the Border Space and by Border Land, Hans-Joachim Sander10. The boy on the beach: The Photographic Event that Contested the Violence of European Governmentality, Mads Peter Karlsen, Bent Meier Sorensen and Kaspar Villadsen Conclusion11. Impacting Religions, Impacting Societies, Daisy Machado, Bryan Turner and Trygve Wyller

About the Author

Daisy L. Machado serves as Professor of Church History at the Union Theological Seminary in New York. Her scholarship focuses specifically on United States Christianities. A native of Cuba and raised in New York, she has published and lectured intensively on border issues, especially the US/ Latin-American. Bryan S. Turner is one of the world's leading sociologists of religion and he is founding Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic University, Sydney. He is also the Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity in Potsdam University, Germany. His research interests include globalisation and religion, religious conflict and the modern state, and human rights and religion. Trygve Wyller is a Professor of Contemporary Theology and the Studies of Christian Social Practice at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, Norway and Honorary Professor at the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He has published on migration, ethics and ecclesiology both from a dogmatical, spatial, and phenomenological perspective.

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