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Preface.- Chapter 1: Beliefs Beyond Borders and Communities of Faith; Manderson, Lenore; Smith, Wendy; Tomlinson, Matt.- Chapter 2: Religion in the Age of Globalization: Emerging trends, Indonesian examples; Reuter, Thomas A..- Chapter 3: Master Li encounters Jesus: Christianity and the configurations of Falun Gong; Penny, Benjamin.- Chapter 4: Brahma Kumaris: Purity and the globalization of faith; Ramsay, Tamasin; Smith, Wendy; Manderson, Lenore.- Chapter 5: Secularism, society and symbols of religion: Bosnian Muslim Australians encounter Christmas; Voloder, Leijla.- Chapter 6: Preaching over borders: Constructing publics for Islamic oratory in Indonesia ; Millie, Julian.- Chapter 7: Re-examining ecological aspects of Vrindavan pilgrimage; Nash, Joshua.- Chapter 8: Heterotopia and the Southern Heaven: Xingyun's antipodean Buddhist mission; Pacey, Scott.- Chapter 9: The gateway to the Fly: Christianity, continuity and spaces of conversion in Papua New Guinea; Dundon, Alison.- Chapter 10: Circulating matters of belief: Engendering Marian movements during the Bougainville Crisis; Hermkens, Anna-Karina.- Chapter 11: The New Testament Church and Mount Zion in Taiwan; Farrelly, Paul.- Chapter 12: Straightening the path from the ends of the earth: The Deep Sea Canoe Movement in Solomon Islands; Timmer, Jaap.- Chapter 13: Passports to eternity: Whales' teeth and transcendence in Fijian Methodism; Tomlinson, Matt.-

About the Author

Lenore Manderson is an inaugural ARC Federation Fellow and Professor of Medical Anthropology at Monash University. She has conducted research in anthropology, social history and public health in Australia, South East and East Asia, and Africa, and has a broad interest in social inclusion, inequality, health, illness and wellbeing, and the social and political-economic factors that shape the human condition. She is co-editor of Chronic Conditions, Fluid States (2010) and author, among other works, of Surface Tensions (2011). Wendy Smith is Director of the Centre for Malaysian Studies, Monash Asia Institute, and Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University. She has conducted extensive research in both Malaysia and Japan, and has research interests in cross-cultural management, employee relations in Asia, Japanese management transfer, international business, social protection in Malaysia, globalized religious organizations, managing religious diversity in the workplace, and Islamic work ethics. Matt Tomlinson is a lecturer in anthropology at Monash University. He is the author of In God's Image: The Metaculture of Fijian Christianity (University of California Press, 2009) and co-editor of The Limits of Meaning: Case Studies in the Anthropology of Christianity (Berghahn, 2006).


"the living edge of religious and spiritual development in the world" Professor Gary D. Bouma, Monash University, Australia

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