American Anthropological Association 114th Annual Meeting

Joe Webster (Invited speaker)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


    The Difference Denominations Make This panel seeks to address a lack of attendance to denominational forms – as institutions, which has long been a sociological concern, most especially in the work of Goffman, but has arguably received comparatively little attention within the anthropology of Christianity. Taken together, the papers address not just questions about form and function, but also questions about how the self becomes built into structures that regard rules and norms as an important, even an essential expression of Christian life and truth. Yet are we really talking about Christianity, or about Protestantism? Indeed, are we really talking about a specific kind of high-density, experientially intense Pentecostalism and evangelicalism? Regardless, the questions these papers raise are important. What are the institutional forms of Protestantism? What difference do denominations make?
    Event typeConference
    LocationDenver, United States