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Praying and PreyingChristianity in Indigenous Amazonia$
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Aparecida Vilaça

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520289130

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520289130.001.0001

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(p.242) Conclusion
Praying and Preying

Aparecida Vilaça

University of California Press

The conclusion looks to develop a hypothesis that explains the process experienced by the Wari’, recognizing in Christianity a powerful other whose transformative influence cannot be overstated, situating it, like other authors, in the notion of the person, which in the Amazonian cases cannot be dissociated from the relations between humans and animals, thereby implying a new conception of humanity and the innate world.

Keywords:   personhood, humanity, animality, change, individuality, inner self, alternation, dualism

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