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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Contesting Conversion

Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity, Matthew Thiessen, OUP, 2011, page 4

Those outside a tradition often consider the disputes and debates within that tradition as inconsequential and little better than hairsplitting. But, to those on the inside, appropriate observation of a tradition's rituals plays an integral role in the construction of self-identity and the identification of the Other.

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