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Collective memory in the making of religious change: the case of 'emerging Jews' followers of Jesus

Carpenedo, Manoela (2017) Collective memory in the making of religious change: the case of 'emerging Jews' followers of Jesus. Religion, 48 (1). pp. 83-104. ISSN 0048-721X. E-ISSN 1096-1151. (doi:10.1080/0048721X.2017.1386136) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:68487)

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This study explores a facet of the construction of a new worldwide religious tradition that fuses the beliefs, rituals, and identity claims of both Judaism and Christianity. The Brazilian ‘Messianic Anussim’ comprise former Charismatic Evangelicals that adhere to a variety of Jewish practices. Unlike Messianic Judaism, where Jewish-born people identify themselves as believers in Jesus, or Christian Zionism, where Evangelicals emphasise the eschatological importance of the Jews and Israel this particular community maintains the veneration of Jesus and calls for a purification of Charismatic Evangelicalism while observing Jewish laws. Their calls for a ‘pious restoration’ are guided by a recovered Jewish identity that is inspired by the historical figure of the Bnei Anussim. Based on ethnographic research conducted between 2013 and 2015, this study explores the formation of a new hybrid religious group.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/0048721X.2017.1386136
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Manoela Carpenedo
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2018 11:58 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:57 UTC
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