Page of

Is Religion Free?

Is Religion Free?

Chapter:
(p.289) Chapter Twenty-Four Is Religion Free?
Source:
Politics of Religious Freedom
Author(s):
Michael Lambek
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0029

Lambek considers the epistemic dislocation of privileging the individual as against those whose sense of self is embedded within the personhood of ancestors, both dead and alive. Using the example of Madagascar, he argues that certain religious beliefs are more legible to the governing elite than others. Lambek describes a variety of ways of being religious in Madagascar that not only cross borders of faith traditions but exceed the categories of belief and conscience altogether.

Keywords:   belief, conscience, Madagascar, indigenous religion, individualism

Sign In

Copyright © 2021. All rights reserved.
Privacy Policy and Legal Notice