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This dissertation takes the material culture of New Orleans’ Spiritual Churches as its point of the construction and application of academic categories in studies of religions of the African diaspora.

This dissertation takes the material culture of New Orleans’ Spiritual Churches as its point of the construction and application of academic categories in studies of religions of the African diaspora. Because I am interested in what emic explanations reveal about scholarly categories and methods, a dialogic approach in which I consult practitioners’ explanations to test the appropriateness of academic categories is central to this work.

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    • Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2016
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    • Includes bibliographical references (pages 122-130)
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    • Field of study: Religious studies

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    by Stephanie Bilinsky

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