Embodying Marrano's Roots - Jewish Ritual and Identity among 'Judaising Evangelicals' in Brazil

Manoela Carpenedo*

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Abstract

Based on an ethnography conducted between 2013 and 2015, this article explores how a former Charismatic Evangelical community has developed a dramatic Judaizing process in Brazil. While this transformation seeks to restore some Christian understandings and practices deemed as `degenerated', the community's shift is also motivated by claims of a recovered Jewish descent through Bnei Anussim identities. By embodying religious observance inspired by Jewish Orthodoxy the community collectively reconstructs their Marrano's identities. However, rather than a linear identification with Judaism, the community negotiate their radical Judaising process with elements of their Christian past.

Translated title of the contributionEmbodying Marrano's Roots - Jewish Ritual and Identity among 'Judaising Evangelicals' in Brazil
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)167-191
Number of pages25
JournalLusotopie
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Judaizing Evangelicals
  • Marranos
  • cultural change
  • Christian Philo-Semitism
  • Charismatic Evangelicals
  • Brazil

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