This introduction illustrates the thematics of migration of peoples, faiths and the technologies and materials of religion. By comparing and contrasting old and new religions in a number of different Asian and Pacific settings, we highlight the tensions of globalisation and modernity - the challenges of minority faiths and religious institutions in dominant settings, the work involved in proselytisation, the imaginary and literal links among members of faith communities within and across borders, and the politics of religious adherence.
|Title of host publication||Flows of Faith: Religious Reach and Community in Asia and the Pacific|
|Editors||Lenore Manderson, Wendy Smith and Matt Tomlinson|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York|
|Publisher||Springer Science + Business Media|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|