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Book Launch: Becoming Jewish, Believing in Jesus – Online event

27 May 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 (BST) 

You are warmly invited to the launch of Manoela Carpenedo’s book: ‘Becoming Jewish, Believing in Jesus’ published by Oxford University Press (NY) in April 2021. 

Charismatic Evangelical communities adopting Jewish tenets, symbols, rituals, and even Zionist activism are growing across the globe. ‘Becoming Jewish, Believing in Jesus’ is the first in-depth ethnography to investigate this religious tendency in the global South. Drawing upon extensive fieldwork and socio-cultural analysis of an austere ‘Judaizing Evangelical’ community in Brazil, the book explores the surprising identification with Jews and Judaism by people with exclusively Charismatic Evangelical backgrounds.  

The event is hosted by the Centre for Religion Conflict and Globalization at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen and will feature an introduction from the author as well as responses from David Lehmann (University of Cambridge) and Véronique Altglas (Queen’s University Belfast). 

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Author information: Manoela Carpenedo holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. She is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Groningen and a fellow at the Centre for the Latin American and Caribbean Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Manoela has also taught courses on the Anthropology and Sociology of Religion at King’s College London and the University of Kent.