Cambodian Evangelicalism
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Cambodian Evangelicalism

Cosmological Hope and Diasporic Resilience

Briana L. Wong

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Cambodian Evangelicalism

Cosmological Hope and Diasporic Resilience

Briana L. Wong

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About This Book

The Cambodian Civil War and genocide of the late 1960s and '70s left the country and its diaspora with long-lasting trauma that continues to reverberate through the community. In this book, Briana L. Wong explores the compelling stories of Cambodian evangelicals, their process of conversion, and how their testimonials to the Christian faith helped them to make sense of and find purpose in their trauma.

Based on ethnographic fieldwork with Cambodian communities in the metropolitan areas of Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Paris, and Phnom Penh, Wong examines questions of religious identity and the search for meaning within the context of transnational Cambodian evangelicalism. While the community has grown in recent decades, Christians nevertheless make up a small minority of the predominantly Buddhist diaspora. Wong explores what it is about Christianity that makes these converts willing to risk their social standing, familial bonds, and, in certain cases, physical safety in order to identify with the faith.

Contributing to ongoing dialogues on conversion, reverse mission, and multiple religious belonging, this book will appeal to students and scholars of world Christianity, missiology, and the history of Christianity, as well as Southeast Asian studies, secular sociologies, and anthropologists operating within the field of religious studies.

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APA 6 Citation

Wong, B. (2023). Cambodian Evangelicalism ([edition unavailable]). Penn State University Press. Retrieved from (Original work published 2023)

Chicago Citation

Wong, Briana. (2023) 2023. Cambodian Evangelicalism. [Edition unavailable]. Penn State University Press.

Harvard Citation

Wong, B. (2023) Cambodian Evangelicalism. [edition unavailable]. Penn State University Press. Available at: (Accessed: 16 June 2024).

MLA 7 Citation

Wong, Briana. Cambodian Evangelicalism. [edition unavailable]. Penn State University Press, 2023. Web. 16 June 2024.