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African Gifts of the Spirit: Pentecostalism & the Rise of Zimbabwean Transnational Religious Movement

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Februar 2007

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This book considers the rise of born-again Christianity in Africa through a study of one of the most dynamic Pentecostal movements. David Maxwell traces the transformation of the prophet Ezekiel Guti and his prayer band from small beginnings in the townships of the 1950s into the present-day transnational business enterprise, which is now the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God. Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa claims one and a half million members in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa and has branches in other African countries, Europe, and the United States. "African Gifts of the Spirit" illuminates Africa's relations with American Christianities, black and white.

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"This is a pathbreaking major work tracing the tangled roots of a significant religious movement in Zimbabwe and beyond. . . . Richly documented, it explores the relation between social rupture of conversion, and links changes to the movement to historical events from the Great Depression to the rise of independence, and the impact of neo-liberalism. It is a required read."
--David Martin, Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics
EAN: 9780821417386
ISBN: 082141738X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: OHIO UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 250 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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