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Negotiating respect : Pentecostalism, masculinity, and the politics of spiritual authority in the Dominican Republic

Author: Brendan Jamal Thornton
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his study of a barrio of Villa Altagracia, Brendan Thornton examines the appeal of Pentecostalism by showing how conversion inverts traditional models of legitimacy, transforming narratives of spiritual authority that, once based on virtue, are now based on redemption.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brendan Jamal Thornton
ISBN: 9780813061689 0813061687
OCLC Number: 907448328
Notes: "This book is a part of the Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture publication initiative, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."
Description: xiii, 272 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Pentecostal cultural change --
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Orthodoxy and Christian culture in the Dominican Republic --
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Villa Altagracia: el pueblo caliente, el pueblo profético --
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Pluralism, heterodoxy, and Christian hegemony --
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Christians apart: being and becoming Pentecostal --
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Youth gangs, conversion, and evangelical moral authority --
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Residual masculinity and gendered charisma --
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Pentecostal social currency and the search for respect --
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Conclusion: the politics of Christian identity.
Responsibility: Brendan Jamal Thornton.

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Offers an ethnographically rich investigation of Pentecostal Christianity - the Caribbean's fastest growing religious movement-in the contemporary Dominican Republic. Within the context of urban  Read more...

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"A welcome and overdue ethnographic account of Christian Pentecostal "evang licos" in poor barrios of the Dominican Republic. . . . Thornton unpacks the very unlikely and unspoken alliance forged Read more...

 
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