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Nigeria's Christian revolution : the civil war revival and its Pentecostal progeny (1967-2006)

Author: Richard Burgess
Publisher: Carlisle, Cumbria, England : Paternoster : In partnership with Regnum, ©2008.
Series: Regnum studies in mission.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burgess, Richard (Richard Hugh).
Nigeria's Christian revolution.
Carlisle, Cumbria, England : Paternoster : in partnership with Regnum, ©2008
(OCoLC)761244084
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Burgess
ISBN: 1870345630 9781870345637
OCLC Number: 263492943
Description: xxii, 347 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Constructing African identities --
Defining revival and African Pentecostalism --
Exploring issues of cause and effect --
Globalisation, modernisation and local identities --
Narratives of conversion, oral histories and local theologies --
Method --
The Nigerian context: sketching the landscapes --
Political and socio-economic history, pre-2006 --
The Igbo primal religious landscape, pre-1967 --
The Christian missionary enterprise, 1857-1960 --
Missionary ideologies from the metropolitan centre --
Local initiatives from the margins, 1914-1960 --
Religious culture in the 1960s --
Conclusion --
The civil war revival, 1967-73 --
Expanding religious markets --
The story of the revival --
Global flows and local identities --
Paths to conversion --
Competing for control of the moral landscape --
Contesting boundaries and reconstructing collective identities --
Missionary impulses --
Pentecostal infiltration --
Conclusion --
Neo-Pentecostal church origins, 1970-83 --
A history of neo-Pentecostal beginnings --
Predisposing conditions --
Precipitating factors --
Conclusion --
Neo-Pentecostal church growth, 1972-2006 --
Negotiating the local and the global --
Word and worship --
Alternative communities --
Faith, health and prosperity --
Missionary communities --
Fragmented communities --
Conclusion --
Revivalists, Pentecostals and public zeal --
Scripture union and the politics of Biafra --
Revivalists, Pentecostals and post-war politics, 1970-79 --
Political corruption, religious politics and democratisation, 1979-2006 --
Social welfare and development initiatives --
A Pentecostal theology of politics and social concern --
Conclusion --
The revival's legacy and the future of Nigerian Pentecostalism --
The enduring impact of the civil war revival --
The Pentecostalisation of the mainline churches --
The future of Nigerian Pentecostalism.
Series Title: Regnum studies in mission.
Responsibility: Richard Burgess.

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