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Addicted to Christ : remaking men in Puerto Rican Pentecostal ministries

Author: Helena Hansen
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] ©2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How are spiritual power and self-transformation cultivated in street ministries? In Addicted to Christ, Helena Hansen provides an in-depth analysis of Pentecostal ministries in Puerto Rico that were founded and managed by self-identified 'ex-addicts.' Richly ethnographic, the book melds Hansen's dual expertise in public anthropology and psychology. Through her interviewees' stories, she examines key elements of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Hansen, Helena, 1969-
Addicted to Christ.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2018
229 pages
(DLC) 2017045427
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helena Hansen
ISBN: 9780520970168 0520970160
OCLC Number: 1097156589
Description: 1 online resource (229 pages)
Contents: The cosmology of conversion --
On discipline, and becoming a disciple --
Visitations and gifts --
The new masculinity --
Spiritual mothers --
Family values --
Bringing it home.
Responsibility: Helena Hansen.

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"How are spiritual power and self-transformation cultivated in street ministries? In Addicted to Christ, Helena Hansen provides an in-depth analysis of Pentecostal ministries in Puerto Rico that were founded and managed by self-identified 'ex-addicts.' Richly ethnographic, the book melds Hansen's dual expertise in public anthropology and psychology. Through her interviewees' stories, she examines key elements of the Pentecostal system: mysticism, ascetic practice, and the idea other-worldliness. She then shares the strategies of Pentecostal ministries, which, according to street ministries, are the core elements of spiritual victory over addiction: transformation techniques to build spiritual strength and authority through pain and discipline; cultivation of alternative masculinities based on male converts' reclamation of domestic space; and radical rupture from a post-industrial 'culture of disposability.' By contrasting the ministries' logic of addiction with that of biomedicine, Hansen rethinks roads to recovery while discovering unexpected convergences with biomedicine, revealing the true sway of street corner ministries"--Provided by publisher.

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