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African Pentecostalism : an introduction

Author: Ogbu Kalu
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Ogbu Kalu provides an overview of Pentecostalism in Africa. He shows the amazing diversity of the faith, which flourishes in many different forms in diverse local contexts, and demonstrates that African Pentecostalism is distinctly African in character, not imported from the West."--Résumé de l'éditeur
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ogbu Kalu
OCLC Number: 1132124392
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 23 avril 2010).
Awards: Commended for Christianity Today Book Award (Missions/Global Affairs) 2009
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xvi, 359 pages) : illustrations, fichiers HTML
Contents: 1. Oriki: Genealogy and Identity in Pentecostal Historiography ; 2. Bakuzufu: Contested Identities and the Quest for Power in African Christianity ; 3. Moya: African Charismatic Initiatives and Classical Pentecostal Missionaries ; 4. Mademoni: African Instituted Churches in Pentecostal Rhetoric ; 5. Aliliki: Charismatic Resurgence in the 1970s: A Regional Comparison ; 6. The Big Man of the Big God: Pentecostalism, Media, and Popular Culture in the 1980s ; 7. Elijah's Mantle: Pentecostal Re-evangelization of Africa in the 1990s ; 8. Gendered Charisma: Charisma and Women in African Pentecostalism ; 9. Sankofa: Pentecostalism in the African Map of the Universe ; 10. Masters on Horses: The Roots of Pentecostal Public Ethics ; 11. Tembisa: Pentecostal Political Theology and Practices ; 12. Child of the Bondwoman: Islam and Sharia In Pentecostal Rhetoric: A Nigerian Case Study ; 13. Standing on the Word: Pentecostal Theologies ; 14. Reverse Flow: Pentecostalism and Immigrant African Christianity
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"In this book, Ogbu Kalu provides an overview of Pentecostalism in Africa. He shows the amazing diversity of the faith, which flourishes in many different forms in diverse local contexts, and demonstrates that African Pentecostalism is distinctly African in character, not imported from the West."--Résumé de l'éditeur

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