Negotiating respect : pentecostalism, masculinity, and the politics of spiritual authority in the Dominican Republic (eBook, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Negotiating respect : pentecostalism, masculinity, and the politics of spiritual authority in the Dominican Republic

Author: Brendan Jamal Thornton
Publisher: Orlando : University Press of Florida, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brendan Jamal Thornton
ISBN: 9780813055749 0813055741 9780813051109 081305110X
OCLC Number: 1105426584
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.)
Contents: Introduction: Pentecostal cultural change --
Orthodoxy and Christian culture in the Dominican Republic --
Villa Altagracia: el pueblo caliente, el pueblo profetico --
Pluralism, heterodoxy, and Christian hegemony --
Christians apart: being and becoming Pentecostal --
Youth gangs, conversion, and evangelical moral authority --
Residual masculinity and gendered charisma --
Pentecostal social currency and the search for respect --
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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