Political spiritualities : the Pentecostal revolution in Nigeria (eBook, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Political spiritualities : the Pentecostal revolution in Nigeria

Political spiritualities : the Pentecostal revolution in Nigeria

Author: Ruth A Marshall
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
After an explosion of conversions to Pentecostalism over the past three decades, tens of millions of Nigerians now claim that "Jesus is the answer." But if Jesus is the answer, what is the question? What led to the movement's dramatic rise and how can we make sense of its social and political significance? In this ambitiously interdisciplinary study, Ruth Marshall draws on years of fieldwork and grapples with a host  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth A Marshall
ISBN: 0226507122 9780226507125 0226507149 9780226507149 0226507130 9780226507132
OCLC Number: 952682819
Description: 1 online resource (x, 349 pages.)
Contents: Rethinking the religious and the political in Africa --
Rupture, redemption, and the history of the present --
Revival and the postcolonial crisis of government --
God's subjects --
Born-again ethics and the spirits of the political economy --
The politics of conviction.
Responsibility: Ruth Marshall.


Explores how Pentecostalism presents the experience of being born again as a chance for Nigerians to realize the promises of political and religious salvation made during the colonial and post  Read more...


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