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A problem of presence : beyond Scripture in an African church

Author: Matthew Engelke
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Series: Anthropology of Christianity, 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents how the apostolics' rejection of scripture speaks to long-standing concerns within Christianity about mediation and authority. Situating the Masowe case within a broad comparative framework, this ethnography shows how the apostolics' rejection of textual authority poses a problem of presence.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Engelke, Matthew Eric.
Problem of presence.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006023890
(OCoLC)70775616
Named Person: Johane Masowe; Johane Masowe
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Engelke
ISBN: 9780520940048 0520940040 9781429478083 142947808X 1433708302 9781433708305 1282358618 9781282358614
OCLC Number: 145732318
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Up in smoke: humility, humiliation, and the Christian book --
The early days of Johane Masowe --
The question of leadership: the Friday message after Johane --
Mutemo in three portraits --
Listening for the True Bible: live and direct language, part I --
Singing and the metaphysics of sound: live and direct language, part II --
The substance of healing.
Series Title: Anthropology of Christianity, 2.
Responsibility: Matthew Engelke.
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The Friday Masowe apostolics of Zimbabwe claim they do not need the Bible because they receive the Word of God 'live and direct' from the Holy Spirit. This book documents how this rejection of  Read more...

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