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Wealth, health, and hope in African Christian religion : the search for abundant life

Author: Stan Chu Ilo
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume fills the gap in current scholarship on African Christian religions, Pentecostalism, and the so-called prosperity gospel within the broader search for abundant life through the Christian  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wealth, health, and hope in African Christian religion.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017041235
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stan Chu Ilo
ISBN: 9781498561273 1498561276
OCLC Number: 1002129033
Description: xxxii, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Esther Acolatse --
Introduction: The search for abundant life in African Christian religion: historical reinterpretation of Christian mission in Africa / Stan Chu Ilo --
African Christian religions and the quest for health, healing and wholeness --
African Christian religion: its scope in the global context / Caleb O. Oladipo --
In quest of wholeness: African Christians in the new Christianity / David Tonghou Ngong --
Searching for healing in a miraculous stream: the fate of God's people in Africa / Stan Chu Ilo --
African pentecostalism and the ecology of sickness and evil --
Eradicating evil in the search for practices of hope in Africa: witchcraft beliefs and accusations in contemporary Ghanaian Christianity / Cyril G.K. Fayose --
Pentecostal and charismatic renewal as a socio-religious phenomenon for transformation in Africa / Clement Majawa --
Taking Africa out of the African: eco-community, the Christian heritage of empire and neo-pentecostalism in Africa / Ben-Willie Kwaku Golo --
Mission, money, wealth, and the search for abundant life --
The African peoples and money: yesterday, today and tomorrow / Nathanaël Soede --
The place of money in mission between Africa and the West: a personal narrative / Jim Harries --
Nigeria, Europe and Christian mission: models of economic collaboration in the 21st century / Felix Enegho --
The African church and the impact of contemporary fundraising and sustainability / Levi Nkwocha --
To recycle or not to recycle: an ethical question in Africa's relation with the West / Aloysius Ochasi, Peter Clark, and Michael Barkowski --
In the wake of overt religiosity: a critical and appreciative perspective on religion as a force for social transformation and development in African society / Obaji M. Agbiji and Ignatius Swart.
Responsibility: edited by Stan Chu Ilo.

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This volume is a rich repository of fresh research on African Christianity. It offers valuable new readings of religion in Africa, missions history, and the relationship between Africa and the West. Read more...

 
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