Spirit on the move : Black women and Pentecostalism in Africa and the diaspora

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Full title: Spirit on the move : Black women and Pentecostalism in Africa and the diaspora / edited by Judith Casselberry and Elizabeth A. Pritchard.
Other authors: Casselberry, Judith, 1952- (Editor)
Pritchard, Elizabeth A. (Editor)
Format: Book           


Summary: Pentecostalism is currently the fastest-growing Christian movement, with hundreds of millions of followers. This growth overwhelmingly takes place outside of the West, and women make up 75 percent of the membership. The contributors to 'Spirit on the Move' examine Pentecostalism's appeal to black women worldwide and the ways it provides them with a source of community and access to power. Exploring a range of topics, from Neo-Pentecostal churches in Ghana that help women challenge gender norms to evangelical gospel musicians in Brazil, the contributors show how Pentecostalism helps black women draw attention to and seek remediation from the violence and injustices brought on by civil war, capitalist exploitation, racism, and the failures of the state. In fleshing out the experiences, theologies, and innovations of black women Pentecostals, the contributors show how Pentecostal belief and its various practices reflect the movement's complexity, reach, and adaptability to specific cultural and political formations.
Other authors: Casselberry, Judith, 1952- (Editor), Pritchard, Elizabeth A. (Editor)
Language: English
Published: Durham : Duke University Press, 2019.
Classmark: U270.83 /535366
Subjects:
Series: Religious cultures of African and African diaspora people.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781478000327
1478000325
9781478000136
1478000139