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Riassunto: Across Africa, Christianity is thriving in all shapes and sizes. But one particular strain of Christianity prospers more than most -- Pentecostalism. Pentecostals believe that everyone can personally receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit such as prophecy or the ability to speak in tongues. In Africa, this kind of faith, in which the supernatural is a daily presence, is sweeping the continent. Today, about 107 million Africans are Pentecostals -- and the numbers continue to rise. In this book, Ogbu Kalu provides the first ever overview of Pentecostalism in Africa. He shows the amazing diversity of the faith, which flourishes in many different forms in diverse local contexts. While most people believe that Pentecostalism was brought to Africa and imposed on its people by missionaries, Kalu argues emphatically that this is not the case. Throughout the book, he demonstrates that African Pentecostalism is distinctly African in character, not imported from the West. With an even-handed approach, Kalu presents the religion's many functions in African life. Rather than shying away from controversial issues like the role of money and prosperity in the movement, Kalu describes malpractice when he sees it. The only book to offer a comprehensive look at African Pentecostalism, this study touches upon the movement's identity, the role of missionaries, media and popular culture, women, ethics, Islam, and immigration. The resulting work will prove invaluable to anyone interested in Christianity outside the West.
Ogbu Kalu is Henry Winters Luce Professor of World Christianity and Mission, McCormick Theological Seminary. He is from Ohafia, Nigeria.
Titolo: African Pentecostalism: An Introduction
Casa editrice: Oxford University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2008
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Publisher overstock or return with minor shelfwear. May have remainder mark. Leaves our warehouse same or next business day. Most continental U.S. orders lead time 4-10 days. International - most countries 10-21 days, others 4 weeks. Codice libro della libreria mon0000758451
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020195340000
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110195340000
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Oxford University Press, 2008. 376p. Hardback. It is a misnomer to call this book a mere introduction. This a transitional volume in the history of African pentecostalism, as one of its chief accomplishments is to raise a multitude of interpretive questions to which answers are not yet apparent. The maturity of Kalu's scholarship is evident in his grasp of an amazingly wide range of material and issues. Dana L. Robert, Church History 28/07/2009 (Publisher's information). Condition: New Print on Demand. Printed on Demand. Codice libro della libreria 40846
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0195340000
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0195340000
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria SONG0195340000
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 376 pages. 9.50x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0195340000