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Pentecostalism And Witchcraft

Author : Knut Rio
ISBN : 9783319560687
Genre : Social Science
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This open access book presents fresh ethnographic work from the regions of Africa and Melanesia—where the popularity of charismatic Christianity can be linked to a revival and transformation of witchcraft. The volume demonstrates how the Holy Spirit has become an adversary to the reconfirmed presence of witches, demons, and sorcerers as manifestations of evil. We learn how this is articulated in spiritual warfare, in crusades, and in healing or witch-killing raids. The contributors highlight what happens to phenomena that people address as locally specific witchcraft or sorcery when re-molded within the universalist Pentecostal demonology, vocabulary, and confrontational methodology.
Category: Social Science

Pentecostal Exorcism

Author : Opoku Onyinah
ISBN : 1905679068
Genre : Demonology
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A study of exorcistic practice in the context of a Pentecostal church situated in the Akan culture of Ghana suggests a way forward in contextualization through divinatory consultation.
Category: Demonology

Spellbound

Author : Elizabeth Reis
ISBN : 0842025774
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A collection of twelve articles that explore various events in the history of witch-hunting and its demonization of women in American and American women's own use of witchcraft as a source of identity and strength, as well as the complicated relationship between the two.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Pentecostalism And Development

Author : D. Freeman
ISBN : 9781137017246
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Pentecostal Christianity has spread rapidly throughout Africa since the 1980s and has been a major force for change. This book explains why and shows how Pentecostalism articulates with local level development processes. As well as exploring the internal model of 'development' which drives Pentecostal organisations, contributors compare Pentecostal churches and secular NGOs as different types of contemporary development agents and discern the different ways in which they bring about change. At the heart of this book, then, is an exploration of processes of individual and social transformation, and their relevance to understandings of the successes and failures of development."--publisher website.
Category: Business & Economics

Charismatic Control

Author : Steven Lambert
ISBN : 188791501X
Genre : Religion
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Multitudes of sincere and trusting believers are caught unawares in the virtually invisible web of religious captivation in certain Charismatic/Neo-Pentecostal churches. They are unwitting victims of spiritual abuse, psychological enslavement, and various forms of exploitation perpetrated under the heavy-hand of hyper-authoritarianism. That is to say, the leadership of the church-group of which they are a part is dominating, controlling, manipulating, and exploiting their followers for personal gain and private kingdom-building. Such authoritarian abuse is pandemic in some sectors of the Church, and many of the perpetrators are prominent and respected leaders of church-groups or ministries espousing otherwise orthodox Christian beliefs, whose membership is comprised of a cross section of average Americans -- individuals and families -- of every race, education level, station, and walk of life, rather than radical, fringe religious sects and cults as many would suppose. Though religious predomination is certainly nothing new, and hyper-authoritarianism is by no means limited to the Neo-Pentecostal branch of the Church, it has especially flourished in the Charismatic and Neo-Pentecostal groups since it was infused into the very fabric, foundation, and functions of that branch of the Church in the early- to mid-1970s during what became known as the discipleship or Shepherding Movement. The doctrines and practices spawned in that movement remain an integral part of the operations of many churches and groups today. Charismatic Control tells readers how to recognize unBiblical hyper-authoritarian doctrines and practices; how they became a widespread, integral part of the Neo-Pentecostal church; why these teachings and practices are outright witchcraft, authored by Satan Himself; "The Common Control Mechanisms" employed by hyper-authoritarian groups and leaders. This book is must-reading for anyone suspected of being a victim of authoritarian abuse. It is an abridged version of the book, Charismatic Captivation.
Category: Religion

In The Days Of Caesar

Author : Amos Yong
ISBN : 9780802864062
Genre : Religion
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In the Days of Caesar is a constructive political theology formulated in sustained dialogue with the Pentecostal and charismatic renewal one of the most vibrant religious movements at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Amos Yong here argues that the many tongues, practices, and gifts of renewal Christianity offer up new resources for thinking about how Christian community can engage and transform the social, political, and economic structures of the world. Yong has three goals here. First he seeks to correct stereotypes of Pentecostalism, both political and theological. Secondly he aims to provoke Pentecostals to reflect theologically from out of the depths of their own Pentecostalism rather than merely to adopt some framework for theological or political self-understanding. Finally Yong shows that a distinctively Pentecostal form of theological reflection is not a parochial activity but has constructive potential to illuminate Christian belief and practice. This book s engagement with political theology from a Pentecostal perspective is the first of its kind.
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Witchcraft Demons And Deliverance

Author : Claudia Währisch-Oblau
ISBN : 9783643906571
Genre : Religion
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Beliefs in witchcraft and demons still shape many societies and seem to be increasing rather than disappearing with modernization and urbanization. Witch hunts in Africa and Asia show the scope of the problem. The deliverance practices of Pentecostal and charismatic churches are widely controversial and their effects rather ambiguous. The contributions in this volume, written by experts and practitioners from four continents, analyze these phenomena from the perspectives of intercultural theology, anthropology and ethnology and describe the responses of Catholic and Protestant churches. Claudia Wahrisch-Oblau is a missiologist and heads the Evangelism Department of the United Evangelical Mission, Wuppertal, Germany. Henning Wrogemann is Professor for Missiology and Comparative Religion at the Protestant University Wuppertal/Bethel, Germany.
Category: Religion

Perspectives On African Witchcraft

Author : Mariano Pavanello
ISBN : 9781315439914
Genre : BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
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This volume draws on a range of ethnographic and historical material to provide insight into witchcraft in sub-Saharan Africa. The chapters explore a variety of cultural contexts, with contributions focusing on Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Mali, Ethiopia and Eritrean diaspora. The book considers the concept of witchcraft itself, the interrelations with religion and medicine, and the theoretical frameworks employed to explain the nature of modern African witchcraft representations.
Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Pentecostalism In Africa

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ISBN : 9789004281875
Genre : Religion
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Bringing together prominent Africanist scholars from a variety of disciplines, this book offers a comprehensive treatment of the social, cultural and political impact of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity in postcolonial sub Saharan Africa.
Category: Religion

Pentecostal Theology In Africa

Author : Clifton R. Clarke
ISBN : 9781620324905
Genre : Religion
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Pentecostal Theology in Africa is a collection of essays that explore the theology of African Pentecostalism from various vantage points. The theological focus of the s volume is timely as African Pentecostalism, though well researched, is rarely given a thorough theological elucidation. The book does not approach the issue of African Pentecostalism in a systematic fashion but aims at explicating the theological implications of African Pentecostal practices and beliefs. The book is divided into two sections: the first deals with theological issues and the second with the more practical ramifications. This volume is by no means the last word on this issue but hopes to make a contribution towards opening up more theological discourse in the study of African Pentecostalism over against the historical, empirical, and anthropological. Book jacket.
Category: Religion