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The globalisation of charismatic Christianity [electronic resource] : spreading the gospel of prosperity /
Simon Coleman.
imprint
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
description
xii, 264 p.
ISBN
0521660726 (hardback)
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Book
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Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
isbn
0521660726 (hardback)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8122893
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-258) and index.
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'Well researched and sympathetic.' Theology
'Well researched and sympathetic.'Theology
‘Well researched and sympathetic.’Theology
'... an excellent and stimulating analysis of a vigorous religious group.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History
'... an excellent and stimulating analysis of a vigorous religious group.'Journal of Ecclesiastical History
‘… an excellent and stimulating analysis of a vigorous religious group.’Journal of Ecclesiastical History
"[T]he best example to date of how ethnography can illuminate the complex relationship between charismatic Christianity and the globalization of high technology and consumerism." Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe
"...Coleman presents us with a solid anthropological analysis that helps to put flesh on the world of globalization theories and does so with a fine sense of balance between insider and outsider social-scientific perspectives. His presentation is readable and accessible to a wider audience than specialized scholars." Journal of Religion
"This anthrpological study of the Swedish neocharismatic movement, Word of Life (Livets Ord), makes an important contribution to both globalization studies and the analysis of Pentecostalism." Missiology
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Main Description
This book analyses the revival of charismatic Protestant Christianity as an example of globalization. Simon Coleman shows that, along with many social movements, these religious conservatives are negotiating their own interpretations of global and postmodern processes. They are constructing an evangelical arena of action and meaning within the liminal, chaotic space of the global. The book examines globalization not only as a social process, but also as an embodied practice involving forms of language and ritualized movement. Charismatic Christianity is presented through its material culture - art, architecture and consumer products - as well as its rhetoric and theology. The book provides an account of the incorporation of electronic media such as television, videos and the Internet into Christian worship. Issues relating to the conduct of fieldwork in contexts of globalization are raised in an account which is also the first major ethnography of a Faith ministry.
Main Description
This book is about conservative Protestant Christians and their spread around the globe. It focuses on "Health and Wealth" Christians. A ministry in Scandinavia is shown to be closely linked to evangelicals in other parts of the world, particularly the United States. The book provides the first extended account by an anthropologist of a Health and Wealth ministry. It makes a major contribution to an understanding of the material lives of these Christians: their art, architecture and uses of electronic technologies such as television, videos and the Internet.
Main Description
This 2000 book analyses the revival of charismatic Protestant Christianity as an example of globalization. Simon Coleman shows that, along with many social movements, these religious conservatives are negotiating their own interpretations of global and postmodern processes. They are constructing an evangelical arena of action and meaning within the liminal, chaotic space of the global. The book examines globalization not only as a social process, but also as an embodied practice involving forms of language and ritualized movement. Charismatic Christianity is presented through its material culture - art, architecture and consumer products - as well as its rhetoric and theology. The book provides an account of the incorporation of electronic media such as television, videos and the Internet into Christian worship. Issues relating to the conduct of fieldwork in contexts of globalization are raised in an account which is also a major ethnography of a Faith ministry.
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This book is about conservative Protestant Christians and their spread around the globe. It focusses on "Health and Wealth" Christians. A ministry in Scandinavia is shown to be closely linked to evangelicals in other parts of the world, particularly the United States. The book provides the first extended account by an anthropologist of a Health and Wealth ministry. It makes a major contribution to an understanding of the material lives of these Christians: their art, architecture and uses of electronic technologies such as television, videos and the Internet.
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Charismatic Christianity is presented through its material culture - art, architecture and consumer products - as well as its rhetoric and theology. This 2000 book provides an account of the incorporation of electronic media such as television, videos and the Internet into Christian worship.
Description for Bookstore
Charismatic Christianity is presented through its material culture - art, architecture and consumer products - as well as its rhetoric and theology. This book provides an account of the incorporation of electronic media such as television, videos and the Internet into Christian worship.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This work analyzes the revival of charismatic Protestant Christianity as an example of globalization. The author seeks to show that these religious conservatives are negotiating their own interpretations of global and postmodern processes.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
A 'weird babel of tongues': charisma in the modern world
'Faith which conquers the world': globalisation and charisma
Sweden: national 'state' and global 'site'
The word of life: organising global culture
Words: from narrative to embodiment
Aesthetics: from iconography to architecture
Broadcasting the faith
Expansive agency
Contesting the nation
The word and the world
References
Index
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