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Past Pentecostalism: notes on rupture, realignment, and everyday Life in Pentecostal and African Independent Churches

Engelke, Matthew (2010) Past Pentecostalism: notes on rupture, realignment, and everyday Life in Pentecostal and African Independent Churches. Africa: the Journal of the International African Institute, 80 (2). pp. 177-199. ISSN 0001-9720

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Abstract

Pentecostal studies has been one of the most vibrant areas of research in Africa for over twenty years, but is it time we started to look past Pentecostalism? Using some of the most important work in this tradition as a point of departure, this article offers both a critique of and supplement to the Pentecostal literature. It focuses in particular on how we should understand the relationship between Pentecostalism and African Independency by pushing the debates on how to frame their oft-shared desire to ‘break with the past’. Every rupture is also a realignment and how each is conceptualized and understood is a matter not only of discourse but decisions and dilemmas faced in everyday life.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.internationalafricaninstitute.org/journ...
Additional Information: © 2010 Edinburgh University press for the International Africa Institute
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Research centres and groups > Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 14:17
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31355/

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