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The Lives of Prophets and Bishops

Richard Werbner

in Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy: Apostolic Reformation in Botswana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268531
eISBN:
9780520949461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268531.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Prophets tell the story of inspired vocation and faith, sometimes from childhood but more commonly from their teens. It is a story in which they come to understand the troubles of others, gain the ... More


The Global Role of Congregations: Bridging Borders through Direct Engagement

Robert Wuthnow

in Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259157
eISBN:
9780520943063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259157.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The global role of U.S. congregations extends well beyond the occasional offering for disaster relief. The vast majority of U.S. congregations are still intensely interested in transcultural ... More


Awaking Sleeping Giants

Omri Elisha

in Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267503
eISBN:
9780520950542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267503.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The aim of this chapter is to describe the institutional context of the two megachurches where a significant portion of author's fieldwork was based and to situate it in relation to the larger ... More


Conclusion: Looking for “Reality”

Stephen Murray

in A Gothic Sermon: Making a Contract with the Mother of God, Saint Mary of Amiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238473
eISBN:
9780520930070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238473.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

A successful preacher might have learned his métier from listening to others, from transcribing sermons as they were delivered, or from studying written transcripts. The result might draw more on ... More


Introduction

Richard Werbner

in Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy: Apostolic Reformation in Botswana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268531
eISBN:
9780520949461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268531.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Holy Hustlers is an evocative and cinematic film. From the very start, some of that aesthetically sensuous appeal has to be kept in mind. One reason is the need to appreciate that holy hustling gains ... More


Diagnosis, Reconnaissance, and Fabrication

Richard Werbner

in Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy: Apostolic Reformation in Botswana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268531
eISBN:
9780520949461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268531.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Diagnosis drives the movement in prayer onward. At a major service, prophets start to diagnose only after the congregation has warmed up, clapping and singing with great enthusiasm—their work ... More


in the House of the Lord

Robert Wuthnow

in After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213968
eISBN:
9780520924444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213968.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter studies the role places of worship play in American spirituality. It considers the extent to which U.S. culture associates spirituality with the idea of inhabiting a space that has been ... More


Reenvisioning Ethics, Revisiting Style

Timothy Rommen

in “Mek Some Noise”: Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250673
eISBN:
9780520940543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250673.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter brings the discussion of the ethics of style full circle. It proposes several ways that musical change and musical practices themselves might be reenvisioned and rethought in light of ... More


Augustine on Holy Space

BROURIA BITTON-ASHKELONY

in Encountering the Sacred: The Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241916
eISBN:
9780520931121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241916.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Augustine shows more difficulty on the phenomenon of pilgrimage in late antiquity. The absence in his wide-ranging literary works of any direct reference to the phenomenon and the lack of evidence ... More


Liturgists and the Laity

Andrew Greeley and Paul Wink

in The Catholic Revolution: New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238176
eISBN:
9780520938779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238176.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Liturgists find their intolerance a virtue, their unveiling of other liturgical ignorance as educational, their politics as righteous, their disdain as caring, and their failures as successes. It is ... More


Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

William Dargan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book takes a close look at an important and little-studied component of African American music, one that has roots in Europe, but was adapted by African American congregations and went on to ... More


The Letter Collection of Basil of Caesarea

Andrew Radde-Gallwitz

in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In a recent article, Roy Gibson has underscored the differences between ancient letter collections and their modern presentations. The latter, Gibson shows, tend to arrange letters in chronological ... More


The Letter Collection of Gregory of Nazianzus

Bradley K. Storin

in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Ep. 53, Gregory notes that the purpose of his self-made epistolary collection is to aid his grandnephew Nicobulus in pursuing eloquence. In Ep. 52, he describes the collection as consisting of ... More


Megachurches, Celebrity Pastors, and the Evangelical Industrial Complex

Jessica Johnson

in Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the accelerated ascendency of megachurch celebrity pastors is best examined and understood in terms of marketing strategy and commodification processes specific to a digital ... More


Prosperity, Charisma, and the Problem of Gender

Naomi Haynes

in Moving by the Spirit: Pentecostal Social Life on the Zambian Copperbelt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520294240
eISBN:
9780520967434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294240.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the tension between charisma and prosperity through a discussion of gender, especially as it relates to church leadership. In Pentecostal congregations on the Copperbelt, as in ... More


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