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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


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


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


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