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Blessed Bodies: Healing within the African American Faith Movement

Catherine Bowler

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter reports ethnographic research on a storefront African American Word of Faith Church, Durham, North Carolina, that practices healing within a Prosperity Gospel. Faith is measured in the ... More


A View of Ghana's New Christianity

Paul Gifford

in The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195177282
eISBN:
9780199835812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177282.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter observes and interprets new forms of independent Pentecostal Christianity emerging in Ghana, West Africa. The new churches emphasize faith healing, a prosperity gospel, and deliverance ... More


The Prosperity Gospel, Humanity, and the Problem of Judgement

Joel Robbins

in Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198845041
eISBN:
9780191880407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845041.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

The prosperity gospel is a type of Christianity that is currently popular in many parts of the world, but it is also a form of the faith that is difficult for anthropologists to accept on its own ... More


To Be Maladjusted: A Kingian Model for Church Renewal

Lewis V. Baldwin

in The Voice of Conscience: The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380316
eISBN:
9780199869299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380316.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The ministry and mission of the Christian Church since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., is examined in this chapter. Topics explored include the black church’s shift from protest to ... More


Introduction: Pentecostalism and the Globalization of Illness and Healing

Candy Gunther Brown

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The introduction explains why an edited volume, with contributed essays crafted around common questions, best describes divine healing practices and facilitates cross-cultural comparisons. Key terms ... More


Why Health and Wealth? Dimensions of Prosperity among Swedish Charismatics

Simon Coleman

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Focusing on the Word of Life, founded by Ulf Ekman in Uppsala, Sweden, this chapter explores tensions and affinities between health-and-wealth aspects of the Prosperity Gospel. Both health and wealth ... More


Entering the Land of Milk and Honey

Fredrick C. Harris

in The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199739677
eISBN:
9780190252489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines ideological fissures in black politics, with particular reference to the Reverend Jeremiah Wright's controversial remarks about “God damn America.” It places Wright's statement ... More


Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel

Kate Bowler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199827695
eISBN:
9780199345342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827695.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Blessed introduces a comprehensive history of the rise of the American prosperity gospel. What began as diverse metaphysical, pentecostal, and self-help conceptions about the power of the mind became ... More


Introduction

Kate Bowler

in Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199827695
eISBN:
9780199345342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827695.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This section introduces the prosperity gospel as a diverse and popular religious movement with millions of followers. It outlines the book’s three purposes. First, the book introduces the major ... More


Enchanting Ireland

Mark Maguire and Fiona Murphy

in Integration in Ireland: The Everyday Lives of African Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719086946
eISBN:
9781781704608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086946.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter opens with an ethnographic description of a ‘Jesus Walk’ through Drogheda, a ‘pilgrimage-like’ walk undertaken by migrants that aimed to bless and re-enchant the landscape of an Irish ... More


World Christianity and the Reorganization of Disciplines: On the Emerging Dialogue between Anthropology and Theology

Joel Robbins

in Theologically Engaged Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797852
eISBN:
9780191839177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797852.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews recent changes in anthropology and theology to suggest that these changes bring them to a point where their paths are ready to cross. The change considered in anthropology is the ... More


Seeking the Welfare of the City: Assessing the Impact of Urban Congregations

Katie Day and Edd Conboy

in Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860029
eISBN:
9780199358427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860029.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Urban congregations are often regarded as a benign presence, at best, or a drain on resources or sign of blight by policy makers and developers. This chapter analyses the attempts to measure their ... More


Pentecostal Ethics and the Prosperity Gospel: Is There a Prophet in the House?

Cheryl J. Sanders

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the ethical, political, and ecclesiological significance of Pentecostal preaching, with particular emphasis on two perceived polarities: the prosperity gospel and the social ... More


Christianity, Development and Modernity In Africa

Paul Gifford

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190495732
eISBN:
9780190618506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495732.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There is an important if largely unremarked diversity within African Christianity; on the one hand, an enchanted Christianity that views the world as pervaded by spiritual forces, and on the other a ... More


Conclusion: Havens of Health or Habitats for the Prosperity Gospel?

James K. Wellman, Katie E. Corcoran, and Kate J. Stockly

in High on God: How Megachurches Won the Heart of America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199827718
eISBN:
9780190053949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199827718.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The dominant assessment of megachurches, in both popular culture and scholarship, is that they tend to be havens of commerce and exploitation, and purveyors of the prosperity gospel. After sifting ... More


US Exceptionalism

Paul Gifford

in The Plight of Western Religion: The Eclipse of the Other-Worldly

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190095871
eISBN:
9780190099602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095871.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

It has been widely accepted that the secularization thesis is wrong because the most modern of all societies, the modern United States, remains profoundly religious. This chapter argues the US is not ... More


Pound for Pound: The Social Impact of Small Churches

Katie Day and Edd Conboy

in Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860029
eISBN:
9780199358427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860029.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Following up on the previous chapter, this chapter looks at the social contributions of small, independent African American congregations (often called storefront churches) in two impoverished ... More


Megachurches and the Reinvention of Southern Church Life

James Hudnut-Beumler

in Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640372
eISBN:
9781469640396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640372.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The phenomena of megachurches—churches with approximately two thousand in weekly worship attendance—is especially prevalent in the South. Not only is the South a region of many churches, but the ... More


Mediating Money: Materiality and Spiritual Warfare in Tanzanian Charismatic Christianity

Martin Lindhardt

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines how Pentecostal and charismatic beliefs and practices regarding spiritual warfare entail a specific stance toward materiality. Most of the scholarship to date has centered on ... More


Introduction

Wakoh Shannon Hickey

in Mind Cure: How Meditation Became Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190864248
eISBN:
9780190864279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864248.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

The introduction traces the astonishing growth of the Mindfulness movement over the past four decades and sketches the usual narrative about how it began in the 1970s, when Jon Kabat-Zinn developed ... More


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