African Pentecostalism in Britain : migration, inclusion, and the prosperity gospel / Katharine Stockland.

Author
Stockland, Katharine [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
  • ©2022
Description
ix, 159 pages ; 25 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Studies in migration and diaspora [More in this series]
Summary note
"Based on ethnographic research among African Pentecostal Christians living in the United Kingdom, this book addresses themes of migration and community-formation, religious identity and practice, and social and political exclusion. With attention to strained kinship relationships, precarious labour conditions, and struggles for legal and social legitimacy, it explores the ways in which intimacy with a Pentecostal God - and with fellow Christians - has been shaped by the challenges of everyday life for Africans in the UK. A study of religious subjectivity and the success of the so-called 'prosperity' gospel, African Pentecostalism in Britain examines the manner in which the presence of God becomes real for believers through their complex and often-fraught relationships of trust and intimacy with others. As such, it will appeal to sociologists and anthropologists with interests in migration and religion"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Between hope and experience : everyday life for Africans in Britain
  • Learning to deserve : political subjectivity and born-again personhood
  • Waiting on God : temporal uncertainty and Pentecostal agency
  • Doing life together : reciprocity and risk in Pentecostal giving
  • Creating God's culture : cultural diversity and Christian practice.
ISBN
  • 9780367568726 (hardcover)
  • 0367568721 (hardcover)
  • 9780367568733 (paperback)
  • 036756873X (paperback)
LCCN
2021057438
OCLC
1286792244
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