Pentecostalism and Witchcraft Pentecostalism and Witchcraft
Contemporary Anthropology of Religion

Pentecostalism and Witchcraft

Spiritual Warfare in Africa and Melanesia

Knut Rio and Others
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Publisher Description

This open access book presents fresh ethnographic work from the regions of Africa and Melanesia—where the popularity of charismatic Christianity can be linked to a revival and transformation of witchcraft. The volume demonstrates how the Holy Spirit has become an adversary to the reconfirmed presence of witches, demons, and sorcerers as manifestations of evil. We learn how this is articulated in spiritual warfare, in crusades, and in healing or witch-killing raids. The contributors highlight what happens to phenomena that people address as locally specific witchcraft or sorcery when re-molded within the universalist Pentecostal demonology, vocabulary, and confrontational methodology. 

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2017
October 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
322
Pages
PUBLISHER
Springer International Publishing
SELLER
Springer Nature B.V.
SIZE
1.7
MB

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