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Author Frahm-Arp, Maria.

Title Professional women in South African Pentecostal Charismatic churches / by Maria Frahm-Arp
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 302 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies of religion in Africa, 0169-9814 ; v. 38
Studies on religion in Africa ; v. 38
Contents Beginning a journey with Pentecostal Charismatic Christians -- South Africa at the beginning of the twenty-first century -- Pentecostal Charismatic Christianity in South Africa -- His People Christian ministries : raising the leaders of Africa -- Grace Bible Church : a landmark in Soweto -- Joining a church and negotiating cultural dislocation -- Professional women and the message of purpose -- Singleness, sexuality and the dream of marriage -- Marriage and the making of the nuclear family -- Leaving the Pentecostal Charismatic churches
Summary This book gives a unique insight into the changing shape of contemporary religion examining the new role that Pentecostal Charismatic Christianity plays in the lives of young, professional, black women who are enjoying career success and becoming part of South Africa's new middle class. Amongst these women an interesting relationship has emerged between work and religion as they feel that the social networks and self confidence they gain from their religious communities are as important as their spiritual experiences. But not all the women who join these churches remain, and this book explores
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-295) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Grace Bible Church (Soweto, South Africa)
His People Christian Church (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Pentecostal women -- Religious life -- South Africa -- Gauteng.
Professional employees -- Religious life -- South Africa -- Gauteng.
Women, Black -- Religious life -- South Africa -- Gauteng.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009052769
ISBN 1282786253
9004168753 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004193642 (electronic bk.)
9789004168756 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9789004193642 (electronic bk.)