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Author Soothill, Jane E.

Title Gender, social change and spiritual power : charismatic Christianity in Ghana / by Jane E. Soothill

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
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Series Studies of religion in Africa, 0169-9814 ; 30
Studies on religion in Africa ; 30
Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter One Religion and Gender in Africa; Chapter Two Charismatic Christianity; Chapter Three Gender Politics in Ghana; Chapter Four Defining Womanhood; Chapter Five Big Women, Small Girls; Chapter Six Men, Marriage and Modernity; Chapter Seven Christianity, Gender and Cultural Authenticity; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary Against a backdrop of debate concerning the role of Pentecostalism as a mediator of 'modernity', this book examines the interaction between charismatic Christianity, spiritual power and gendered social change in contemporary Ghana. This work sheds light on the socio-cultural role of Ghana's churches
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-248) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pentecostal churches -- Ghana -- Accra -- Sociological aspects.
Pentecostal women -- Ghana -- Accra -- Social conditions.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Pentecostal churches
Sex role -- Ghana -- Accra.
Accra (Ghana) -- Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9047419391 (electronic bk.)
9789047419396 (electronic bk.)
(hc ; alk. paper)
(hc ; alk. paper)