Christianity, Wealth, and Spiritual Power in Ghana by Karen Lauterbach

By Karen Lauterbach

This ebook facilities round mid-level charismatic pastors in Ghana. Karen Lauterbach analyzes pastorship as a pathway to turning into small “big males” and reaching prestige, wealth, and gear within the kingdom. the amount investigates either the social approaches of changing into a pastor and the non secular dimensions of the way energy and wealth are conceptualized, accomplished, and legitimized within the specific context of Asante in Ghana. Lauterbach integrates her research of charismatic Christianity with a traditionally trained exam of social mobility—how humans in subordinate positions search to hitch up with strength. She explores how the information and reports surrounding the success of wealth and function of strength are formed and re-shaped. during this means, the ebook historicizes present expressions of charismatic Christianity in Ghana whereas additionally bringing the function of faith and trust to endure on our knowing of wealth and gear as they functionality extra extensively in African societies. 

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Christianity, Wealth, and Spiritual Power in Ghana

This ebook facilities round mid-level charismatic pastors in Ghana. Karen Lauterbach analyzes pastorship as a pathway to changing into small “big males” and attaining prestige, wealth, and gear within the state. the quantity investigates either the social methods of turning into a pastor and the religious dimensions of ways strength and wealth are conceptualized, accomplished, and legitimized within the specific context of Asante in Ghana.

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