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Ghanas New Christianity, New Edition: Pentecostalism in a Globalising African Economy Paul Gifford

Ghanas New Christianity, New Edition: Pentecostalism in a Globalising African Economy

Paul Gifford

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ISBN : 9780253217233
Paperback
216 pages
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Gifford knows his subject totally, has vast and wide-ranging sympathy for his subjects (though without being uncritical), and explores these themes with admirable intelligence. This book is simply the best thing out there. --Philip JenkinsMoreGifford knows his subject totally, has vast and wide-ranging sympathy for his subjects (though without being uncritical), and explores these themes with admirable intelligence. This book is simply the best thing out there. --Philip JenkinsGiffords is an uncompromising, hard-nosed study... 1253o one can again look at the subject without at least a respectful nod in his direction. --Lamin SannehIn Ghanas New Christianity, Paul Gifford considers the explosion of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa by focusing on one place: Greater Accra, Ghana. Gifford examines every dimension of these new churches and mega-churches, including their discourse, theological vision, worship, rituals, music, media involvement, use of the Bible, finances, and clientele. Ghanas New Christianity sets religious devotion into Ghanas political and economic situation and focuses on how fervent belief in success and wealth in the here and now can provide motivation to change in circumstances where it is so easy to despair. No other book brings forth the complex nature of Africas new Christianity with such clarity or offers such a searching analysis of its power to tackle Africas predicament.