Pentecostalism and Witchcraft

Spiritual Warfare in Africa and Melanesia

by Knut Rio, Michelle MacCarthy, Ruy Blanes

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Book Description

This 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.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Pentecostalism and Witchcraft ebook for free in PDF format (2.8 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2017
Pages
315
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319560670
ISBN10
3319560670
ISBN13 Digital
9783319560687
ISBN10 Digital
3319560689
PDF Size
2.8 MB
License
CC BY

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