Chasing Religion in the Caribbean: Ethnographic Journeys by Peter Marina PDF

By Peter Marina

ISBN-10: 1137560991

ISBN-13: 9781137560995

ISBN-10: 1137561009

ISBN-13: 9781137561008

Focusing on ten islands during the Caribbean, this ethnography examines how charismatic spiritual leaders improve inventive transnational spiritual networking innovations that support unfold the circulate and raise its power to develop into a better strength in shaping the long run within the English-speaking Caribbean. the big and explosive international Charismatic circulation unfold in robust methods within the small and tranquil English-speaking Caribbean. it really is the following within the deep Caribbean global of demonic possessions, religious demons, and supernatural healers the place the Charismatic circulate maintains to form a resilient tradition. putting the Charismatic move within the realm of tradition offers a few hugely astounding findings that demonstrate the potential for a spiritual circulate and its skill for swap in a late-modern social world.

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3. ” 4. Wolfgang Vondey, Beyond Pentecostalism: The Crisis of Global Christianity and the Renewal of the Theological Agenda (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publications, 2010). Margaret Poloma, “The Symbolic Dilemma and the Future of Pentecostalism: Mysticism, Ritual, and Revival,” in The Future of Pentecostalism in the United States, ed. Eric Patterson and Edmund Rybarczyk (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007), 105–122. 5. José Casanova, “Religion, the New Millennium, and Globalization,” Sociology of Religion 62 (2001): 415–441; and José Casanova, Public Religions in the Modern World (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1994).

I command you to free her. Get out of her now. What is your name, young lady? Yes, I come against the spirit of witchcraft. Get out of her now, in the name of Jesus. The crowd grows excited as more people begin to yell with a feverish pitch. The young woman begins to make growling noises. The enchanted crowd applauds like a cheering audience in a sports bar. Slowly enunciating each word, the bishop asks, “What is your name, you disobedient spirit? ” A large woman takes charge holding the head of this young woman with her meaty palms.

The Azusa 36 P. MARINA Street revival became, for many, a clarion call to the underclass throughout the world to create an alternative system through a religious movement, one that offered new forms of status and meaning-making through one’s relationship to the divine, a relationship that offered “spiritual gifts” such as tongue-speaking. These gifts worked particularly well in those cultures where spiritual forces of good and evil are still believed to shape human life. Pentecostalism continues to spread around the world especially attracting cultures where religion and spirituality are used as viable tools to combat social ills, and perhaps especially the secular institutions that are believed to cause them.

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