Traditional Churches, Born Again Christianity, and Pentecostalism (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
358
Utgivningsdatum
2018-09-24
Upplaga
1st ed. 2018
Förlag
Springer International Publishing AG
Illustratör/Fotograf
Bibliographie
Illustrationer
2 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 358 p. 2 illus.
Dimensioner
210 x 148 x 22 mm
Vikt
595 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1 Hardback
ISBN
9783319906409
Traditional Churches, Born Again Christianity, and Pentecostalism (inbunden)

Traditional Churches, Born Again Christianity, and Pentecostalism

Religious Mobility and Religious Repertoires in Urban Kenya

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In Kenya's vibrant urban religious landscape, where Pentecostal and traditional churches of various orientations live side by side, religious identity tends to overflow a single institutional affiliation. While Kenya's Christianity may offer modes of coping with the fragilities of urban life, it is subject to repeated crises and schisms, often fueled by rumors and accusations of hypocrisy. In order to understand the unfolding of Kenyans' dynamic religious identities, and inspired by the omnipresent distinction between 'religious membership' and 'church visits,' Yonatan N. Gez considers the complementary relations between a center of religious affiliation and expansion towards secondary practices. Building on this basic distinction, the book develops a theoretical innovation in the form of the 'religious repertoire' model, which maps individuals' religious identities in terms of three intertwined degrees of practice.
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Yonatan N. Gez is a fellow at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences and a research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Innehållsförteckning

1. Introduction2. Theoretical approaches to religious mobility3. The Kenyan religious landscape4. The unfolding of religious repertoires in Kenya: negotiating territory and questions of trust5. The unfolding of religious repertoires in Kenya: Balancing repertoire arrangements6. Religious identity as a system in action7. Example interviewees8. Conclusion