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Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy: Apostolic Reformation in Botswana (Mixed media product)

Richard Werbner

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ISBN 10: 0520268539 / ISBN 13: 9780520268531
Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2011
Neuf(s) Etat : New Mixed media product
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This book examines the charismatic Christian reformation presently underway in Botswana s time of AIDS and the moral crisis that divides the church between the elders and the young, apostolic faith healers. Richard Werbner focuses on Eloyi, an Apostolic faith-healing church in Botswana s capital. Werbner shows how charismatic prophets - holy hustlers - diagnose, hustle, and shock patients during violent and destructive exorcisms. He also shows how these healers enter into prayer and meditation and take on their patients pain and how their ecstatic devotions create an aesthetic in which beauty beckons God. Werbner challenges theoretical assumptions about mimesis and empathy, the power of the word, and personhood. With its accompanying DVD, Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy integrates textual and filmed ethnography and provides a fresh perspective on ritual performance and the cinematic. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520268531

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Titre : Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy: ...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Mixed media product

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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This book examines the charismatic Christian reformation presently underway in Botswana's time of AIDS and the moral crisis that divides the church between the elders and the young, apostolic faith healers. Richard Werbner focuses on Eloyi, an Apostolic faith-healing church in Botswana's capital. Werbner shows how charismatic 'prophets' - holy hustlers - diagnose, hustle, and shock patients during violent and destructive exorcisms. He also shows how these healers enter into prayer and meditation and take on their patients' pain and how their ecstatic devotions create an aesthetic in which beauty beckons God. Werbner challenges theoretical assumptions about mimesis and empathy, the power of the word, and personhood. With its accompanying DVD, "Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy" integrates textual and filmed ethnography and provides a fresh perspective on ritual performance and the cinematic.

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"Yet another outstanding book on anthropological Christianity in Africa." -- Isabel Mukonyora American Anthropologist 20131201 "Extremely relevant, state of the-art portrait of contemporary African Christianity... A fascinating read for any anthropologist, regardless of expertise." -- Ruy Llera Blanes, University of Lisbon, London School of Economics Social Anthropology 20130209 "Exhilarating... A work of great ethnographic force." -- Dominic Martin Suomen Antropologi 20130101

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