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African Histories and Modernities

Pentecostalism and Politics in Africa

Editors: Afolayan, Adeshina, Yacob-Haliso, Olajumoke, Falola, Toyin (Eds.)

  • Examines the complex relationship between Pentecostalism and African states
  • Covers a range of significant issues in contemporary African life, including racism, citizenship, fundamentalism, entrepreneurship, gender, and democratization
  • Offers useful theoretical frameworks for making sense of African Pentecostalism
  • Suggests new directions for research on Pentecostalism, as well as religion and comparative African politics more broadly
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About this book

As the epicenter of Christianity has shifted towards Africa in recent decades, Pentecostalism has emerged as a particularly vibrant presence on the continent. This collection of essays offers a groundbreaking study of the complex links between politics and African Pentecostalism. Situated at the intersection between the political, the postcolonial, and global neoliberal capitalism, contributors examine the roots of the Pentecostal movement’s extraordinary growth; how Pentecostalism intervenes in key social and political issues, such as citizenship, party politics, development challenges, and identity; and conversely, how politics in Africa modulate the Pentecostal movement. Pentecostalism and Politics in Africa offers a wide-ranging picture of a central dimension of postcolonial African life, opening up new directions for future research.

About the authors

Adeshina Afolayan teaches philosophy at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso is Associate Professor of Political Science at Babcock University, Nigeria.
Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair Professor in the Humanities and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Reviews

“This collection of essays from a range of world-class contributors ranks among the most well-written books on this topic. Setting a new agenda for research on African Pentecostalism, it should be cited by scholars for years and decades to come.” (Amadu Jacky Kaba, Professor of Sociology, Seton Hall University, USA)

“This book is among the most brilliant works on the subject that I have read in recent years. In this modern world of religious plurality, the challenge and clarion call of African Pentecostalism is to take our religions seriously as an opportunity for the transformation of civil society. These essays offer essential new perspectives for how African Pentecostalism may do just that.” (Caleb O. Oladipo, Snellings Chair of Christian Evangelism and Missions and Director of the George W. and Joan O. Braswell World Religions and Global Cultures Center, Campbell University Divinity School, USA)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Pentecostal and the Political in Africa

    Afolayan, Adeshina (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Explaining the Growth and Legitimation of the Pentecostal Movement in Africa

    Adeboye, Olufunke

    Pages 25-39

  • Pentecostalism, Islam, and Religious Fundamentalism in Africa

    Iwuchukwu, Marinus Chijioke

    Pages 43-63

  • Buy the Future: Charismatic Pentecostalism and African Liberation in a Neoliberal World

    de Witte, Marleen

    Pages 65-85

  • When Pentecostalism Meets African Indigenous Religions: Conflict, Compromise, or Incorporation?

    M’fundisi-Holloway, Naar

    Pages 87-100

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74911-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74910-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pentecostalism and Politics in Africa
Editors
  • Adeshina Afolayan
  • Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso
  • Toyin Falola
Series Title
African Histories and Modernities
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74911-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74911-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74910-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 433
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 illustrations in colour
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