Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies

Traditional Churches, Born Again Christianity, and Pentecostalism

Religious Mobility and Religious Repertoires in Urban Kenya

Authors: Gez, Yonatan N.

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  • Uniquely explains the processes underlying religious choice-making in urban Kenya and the country's ongoing Christian transformations.
    Offers an innovative model that helps to systematize the concept of lived religion.
    Invites readers to rethink religious normativity, identifying mobile religious identity as normative. 

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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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Traditional Churches, Born Again Christianity, and Pentecostalism
Book Subtitle
Religious Mobility and Religious Repertoires in Urban Kenya
Authors
Series Title
Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90641-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90641-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90640-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 358
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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