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Title:Business, entertainment and lawlessness: contemporary religion in Accra and Ghana
Author:Sackey, Brigid M.ISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:Research Review (ISSN 0855-4412)
Volume:22
Issue:1
Pages:63-71
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ghana
West Africa
Subjects:African Independent Churches
Pentecostalism
social problems
religion
cults
Religions
Spirituality
Contemporary Christian music
Abstract:In their ambition to get to easy wealth, Pentecostal and Charismatic churches in Ghana have not only resorted to organized, commercialized religion, but have transformed religion into lucrative business characterized by entertainment and lawlessness. In their endeavours to achieve their goal, the regulations and laws (especially those relating to noise pollution) of the society in which they operate are disregarded. This paper looks at the role of churches as entertainment bodies and considers some of the reasons for this development. It is based on data from current public debate and complaints about the churches' activities, particularly in Accra, as well as the author's own research. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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