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Title:The Charismatic dividual and the sacred self
Author:Werbner, RichardISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa (ISSN 0022-4200)
Volume:41
Issue:2
Pages:180-205
Language:English
Geographic term:Botswana
Subjects:African Independent Churches
Catholic Church
faith healing
youth
urban areas
Link:https://doi.org/10.1163/157006611X569247
Abstract:In going beyond the established sociology of charisma, the author wants to open an alternative field of analysis around what he calls 'holy hustling', specifically holy hustling by Apostolic charismatics known as prophets in Botswana's capital city, Gaborone. A brief sketch of the Eloyi Christian Church - a transnational Apostolic church - and its offshoot, the Conollius Apostolic Church, provides the background for his account of young urban charismatics. Following a comparison with Catholic Charismatics in New England, the author addresses linguistic and phenomenological questions of Word, self and other with evidence from observed prophetic mediation by young men in sťances of Eloyi and Connolius in Botswana's capital. Included are issues of awesome narration, vicarious suffering, empathy with others, sacred cosmetics, and visionary realization. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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