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Author Soothill, Jane E.
Title Gender, social change and spiritual power : charismatic Christianity in Ghana / by Jane E. Soothill.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.

Series Studies of religion in Africa, 0169-9814 ; 30
Studies on religion in Africa ; 30.
Subject Pentecostal churches -- Ghana -- Accra -- Sociological aspects.
Pentecostal women -- Ghana -- Accra -- Social conditions.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Pentecostal churches.
Sex role -- Ghana -- Accra.
Accra (Ghana) -- Church history.
Description 1 online resource (x, 261 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-248) and index.
Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter One Religion and Gender in Africa; Chapter Two Charismatic Christianity; Chapter Three Gender Politics in Ghana; Chapter Four Defining Womanhood; Chapter Five Big Women, Small Girls; Chapter Six Men, Marriage and Modernity; Chapter Seven Christianity, Gender and Cultural Authenticity; Select Bibliography; Index.
Summary Against a backdrop of debate concerning the role of Pentecostalism as a mediator of 'modernity', this book examines the interaction between charismatic Christianity, spiritual power and gendered social change in contemporary Ghana. This work sheds light on the socio-cultural role of Ghana's churches.
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Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789047419396 (electronic bk.)
9047419391 (electronic bk.)
9789004157897 (hc ; alk. paper)
9004157891 (hc ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/ej.9789004157897.i-264
OCLC # 646789988
Additional Format Print version: Soothill, Jane E. Gender, social change and spiritual power. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007 (DLC) 2006050044