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Title: The Globalization of Charismatic Christianity: Spreading the Gospel of Prosperity
Author: Coleman, Simon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2000
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521660723
Volumes: 1; Pages: 276
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This book is about conservative Protestant Christians and their spread around the globe. It focuses on "Health and Wealth" Christians. A ministry in Scandinavia is shown to be closely linked to evangelicals in other parts of the world, particularly the United States. The book provides the first extended account by an anthropologist of a Health and Wealth ministry. It makes a major contribution to an understanding of the material lives of these Christians: their art, architecture and uses of electronic technologies such as television, videos and the Internet.Reviews"This anthrpological study of the Swedish neocharismatic movement, Word of Life (Livets Ord), makes an important contribution to both globalization studies and the analysis of Pentecostalism."--Missiology"... Coleman presents us with a solid anthropological analysis that helps to put flesh on the world of globalization theories and does so with a fine sense of balance between insider and outsider social-scientific perspectives. His presentation is readable and accessible to a wider audience than specialized scholars."--Journal of ReligionContents1. A 'weird Babel of tongues': charisma in the modern world2. 'Faith which conquers the world': globalization and charisma3. Sweden: national 'state' and global 'site'4. The word of life: organizing global culture5. Words: from narrative to embodiment6. Aesthetics: from iconography to architecture7. Broadcasting the faith8. Expansive agency9. Contesting the nation10. The word and the world.