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African Charismatics: Current Developments within Independent Indigenous Pentecostalism in Ghana (J Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu) Paperback Book, (Brill, 2005) 9789004140899
African Charismatics: Current Developments within Independent Indigenous Pentecostalism in Ghana (J Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu) Paperback Book, (Brill, 2005) 9789004140899
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Title: African Charismatics: Current Developments within Independent Indigenous Pentecostalism in Ghana

Author: Asamoah-Gyadu, J Kwabena

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2005

Paperback; ISBN: 9789004140899

Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 284

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This volume examines Pentecostal/charismatic renewal in an African context. Ghanaian Pentecostalism in its modern charismatic form has become the most visible expression of renewal within indigenous Christianity. The book first articulates the contribution of the older African initiated churches (AICs) to local Christianity arguing that, in spite of a present decline, the AICs have left an enduring theological imprint on indigenous Christian expression. Furthermore, it accounts for the rise of the new independent churches, the charismatic ministries. These have been proliferating across the West Africa sub-region since the late 1970s. In addition to this, the book explores how the emphases of the new Ghanaian charismatics-internationalism, transformation, prosperity, healing and deliverance-provide useful insights into the nature of modern African Pentecostal spirituality.
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