By Ruth Marshall
After an explosion of conversions to Pentecostalism during the last 3 many years, millions of Nigerians now declare that “Jesus is the answer.” but when Jesus is the reply, what's the query? What ended in the movement’s dramatic upward push and the way will we make experience of its social and political importance? during this ambitiously interdisciplinary examine, Ruth Marshall attracts on years of fieldwork and grapples with a number of significant thinkers—including Foucault, Agamben, Arendt, and Benjamin—to solution those questions.
To account for the movement’s luck, Marshall explores how Pentecostalism offers the adventure of being born back as an opportunity for Nigerians to achieve the guarantees of political and spiritual salvation made through the colonial and postcolonial eras. Her astute research of this spiritual pattern sheds mild on Nigeria’s modern politics, postcolonial statecraft, and the typical struggles of standard voters dealing with poverty, corruption, and inequality.
Pentecostalism’s upward push is actually international, and Political Spiritualities persuasively argues that Nigeria is a key case during this phenomenon whereas calling for brand spanking new methods of wondering where of faith in modern politics.
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