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Re-Imaging Modernity: A Contextualized Theological Study of Power and Humanity witin Akamba Christianity in Kenya

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by Gregg A. Okesson
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Re-Imaging Modernity: A Contextualized Theological Study of Power and Humanity witin Akamba Christianity in Kenya by Gregg A. Okesson

This is a book about Christianity in one particular region in Kenya. It walks into churches, listens to sermons, dances to music, and interviews the people sitting in the pews, all with the aim of understanding how spiritual power enables these churches to function as agents within their contemporary society. Ecclesiastical communities in Africa draw upon divine power in order to engage in modernity-related topics. Humans are not unresponsive to global flows of meaning; they are integrative agents who fashion their world by living in it. The kind of modernity arising from these churches does not blindly follow Western forms, but flows from its own internal logic in which spiritual power occupies central hermeneutical function. Theological resources contribute to the formation of sociological expressions. Divine power pertains directly to human constructs, which then allows the churches to actively image God for the development of unique forms of modernity arising on the continent.

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Pages: 274
Size: 594 KB
Publisher: Pickwick Publications
Date published:   2012
ISBN: 9781621899297 (DRM-EPUB)

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