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Nigeria's Christian revolution : the civil war revival and its Pentecostal progeny (1967-2006) / Richard Burgess.

Author/Creator:
Burgess, Richard.
Publication:
Cumbria, England ; Colorado Springs, CO : Paternoster in partnership with Regnum, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
xxii, 347 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Series:
Regnum studies in mission
Regnum studies in mission
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Subjects:
Pentecostalism -- Nigeria.
Igbo (African people) -- Religion.
Pentecostal churches -- Nigeria.
Nigeria -- Church history.
Contents:
Constructing African identities
Defining revival and African Pentecostalism
Exploring issues of cause and effect
Globalisation, modernisation and local identities
Narratives of conversion, oral histories and local theologies
Method
The Nigerian context: sketching the landscapes
Politcal and socio-economic history, pre-2006
The Igbo primal religious landscape, pre-1967
The Christian missionary enterprise, 1857-1960
Missionary ideologies from the metropolitan centre
Local initiatives from the margins, 1914-1960
Religious culture in the 1960s
Conclusion
The civil war revival, 1967-73
Expanding religious markets
The story of the revival
Global flows and local identities
Paths to conversion
Competing for control of the moral landscape
Contesting boundaries and reconstructing collective identities
Missionary impulses
Pentecostal infiltration
Conclusion
Neo-Pentecostal church origins, 1970-83
A history of neo-Pentecostal beginnings
Predisposing conditions
Precipitating factors
Conclusion
Neo-Pentecostal church growth, 1972-2006
Negotiating the local and the global
Word and worship
Alternative communities
Faith, health and prosperity
Missionary communities
Fragmented communities
Conclusion
Revivalists, Pentecostals and public zeal
Scripture union and the politics of Biafra
Revivalists, Pentecostals and post-war politics, 1970-79
Political corruption, religious politics and democratisation, 1979-2006
Social welfare and development initiatives
A Pentecostal theology of politics and social concern
Conclusion
The revival's legacy and the future of Nigerian Pentecostalism
The enduring impact of the civil war revival
The Pentecostalisation of the mainline churches
The future of Nigerian Pentecostalism.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-340) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
ISBN:
1870345630
9781870345637
OCLC:
263492943
Publisher Number:
99963804135