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City of God : Christian Citizenship in Postwar Guatemala / Kevin Lewis O'Neill.

Author/Creator:
O'Neill, Kevin Lewis, author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2009]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (312 pages)
Series:
The Anthropology of Christianity ; 7
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Christianity and politics -- Guatemala -- Guatemala.
Evangelistic work -- Guatemala -- Guatemala.
Evangelistic work -- Pentecostal churches.
Pentecostal churches -- Missions -- Guatemala -- Guatemala.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In Guatemala City today, Christianity isn't just a belief system--it is a counterinsurgency. Amidst postwar efforts at democratization, multinational mega-churches have conquered street corners and kitchen tables, guiding the faithful to build a sanctified city brick by brick. Drawing on rich interviews and extensive fieldwork, Kevin Lewis O'Neill tracks the culture and politics of one such church, looking at how neo-Pentecostal Christian practices have become acts of citizenship in a new, politically relevant era for Protestantism. Focusing on everyday practices--praying for Guatemala, speaking in tongues for the soul of the nation, organizing prayer campaigns to combat unprecedented levels of crime--O'Neill finds that Christian citizenship has re-politicized the faithful as they struggle to understand what it means to be a believer in a desperately violent Central American city. Innovative, imaginative, conceptually rich, City of God reaches across disciplinary borders as it illuminates the highly charged, evolving relationship between religion, democracy, and the state in Latin America.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
City Of God: An Introduction
I. Shouldering The Weight The Promise Of Citizenship
II. Policing The Soul: The Cellular Construction Of Christian Citizenship
III. Onward, Christian Soldier: Solitary Responsibility And Spiritual Warfare
IV. The Founding Fathers: The Problem Of Fatherhood And The Generational Imagination
V Hands Of Love: Christian Charity And The Place Of The Indigenous
VI. Cities Of God: International Theologies Of Citizenship
Disappointment: A Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520945135
OCLC:
1018003091
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520945135 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.