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dc.contributor.authorWitte, M. deen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-18T09:10:30Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationEthnos, 76(4), 489-509en_US
dc.identifier.issn0014-1844
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1871/36125
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses the bodily mass reproduction of divine touch in Ghanaian charismatic Pentecostalism and argues for an understanding of conversion as an ongoing bodily process that ‘tunes’ the senses to specific sensory experiences. Presenting a case study of the International Central Gospel Church in Accra, it asks how the church’s explicit appeal to the body relates to its strong suspicion of bodily mediation and its ideology of conversion as an inner transformation of the spirit and only secondarily of the body. It shows that the learning of church doctrine that grounds born-again subjectivity in spontaneous and immediate experiences of being touched by the Holy Spirit goes together with repeated performance and gradual embodiment of sensory and bodily ‘formats’ that evoke such experiences, but also raise concerns about their authenticity.en_US
dc.relation.uri10.1080/00141844.2011.620711
dc.titleTouched by the Spirit. Converting the senses in a Ghanaian charismatic churchen_US
dc.typeArticle / Letter to editoren_US
dc.creator.metisIdVU1011814
dc.identifier.metisId267796
dc.provenance.metis2011-09-29 00:00
dc.source.volume76
dc.source.journalTitleEthnosen_US
dc.source.startpage489
dc.source.endpage509
dc.source.issue4
dc.creator.facultyfaculteit der Sociale Wetenschappennl_NL
dc.coverage.researchinstituteVU VISORnl_NL
dc.coverage.researchinstituteVU FSW 00001100nl_NL
dc.date.updated2015-06-02T00:22:14Z


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