Middle class pentecostalism in Argentina: inappropriate spirits

Introduction -- Religious boundary work and class representations, a theoretical framework to study middle class Pentecostalism -- Exploring middle class Pentecostalism in Argentina, methodological considerations -- Social class, symbolic boundaries, and religion in Argentina -- Pentecostalism in te...

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Main Author: Köhrsen, Jens 1980-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Boston Brill 2016
Series/Journal:Religion in the Americas series VOLUME 15
Further subjects:B Middle class
B Middle class Argentina
B Philosophy & Religion
B Argentina
B Pentecostalism
B Pentecostalism Argentina
B Religion
B Electronic books
B RELIGION ; Comparative Religion
B Christianity
Online Access: Volltext (Kostenfrei)
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Summary:Introduction -- Religious boundary work and class representations, a theoretical framework to study middle class Pentecostalism -- Exploring middle class Pentecostalism in Argentina, methodological considerations -- Social class, symbolic boundaries, and religion in Argentina -- Pentecostalism in tension -- Becoming a middle class Pentecostal: Biographies, backgrounds, and beliefs -- Symbolic boundary work in Pentecostalism: Two Pentecostal churches -- Crafting a more appropriate Pentecostalism: Five symbolic boundaries -- The evolution and implications of boundary work -- Conclusion.
In Middle Class Pentecostalism in Argentina: Inappropriate Spirits Jens Koehrsen offers an intriguing account of how the middle class relates to Latin America's most vibrant religious movement. Based on pervasive field research, this study suggests that Pentecostalism stands in tension with the social imaginary of the middle class and is perceived as an inappropriate lower class practice. As such, middle class Pentecostals negotiate the appropriateness of their religious belonging by demonstrating distinctive tastes and styles of Pentecostalism. Abstaining from the expressiveness, emotionality, and strong spiritual practice that have marked the movement, they create a milder and socially more acceptable form of Pentecostalism. Increasingly turning into a middle class movement, this style has the potential to embody the future shape of Pentecostalism. (Back cover)
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:9004310142