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Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy Apostolic Reformation in Botswana (Paperback)

Author:  Richard Werbner
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0520268547
ISBN-13: 9780520268548
Sku: 217466310
Publish Date: 4/18/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  268
 
This book examines the charismatic Christian reformation presently underway in Botswana''s time of AIDS and the moral crisis that divides the church between the elders and the young, apostolic faith healers. Richard Werbner focuses on Eloyi, an Apostolic faith-healing church in Botswana''s capital. Werbner shows how charismatic "prophets"--holy hustlers--diagnose, hustle, and shock patients during violent and destructive exorcisms. He also shows how these healers enter into prayer and meditation and take on their patients'' pain and how their ecstatic devotions create an aesthetic in which beauty beckons God. Werbner challenges theoretical assumptions about mimesis and empathy, the power of the word, and personhood. With its accompanying DVD, "Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy" integrates textual and filmed ethnography and provides a fresh perspective on ritual performance and the cinematic.
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This book examines the charismatic Christian reformation presently underway in Botswana's time of AIDS and the moral crisis that divides the church between elders and young, apostolic faith healers. Richard Werbner focuses on Eloyi, an Apostolic faith-healing church in Botswana's capital. Werbner shows how charismatic "prophets"--holy hustlers--diagnose, hustle, and shock patients during violent and destructive exorcisms. He also shows how these healers enter into prayer and meditation and take on their patients' pain and how their ecstatic devotions create an aesthetic in which beauty beckons God. Werbner challenges theoretical assumptions about mimesis and empathy, the power of the word, and personhood. With its accompanying DVD, Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy integrates textual and filmed ethnography and provides a fresh perspective on ritual performance and the cinematic.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0268
Product attributePublisher:   University of California Press
Product attributeSeries Part:   11
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