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Extraordinary Times and Charismatic Repertoires

Extraordinary Times: Charismatic Repertoires in Contemporary African Prophetism Chapter in Lindholm, Charles (ed.), Ecstasies and Institutions. The Anthropology of Religious Charisma. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 147-168 (2013).   Book Abstract: How can the irrational force of charisma co-exist within rationalized religious institutions? To answer this question, this book provides the first…

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Time for Self-Sacrifice in African Prophetism

Time for Self-Sacrifice: Temporal Narratives, Politics and Ideals in African Prophetism Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology 79 (3): 406-429. Link. Access article here. Abstract:  In this article I propose an approach to sacrifice through notions of time, memory and expectation, moving away from classical formalist definitions that highlight the ‘nature and function’ of…

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