Nigerian Pentecostalism and Development Spirit, Power, and Transformation – New Book by AASR Member Richard Burgess

New Book, Nigerian Pentecostalism and Development Spirit, Power, and Transformation (Series: Routledge Research in Religion and Development) by Richard Burgess (Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, University of Roehampton). April 2020: 234×156: 272pp, 15 illustrations, Hb: 978-1-138-05330-4 | £120.00. eBook: 978-1-315-16729-9

“The Nigerian Pentecostal landscape is one of the most vibrant in Africa, with churches increasingly assuming
more prominent roles as they seek to address the social and moral ills of contemporary society. This book examines the contributions of Nigerian Pentecostal churches to development, studying their practices broadly in relation to the intersecting spheres of politics, economics, health, education, human rights, and peacebuilding. The book will be of considerable interest to scholars and students with an interest in the intersection between religion and development, and to practitioners and policy makers working in the region.”

Nigerian Pentecostalism and Development: Spirit, Power and Transformation (Book Flyer)

New Book Publication by AASR Member!

Congratulations to AASR member Dr Hermen Kroesbergen (University of Pretoria) on his recent book publication, The Language of Faith in South Africa: Spirit World, Power, Community, Holism in the HTS Religion & Society Series (Volume 6)! Find the book flyer below (in PDF).

Hermen Kroesbergen Book Flyer

New Publication by AASR Member!

Congratulations to AASR member Serawit Bekele Debele (BIGSAS/Bayreuth University) on the recent publication of her book, Locating Politics in Ethiopia’s Ireecha Ritual (Brill 2019, Studies of Religion in Africa series)! Check out the abstract below; or, for a more detailed overview and purchasing options, head over to the book’s page on Brill’s website!

Religion, Gender and Body Politics


Religion and Gender 7, 2 (2017): Religion, Gender and Body Politics

Stephen Ellis Bibliography


Two countries and a continent: In remembrance of Stephen Ellis (1953-2015)
by Jos Damen 
(ASC Librarian)

Stephen Ellis had roots in two European countries, but he was fascinated by a much larger continent, Africa. The fascination started as early as 1971, when he was a teacher in Cameroon. The two countries were the UK and the Netherlands: born and raised in Britain, Stephen worked much of his professional life in The Netherlands where he lived with his Dutch partner Gerrie ter Haar. […] I hope that this bibliography makes all his works even more accessible to readers.

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