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Professional women in South African Pentecostal Charismatic churches / by Maria Frahm-Arp.

Frahm-Arp, Maria. (Author).
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Subject: His People Christian Church (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Grace Bible Church (Soweto, South Africa)
Women, Black > Religious life > South Africa > Gauteng.
Pentecostal women > Religious life > South Africa > Gauteng.
Professional employees > Religious life > South Africa > Gauteng.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789004193642
  • ISBN: 9004193642
  • ISBN: 9789004168756
  • ISBN: 9004168753
  • ISBN: 1282786253
  • ISBN: 9781282786257
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 302 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-295) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Beginning a journey with Pentecostal Charismatic Christians -- South Africa at the beginning of the twenty-first century -- Pentecostal Charismatic Christianity in South Africa -- His People Christian ministries : raising the leaders of Africa -- Grace Bible Church : a landmark in Soweto -- Joining a church and negotiating cultural dislocation -- Professional women and the message of purpose -- Singleness, sexuality and the dream of marriage -- Marriage and the making of the nuclear family -- Leaving the Pentecostal Charismatic churches.
Summary: This book gives a unique insight into the changing shape of contemporary religion examining the new role that Pentecostal Charismatic Christianity plays in the lives of young, professional, black women who are enjoying career success and becoming part of South Africa's new middle class. Amongst these women an interesting relationship has emerged between work and religion as they feel that the social networks and self confidence they gain from their religious communities are as important as their spiritual experiences. But not all the women who join these churches remain, and this book explores.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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