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Title:Charismatism, women, and testimonies: religion and popular culture in Ghana
Author:Sackey, Brigid M.ISNI
Periodical:Ghana Studies
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:women healers
faith healing
African Independent Churches
gender roles
Abstract:This paper is concerned with the Spiritual Revival and Healing Centre - a unit of the Church of the Pentecost, established in 1958 by Auntie Grace Mensah - in Abura Edumfa near Cape Coast, Ghana, focusing on the dramatization of testimonies. It examines the contents and form of four testimonies collected from the Spiritual Revival and Healing Centre in May 1995 (two by women and two by men) and their effect on women members and participants; gender disparity in the Church of the Pentecost; and remedying witchcraft in African Independent Churches (AICs). Finally, it shows that the testimonies and performance are gendered. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]