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Title:Wealth and Worth: Pastorship and Neo-Pentecostalism in Kumasi
Author:Lauterbach, KarenISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:Ghana Studies
Volume:9
Pages:91-121
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:Pentecostalism
clergy
social networks
wealth
External link:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280723119_Wealth_and_Worth_Pastorship_and_Neo-Pentecostalism_in_Kumasi
Abstract:The author shows how neo-Pentecostal pastors build up wealth and status in Kumasi, Ghana. She argues that neo-Pentecostal ideas of wealth appeal to pastors as well as church membership, because, on the one hand, they enable a certain form of entrepreneurship and, on the other, they relate to more established ideas of social mobility and status in Asante. The author also points out that the way wealth has been perceived in scholarship on neo-Pentecostalism is narrow in the sense that it merely looks upon wealth in terms of money and commodities. She argues that wealth, in the case of pastors, should be seen in a broader context to include aspects such as time and presence of people and social relations. By analysing specific cases and events she proposes that pastors and church members invest in social relations and networking to attain wealth. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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