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New Directions in Gender and Religion : The Changing Status of Women in African Independent Churches

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This book examines the changing position of women in African religious movements and the ways in which women have broken through in the religious sphere to rise to leadership in spite of problems created by gender. The rate of proliferation of these religious movements and their impact on the health delivery system and on national development are of key importance and show that women in spiritual churches are gaining strong social popularity and pervasive influence in Ghana through their role as founders, religious leaders, healers, and custodians of culture.show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 147.32 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739124005
  • 9780739124000
  • 2,110,741

About Brigid M. Sackey

Brigid M. Sackey is a senior research fellow at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Researching African Independent Churches Chapter 2 Antecedents and Proliferation of African Independent Churches Chapter 3 Religion and Changing Gender Discourse Chapter 4 Encountering the Divine: Women's Religious Experiences Chapter 5 Women in Religion and Health Chapter 6 Case Studies of Healing in African Independent Churches Chapter 7 New Directions in Gender Relation and Religion Chapter 8 Conclusionsshow more

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Brigid Sackey offers readers an original and important examination. . . . Sackey's book is a fine resource for scholars and students. * African Studies Review * Brigid Sackey offers readers an original and important examination... Sackey's book is a fine resource for scholars and students. African Studies Reviewshow more

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