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dc.contributor.authorRichman, Naomien
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-20T23:30:19Z
dc.date.available2021-10-20T23:30:19Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-01en
dc.identifier.issn1353-7903
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/329685
dc.description.abstractThis article examines Pentecostal embodiment through a study of the way prayer is spoken of and performed in a prominent Nigerian Deliverance church. It argues that the Deliverance churches’ exaggerated emphasis on the demonic serves to re-purpose prayer as an embodied violent performance that is often as much directed to the devil as it is to God. This article thus reveals the ways in which the entanglement of divine and demonic beings in the Pentecostal body results in the production of a subject that does not just act upon itself, but in fact seeks to defeat and hence deliver itself. Moreover, in offering a detailed account of how the movement’s theology of the body is made manifest in performances of prayer, the article argues for scholarly attention to the role that theological doctrines play in the constitution of embodied experience in the study of religions more generally.
dc.description.sponsorshipArts and Humanities Research Council Studentship All Soul's College Scholarship
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleMachine gun prayer: the politics of embodied desire in Pentecostal worshipen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage483
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationDate2020en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Contemporary Religionen
prism.startingPage469
prism.volume35en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.77131
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/13537903.2020.1828506en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-09-01en
dc.contributor.orcidRichman, Naomi [0000-0003-4463-0306]
dc.identifier.eissn1469-9419
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2020-12-14en


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