Every Time I Feel the Spirit Paperback

Religious Experience and Ritual in an African American Church

by Timothy J. Nelson;

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Every Time I Feel the Spirit

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Dreams and visions, prophetic words from God about "dusty souls," speaking in tongues while "in the spirit" - narratives of these and similar events comprise the heart of Every Time I Feel the Spirit. This in-depth study of a Black congregation in Charleston, South Carolina provides a window into the tremendously important yet still largely overlooked world of African American religion as the faith is lived by ordinary believers. For decades, scholars have been preoccupied with the relation between Black Christianity, civil rights, and social activism. Every Time I Feel the Spirit is about black religion as religion. It focuses on the everyday experience of religion in the church, congregants' relationships with God, and the role that God and Satan play in congregants' lives - not only as objects of belief but as actual agents. It explores the concepts of religious experience and religious ritual, while emphasizing the attributions that people make to the operation of spiritual forces and beings in their lives.Through interviews and field work, Nelson uncovers what religious people themselves see as important about their faith while extending and refining sociological understandings of religious ritual and religious experience.

Every Time I Feel the Spirit by Timothy J. Nelson was published by New York University Press in December 2004 and is our 57706th best seller. The ISBN for Every Time I Feel the Spirit is 9780814758205.

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Details for Every Time I Feel the Spirit

Page last updated 10th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherNew York University Press (December 2004)
Number of Pages222
Thickness16 mm
Height240 mm
Width154 mm
Product Code1162573
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