Jørgensen, “Golden Moments: The Role of Jewellery in South Indian Pentecostalism”

Jørgensen, Jonas Adelin. 2012. Golden Moments: The Role of Jewellery in South Indian Pentecostalism. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology 77(4):518-534.

Abstract

Among a number of organisational factors promoting growth of South Indian Pentecostalism, conversion stories and discussions on ‘worldliness’ and ‘holiness’ serve to emphasise a clear commitment and a distinctive Pentecostal experience. Despite Pentecostalism’s Protestant rhetoric, the experiences and discussions surrounding golden jewellery offer a critical correction to the modern iconoclastic notion of separation between spirit and matter.

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