Adogame and Spickard, eds. “Religion Crossing Boundaries”

Contents:
Preface: Real Globalization: Everything is Local ……………………………. vii
William H. Swatos, Jr.
Introduction: Africa, The New African Diaspora, and Religious
Transnationalism in a Global World …………………………………………………1
James V. Spickard and Afe Adogame
TRANSNATIONAL DYNAMICS IN AFRICAN MIGRATION
1. The Visa God: Would-Be Migrants and the
Instrumentalization of Religion ……………………………………………….. 31
Ebenezer Obadare and Wale Adebanwi
2. A Nigerian Mother in Israel at Coney Island: Authority,
Gender, and Translation in a Transnational
Yoruba Religion ……………………………………………………………………….. 49
Mei-Mei Sanford
3. Mobility and Belonging among Transnational Congolese
Pentecostal Congregations: Modernity and the
Emergence of Socioeconomic Differences ………………………………… 63
Géraldine Mossière
4. Mediating Spiritual Power: African Christianity,
Transnationalism and the Media ……………………………………………… 87
J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu
TRANSNATIONAL DYNAMICS WITHIN AFRICA
5. On the Inscrutability of the Ways of God: The
Transnationalization of Pentecostalism on the
West African Coast ………………………………………………………………… 107
Joël Noret
6. Pentecostals Moving South-South: Brazilian and Ghanaian
Transnationalism in Southern Africa ……………………………………… 123
Linda van de Kamp and Rijk van Dijk
7. “When you Make Sacrifice, No One is a Stranger”:
Divination, Sacrifice and Identity among Translocals
in the West African Urban Diaspora …………………………………….. 143
Laura S. Grillo
8. The Boundary-Crossing Influence of African Initiated
Churches (AICs) on Youth in Emuhaya District,
Western Kenya ……………………………………………………………………… 165
Susan M. Kilonzo
9. Gospel without Borders: Gender Dynamics of
Transnational Religious Movements in Kenya
and the Kenyan Diaspora ……………………………………………………… 185
Damaris Seleina Parsitau and Philomena Njeri Mwaura
10. The Bonnke Effect: Encounters with Transnational
Evangelism in Southeastern Nigeria ……………………………………… 211
Edlyne E. Anugwom
WIDER IMPLICATIONS OF TRANSNATIONAL AFRICAN
RELIGIONS
11. The Pan-African Church: Nation, Self, and Spirit in
Winners’ Chapel, Nigeria ……………………………………………………… 229
Samuel Krinsky
12. Transnational Tradition: The Global Dynamics of
“African Traditional Religion” ………………………………………………. 253
Marleen de Witte

Adogame, “African Pentecostalism”

Adogame, Afe. 2013. Reconfiguring the Global Religious Economy: The Role of African Pentecostalism. In Spirit and Power: The Growth and Global Impact of Pentecostalism, Donald E. Miller, Kimon H. Sargeant, and Richard Flory, eds, 185-203. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Adogame, “The African Christian Diaspora”

Adogame, Afe.  2013. The African Christian Diaspora: New Currents and Emerging Trends in World Christianity.  London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Publisher’s Description: The last three decades have witnessed a rapid proliferation of African Christian communities, particularly in Europe and North American diaspora, thus resulting in the remapping of old religious landscapes. This migratory trend and development bring to the fore the crucial role, functions and import of religious symbolic systems in new geo-cultural contexts. The trans-national linkages between African-led churches in the countries of origin (Africa) and the “host” societies are assuming increasing importance for African immigrants. The links and networks that are established and maintained between these contexts are of immense religious, cultural, economic, political and social importance. This suggests how African Christianities can be understood within processes of religious transnationalism and African modernity.

Based on extensive religious ethnography undertaken by the author among African Christian communities in Europe, the USA and Africa in the last 17 years, this book maps and describes the incipience and consolidation of new brands of African Christianities in diaspora. The book demonstrates how African Christianities are negotiating and assimilating notions of the global while maintaining their local identities.