Death in a Church of Life: Moral Passion During Botswana's Time of AIDS (BOK)

Frederick Klaits

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This deeply insightful ethnography explores the healing power of caring and intimacy in a small, closely bonded Apostolic congregation during Botswana's HIV/AIDS pandemic. "Death in a Church of Life" paints a vivid picture of how members of the Baitshepi Church make strenuous efforts to sustain loving relationships amid widespread illness and death. Over the course of long-term fieldwork, Frederick Klaits discovered Baitshepi's distinctly maternal ethos and the 'spiritual' kinship embodied in the church's nurturing fellowship practice. Klaits shows that for Baitshepi members, Christian faith is a form of moral passion that counters practices of divination and witchcraft with redemptive hymn singing, prayer, and the use of therapeutic substances. An online audio annex makes available the examples of the church members' preachings and songs.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Frederick Klaits
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520259669
Antall sider 368 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 458 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form HIV / AIDS: social aspects, Christian social thought & activity