The Resource City of God : Christian citizenship in postwar Guatemala, Kevin Lewis O'Neill

City of God : Christian citizenship in postwar Guatemala, Kevin Lewis O'Neill

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City of God : Christian citizenship in postwar Guatemala
Title
City of God
Title remainder
Christian citizenship in postwar Guatemala
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Lewis O'Neill
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Guatemala City today, Christianity isn't just a belief system--it is a counterinsurgency. Amidst postwar efforts at democratization, multinational mega-churches have conquered street corners and kitchen tables, guiding the faithful to build a sanctified city brick by brick. Drawing on rich interviews and extensive fieldwork, Kevin Lewis O'Neill tracks the culture and politics of one such church, looking at how neo-Pentecostal Christian practices have become acts of citizenship in a new, politically relevant era for Protestantism. Focusing on everyday practices--praying for Guatemala, speaking in tongues for the soul of the nation, organizing prayer campaigns to combat unprecedented levels of crime--O'Neill finds that Christian citizenship has re-politicized the faithful as they struggle to understand what it means to be a believer in a desperately violent Central American city. Innovative, imaginative, conceptually rich, City of God reaches across disciplinary borders as it illuminates the highly charged, evolving relationship between religion, democracy, and the state in Latin America
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DLC
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1977-
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O'Neill, Kevin Lewis
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BV3777.G9
LC item number
O54 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The anthropology of Christianity
Series volume
7
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  • Evangelistic work
  • Evangelistic work
  • Pentecostal churches
  • Christianity and politics
  • Guatemala (Guatemala)
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City of God : Christian citizenship in postwar Guatemala, Kevin Lewis O'Neill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-269) and index
Contents
City of God : an introduction -- Shouldering the weight : the promise of citizenship -- Policing the soul : the cellular construction of Christian citizenship -- Onward, Christian soldier : solitary responsibility and spiritual warfare -- The founding fathers : the problem of fatherhood and the generational imagination -- Hands of love : Christian charity and the place of the indigenous -- Cities of God : international theologies of citizenship -- Disappointment : a conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxix, 278 p.
Isbn
9780520260627
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
20090091 52
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317067870
  • (OCoLC)317067870
Label
City of God : Christian citizenship in postwar Guatemala, Kevin Lewis O'Neill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-269) and index
Contents
City of God : an introduction -- Shouldering the weight : the promise of citizenship -- Policing the soul : the cellular construction of Christian citizenship -- Onward, Christian soldier : solitary responsibility and spiritual warfare -- The founding fathers : the problem of fatherhood and the generational imagination -- Hands of love : Christian charity and the place of the indigenous -- Cities of God : international theologies of citizenship -- Disappointment : a conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxix, 278 p.
Isbn
9780520260627
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
20090091 52
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317067870
  • (OCoLC)317067870

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