By Ruth Marshall

After an explosion of conversions to Pentecostalism during the last 3 a long time, millions of Nigerians now declare that “Jesus is the answer.” but when Jesus is the reply, what's the query? What resulted in the movement’s dramatic upward push and the way do we make experience of its social and political importance? during this ambitiously interdisciplinary examine, Ruth Marshall attracts on years of fieldwork and grapples with a bunch of vital thinkers—including Foucault, Agamben, Arendt, and Benjamin—to solution those questions.

To account for the movement’s luck, Marshall explores how Pentecostalism provides the adventure of being born back as an opportunity for Nigerians to achieve the guarantees of political and spiritual salvation made throughout the colonial and postcolonial eras. Her astute research of this non secular development sheds gentle on Nigeria’s modern politics, postcolonial statecraft, and the typical struggles of standard voters dealing with poverty, corruption, and inequality.

Pentecostalism’s upward push is really international, and Political Spiritualities persuasively argues that Nigeria is a key case during this phenomenon whereas calling for brand new methods of wondering where of faith in modern politics.

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