About this book
This open access book presents fresh ethnographic work from the regions of Africa and Melanesia—where the popularity of charismatic Christianity can be linked to a revival and transformation of witchcraft. The volume demonstrates how the Holy Spirit has become an adversary to the reconfirmed presence of witches, demons, and sorcerers as manifestations of evil. We learn how this is articulated in spiritual warfare, in crusades, and in healing or witch-killing raids. The contributors highlight what happens to phenomena that people address as locally specific witchcraft or sorcery when re-molded within the universalist Pentecostal demonology, vocabulary, and confrontational methodology.
Charismatic Christianity Holy Spirit Pentecostal witchcraft Pentecostal movements pentecostalisation demonology Pentecostal demonology ethnography Papua New Guinea Vanuatu Congo Mozambique Tanzania indigenous Pentecostal movements Christian evangelism sorcery Oceania Open Access