Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South (Paperback)Anderson Blanton (author)
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Hittin' the Prayer Bones draws on Blanton's extensive site visits with church congregations, radio preachers and their listeners inside and outside the broadcasting studios, and more than thirty years of recorded charismatic worship made available to him by a small Christian radio station. In documenting the transformation and consecration of everyday objects through performances of communal worship, healing prayer, and chanted preaching, Blanton frames his ethnographic research in the historiography of faith healing and prayer, as well as theoretical models of materiality and transcendence. At the same time, his work affectingly conveys the feelings of horror, healing, and humor that are unleashed in practitioners as they experience, in their own words, the sacred, healing presence of the Holy Ghost.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Blanton's ethnography of charismatic Christianity in Appalachia has a distinctly musical quality.... This is really not a book one simply reads; it is a book to experience.--AnthroCyBib
Accessible and stimulating. . . . A multilayered, challenging, and insightful articulation of the materialization of the Pentecostal faith.--Journal of American Folklore
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