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2011 | 44 | 135-146
Article title

Elementy ekstatyczne we współczesnej afrykańskiej religijności ludów Ghany

Content
Title variants
EN
Ecstatic Elements in the Contemporary African Religiosity of the Peoples of Ghana
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The phenomena observable during an African Christian prayer session, which is hardly ever short, quiet and devoid of externally expressed emotions, would not be unanimously described as “ecstatic” by researchers, but at least some of those praying strive towards attaining a kind of ecstatic experience or state. Traditional African religions are not ecstatic religions, but ecstatic elements form an integral part of the African experiential religiosity that found its way into the Christian expressions of religiosity. After a period of suppression, these experiences are being sought after at present, especially in the neo-Pentecostal movements, and contribute to a new dynamism of Christianity in Africa. The article, after some clarifications concerning terminology, highlights some of the ecstatic elements in the religiosity of contemporary Ghanaians.
Year
Volume
44
Pages
135-146
Physical description
Contributors
  • Katedra Historii i Etnologii Religii, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.ojs-issn-2084-4077-year-2011-volume-44-article-2456
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