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Prayer and the Political Praxis of Spiritual Warfare in Nigeria

book, rutgers university press, Abimbola Adunni Adelakun, africa, nigeria, nigerian churches, spiritual warfare, prayer, Combining religious studies with ethnography, Powerful Devices (forthcoming) explores Nigerian Pentecostals and US Evangelicals’ praxis of transnational spiritual warfare.

By closely studying spiritual warfare prayers as a “device,” Powerful Devices shows how the rituals of prayer enable an apprehension of time, paradigms of self-enhancement, and the subversion of politics and authority.  

Abimbola Adunni Adelakun explores charismatic Christianity’s relationship to science and secular authority, technology and temporality, neoliberalism, and reactionary ideology.

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