Cristin-resultat-ID: 1726532
Sist endret: 18. februar 2020 16:42
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2019
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2019

Fearing God and evil spirits: The preaching of Malagasy shepherds

Bidragsytere:
  • Hans Austnaberg

Tidsskrift

Homiletic
ISSN 0738-0534
e-ISSN 2152-6923
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2019
Publisert online: 2019
Trykket: 2019
Volum: 44
Hefte: 1
Sider: 3 - 12
Open Access

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Tittel

Fearing God and evil spirits: The preaching of Malagasy shepherds

Sammendrag

This article investigates how so-called “shepherds” (mpiandry) in the Malagasy revival movement (Fifohazana) recognize, identify, and address fears through their preaching in what here are called healing services. The services follow a strict liturgy and allow for homiletical spaces where fears are expressed and addressed. This essay presents a few detailed stories from field material produced from qualitative research interviews and observation of preaching in these services. The specific emphasis in the material reveals how in their preaching the shepherds interpret the problems of life in terms of a fight with evil spirits and the devil. Preaching in the movement transforms and empowers vulnerable and excluded people, it reconciles them with God, and it gives meaning and direction to their day-to-day struggles. The preaching, however, is mainly occupied with individual salvation. The author challenges the movement to find contextually and culturally coherent ways to advocate for justice for the vulnerable and excluded.

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Hans Austnaberg

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    ved Fakultet for teologi, diakoni og ledelsesfag ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole
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