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Sorcellerie et délivrance dans les pentecôtismes africains

Abstract : The discourse on witchcraft is essential like a daily reality of the social life and human relationship, including in the urban environment of the contemporary African societies. If the field of witchcraft imaginary increase in urban environment, the family, always linked to the "village", remain traditionally regarded as the primary source of the witchcraft. The perception of witchcraft as component of African urban modernity societies goes with the explosion of indigenous Pentecostalism. The active contribution of the Pentecostalism to the witchcraft phenomenon, by the demonization of pagan spirits and ancestors, maintains a vast market of healing, manna of the traditional healers as well as independent, prophetic and Pentecostal Churches. Deliverance then appears like a liberation from suffering and Evil which goes through exorcism and eradication.
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Sandra Fancello. Sorcellerie et délivrance dans les pentecôtismes africains. Cahiers d'études africaines, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 2008, pp.161-183. ⟨halshs-00692140⟩



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