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Bringing the kingdom to the city: Mission as placemaking practice amongst Kenyan pentecostals in London

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Kenyan Pentecostals in London (re)frame their migration as a “mission” to bring the United Kingdom back into the Kingdom of God. Focusing on the case of one church founded in the diaspora, this article examines how the pastor and church members try to realize this mission by exploring the kind of place they imagine God’s Kingdom to be and their efforts to create it in London. The “spatial turn” in studies of religion has followed two general trajectories, broadly referred to as the politics a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/ciso.12196

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, Centre on Migration Policy and Society
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Author
Publisher:
American Anthropological Association
Journal:
City and Society More from this journal
Volume:
31
Issue:
1
Pages:
34-54
Publication date:
2019-03-23
Acceptance date:
2017-01-09
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EISSN:
0893-0465
ISSN:
1548-744X
Pubs id:
pubs:688045
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uuid:c74453fb-74c5-4b4f-9c6d-6ecea0244f03
Local pid:
pubs:688045
Source identifiers:
688045
Deposit date:
2017-11-30

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