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Rupture and discontinuity: The role of the Holy Spirit in African Pentecostal Charismatic churches. Micah L. Poe

Rupture and discontinuity: The role of the Holy Spirit in African Pentecostal Charismatic churches.

Micah L. Poe

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According to Joel Robbins, Pentecostal Charismatic discourse is littered with images of rupture and discontinuity.1 This rupture refers to the changes that happen within a post-conversion life: breaking from the past and taking on a new worldview.MoreAccording to Joel Robbins, Pentecostal Charismatic discourse is littered with images of rupture and discontinuity.1 This rupture refers to the changes that happen within a post-conversion life: breaking from the past and taking on a new worldview. Robbins discusses the baptism in the Holy Spirit as a ritualistic prototype of rupture, which marks a break from sin. Working from the framework of Robbins theory of rupture and discontinuity, this paper focuses on the Holy Spirit as the fulcrum of rupture. African Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians believe that the Holy Spirit initiates and empowers a break from evil spirits, and this results in a break from traditional family life, culture, and poverty.-1Joel Robbins, The Globalization of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity, Annual Review of Anthropology 33, Social Science Module (2004): 127.