Nimi Wariboko, Nigerian Pentecostalism (Suffolk, UK : University of Rochester Press, 2014), xii + 361 pp. $ 80.82 hardback. Nimi Wariboko is a welcome voice to the field of Pentecostal study in general and African Pentecostal scholarship specifically. Conventionally, Pentecostal scholars have engaged with the phenomenon of African Pentecostalism from a historical, theological, or social science background. Professor Wariboko brings a rich multidisciplinary emic -driven approach to African Pentecostal study. Recently appointed to the distinguished chair as Walter G. Muelder Professor of Social Ethics at Boston University, he has written at least three books on Pentecostalism, the second, Nigerian Pentecostalism , published as part of the Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora, is the focus of this review. Wariboko summarizes the book thus: Nigerian Pentecostal spirituality is an epistemological quest for the thing-itself by a “visioning” subjectivity who is shot through with desires and disgusts that are consequences of a certain kind of body: exposed to other bodies in an agonistic exchange of powers of being and geared to the miraculous life even as it struggles with the crushing weight of blackness. Nigerian Pentecostalism , 6 The central thrust of the book probes the nature of
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