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  • Research for this book was funded by: Swedish Research Council (2012–2021); Faculty of Humanities and Theology, Lund University (2012–2023); Lunds missionssällskap (2012–2016); Stiftelsen C.E. Wikströms minne (2013–2014); Lund University Libraries (2022–2023); Inez and Julius Polin Institute for Theological Research (2022–2023).

  • Parts of Chapter 2 were originally published as “Pentecostal Praise and Worship as a Mode of Theology,” in: Faith in African Lived Christianity: Bridging Anthropological and Theological Perspectives, ed. Karen Lauterbach and Mika Vähäkangas (Leiden: Brill, 2020).

  • Parts of Chapter 8 were originally published as “Songs That Carry Transformation: Pentecostal Praise and Worship Rituals in Nairobi, Kenya,” in: Mission Studies: Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies 35, no. 2 (1 January 2018): 265–85.

  • Cover illustration: Photo by the author. Used with kind permission.

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  • ISSN 1876-2247

  • ISBN 978-90-04-68242-9 (paperback)

  • ISBN 978-90-04-68243-6 (e-book)

  • DOI 10.1163/9789004682436

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