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From North America to Cameroon

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This chapter considers the historical background of the emergence and institutionalization of Ephphata within Cameroonian Catholicism. The roots of Ephphata can be traced back to North America, the birth place of Catholic Pentecostalism. It argues that the coming to be of Ephphata is a function of Hebgas creative agency mediated by the Catholic Church as a major player on the global scene. Mediation here first means opportunity: it is through the Catholic Church that from a small village in colonial Cameroon Hebga accessed the international scene on which he ended up consuming a North American religious product: the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. The chapter elaborates on the internal politics of Ephphata showing how the hierarchical structure of the Catholic Church directly legitimates the asymmetric distribution of power between Hebga and his lay aides within the movement.

Keywords: Cameroon; Catholic Charismatic Renewal; Catholic Pentecostalism; Ephphata; Meinrad Hebga; North America



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