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“All Answers”: On the phenomenal success of a Brazilian Pentecostal Charismatic Church in South Africa

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There were many parallels between the content of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) "All Answers" event and anti-apartheid rallies. This chapter focuses on local "cultural" reasons why the UCKG church had such wide appeal in Africa. It shows that the church's prosperity gospel and its spiritual warfare provided "answers" that were almost immediately grasped by people in search of religious efficacy. The UCKG's "answers" were also contingent in ways that converged with local ideas about witchcraft and the flow of prosperity from the spiritual to the material world. Unlike other Christian churches then, the UCKG did not offer attendees at its services an escape from the work of evil in the world. Instead, the church depicted Christians as fundamentally constrained because of their situatedness in the world and their fallibility as transactors with their spiritual benefactor.

Keywords: anti-apartheid rallies; Brazilian Pentecostal Charismatic Church; South Africa; Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG)

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