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  • A gospel of prosperity? An analysis of the relationship between religion and earned income in Ghana, the most religious country in the world.
    Beck, Sedefka V., and Sara J. Gundersen (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 105-129.

    Analyzes 2005-06 Ghana Living Standards Survey data; Spiritualist, Pentecostal, & Methodist women had higher income while traditionalists had lower.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Prosperity Gospel, Ghana; Stratification; Pentecostal, Ghana; Ghana; Gender; Africanist
  • Médias religieux, esprits voyageurs. Diffusion publique et secret dans le Pentecôtisme et dans la religion traditionnelle au Ghana.
    De Witte, Marleen (2014)
    Social Compass 61:1: 11-20.

    Traditional religions in Ghana have borrowed presentation styles from Christian Pentecostal broadcasts.

    Associated Search Terms: Africanist; Ghana; Media; Pentecostal, Ghana
  • Missão Midiática Afrikania: Representando a "Religião Tradicional Afrikana" na esfera pública cristã em Gana.
    Witte, Marleen de (2014)
    Religião e Sociedade 34:2: 161-183.

    Media forming the public image of an indigenous religion, Afrikania Mission.

    Associated Search Terms: Afrikania Mission; Ghana; Media
  • Religion and subjective well-being in Ghana.
    Pokimica, Jelena, Isaaac Addai, and Baffour Takyi (2012)
    Social Indicators Research 106:1: 61-79.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghana; Well-being
  • From Africa to America: Religion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York.
    Biney, Moses O. (2011)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Assimilation; Conflict; Ghanaian Americans; Migrant; Participant observation; Presbyterian Church of Ghana in New York; United States, New York, New York
  • Transnational Construction and Local Imagination of 'Crusade Christianity.'
    Heuser, Andreas (2009)
    Nova Religio 13:1: 68-91.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Ghana; Ghana, Kumasi
  • Religion and Socioeconomic Attainment in Ghana.
    Heaton, Tim B., Spencer James, and Yaw Oheneba-Sakyi (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:1: 71-86.

    Analyzes 2003 survey data from Ghana; Protestants were highest in socioeconomic & educational attainment, Catholics & other Christians next highest, Muslims lowest.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Protestant, Ghana; Islam, Ghana; Ghana; Education; Catholic, Ghana
  • Powerful pictures: Popular Christian aesthetics in southern Ghana.
    Meyer, Birgit (2008)
    Journal of the American Academy of Religion 76: 82-110.

    Associated Search Terms: Art; Christian, Ghana; Ghana
  • What has faith got to do with it? Religion and chld survival in Ghana.
    Gyimah, Stephen Obeng (2007)
    Journal of Biosocial Science 39: 923-937.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghana; Health
  • Les aventuriers du pentecôtisme ghanéen. Nation, conversion et deliverance en Afrique de l’Ouest.
    Fancello, Sandra (2006)
    Paris: IRD-Karthala.

    Associated Search Terms: Exorcism; Ghana; Conversion; Pentecostal, Ghana
  • Challenges to the reproductive health needs of African women: On religion and maternal health utilization in Ghana.
    Gyimah, Stephen Obeng, Baffour K. Takyi, and Isaac Addai (2006)
    Social Science & Medicine 62: 2930-2944.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Ghana; Health
  • Charismatism, women, and testimonies: Religion and popular culture in Ghana.
    Sackey, Brigid (2005)
    Ghana Studies 8: 169-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Ghana; Pentecostal, Ghana; Popular culture; Testimonial
  • "Praise the Lord": Popular cinema and Pentecostalite style in Ghana's new public sphere.
    Meyer, Birgit (2004)
    American Ethnologist 31: 92-110.

    Associated Search Terms: Cinema; Ghana; Pentecostal, Ghana
  • Ghana's New Christianity: Pentecostalism in a Globalizing African Economy.
    Gifford, Paul (2004)
    Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Ghana; Ghana
  • "I Am a Non-denominational Christian and a Marxist Socialist": A Gramscian Analysis of the Convention People's Party and Kwame Nkrumah's Use of Religion.
    Simms, Rupe (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:4: 463-477.

    Associated Search Terms: Gramsci, Antonio; Ghana; Hegemony
  • Religion and women's health in Ghana: Insights into HIV/AIDS preventive and protective behavior.
    Takyi, Baffour K. (2003)
    Social Science and Medicine 56: 1221-1234.

    Associated Search Terms: AIDS; Ghana; Health; Women
  • Religious Affiliation, Marital Processes and Women's Educational Attainment in a Devloping Society.
    Takyi, Baffour K., and Isaac Addai (2002)
    Sociology of Religion 63:2: 177-193.

    Being Christian (Protestant, Catholic, other) is associated with women in Ghana having some education.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, Ghana; Education; Ghana; Atheist, Ghana; Islam, Ghana; Women
  • The Role of Christian Churches in National Politics: Reflections from Laity and Clergy in Ghana.
    Yirenkyi, Kwasi (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:3: 325-338.

    Based on 1990s surveys & interviews; Christians in Ghana are active in politics.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Ghana; Protestant, Ghana; Ghana; Justice; Politics, Ghana
  • Religious Affiliations and Sexual Initiation among Ghanaian Women.
    Addai, Isaac (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 41:3: 328-343.

    Analyzes 1993 survey data from women in Ghana; liberal Protestant & Catholic women were more likely to have engaged in premarital sex than adherents of traditional religions, Christian sects, & those with no religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghana; Women; Sexual activity
  • Changing Patterns of Mainline and Charismatic Religiosity in Ghana.
    Yirenkyi, Kwasi (1999)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 10: 171-189.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Ghana; Ghana
  • Translating the Devil: Religion and Modernity among the Ewe in Ghana.
    Meyer, Birgit (1999)
    Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Ewe; Ghana; Modernity
  • Does Religion Matter in Contraceptive Use among Ghanaian Women?
    Addai, Isaac (1999)
    Review of Religious Research 40:3: 259-277.

    Analyzes 1993 interview data from a Ghana sample of women aged 15-49; denomination explained little variation in contraceptive use.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghana; Birth control; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • "Make a complete break with the past": Memory and post-colonial modernity in Ghanaian Pentecostalsit discourse.
    Meyer, Birgit (1998)
    Journal of Religion in Africa 28;3: 316-349.

    Associated Search Terms: Memory; Ghana; Discourse; Pentecostal, Ghana
  • Commodities and the power of prayer: Pentecostalist attitudes towards consumption in contemporary Ghana.
    Meyer, Birgit (1998)
    Development and Change 29: 751-776.

    Associated Search Terms: Consumerism; Ghana; Pentecostal, Ghana; Prayer
  • Catholicism and Problem-Solving in Dagbon.
    Boi-Nai, Vincent, and Jon P. Kirby (1998)
    Social Compass 45:4: 533-553.

    Overview of the insertion of Catholicism in north Ghana & analysis of a survey of what the Dagomba regard as problems to be solved by religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Magic; Islam, Ghana; Popular religion; Catholic, Ghana; Ghana, Dagbon; Dagomba
  • "Delivered from the powers of darkness": Confessions of Satanic riches in Christian Ghana.
    Meyer, Birgit (1995)
    Africa 65: 236-255.

    Associated Search Terms: Devil; Ghana; Pentecostal, Ghana
  • Some Observations on Christian Churches and Worship in Ghana.
    Twumasi-Ankrah, Kwaku (1994)
    International Review of Modern Sociology 24:1: 95-108.

    Based on observations & interviews; focuses on syncretism in independent Christian churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghana; Syncretism; Christian, Ghana
  • The Social Control of Religious Zeal: A Study of Organizational Contradictions.
    Miller, Jon (1994)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Studies how beliefs, class, & organization shaped the 1828-1918 African missions of the Missionary Evangelical Society, a Pietist group based in Basel, Switzerland.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Authority; Clergy; Basel Mission; Ghana; Pietist; Organization; Missions
  • The Church and the Quest for African Modernization.
    Yirenkyi, Kwasi (1992)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) Twentieth-Century World Religious Movements in Neo-Weberian Perspective. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 143-158.

    Maintains that Christianity helped modernize Ghana, & Africa generally, in only limited respects, & helped make it dependent.

    Associated Search Terms: Colonialism; Ghana; Missions
  • Profeti in città. Etnografia di quattro chiese indipendenti del Ghana.
    Schirripa, Pino (1992)
    Cosenza: Ed. Progetto 2000.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghana, Accra; Africanist; New religions; Participant observation
  • Religion and Politics in Ghana.
    Pobee, John S. (1991)
    Accra, Ghana: Asempa.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghana; Politics, Ghana
  • Class Collaboration for the Sake of Religion: Elite Control and Social Mobility in a Nineteenth-century Colonial Mission.
    Miller, Jon (1990)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29:1: 35-53.

    Examines the Basel Mission to the Gold Coast as a mechanism for the missionaries' upward mobility.

    Associated Search Terms: Basel Mission; Ghana; Mobility (vertical); Missionary
  • Divinity and experience: The trance and Christianity in southern Ghana.
    Hagan, George P. (1988)
    In Wendy James and Douglas H. Johnson (ed.) Vernacular Christianity: Essays in the Social Anthropology of Religion Presented to Godfrey Lienhardt. Oxford: JASO, pp. 146-156.

    Associated Search Terms: Trance; Ghana; Experience
  • Spiritism in Ghana: A Study of New Religious Movements.
    Wylie, Robert W. (1982)
    Chico, California: Scholars Press.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Spiritualist, Ghana; Ghana
  • Social Change and African Traditional Religion.
    Pobee, John S., and Emmanuel H. Mends (1977)
    Sociological Analysis 38:1: 1-12.

    Notes the impact of Islam, Christianity, nationalism, & secularism on African traditional religions, including rites of passage & ceremonies.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularism; Nationalism; Syncretism; Africanist; Ghana
  • Aspects of African Traditional Religion.
    Pobee, John S. (1976)
    Sociological Analysis 37:1: 1-18.

    Notes that the embodiment of African religions (e.g., Akan) in oral tradition & song has methodological implications; describes central features of Akan.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghana; Akan; Ritual; Music; Oral tradition; Methodology; Orality
  • From Cult to "Church." A Study of some Aspects of Religious Change in Ghana.
    Fiawoo, D.K. (1968)
    Ghana Journal of Sociology 4:2: 72-87.

    Overview of Blekete, a medicine cult & its clergy in Northern Ghana.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Medical; Ghana; Adaptation; Blekete
  • Religion in the Ashanti Province of Ghana.
    Gildea, Ray Y., Jr. (1963)
    Social Science 38:4: 209-212.

    General description of Ashanti religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghana; Ashanti
  • Prophetism in Ghana: A Study of Some "Spiritual" Churches.
    Baëta, C. (1962)
    London: S.C.M.

    Revised version of a Ph.D. thesis in Divinity, University of London.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophet; Ghana; Spiritualist, Ghana
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