The Quest for Heaven is Local: How Spiritual Experience is Shaped by Social Life


Drawing on fieldwork in new charismatic evangelicals churches in the Bay are and in Accra, Ghana, Tanya Luhrmann, Stanford University, explores the way that cultural ideas about mind and person alter prayer practice and the experience of God. Luhrmann’s work focuses on the way that objects without material presence come to seem real to people, and the way that ideas about the mind affect mental experience.

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