Book launch - Epistemic Ambivalence: Pentecostalism and Candomblé in a Brazilian City

The UI are hosting a book launch for Dr Krzysztof Nawratek who has co-authored a new open access book, published by Routledge, with his colleagues Daniel Medeiros de Freitas, Carolina Maria Soares Lima and Bernardo Miranda Pataro.

Image credit Krzysztof Nawratek
Image credit: Krzysztof Nawratek

You are invited to join us for this hybrid event which will take place on Wednesday 7th February 2024 1515-1715 in Workroom 2, The Wave, University of Sheffield, Whitham Road, S10 2AH. Those attending in person are also invited to a drink’s reception afterwards.

The launch will include a talk from Krzysztof about the context and genesis of the project, followed by contributions from all co-authors - DanielCarolina and Bernardo. We will then have responses from 3 academics: Beth Perry and Landon Peck, The University of Sheffield and Paul-Francois Tremlett, The Open University.

This transdisciplinary book delves into the complex relationship between religious imaginaries and the perception of space among followers of Candomblé and Pentecostal churches in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's third-largest urban agglomeration.

It adopts a dual perspective, examining the broader political, economic, and social dimensions of these religious communities' urbanisation and spatial distribution and their members' individual beliefs and behaviours. Through this approach, the book aims to provide a nuanced and insider's view of these religious positions, challenging our preconceived notions of urban spaces and contributing to the larger discussion of decolonial urban theory and spatialised post-secular thought.

Access the open access version of this book here

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