Religião & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0100-8587
ALGRANTI, Joaquín. De la sanidad del cuerpo a la sanidad del alma: estudio sobre la lógica de construcción de las identidades colectivas en el neo-pentecostalismo argentino. Relig. soc. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.2, pp. 179-209. ISSN 0100-8587. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-85872008000200009.
The aim of this paper is to study the construction's logic of collective identities within neo-pentecostals evangelic groups. In order to do this the author analyze the synthesis between religion, psychoanalysis and self-help therapy expressed in the discourse of "Inner Health" developed by an evangelic Church located in the center of a high income neighborhood in Buenos Aires city, Argentina. The Ernesto Laclau´s theory of hegemony allows him to analyze the function of floating signifiers in the religious task of creating a wide identity that assimilates elements of different symbolic universes when interpelling the subject through the theology of health.
Keywords : theology of health; neo-pentecostalism; collective identity.