Sensation, Sight and Sound of Nigerian Religious Movements:
A Comparative Study of Christ Embassy and Nasrullahi-Fathi
The aim of this research project is to undertake a thorough study of Christ Embassy
and NASFAT in a comparative framework. The central focus is on their salient and
outspoken material expressive forms: music, texts, images and buildings. In addition,
the research will explore how material forms and, more broadly, the religious
aesthetics, of Christ Embassy and NASFAT operate as media that link members
with spiritual realm.
This research project is part of Habitats and Habitus: Politics and Aesthetics of Religious World Making, directed by Birgit Meyer (Prof. of Religious Studies, Utrecht University & Humboldt Award Holder of ZMO),
funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, through an Anneliese Maier Research Award 2011
in collaboration with Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS), FU-Berlin.
in cooperation with University of Utrecht