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Pentecostalism is the fastest expanding religious movement in the world today. Allan Anderson makes more visible its "non-Western" nature, without overlooking the importance of the movement emanating from North America. Concentrating on its history and theology, Anderson reflects on the movement's development and significance throughout the world. He explores those theological issues that helped form a distinctive spirituality and relates them to different peoples and cultures.Read more
- Innovative focus on the historical and global origins and theological distinctivenesss of Pentecostalism
- Comprehensive introduction for students to Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in all its variety
- The author is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on global Pentecostalism
Reviews & endorsements
"[T]he strength of this book is its breadth of purview...Recommended."
-D. Jacobsen, Messiah College, CHOICESee more reviews
"Anderson's prose is clear, and his comment to the evidence informs the argument on every page. His is simply the best scholarly introduction to world Pentecostalism on the market today. Church leaders, specialists, advanced undergraduates, and graduate students in missiology and church history will benefit from this penetrating study."
-Peter A. Huff, Missiology
"Anderson's first-rate introduction provides an accomplished single source for Pentecostal studies and it surely will be a key text for many years."
-H. Chad Hillier, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Studies in Religion
"This is an outstanding book that I thoroughly enjoy[ed] reading. I believe that it provides a wonderful introduction to Pentecostalism, and all serious students of this particular arm of Christianity are encouraged to read it."
-Dave Johnson, Pneuma Review
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- Date Published: July 2004
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521532808
- length: 316 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.514kg
- contains: 12 b/w illus.
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Identifying pentecostals and charismatics
Part I. Historical Development of Pentecostal Distinctives:
2. Historical and theological background
3. North American classical Pentecostalism
4. Pentecostalism in Latin America and the Caribbean
5. Pentecostalism in Europe
6. African Pentecostalism and 'spirit' churches
7. Pentecostals in Asia, Australia and the Pacific
8. The Charismatic movement and the new Pentecostals
9. The writing of Pentecostal history
Part II. Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology in Context:
10. A theology of the spirit
11. Mission, evangelism and eschatology
12. The Bible and the 'full gospel'
13. Pentecostal education and ecumenism
14. Pentecostals and charismatics in society
15. Globalization and the future of Pentecostalism.
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