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An Introduction to Pentecostalism
Global Charismatic Christianity

2nd Edition

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Part of Introduction to Religion

  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107660946

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  • Pentecostalism has become the fastest growing Christian movement, particularly outside Europe, and Allan Heaton Anderson is one of the foremost scholars of this phenomenon. His innovative interpretation of Pentecostalism focuses on the serious contribution made by both western and Majority World participants in its development. In this second edition of his leading introductory course book, Anderson presents an updated global history of the movement, which addresses significant events and changes in recent years, and surveys important theoretical issues such as gender and society, as well as politics and economics. The book also offers a comprehensive explanation of the significance of Charismatic Christianity throughout the world, plus its effect upon the globalisation of religion and its transformation in the present century. This new edition will be an important resource for those studying Pentecostalism, Charismatic Christianity, theology and sociology of religion.

    • Presents a comprehensive, global history of Pentecostalism which goes beyond the standard America-centric approaches
    • Surveys the main theoretical issues, so that students can engage more closely with the topic
    • Engages with historical, theological and social scientific studies and will therefore appeal to a broad, interdisciplinary readership
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    "… an indispensable resource to students and scholars of Pentecostalism, Charismatic Christianity, theology and religion."
    Babatunde Adedibu, The Expository Times

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107660946
    • length: 342 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. History:
    2. Background and context
    3. North America
    4. Latin America and Caribbean
    5. Europe
    6. Sub-Saharan Africa
    7. Asia, Australia and Pacific
    8. Charismatic renewal
    Part II. Analysis:
    9. Theology of the spirit
    10. Mission and evangelism
    11. Bible and full gospel
    12. Academy and ecumenism
    13. Gender and society
    14. Politics and economics
    15. Globalisation and prospects.

  • Author

    Allan Heaton Anderson, University of Birmingham
    Allan Heaton Anderson is Professor of Mission and Global Pentecostal Studies at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of Zion and Pentecost (2000), African Reformation (2001), Spreading Fires (2007), Studying Global Pentecostalism (2010), Asian and Pentecostal (2012) and To the Ends of the Earth (2013).

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