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With its remarkable ability to adapt to many different cultures, Pentecostalism has become the world’s fastest growing religious movement. More than five hundred million adherents worldwide have reshaped Christianity itself. Yet some fundamental questions in the study of global Pentecostalism, and even in what we call "Pentecostalism," remain largely unaddressed. Bringing together leading scholars in the social sciences, history, and theology, this unique volume explores these questions for this rapidly growing, multidisciplinary field of study. A valuable resource for anyone studying new forms of Christianity, it offers insights and guidance on both theoretical and methodological issues.

The first section of the book examines such topics as definitions, essentialism, postcolonialism, gender, conversion, and globalization. The second section features contributions from those working in psychology, anthropology, sociology, and history. The third section traces the boundaries of theology from the perspectives of pneumatology, ecumenical studies, inter-religious relations, and empirical theology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part One. Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. 1. Varieties, Taxonomies, and Definitions
  2. pp. 13-29
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  1. 2. Essentialist and Normative Approaches
  2. pp. 30-50
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  1. 3. The Cultural Turn
  2. pp. 51-73
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  1. 4. Gender and Power
  2. pp. 74-92
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  1. 5. Conversion Narratives
  2. pp. 93-112
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  1. 6. Pentecostalism and Globalization
  2. pp. 113-130
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  1. Part Two. Social Sciences and Humanities
  2. pp. 131-132
  1. 7. Psychology of Religion
  2. pp. 133-155
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  1. 8. Anthropology of Religion
  2. pp. 156-178
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  1. 9. Sociology of Religion
  2. pp. 179-201
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  1. 10. Historical Approaches
  2. pp. 202-220
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  1. Part Three. Theology
  2. pp. 221-222
  1. 11. Pneumatologies in Systematic Theology
  2. pp. 223-244
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  1. 12. Missiology and the Interreligious Encounter
  2. pp. 245-267
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  1. 13. Practical Theology
  2. pp. 268-285
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  1. 14. Ecumenism
  2. pp. 286-308
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 309-310
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 311-326
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  1. Further Reading, Other Works in the Series
  2. pp. 336-338
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520947504
Print ISBN
9780520266629
MARC Record
OCLC
781359714
Pages
338
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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