An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity

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Cambridge University Press, May 13, 2004 - Religion - 302 pages
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Global Pentecostalism and Charismatic Christianity in all its diversity is the fastest expanding religious movement in the world today. Allan Anderson, a former Pentecostal minister and a leading authority on global Pentecostalism, aims to make more visible the 'non-western' nature of Pentecostalism without overlooking the importance of the movement emanating from North America. Offering an innovative interpretation of Pentecostalism, he takes seriously the contributions of the Majority World to its development and, concentrating on its history and theology, reflects on the movement's development and significance throughout the world. Anderson also examines those theological issues that helped form a distinctive spirituality and how this relates to different peoples and their cultures. Finally, Anderson discusses the development of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in the different countries from its origins at the beginning of the twentieth century to its theological emphases in the present, together with the impact of the processes of globalization.
 

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Contents

Identifying Pentecostals and Charismatics
1
HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF PENTECOSTAL DISTINCTIVES
17
Historical and theological background
19
North American Classical Pentecostalism
39
Pentecostalism in Latin America and the Caribbean
63
Pentecostalism in Europe
83
African Pentecostalism and Spirit churches
103
Pentecostalism in Asia Australia and the Pacific
123
PENTECOSTAL AND CHARISMATIC THEOLOGY IN CONTEXT
185
A theology of the Spirit
187
Mission evangelism and eschatology
206
The Bible and the full gospel
225
Pentecostal education and ecumenism
243
Pentecostals and Charismatics in society
261
Globalization and the future of Pentecostalism
279
Bibliography
287

The Charismatic Movement and the New Pentecostals
144
The writing of Pentecostal history
166

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About the author (2004)

Allan Anderson is Reader in Pentecostal Studies at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of five books, including Moya: The Holy Spirit in an African Context (1991), Zion and Pentecost (2000) and African Reformation (2001), and has edited two collections including Pentecostals after a Century (1999) and Asian and Pentecostal (2003).

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