Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement

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University of California Press, Sep 3, 2007 - Religion - 263 pages
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How and why is Christianity's center of gravity shifting to the developing world? To understand this rapidly growing phenomenon, Donald E. Miller and Tetsunao Yamamori spent four years traveling the globe conducting extensive on-the-ground research in twenty different countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. The result is this vividly detailed book which provides the most comprehensive information available on Pentecostalism, the fastest-growing religion in the world. Rich with scenes from everyday life, the book dispel many stereotypes about this religion as they build a wide-ranging, nuanced portrait of a major new social movement.
 

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Contents

An Emergent Force within World Christianity
15
Ministries Beliefs and Motivations
39
Programs Serving Children and Youth
68
Transforming Individuals and Society
99
Meeting God in Worship and Prayer
129
Democracy and Upward Social Mobility
160
Giving the Ministry to the People
184
8 The Future of Progressive Pentecostalism
211
List of Interviews
225
Notes
235
Contents of DVD
245
Index
249
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Page 236 - Ernst Troeltsch, The Social Teaching of The Christian Churches (New York: Macmillan, 1931), Vol. I. 17 "Organizational Change: A Study of the Women's Christian Temperance Union,

About the author (2007)

Donald Miller, Professor of Religion and Executive Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California, is the author of Reinventing American Protestantism (UC Press) and editor of Gen X Religion, among other books. Tetsunao Yamamori, President Emeritus of Food for the Hungry International and Senior Fellow of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California, is the author and editor of two dozen books including Exploring Religious Meaning and Penetrating Missions' Final Frontier.

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