The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism

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Cecil M. Robeck, Jr, Amos Yong
Cambridge University Press, Aug 11, 2014 - Religion
Pentecostalism is one of the fastest-growing religious movements in the world. Groups in the United States dominated early Pentecostal histories, but recent global manifestations have expanded and complicated the definition of Pentecostalism. This volume provides a nuanced overview of Pentecostalism's various manifestations and explores what it means to be Pentecostal from the perspectives of both insiders and outsiders. Leading scholars in the field use a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the historical, economic, political, anthropological, sociological and theological aspects of the movement. They address controversies, such as the Oneness-Trinity controversy; introduce new theories; and chart trajectories for future research. The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism will enable beginners to familiarize themselves with the important issues and debates surrounding the global movement, while also offering experienced scholars a valuable handbook for reference.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to
1
Some
13
The Many Faces of Global Oneness
52
North American Pentecostalism
73
Pentecostalism in Europe and the Former Soviet Union
93
Pentecostalism in Latin America
112
African Pentecostalism
132
A Challenging
152
Sociological Narratives and the Sociology
215
Pentecostal Spirituality
235
Pentecostal Theology
254
Pentecostalism and Ecumenism
273
Pentecostal Mission and Encounter with Religions
294
A Theologians
313
Name Index
321
Subject Index
333

The Cultural Dimension of Pentecostalism
195

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About the author (2014)

Cecil M. Robeck, Jr is Professor of Church History and Ecumenics and director of the David J. DuPlessis Center for Christian Spirituality at Fuller Theological Seminary in California. He served as the editor of Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies for nine years and is the author of The Azusa Street Mission and Revival: The Birth of the Global Pentecostal Movement (2006) and Prophecy at Carthage: Perpetua, Tertullian, and Cyprian (1992).

Amos Yong is J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology and Dean of the School of Divinity at Regent University in Virginia. He has authored or edited more than two dozen books relating to Pentecostal theology, including Pentecostalism and Prosperity: The Socioeconomics of the Global Charismatic Movement (2012) and The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination (2011).

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