Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement

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University of California Press, Sep 3, 2007 - Religion - 261 pages
"This book is an important contribution. Written in an engaging style and filled with highly instructive material, it provides an impressive picture of what is arguably the most dynamic religious phenomenon of our time: the worldwide explosion of Pentecostalism. Miller and Yamamori deftly reveal how religion is effecting societies and cultures around the globe."—Peter L. Berger, Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University

"Miller and Yamamori are explorers bringing word to the First World of a large Third World religious development that, until now, has barely broken the surface of our awareness. This book marks the beginning of what will be a large and significant discussion."—Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize winner for God: A Biography

"Global Pentecostalism is immensely important, informative, and readable. The scope of the research is also amazingly impressive. The simultaneously wide-ranging and yet grass-rootsy empirical data collection provides a truly unique character for the book."—Christian Smith, author of Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

"Global Pentecostalism is beautifully written and friendly to an audience of practitioners as well as to academic and professional researchers. The empirical research is unprecedented, and the volume will stand alone in the marketplace."—Doug Petersen, Margaret S. Smith Professor of Intercultural Studies, Vanguard University
 

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Contents

Global Pentecostalism
15
Progressive Pentecostals
39
Building a New Generation
68
Practicing the Faith
99
Meeting God in Worship and Prayer
129
Born in the Image of
160
Organizing the Saints
184
The Future of Progressive Pentecostalism
211
List of Interviews
225
Safe and Sound Johannesburg South Africa
256
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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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