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Title Spirit and power : the growth and global impact of Pentecostalism / Donald E. Miller, Kimon H. Sargeant, and Richard Flory
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xv, 412 pages)
Contents Introduction: Pentecostalism as a global phenomenon / Donald E. Miller -- Section 1. Pentecostal origins : from Azusa street to global networks. -- The emergence of a multidimensional global missionary movement : trends, patterns, and expressions / Allan H. Anderson -- Launching a global movement : the role of Azusa street in Pentecostalism's growth and expansion / Cecil M. Robeck, Jr. -- Section 2. Why is Pentecostalism growing? -- Spirited competition : Pentecostal success in Latin America's new religious marketplace / R. Andrew Chesnut -- The growth and development of non-Catholic churches in Paraguay / Henri Gooren -- Section 3. Pentecostalism and politics. -- Pentecostals and politics in Latin America : compromise or prophetic witness? / Paul Freston -- Pentecostalism and democracy : is there a relationship? / Robert D. Woodberry -- Section 4. Pentecostalism and social engagement. -- Pentecostals and the New World Order in El Salvador : separating, consuming, and engaging / Timothy H. Wadkinds -- The metamorphosis of Nigerian Pentecostalism : from signs and wonders in the church to service and influence in society / Danny McCain -- Section 5. Transnational Pentecostalism. -- Reconfiguring the global religious economy : the role of African Pentecostalism / Afe Adogame -- Remittances and mission : transnational Latino Pentecostal ministry in Los Angeles / Juan Francisco Martínez -- Section 6. Gendered Pentecostalism. -- Beautiful feet : women leaders and the shaping of global Pentecostalism / Estrelda Alexander -- Constructing gender within global Pentecostalism : contrasting case studies in Colombia and South Africa / Katherine Attanasi -- Section 7. Spirit/power. -- Gifts of the Spirit : reflections on Pentecostalism and its growth in Asia / William K. Kay -- Prophecy, empowerment, and Godly love : the spirit factor in the growth of Pentecostalism / Margaret M. Poloma, Matthew T. Lee -- Conclusion: Pentecostalism in global perspective / Richard Flory, Kimon H. Sargeant
Summary Pentecostalism is the fastest growing religious movement in the world, currently estimated to have at least 500 million adherents. In the movement's early years, most Pentecostal converts lived in relative poverty, yet the rapidly shifting social ecology of Pentecostal Christians includes many middle-class individuals, as well as an increasing number of young adults attracted by the music and vibrant worship of these churches. The stereotypical view of Pentecostals as "other-worldly" and disengaged from politics and social ministry is also being challenged, as social and political change-constitute growing minorities in many countries. Spirit and Power addresses three main questions: Where is Pentecostalism growing globally? Why it is growing? What is its social and political impact? The contributors to this volume include theologians, historians, and social scientists, who bring their diverse disciplinary perspectives to bear on these empirical questions. The essays draw on extensive survey research as well as in-depth ethnographic field methods, with analyses offering diverging and sometimes competing explanations for the growth and impact of Pentecostalism around the world. -- Book cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 2, 2013)
Subject Pentecostalism.
Form Electronic book
Author Miller, Donald E. (Donald Earl), 1946- editor.
Sargeant, Kimon Howland, 1964- editor.
Flory, Richard W., editor.
ISBN 9780199345632