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Studying Global Pentecostalism: Theories and Methods

Allan Anderson, Michael Bergunder, and Andre Droogers


With its remarkable ability to adapt to different cultures, Pentecostalism has become the world's fastest growing religious movement. More than five hundred million adherents worldwide have reshaped Christianity itself. Yet some fundamental questions in the study of global Pentecostalism, and even in what we call “Pentecostalism,” remain largely unaddressed. Bringing together leading scholars in the social sciences, history, and theology, this unique volume explores these questions for this rapidly growing, multidisciplinary field of study, offering insights and guidance on both theoretical an ... More

Keywords: Pentecostalism, Christianity, essentialism, post colonialism, gender, conversion, globalization

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520266612
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520266612.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allan Anderson, editor

Michael Bergunder, editor

Andre Droogers, editor

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Allan Anderson, Michael Bergunder, André Droogers, and Cornelis Van der Laan

Part One Interdisciplinary Perspectives

3 The Cultural Turn

Michael Bergunder

4 Gender and Power

Elizabeth Brusco

Part Two Social Sciences and Humanities

7 Psychology of Religion

Stefan Huber and Odilo W. Huber

10 Historical Approaches

CornelisVan Der Laan

Part Three Theology

13 Practical Theology

Mark J. Cartledge

14 Ecumenism

Cecil M. Robeck Jr.