Scm Core Text : Pentecostalism

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-30
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The Pentecostal and charismatic movements showed astonishing growth in the twentieth century so as to arrive at a total that is said to include at least 400 million people worldwide. The academic study of the Pentecostal and charismatic movement has been gaining momentum in the last few years, both as an element within contemporary religious studies and as a strand within the subject area of church history, going back to the early church. This student-friendly text is essential reading for students of Theology and Religious Studies, taking second or third year modules in Pentecostal studies. It is also of great relevance to students of sociology of religion, as well as cultural and historical studies of religion and religious movements. In addition to a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject, it offers useful resources such as suggestions for further reading, questions for reflection and a glossary of technical terms.

Author Biography

William K. Kay is Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at the University of Wales, Bangor.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Definitions, Numbers and Historiographyp. 3
Introductionp. 3
Definitionsp. 5
Numbersp. 11
Historiographyp. 15
What sort of information is counted as evidence?p. 16
How do we interpret the evidence?p. 18
Are historians always biased?p. 19
In what way does one event cause another?p. 21
Do human beings determine the course of historical events or are economic and cultural factors decisive?p. 21
Within Pentecostal history, can we detect the hand of God or are we to presume everything can be explained naturally?p. 22
To the Brink of Pentecostalismp. 25
Doctrinep. 26
Societyp. 33
Futurep. 36
Countercultural Movements and Polycentric Ignitionp. 42
Healingp. 44
Speaking in tonguesp. 49
Organizationsp. 55
Revivalsp. 58
Koreap. 60
Walesp. 61
Los Angeles, Azusa Streetp. 63
Indiap. 68
Summing upp. 72
Consolidationp. 74
Introductionp. 74
From revivals to denominationsp. 74
Four examplesp. 77
Assemblies of God in the United Statesp. 77
Apostolic Faith Mission in South Africap. 80
Pentecostalism in Norwayp. 83
Elim in Great Britainp. 87
Reflectionp. 92
Asiap. 96
Introductionp. 96
Five Asian countriesp. 98
Philippinesp. 98
South Koreap. 99
Indonesiap. 101
Chinap. 102
Indiap. 105
Reflectionp. 107
Latin Americap. 111
Introductionp. 111
Four South American countriesp. 114
Brazilp. 114
Chilep. 119
Colombiap. 123
Argentinap. 126
Reflectionp. 129
Africa: The Cases of Ghana, Congo and Zimbabwep. 132
Before Azusa Streetp. 132
Patterns of Pentecostalismp. 138
Ghanap. 139
Congop. 144
Zimbabwep. 148
Reflectionp. 151
Latter Rain and Religious Broadcastingp. 154
Consolidation and diversityp. 158
The healing revivalp. 159
Summing upp. 166
The Charismatic Movementp. 168
First phasep. 168
Germany, the Berlin Declaration (1909) and the Mulheim Associationp. 172
The United States and the Free-Will Baptistsp. 173
Willis Hoover (1856-1936) and Chilean Pentecostalismp. 174
Louis Dalliere (1897-1976) and French Pentecostalismp. 174
Second phasep. 175
Numbersp. 189
Reflectionp. 191
Beyond the Charismatic Movementp. 194
Emergence of networksp. 194
Toronto blessing and millennial expectationsp. 198
Appearance of emerging churchesp. 200
Population flowsp. 203
Conflict and persecutionp. 205
Reflectionp. 207
Theology 1p. 213
Introductionp. 213
What is theology?p. 213
The purpose of theologyp. 217
Pentecostal theologyp. 220
Purposes of Pentecostal theologyp. 223
Pentecostal theology as denominational theology: the nature of Godp. 224
Pentecostal theology as denominational theology: speaking in tonguesp. 228
Pentecostal theology as theology of initiation: baptism in the Spiritp. 231
Theology 2p. 236
Introductionp. 236
Aspects of Pentecostal theologyp. 236
Pentecostal theology as evangelistic and pastoral: healing and charismatic giftsp. 236
Pentecostal theology as ecclesial: the nature of the churchp. 241
Pentecostal theology as eschatological: pointing to the end of historyp. 246
Pentecostal theology as a balance: elements in harmony and discordp. 250
Theology 3p. 255
Introductionp. 255
Academic perspectivesp. 256
Starting points for Pentecostal theologyp. 256
Pentecostal systematicsp. 259
Pentecostal ecumenicsp. 264
Pentecostals and other religionsp. 266
Pentecostalism and Christologyp. 268
Popular perspectivesp. 270
Prosperity spiritualityp. 270
Spiritual warfarep. 273
Sociology 1p. 281
Introductionp. 281
What is sociology?p. 281
Sociology of religionp. 282
Sociology of Pentecostalismp. 288
Sects, denominations or churches?p. 288
Further adaptationp. 291
Resisting secularization in the charismatic movement and the third wavep. 291
Resisting secularization with cellsp. 293
Resisting secularization with megachurches and politicsp. 294
Sociology 2p. 296
Introductionp. 296
Rational Choice Theoryp. 296
Sociological explanationp. 297
Practical theologyp. 298
Seven areas of Pentecostalismp. 299
Educationp. 299
Womenp. 300
Social concernp. 302
Democratic/undemocratic governancep. 303
Racep. 305
Church growthp. 307
Networksp. 308
Conclusionp. 309
Time Line of Events of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements in Britain and USAp. 311
Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 345
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