9780470183960

Signs and Wonders : Why Pentecostalism Is the World's Fastest Growing Faith

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470183960

  • ISBN10:

    0470183969

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-30
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Summary

Combining personal stories and sound scholarship, Paul Alexander, a young scholar with a Pentecostal background, examines the phenomenal worldwide success of Pentecostalism. While most other works on the subject are either for academics or believers, this book speaks to a broader audience. Interweaving stories of his own and his family's experiences with an account of Pentecostalism's history and tenets, Alexander provides a unique and accessible perspective on the movement.

Author Biography

Paul Alexander (Azusa, CA) was reared as a Pentecostal and has participated in Pentecostal activities around the world. He is founder of Pentecostals & Charismatics for Peace & Justice, a multiethnic, international, and ecumenical network and teaches at Azusa Pacific University.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Just Ask: A World of Miracles Awaitsp. 1
Worship and Musicp. 19
Tongue-Talkingp. 41
Prosperity (or Money, Money, Money, Money)p. 61
Storytellingp. 79
Power and Spiritual Warfarep. 95
Prophecy, Visions, and Dreamsp. 115
Hope, Joy, and Emotionp. 131
Notesp. 151
The Authorp. 167
Indexp. 169
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