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The Globalization of Pentecostalism : A Religion Made to Travel

Edited by Murray Dempster, Byron D. Klaus and Douglas Petersen

“This book, comprising a sweeping range of well-documented articles on Pentecostal theology, hermeneutics, missiology, and the social sciences, provides for the student of Pentecostals a window on contemporary Pentecostal scholarship that discloses vigorous engagement with critical issues. The editors have provided a resource that promises to stimulate further research and reflection.” William Menzies, Chancellor, Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio City, Philippines. Excerpts from Respondents Jose Miguez Bonino on Changing Paradigms: “An updating of Pentecostal thinking on a whole spectrum of theological disciplines: systematics, missiology, biblical studies, history, and praxis . . . a wealth of information and reflection.” Vinay Samuel on Global Culture: “Global Pentecostalism can bring a new impetus to the movement for Christian unity . . . it has much to contribute to the shaping of a new 21st century definition for Christian unity.” Harvey Cox on A Postmodern World: “There was a time when Pentecostals warned themselves and anyone else who would listen not to become entangled with and dependent on the ‘things of the world.’ Pentecostals were suspicious of the passing fads of stylish clothing, the latest hairdo, and glitzy new consumer products. They were also, as it turns out rightly, suspicious that the powerful new mass media could be a seductive lure, tricking people into the empty values of the consumer market culture. Perhaps it is time for a rebirth of that ethic of simplicity, that suspicion for ‘the things for the world’ for which the early Pentecostals were so famous.”


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2009 Paperback






Regnum Books


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