Spirit and power : the growth and global impact of pentecostalism

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Full title: Spirit and power : the growth and global impact of pentecostalism / edited by Donald E. Miller, Kimon H. Sargeant, Richard Flory.
Other authors: Miller, Donald E. 1946- (Editor)
Format: Book           

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.
Other authors: Miller, Donald E. 1946- (Editor)
Language: English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Classmark: A270.83 /537775
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-391) index.
ISBN: 9780199920594