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Real Christianity is Growing in the USA

Real Christianity is Growing in the USA

Is Christianity dying in America? In this review essay by historian William De Arteaga, he points out that the statistics about the church shrinking are not what most have made of it. Glen T. Stanton, “New Harvard Research Says U.S. Christianity Is Not Shrinking, But Growing Stronger,” The Federalist (January 22, 2018) The above cited […]

Global Renewal Christianity: Africa

Global Renewal Christianity: Africa

Vinson Synan, Amos Yong, and J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, eds., Global Renewal Christianity: Spirit-Empowered Movements—Past, Present, and Future, Volume 3: Africa (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2016) liv+ 499 pages. This volume focused on the Spirit in Africa is the third in a series of now four texts. Produced for the enrichment of anyone intrigued with […]

Global Renewal Christianity: Asia and Oceania

Global Renewal Christianity: Asia and Oceania

Vinson Synan and Amos Yong, eds., Global Renewal Christianity: Spirit-Empowered Movements—Past, Present, and Future, Volume 1: Asia and Oceania (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2016), 544 pages, ISBN 9781629986883. The current volume under review is a collection of twenty-one essays written by scholars from a variety of academic and geographical backgrounds; moreover, it is the […]

The Holy River of God: Currents and Contributions of the Wesleyan Holiness Stream of Christianity

The Holy River of God: Currents and Contributions of the Wesleyan Holiness Stream of Christianity

Barry L. Callen, ed., The Holy River of God: Currents and Contributions of the Wesleyan Holiness Stream of Christianity (Aldersgate Press, 2016), 274 pages, ISBN 9781600393099. The very mention of holiness can conjure up images of dower saints dressed in black garb, expressionless countenances, and a total lack of joy or fun. Think American Gothic […]

David Aune: Apocalypticism, Prophecy, and Magic in Early Christianity

David Aune: Apocalypticism, Prophecy, and Magic in Early Christianity

David E. Aune, Apocalypticism, Prophecy, and Magic in Early Christianity (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008), 496 pages, ISBN 9780801035944. This volume is a collection of twenty essays (one previously unpublished) from the pen of David E. Aune, Walter Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the University of Notre Dame. Aune’s expertise in the […]

Handbook of Pentecostal Christianity, reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey

Handbook of Pentecostal Christianity, reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey

Adam Stewart, ed., Handbook of Pentecostal Christianity (De Kalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2012), 240 pages, ISBN 9780875806723. A handbook of Pentecostal Christianity is an important addition to the growth of recent literature introducing Pentecostal beliefs and practices. Twenty-four scholars provide concise essays on fifty topics in a format of a Reader or Introduction […]

The Bible’s Undertaker: Cessationism in Contrast to a Living, Miraculous Christianity

The Bible’s Undertaker: Cessationism in Contrast to a Living, Miraculous Christianity

Introduction Twentieth century Pentecostalism reawakened the world to miracles. The growth of this movement activated individuals in established religion to wrestle with a major player on the world scene of Christianity. Even so, as Pentecostalism expands, the cessationist view resuscitates a theological position that corresponds with the European intellectual development of the late seventeenth and […]

Amos Yong: The Coming Global Christianity: Pietistic-Pentecostal Challenges and Opportunities, Part 3

Amos Yong: The Coming Global Christianity: Pietistic-Pentecostal Challenges and Opportunities, Part 3

  Amos Yong explores the impact of Pentecostalism on Christianity. This lecture was given on February 12, 2015 as part of the annual Murray W. Downey Lectureship at Ambrose University. This is Part 3 of the series. Watch Introductions and Part 1, Part 2.   [This streaming content appears with advertisements PneumaReview.com has no control […]

Amos Yong: The Coming Global Christianity: Pietistic-Pentecostal Challenges and Opportunities, Part 2

Amos Yong: The Coming Global Christianity: Pietistic-Pentecostal Challenges and Opportunities, Part 2

  Amos Yong explores the impact of Pentecostalism on Christianity. This lecture was given on February 12, 2015 as part of the annual Murray W. Downey Lectureship at Ambrose University. This is Part 2 of the series. Watch Introductions and Part 1 and Part 3 of this series.   Please advance the timer to 2:05 […]

Amos Yong: The Coming Global Christianity: Pietistic-Pentecostal Challenges and Opportunities, Introduction and Part 1

Amos Yong: The Coming Global Christianity: Pietistic-Pentecostal Challenges and Opportunities, Introduction and Part 1

  Amos Yong explores the impact of Pentecostalism on Christianity. This lecture was given on February 11, 2015 as part of the annual Murray W. Downey Lectureship at Ambrose University.   Please advance the timer to 25:15 when the introductions begin. [This streaming content appears with advertisements PneumaReview.com has no control over] The Coming Global […]

Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (New York: Penguin Books, 2010), 1187 pages, ISBN 9781101189993. I enjoyed reading this book so much that I read it over a second time and then read separate chapters that were of particular interest. You may want to do the same. The book will […]

Handbook of Theological Education in World Christianity

Handbook of Theological Education in World Christianity

  Dietrich Werner, David Esterline, Namsoon Kang, and Joshva Raja, eds., Handbook of Theological Education in World Christianity: Theological Perspectives, Ecumenical Trends, Regional Surveys, Regnum Studies in Global Christianity (Oxford: Regnum Books, 2010), 800 pages, ISBN 9781870345804. Parochialism is passé. The importance of understanding Christianity in global perspective is becoming crystal clear. A spate of […]

Amanda Porterfield: Healing in the History of Christianity

Amanda Porterfield: Healing in the History of Christianity

  Amanda Porterfield, Healing in the History of Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2005), 218 pages, ISBN 0195157184. Healing has played an important role throughout the history of Christianity, according to Amanda Porterfield. In her new book, Healing in the History of Christianity, she traces the belief in healing back to the ministry of Christ and […]

Jonathan Phillips: Holy Warriors; Philip Jenkins: The Lost History of Christianity

Jonathan Phillips: Holy Warriors; Philip Jenkins: The Lost History of Christianity

  Jonathan Phillips, Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades (London: The Bodley Head, Random House, 2009), 424 pages, ISBN 9780224079372. Philip Jenkins. The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa and Asia—and How It Died (New York: HarperOne, 2008), 315 pages, ISBN 9780061472800. […]

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