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Daniel Castelo: Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition

Daniel Castelo: Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition

Daniel Castelo, Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017), 194 + xx pages, ISBN 9780802869562. In this book, Daniel Castelo’s main goal is to show how Pentecostalism “is decisively not a Protestant tradition generally” and “not part of contemporary evangelicalism particularly” (p. xiii). He moreover argues that […]

Latino Pentecostalism, a review essay by Amos Yong

Latino Pentecostalism, a review essay by Amos Yong

Gastón Espinosa, Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith and Politics in Action (Cambridge, MA, and London: Harvard University Press, 2014), xi + 505 pages. Daniel Ramírez, Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015), xix + 283 pages. Why should readers […]

​Pentecostalism from a Multicultural Perspective​

​Pentecostalism from a Multicultural Perspective​

​Pentecostalism from a Multicultural Perspective​ A public lecture with Dr. Allan Anderson, Professor at University of Birmingham, UK. All are welcome to attend. When: Thursday, April 7 at 6pm PDT. Where: Living Waters Church, 9095 Glover Road, Langley, British Columbia.

The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism

The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism

Harold D. Hunter and Neil Ormerod, eds. The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2013). There are two things every Pentecostal, and everyone interested in Pentecostalism, should learn from the outset: (1) Pentecostalism is global, and (2) the global Pentecostal movement has many faces. These two aspects form the premise for the […]

The Coming of Pietistic-Pentecostalism: Summary and Reflection on Amos Yong’s 2015 Downey Lectures

The Coming of Pietistic-Pentecostalism: Summary and Reflection on Amos Yong’s 2015 Downey Lectures

On February 11th and 12th 2015, Amos Yong delivered a two-part series of lectures at Ambrose University for the annual Murray W. Downey Lectureship. Ambrose University is a Christian institution of higher education in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, composed of a denominationally diverse community seeking to represent Christ in their respective fields. Yong is currently Professor […]

Mel Robeck and Amos Yong: The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism

Mel Robeck and Amos Yong: The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism

Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., and Amos Yong, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014), xiii + 340 pages, ISBN 9780521188388. The serious scholar of Pentecostalism recognizes the incredible complexity of Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity. The numerical and geographical explosion of Pentecostals continues to produce an ever-diversifying movement that proves both challenging and […]

A Charismatic Looks at the Birth of Pentecostalism

A Charismatic Looks at the Birth of Pentecostalism

  The grace that Pentecostalism brought to Christendom was to make the use of tongues and the other gifts described by Paul in I Cor. 12 and 14 normal in the life of ordinary Christians.[1] This was something not seen since Apostolic times. Before we examine how tongues came to be normal (or at least […]

The Emergence of Italian Pentecostalism: Affectivity and Aesthetic Worship Practices

The Emergence of Italian Pentecostalism: Affectivity and Aesthetic Worship Practices

Editor’s Note: This academic paper by Paul Palma was first presented at the 2013 meeting of the Center for Renewal Studies. Less technical readers may want to start with the more accessible conclusion.   Introduction The early Pentecostal movement expanded among those seeking a more dynamic and vital religious experience. For some this entailed transition […]

Some Reflections of a Participant in Pentecostalism and Science

Some Reflections of a Participant in Pentecostalism and Science

  We may think of God as the leader of a cosmic community.1 But God is not encountered only in spectacular and physically improbable or counter-intuitive historical events; he is also detected in his manifestation of human experience. One of the distinctive features of the NT documents is the description afforded the interaction of the […]

John Wesley and Pentecostalism: an interview with Frank Macchia

John Wesley and Pentecostalism: an interview with Frank Macchia

Part 1 of a conversation between Lawrence Wood and Frank Macchia on the link between Wesleyan and Pentecostal traditions. Originally posted by the Asbury Theological Seminary. Frank D. Macchia, ThD (University of Basel, Switzerland) is professor of theology at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. He has served as president of the Society of Pentecostal […]

William Menzies’ Lectures on Non-Wesleyan Pentecostalism, reviewed by Paul King

William Menzies’ Lectures on Non-Wesleyan Pentecostalism, reviewed by Paul King

William W. Menzies, “Non-Wesleyan Pentecostalism: A Tradition: ‘The Finished Work,’” Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 14:2 (July 2011), pages 187-198. William W. Menzies, “Non-Wesleyan Pentecostalism: A Tradition: The Influence of Fundamentalism,” Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 14:2 (July 2011), pages 199-211. William W. Menzies, “Non-Wesleyan Pentecostalism: A Tradition: Keswick and the Higher Life,” Asian Journal […]

The Globalization of Pentecostalism: A Review Article, by Paul Elbert

The Globalization of Pentecostalism: A Review Article, by Paul Elbert

  Murray W. Dempster, Byron D. Klaus, and Douglas Peterson (eds.), The Globalization of Pentecostalism: A Religion Made to Travel (Irvine, CA: Regnum International, 1999), ISBN 9781870345293. This guest review essay originally appeared in Trinity Journal and is reprinted here by permission of the author. This work[1] is the result of a conference in Costa […]

Pentecostalism and Christian Unity 2

Pentecostalism and Christian Unity 2, reviewed by Jim Purves

From Pneuma Review Fall 2013. Wolfgang Vondey, ed., Pentecostalism and Christian Unity, Volume 2 (Pickwick Publications, 2013), 301 pages, ISBN 9781620327180. It can be a terrible thing when we believe that we ourselves are right and all others are wrong. Terrible, because it can reinforce an arrogance caused by insecurity, causing us to be unwilling […]

Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future, by Amos Yong

Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future, by Amos Yong

Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 1 of 5) Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 2 of 5) Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 3 of 5) Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 4 of 5) Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 5 of 5) […]

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