The Anthropology of Christianity

Studying Global Pentecostalism

Theories and Methods

Allan Anderson and Others
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Publisher Description

With its remarkable ability to adapt to many different cultures, Pentecostalism has become the world’s fastest growing religious movement. More than five hundred million adherents worldwide have reshaped Christianity itself. Yet some fundamental questions in the study of global Pentecostalism, and even in what we call "Pentecostalism," remain largely unaddressed. Bringing together leading scholars in the social sciences, history, and theology, this unique volume explores these questions for this rapidly growing, multidisciplinary field of study. A valuable resource for anyone studying new forms of Christianity, it offers insights and guidance on both theoretical and methodological issues.

The first section of the book examines such topics as definitions, essentialism, postcolonialism, gender, conversion, and globalization. The second section features contributions from those working in psychology, anthropology, sociology, and history. The third section traces the boundaries of theology from the perspectives of pneumatology, ecumenical studies, inter-religious relations, and empirical theology.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2010
September 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
338
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of California Press
SELLER
University of California Press
SIZE
3.1
MB

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