Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish / Edition 1

Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish / Edition 1

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by David Martin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 063123120X

ISBN-13: 9780631231202

Pub. Date: 12/04/2001

Publisher: Wiley

This book deals with the largest global shift in religion over the last forty years, the astonishing rise of Pentecostalism and charismatic Christianity. Conservative estimates suggest that a quarter of a billion people are now members of Pentecostal churches, mainly in the developing world. David Martin examines the widely differing forms of Pentecostal religion

Overview

This book deals with the largest global shift in religion over the last forty years, the astonishing rise of Pentecostalism and charismatic Christianity. Conservative estimates suggest that a quarter of a billion people are now members of Pentecostal churches, mainly in the developing world. David Martin examines the widely differing forms of Pentecostal religion across the five continents, drawing deeply significant conclusions about the future of Christianity itself.

David Martin's Tongues of Fire was a pioneering examination of Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity in Latin America. This book extends the argument of that book and applies it globally. The author looks at the roots of the Pentecostal movement to explain how it crosses cultural boundaries, appealing to people as diverse as the respectable poor in Latin American and Africa, the new middle classes of South East Asia, and minorities in the Andes or Nepal. Martin offers a sensitive and illuminating account of the life-world of Pentecostals which looks at the specificities of history, politics, culture and economics while drawing out a wide-ranging theory and explanation of the secular and the sacred.

Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish is a major milestone in the work of one of the most respected sociologists of religion writing today. It will become essential reading for students, academics and general readers interested in the rise of global religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631231202
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/04/2001
Series:
Religion and Spirituality in the Modern World Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Proposed argumentxvii
1A Cultural Revolution: Sources, Character, Niches1
Reworking the Methodist Linkage7
Resources and Paradoxes of Autonomy and Dependence11
Economic Discipline and Psychic Liberation14
Neo-Pentecostalism? Post-modernity?16
Global Alternatives to Pentecostalism, especially Catholicism17
Niches23
2North America and Europe: Contrasts in Receptivity28
The Framework and Some Themes28
The North Atlantic Fulcrum33
Religion, Migration, the USA, and Transnational Contacts36
Evangelical Pre-eminence in the USA and North Atlantic40
Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand42
Northern Protestant Europe47
Southern Latin Europe48
Why is Latin America so Different?49
European Exceptionalism: a Misalignment of Discourses52
Multiple Misalignments: Catholic and Post-Protestant57
Eastern Europe: Impacted Ethno-religion61
Restatement67
3Latin America: a Template?71
Global Capitalism77
4Latin America: Ambiguity in Different Cultural Sectors83
Economic Ethic85
Political Culture88
Family Ethic98
The Family and Healing105
Non-Evangelical Groups106
Development Agencies111
The Revolving Door--and Social Mobility112
Mobility, Pragmatism, Character: an Ambiguous Conclusion115
Family Likenesses? An Ambiguous Conclusion116
5Indigenous Peoples119
Summary129
6Africa132
Creative Appropriations134
The Pentecostal Location in Mobile Society136
Indigeneity, Africanization, Autonomous Space138
Media and Imagined Communities144
Economic Ethic among Mobile Disembedded Young145
Political Interventions149
Summary151
7Asia153
Tripartite Comparison160
The Philippines and Other Pacific Islands163
8Trying Conclusions: a Global Option?167
Notes177
Bibliography192
Index194

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Ten years ago in 'Tongues of Fire' David Martin introduced educated readers to the astonishing explosion of Pentecostalism in Latin America. Now he updates the story with fieldwork done by his proteges and others in the 1990s. And he shows how Pentecostalism is burgeoning in Africa, Korea, and China. It's simple really. Enthusiastic Christianity is still the best bridge between the instinctive, fatalistic life on the land and the directed, purposeful life in the city. This is an important book for anyone trying to grasp the meaning and the future of religion in the modern world.