The Future of Pentecostalism in the United States

The Future of Pentecostalism in the United States

by Eric Patterson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739121022

ISBN-13: 9780739121023

Pub. Date: 11/26/2007

Publisher: Lexington Books

One hundred years after the Azusa Street Revival stunned Los Angeles and changed Western Chriatianity, Pentecostalism has become the fastest growing religious movement in the world. However, many Pentecostal denominations in the United States are in a slow decline. Will Pentecostalism survive in North America in the twenty-first century? If so, what forms will it take

Overview

One hundred years after the Azusa Street Revival stunned Los Angeles and changed Western Chriatianity, Pentecostalism has become the fastest growing religious movement in the world. However, many Pentecostal denominations in the United States are in a slow decline. Will Pentecostalism survive in North America in the twenty-first century? If so, what forms will it take?

The Future of Pentecostalism in the United States brings together leading scholars of charismatic and Pentecostal Christianity to discuss and forecast these issues. The book looks at American Pentecostalism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including sociology, theology history, and the arts. The book also considers various traditions and submovements within U.S. Pentecostalism, such as African American Pentecostal and charismatic Latino churches, urban postmodern charismatic congregations, and the role of Pentecostal institutions of higher education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739121023
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
11/26/2007
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.95(d)

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Harvey Cox     ix
Preface     xiii
Introduction: American Pentecostalism: Challenges and Temptations   Edmund J. Rybarczyk     1
Baptized in the Spirit: A Reflection on the Future of Pentecostal Theology   Frank D. Macchia     15
Postmodern Pentecostals? Emerging Subcultures Among Young Pentecostal Leaders   Earl Creps     27
Music in the Pentecostal Movement   Calvin M. Johansson     49
Latino Pentecostalism: Globalized Christianity and the United States   Arlene M. Sanchez Walsh   Eric Dean Patterson     71
The Future of Pentecostal Higher Education: the Ring, the Shire, or the Redemption of Middle Earth?   Jeff Hittenberger     83
The Symbolic Dilemma and the Future of Pentecostalism: Mysticism, Ritual, and Revival   Margaret M. Poloma     105
The Future of Oneness Pentecostalism   David K. Bernard     123
"The Almost Pentecostal:" The Future of the Church of God in the United States   Kimberly Ervin Alexander     137
Heritage and Horizons: The Derivation and Destiny of Open Bible Churches   David Cole     157
"Follow Peace With All:" Future Trajectories of the Church of God in Christ   David D. Daniels, III     177
Conclusion: Back to the Future? U.S. Pentecostalisin in the 21st Century   Eric Patterson     189
Select Bibliography     211
Index     219
About the Contributors     223

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