ISBN-10:
0520251946
ISBN-13:
9780520251946
Pub. Date:
09/03/2007
Publisher:
University of California Press
Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement / Edition 1

Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement / Edition 1

by Donald E. Miller, Tetsunao Yamamori
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Overview

How and why is Christianity's center of gravity shifting to the developing world? To understand this rapidly growing phenomenon, Donald E. Miller and Tetsunao Yamamori spent four years traveling the globe conducting extensive on-the-ground research in twenty different countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. The result is this vividly detailed book which provides the most comprehensive information available on Pentecostalism, the fastest-growing religion in the world. Rich with scenes from everyday life, the book dispel many stereotypes about this religion as they build a wide-ranging, nuanced portrait of a major new social movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520251946
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 09/03/2007
Edition description: First Edition, Includes DVD
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Donald Miller, Professor of Religion and Executive Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California, is the author of Reinventing American Protestantism (UC Press) and editor of Gen X Religion, among other books. Tetsunao Yamamori, President Emeritus of Food for the Hungry
International and Senior Fellow of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California, is the author and editor of two dozen books including Exploring Religious Meaning and Penetrating Missions' Final Frontier.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Global Pentecostalism
An Emergent Force within World Christianity

2. Progressive Pentecostals
Ministries, Beliefs, and Motivations

3. Building a New Generation
Programs Serving Children and Youth

4. Practicing the Faith
Transforming
Individuals and Society

5. Encounters with the Holy
Meeting God in Worship and Prayer

6. Born in the Image of God
Democracy and Upward Social Mobility

7. Organizing the Saints
Giving the Ministry to the People

8. The Future of Progressive Pentecostalism

Appendix: List of
Interviews
Notes
Contents of DVD

Index

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"An informative and highly readable account that puts faces and names on what is quickly becoming the major expression of Christianity around the globe."—
Intnl Bltn of Missionary Rsrch

"Offers scholarly precision and journalistic engagement, not a fast and easy series of happy stories—but it's worth the effort."—World Magazine

"This book is a delight to read. The sense that you are discovering a new and exciting spiritual movement inhabits every page."—Catholic Studies: an On-Line Journal

"This is a highly recommended and readable book."—Mission: Journal of Mission Stds

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