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.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition, Includes DVD|
|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
Introduction1. Global PentecostalismAn Emergent Force within World Christianity2. Progressive PentecostalsMinistries, Beliefs, and Motivations3. Building a New GenerationPrograms Serving Children and Youth4. Practicing the FaithTransforming
Individuals and Society5. Encounters with the HolyMeeting God in Worship and Prayer6. Born in the Image of GodDemocracy and Upward Social Mobility7. Organizing the SaintsGiving the Ministry to the People8. The Future of Progressive PentecostalismAppendix: List of
InterviewsNotesContents of DVD
What People are Saying About This
"An informative and highly readable account that puts faces and names on what is quickly becoming the major expression of Christianity around the globe."
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"Offers scholarly precision and journalistic engagement, not a fast and easy series of happy storiesbut 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