Global Renewal Christianity: Latin America Spirit Empowered Movements: Past, Present, and Future

Global Renewal Christianity: Latin America Spirit Empowered Movements: Past, Present, and Future


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The growth of Spirit-empowered Christianity has been nothing short of phenomenal. From a handful of believers in the early twentieth century to over six million people in almost every culture and denomination today, those who embrace the Holy Spirit and His gifts are not the fastest-growing religious group in the world. But if any generation ceases to emphasize the Holy Spirit’s power, the movement likely will lose its distinction. This second of four volumes is an authoritative collection from nearly two dozen leaders and scholars of the Spirit-empowered movement in Latin America. Focusing on the history and future of the movement, these world-renowned scholars address the theological and cultural challenges facing Pentecostals throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and share emerging insights on how to meet them.

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ISBN-13: 9781629987675
Publisher: Charisma Media
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Series: Global Renewal Christianity; Spirit-Empowered Movements: Past, Present, and Future , #2
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Vinson Synan, PhD, is dean emeritus of the Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He has produced nineteen works as the premier historian of the Pentecostal /Charismatic movement.

Amos Yong, PhD, is professor of theology and mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Miguel Alvarez, PhD, is associate representative of CBN’s Superbook and director of Hispanic Ministries for Church of God in Virginia.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. William M. Wilson xiii

Foreword Dr. George O. Wood xv

Series Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxiii

Contributors xxv

Introduction: A Century of Pentecostalism in Latin America Miguel Álvarez xxix

Part I North and Central America

1 A Third Phase of Christianity: Reflections on One Hundred Years of Pentecostalism in Mexico Philip Wingeier-Rayo 1

2 Renovación/Renewal and the Social Context in Guatemala: The Changing Theological Tides Néstor Medina 25

3 Honduran Pentecostalism: An Identity Crisis Daniel Álvarez 39

4 Pentecostal Socialities and Transforming Rural El Salvador James G. Huff Jr. 55

5 Pentecostals in Costa Rica and Nicaragua: A Historical/Theological Perspective Douglas P. Petersen 75

Part II Caribbean and Northern South America

6 Cuba's New Revolution: From Religious Apathy to Pentecostal Revival Calvin L. Smith 99

7 The Pentecostal Movement in Jamaica Trevor Grizzle 121

8 Pentecostalism in Colombia: Hope Amongst Violence and Adversity Victor Hugo Cuartas 139

Part III Andean Region

9 Ecuadorian Pentecostalism at the Middle of the Earth Eloy H. Nolivos 157

10 One Hallelujah? On the Convergences of the Faith Experiences of Roman Catholic Charismatics and Classical Pentecostals in Latin America Klaas Bom 171

11 Listening to the South: Quichua-Ecuador Contributions to an Affective Pentecostal Hermeneutics Bobby L. Lynch Jr. Kenneth J. Archer 187

12 In Search of Citizenship: The Andean Pentecostal Churches in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador Darío López Rodríguez 201

13 The Varieties of Peruvian Pentecostalism Bernardo Campos 217

Part IV Southern Cone

14 Some Remarks on Brazilian Pentecostal Scholarship Paulo Ayres Mattos 239

15 Argentine Pentecostalism: Historical Roots, Current Developments, and Challenges for the Future J. Norberto Saracco 259

16 Emic Themes in Argentine Pentecostalism: Perseverance and Power Wilma Wells Davies 279

17 Touching the Master's Cloak: Women in Chilean Pentecostalism Elizabeth Salazar-Sanzana 295

Part V Sociological and Theological Assessments

18 Past and Present Social Characteristics of Pentecostal Churches in South America Oscar Corvalán Vásquez 315

19 Exploring Africanisms in Latin American Pentecostalism Johnathan E. Alvarado 337

20 Liberating Pentecostal Theologies: A View From the Latina/o and Latin American Pentecostal Contexts Sammy Alfaro 355

Notes 371

Index 471

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