Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish / Edition 1

Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish / Edition 1

by David Martin
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Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish / Edition 1

This book deals with the largest global shift in religion over the last forty years, the astonishing rise of Pentecostalism and charismatic Christianity.

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ISBN-13: 9780631231219
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/11/2008
Series: Religion and Spirituality in the Modern World Series
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Professor David Martin is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Honorary Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Lancaster University. He has published numerous books including Tongues of Fire (Blackwell 1990), Does Christianity Cause War? (1997) and A General Theory of Secularisation (1978). He is generally regarded as one of the most influential sociologists of religion writing today.

Table of Contents


Proposed argument.

1. A Cultural Revolution: Sources, Character, Niches.

2. North America and Europe: Contrasts in Receptivity.

3. Latin America: A Template?.

4. Latin America: Ambiguity in Different Cultural Sectors.

5. Indigenous Peoples.

6. Africa.

7. Asia.

8. Trying Conclusions: A Global Option?.


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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.