August 22, 2014

New Cambridge Companion Online now available


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The Cambridge companion to Pentecostalism / edited by Cecil M. Robeck, Jr. and Amos Yong.




Pentecostalism is one of the fastest-growing religious movements in the world. Groups in the United States dominated early Pentecostal histories, but recent global manifestations have expanded and complicated the definition of Pentecostalism. This volume provides a nuanced overview of Pentecostalism's various manifestations and explores what it means to be Pentecostal from the perspectives of both insiders and outsiders. Leading scholars in the field use a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the historical, economic, political, anthropological, sociological, and theological aspects of the movement. They address controversies, such as the Oneness-Trinity controversy; introduce new theories; and chart trajectories for future research. The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism will enable beginners to familiarize themselves with the important issues and debates surrounding the global movement, while also offering experienced scholars a valuable handbook for reference.

Part I. Historical Considerations -- 1. The Origins of Modern Pentecostalism: Some Historiographical Issues / Cecil M. Robeck, Jr. -- 2. Charismatic Renewal and Neo-Pentecostalism: From North American Origins to Global Permutations / Michael J. McClymond -- 3. Then and Now: The Many Faces of Global Oneness Pentecostalism / David A. Reed -- Part II Regional Studies -- 4. North America Pentecostalism / David D. Daniels III -- 5. Pentecostalism in Europe and the Former Soviet Union / Jean-Daniel Pl ü ss -- 6. Pentecostalism in Latin America / Daniel Ramirez -- 7. African Pentecostalism / Cephas N. Omenyo -- 8. Asian Pentecostalism in Context: A Challenging Portrait / Wonsuk Ma -- Part III Disciplinary Perspectives/Contributions – The Status Quaestiones -- 9. The Politics and Economics of Pentecostalism: A Global Survey / Calvin L. Smith -- 10. The Cultural Dimension of Pentecostalism / Andr é Droogers -- 11. Sociological Narratives and the Sociology of Pentecostalism / Michael Wilkinson -- 12. Pentecostal Spirituality / Daniel E. Albrecht and Evan B. Howard -- 13. Pentecostal Theology / Mark J. Cartledge -- 14. Pentecostalism and Ecumenism / Wolfgang Vondey -- 15. Pentecostal Mission and Encounter with Religions / Veli-Matti K ä rkk ä inen -- Instead of a Conclusion: A Theologian’s Interdisciplinary Musings on the Future of Global Pentecostalism and Its Scholarship.


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