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Spirit and Power: The Growth and Global Impact of Pentecostalism

Donald E. Miller, Kimon H. Sargeant, and Richard Flory

Abstract

Pentecostalism is the fastest growing religious movement in the world, currently estimated to have at least 500 million adherents if one also includes charismatic Catholics and Protestants who are part of the renewal movement. Initially, Pentecostal converts were from the lower strata of society and many theorists viewed this form of religion as a compensation for their poverty. The social ecology of Pentecostal Christians is rapidly shifting, including many individuals who are middle class as well as young adults who are attracted by the music and vibrant worship of these churches. In additio ... More

Keywords: Pentecostalism (and): demographics, politics, globalization, gender, experience, growth, politics, spirit

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199920570
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920570.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald E. Miller, editor
University of Southern California

Kimon H. Sargeant, editor
John Templeton Foundation

Richard Flory, editor
University of Southern California

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Contents

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3 Spirited Competition

R. Andrew Chesnut

6 Pentecostalism and Democracy

Robert D. Woodberry

10 Remittances and Mission

Juan Francisco Martínez

11 Beautiful Feet

Estrelda Alexander

13 Gifts of the Spirit

William K. Kay

14 Prophecy, Empowerment, and Godly Love

Margaret M. Poloma, and Matthew T. Lee

Conclusion

Richard Flory, and Kimon H. Sargeant