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Waiting for AntichristCharisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church$
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Damian Thompson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178562

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195178564.001.0001

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Pentecostalism and the End Times

Pentecostalism and the End Times

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(p.39) 3 Pentecostalism and the End Times
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Waiting for Antichrist
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Damian Thompson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195178564.003.0003

This chapter examines how Pentecostal churches are pulled toward and away from accommodation with society as they seek to exercise ministries of miraculous healing and non-eschatological prophecy. It describes the millenarian traditions that Pentecostalism inherited from fundamentalism. Pentecostal attitudes to the End Times, which range from enthusiastic participation in the prophecy subculture to a complete lack of interest in it are discussed, including a more recent, optimistic belief in the coming restoration of God’s kingdom.

Keywords:   millenarianism, Pentecostalism, End Times, charisma, apocalyptic belief, prophecy

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