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Pentecostalism: A Guide for the Perplexed

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Pentecostalism is the fastest growing religious movement of our time. The unexpected birth of the modern Pentecostal movement at the doorsteps of the twentieth century is as perplexing as its continuing existence and unprecedented expansion worldwide. Once marginalized from public discourse, Pentecostals have now entered into mainstream culture, religion, politics, academia, and social action. However, the unprecedented growth of Pentecostalism in all its diversity has led to characterizations ripe with platitudes, stereotypes, and misrepresentations.

This volume sheds light on the most persistent contrasts characterizing the Pentecostal movement: the tension between local manifestations and global Pentecostalism, the inconsistency between spiritual discernment and charismatic excess, the gap between rampant denominationalism and the pursuit of Christian unity, the disparity between poverty among many Pentecostals and the popularity of the prosperity gospel, the division between Oneness Pentecostals and their Trinitarian counterparts, and the worldview of Pentecostals beyond the confines of a religious movement. Those tensions form the essence of global Pentecostalism and represent the emergence of a global Christian world.

The Logos Bible Software edition of this volume streamlines and enhances your study. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and original-language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches by topic to find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say.

  • Discusses the history and theology of Pentecostalism
  • Simplified explanation of technical concepts
  • Syntheses of diverse theological perspectives from experts in the field
  • Local Roots and Global Pluralism
  • Holistic Spirituality and Charismatic Extremism
  • Ecumenical Ethos and Denominationalism
  • Orthodox Doctrine and Sectarianism
  • Social Engagement and Triumphalism
  • Egalitarian Practices and Institutionalism
  • Scholarship and Anti-intellectualism
Vondey is a sure guide to the global phenomenon of Pentecostalism and its primary and scholarly resources, expertly sifting out the complexities of the many tongues of the movement and charting helpful frameworks to understanding and engaging with it. Beginner students and informed observers alike will benefit from this perspicacious study.

Amos Yong, J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology, Regent University

  • Title: Pentecostalism
  • Author: Wolfgang Vondey
  • Series: Guides for the Perplexed
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Print Publication Date: 2013
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Pentecostalism
  • ISBN: 9780567627315
  • Resource ID: LLS:PNTCSTLSM
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-04-26T19:07:26Z

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Regent University.


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    this book is a tremendous help for me as I am serving the Lord in this contemporary world among the Pentecostalism.... God is not the God who simply subjected to human being instead He rules everlasting to everlasting...

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