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SCM Press 2009

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The Pentecostal and charismatic movements showed astonishing growth in the twentieth century, claiming 400 million people worldwide. This academic study of their growth, beliefs, and distinctives is essential reading for students of theology, religious studies, history, and sociology. In addition to a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject, it offers useful resources such as suggestions for further reading, questions for reflection, and a glossary of technical terms.

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Looking for more on Pentacostalism? Check out Studies on Pentecostal Thought and History.

Key Features

  • Documents the history of the Pentecostal movement
  • Tours a variety of Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions
  • Examines the impact of the movement on the global church


  • Part 1: History
    • Definitions, Numbers, and Historiography
    • To the Brink of Pentecostalism
    • Countercultural Movements and Polycentric Ignition
    • Consolidation
    • Asia
    • Latin America
    • Africa: The Cases of Ghana, Congo, and Zimbabwe
    • Latter Rain and Religious Broadcasting
    • The Charismatic Movement
    • Beyond The Charismatic Movement
  • Part 2: Theology
    • Theology 1
    • Theology 2
    • Theology 3
  • Sociology
    • Sociology 1
    • Sociology 2

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About William K. Kay

William K. Kay is director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at the University of Wales.

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