Pentecostalism has become the fastest growing Christian movement, particularly outside Europe, and Allan Heaton Anderson is one of the foremost scholars of this phenomenon. His innovative interpretation of Pentecostalism focuses on the serious contribution made by both western and Majority World participants in its development. In this second edition of his leading introductory course book, Anderson presents an updated global history of the movement, which addresses significant events and changes in recent years, and surveys important theoretical issues such as gender and society, as well as politics and economics. The book also offers a comprehensive explanation of the significance of Charismatic Christianity throughout the world, plus its effect upon the globalisation of religion and its transformation in the present century. This new edition will be an important resource for those studying Pentecostalism, Charismatic Christianity, theology and sociology of religion.
Allan Heaton Anderson is Professor of Mission and Global Pentecostal Studies at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of Zion and Pentecost (2000), African Reformation (2001), Spreading Fires (2007), Studying Global Pentecostalism (2010), Asian and Pentecostal (2012) and To the Ends of the Earth (2013).
Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. History: 2. Background and context; 3. North America; 4. Latin America and Caribbean; 5. Europe; 6. Sub-Saharan Africa; 7. Asia, Australia and Pacific; 8. Charismatic renewal; Part II. Analysis: 9. Theology of the spirit; 10. Mission and evangelism; 11. Bible and full gospel; 12. Academy and ecumenism; 13. Gender and society; 14. Politics and economics; 15. Globalisation and prospects.