William K. Kay
Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction
April 26, 2018 Comments.. 599
Pentecostalism A Very Short Introduction In religious terms Pentecostalism was probably the most vibrant and rapidly growing religious movement of the th century Starting as a revivalistic and renewal movement within Christianity it encir

  • Title: Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: William K. Kay
  • ISBN: 9780199831661
  • Page: 378
  • Format: ebook
  • In religious terms Pentecostalism was probably the most vibrant and rapidly growing religious movement of the 20th century Starting as a revivalistic and renewal movement within Christianity, it encircled the globe in less than 25 years and grew in North America and then in those parts of the world with the highest birth rates Characterised by speaking in tongues, miraclIn religious terms Pentecostalism was probably the most vibrant and rapidly growing religious movement of the 20th century Starting as a revivalistic and renewal movement within Christianity, it encircled the globe in less than 25 years and grew in North America and then in those parts of the world with the highest birth rates Characterised by speaking in tongues, miracles, television evangelism and megachurches, it is also noted for its small group meetings, empowerment ofindividuals, liberation of women and humanitarian concerns Without the financial and military support of the state as was the case with communism , it flourished in almost every conceivable socio political environment Even in Europe, where religion most frequently appeared tired and out of date, Pentecostalism might draw large crowds or, within mainline Christian congregations, flourish in a muted charismatic form When these two forms are added together, Pentecostalism and neo Pentecostalism are thought to account for around 450 millionpeople.William K Kay outlines the origins and growth of Pentecostalism, looking at not only the theological aspects of the movement, but also the sociological influences of its political and humanitarian viewpoints.

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    1. George P. says:

      Kay, William K. 2011. Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction. Vol. 255, Very Short Introductions. New York: Oxford University Press.Pentecostal Christianity is the fastest-growing religious movement of the modern era. Over the past 100 years, it has grown from a handful of adherents to well over 500 million. Often associated with white, right-wing, American televangelists in the public mind, it is actually populated by poor, Majority World residents whose political commitments are diverse.Wil [...]

    2. Phil Davis says:

      Beginning with a history and then moving into theological perspectives and a very cursory sociological analysis, Kay does not hide his participation in the movement about which he writes. Particularly in the theology section, he becomes defensive. He undulates between a defensive posture and one of self-criticism (of the movement, which he gives both lightly and vehemently). In the conclusion, he predicts the continued growth of Pentecostalism to the point of being the face of Christianity in ev [...]

    3. BoBandy says:

      Some good info, but there was a lot of filler. A lot of it had the tone of a pamphlet. It was like the author had a difficult time balancing the need to sound objective and detached with the fact that he is a participant in the movement he's describing.

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