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Journal Cover   PentecoStudies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Research on the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements
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   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 2041-3599 - ISSN (Online) 1871-7691
   Published by Equinox Publishing Homepage  [30 journals]
  • Editorial
    • Authors: Allan Heaton Anderson
      Pages: 153 - 155
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T13:13:59Z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • Friend or Foe? Finding Common Ground between Development and
    • Religious belief is a common human characteristic with 80 percent of the world’s population professing some religious affiliation. Indeed, global surveys report an increase in ‘religiosity’ across the globe in recent decades. Within Christianity, Pentecostalism has experienced considerable growth in contrast with the more traditional Christian churches. This growth is occurring across the globe, but is extremely evident within developing countries. Within development studies (both the theory and practice), religion has been negatively portrayed, misunderstood, or set aside as not being of importance to development outcomes. Such an approach towards religion is misguided and limits development effectiveness. While religion is certainly not the ‘answer’ to eradicating poverty or overcoming global injustices, authentic engagement by development actors with religion does provide important opportunities to enhance development outcomes. This paper will consider the basic tenets of development theory and practice and contrast those against Pentecostal theological teaching in order to determine where there exists common ground and where there exists misalignment of values and thus tension. Such assessment is important in order to enhance the religious literacy of the development sector to better understand how to authentically engage with communities expressing this belief.2015-03-23T14:14:34Z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • Pentecostals and Development in Nigeria and Zambia: Community Organizing
           as a Response to Poverty and Violence
    • Faith-based community organising is becoming increasingly recognized as an effective form of democratic engagement and community development, especially among low-to-middle income urban communities in the United States and Britain. This article focuses on two African Pentecostal initiatives with no formal links to Western community organising networks: the Young Ambassadors for Community Peace and Inter-Faith Foundation in Nigeria and the Jubilee Centre in Zambia. In both countries, neoliberal economics, associated with diminished public sectors and decreased government interventionism, has taken its toll, resulting in increased levels of unemployment, poverty and violent conflict. In response, these initiatives are engaged in citizen mobilization through training church and community leaders, and empowering ordinary people to improve the quality of life in their communities. While faith-based community organising is relatively rare in Nigeria and Zambia, the case studies discussed in this article show the potential of this form of intervention for generating social capital and addressing the dual crises of poverty and violence that assail the African continent. The article assesses the added value of Pentecostal beliefs and practices in relation to civic engagement and development.2015-05-05T13:13:18Z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • Material Development and Spiritual Empowerment? Pentecostalism in
           Northern Cameroon
    • This article seeks to shed light on the relationship between material development and spiritual empowerment among Pentecostal churches in Northern Cameroon. Field studies show that several Pentecostal churches recently have been established in the area, and that they are “negotiating space” in order to find places and areas where they can influence the local community. Due to the strong Muslim control over the economy in the region, the new churches have little focus on prosperity, but the material and developmental discourse focus on entrepreneurship through education and hard work. The article concludes that the relative success achieved by the churches is connected to their focus on global mobility, local flexibility, spiritual authority and human dignity.2015-05-01T11:18:44Z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • Kenya: A Nation Born Again
    • In much of the work on Pentecostalism and development to date, Pentecostals have been considered as individual, adult converts adopting new (in contrast to traditional) socioeconomic approaches. These are seen by some authors as having transformative results for personal wellbeing and economic success as they are no longer subject to the restrictions of state, nation and society; others present opposite conclusions. As an alternative point of departure, this article considers that Charismatic, Pentecostal Christianity has been of great importance in the creation and evolution of Kenya as a state and nation. This understanding is used to illuminate the themes that dominated the country’s general election of 2013 and its developmental ramifications. It is suggested that exploring Pentecostalism at the level of nation and state, whilst continuing to allow for the importance of conceptions of personal responsibility, offers an additional and complimentary approach for exploring Pentecostalism and development.2015-05-01T11:19:37Z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • Roundtable - Pentecostalism and Development Practice
    • This article revisits central questions arising from Pentecostal actors’ development practices. These were raised during the final panel discussion of the 2014 GloPent conference on “Pentecostalism and Development”. The four panel participants, all development actors from various organisational and religious backgrounds, considered whether Pentecostal approaches to development work are distinctive, as well as identifying various benefits that can be gained from the engagement of Pentecostal churches in development and some challenges that arise during collaboration between development actors and Pentecostal churches. The discussion was conducted through two rounds of statements by the panel participants, complemented by editorial comments and reflections. It concludes that neither the Pentecostal approach to development nor Pentecostal churches’ links with development actors are necessarily distinctive. However, more exchanges are needed between Pentecostal organisations and their members, development practitioners working with Pentecostal churches and scholars of the Pentecostal movement to improve development work among Pentecostals, links between Pentecostals and other development actors and scholarly awareness of the most salient issues.2015-05-07T10:04:57Z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • ANDERSON, Allan Heaton, To the Ends of the Earth: Pentecostalism and the
           Transformation of World Christianity. Oxford Studies in World
           Christianity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, xvi + 311pp. Pbk.
           ISBN: 9780195386424. US$24.95
    • Authors: Michael McClymond
      Pages: 261 - 263
      PubDate: 2015-03-23T14:16:45Z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • MA, Wonsuk, Veli-Matti KÄRKKÄINEN, and J. Kwabena ASAMOAH-GYADU
           (eds), Pentecostal Mission and Global Christianity. Oxford: Regnum Books,
           2014, 397pp. Hbk. ISBN: 9781908355430. £18.59.
    • Authors: Andy Lord
      Pages: 267 - 268
      PubDate: 2015-05-01T11:12:37Z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • SUARSANA, Yan, Pandita Ramabai und die Erfindung der Pfingstbewegung:
           Postkoloniale Religionsgeschichtsschreibung am Beispiel des “Mukti
           Revival”. Studies in the History of Christianity in the Non-Western
           World, no. 23. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 201
    • Pages: 269 - 271
      PubDate: 2015-05-01T11:11:50Z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • VAN KLINKEN, Adriaan, Transforming Masculinities in African Christianity:
           Gender Controversies in Times of AIDS. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013, 234pp. Hbk.
           ISBN: 9781409451143. £56.70
    • Authors: Valois Caroline
      Pages: 272 - 273
      PubDate: 2015-05-01T11:10:21Z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • BUSTRAAN, Richard, The Jesus People Movement: A Story of Spiritual
           Revolution Among the Hippies. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2014, xxii +
           238pp. Pbk. ISBN: 9781620324646. US$29.
    • Authors: Young Shawn David
      Pages: 264 - 266
      PubDate: 2014-11-03T12:41:25Z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2014)
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