The Routledge Handbook of Pentecostal Theology

1st Edition

Wolfgang Vondey

Routledge
April 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 488 Pages
ISBN 9781138580893 - CAT# K376222
Series: Routledge Handbooks in Theology

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Summary

Research on Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity has increased dramatically in recent decades, and a diverse range of disciplines has begun to address a range of elements of these movements. Yet, there exists very little understanding of Pentecostal theology, and it is not uncommon to encounter stereotypes and misperceptions.

Addressing this gap in current research, The Routledge Handbook of Pentecostal Theology is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, challenges and debates in this growing field of study and is the first collection of its kind to offer a comprehensive presentation and critical discussion of this subject. Comprising over forty chapters written by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into five parts:

  • Contextualizing Pentecostal Theology
  • Sources
  • Theological Method
  • Doctrines and Practices
  • Conversations and Challenges.

These sections take the reader through a comprehensive introduction to what Pentecostals believe and how they practice their faith. Looking at issues such as the core teachings of Pentecostalism concerning Spirit baptism, divine healing, or eschatology; unique practices, such as spiritual warfare and worship; and less discussed issues, such as social justice and gender, each chapter builds towards a nuanced and global picture of the theology of the Pentecostal movement.

The Routledge Handbook of Pentecostal Theology is essential reading for students and researchers in Pentecostal Studies, World Christianity and Theology as well as scholars working in contemporary Religious Studies.

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