The seventh volume in the acclaimed Religion and Society series, the Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity explores one of the fastest growing movements in Christianity.
Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity: Volume 7 of Religion & Society
The Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity, the seventh volume in the acclaimed Religion and Society series, explores the fastest growing movements in Christianity, with numbers second only to the Roman Catholic Church. Pentecostals and charismatics number over half a billion people around the world – one fourth of Christendom.
While “peoples of the Spirit” have appeared throughout Christian history, their real growth has occurred over the past century. Because of their late emergence, they are the continuing subject of religious and social science research. While there are several books on Pentecostal and charismatic theology and history, no one has attempted a reference work examining these movements with an eye to socio-cultural influences.
Stanley M. Burgess, Regent University
Frank D. Macchia, Vanguard University of Southern California, Martyn Percy, Ripon College, Jerry Shepperd, Austin Community College, William A. Wedenoja, Missouri State University