ISBN-10:
0773534571
ISBN-13:
9780773534575
Pub. Date:
02/01/2009
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Canadian Pentecostalism: Transition and Transformation

Canadian Pentecostalism: Transition and Transformation

by Michael WilkinsonMichael Wilkinson

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Overview

One of the most significant transformations in twentieth-century Christianity is the emergence and development of Pentecostalism. With over five hundred million followers, it is the fastest-growing movement in the world. An incredibly diverse movement, it has influenced many sectors of Christianity, flourishing in Africa, Latin America, and Asia and having an equally significant effect on Canada. Bringing together a previously scattered and somewhat hidden literature, Canadian Pentecostalism provides the first comprehensive overview of the subject. The collection is broad in focus, examining classical Pentecostalism, charismatic movements in the Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant traditions, and neo-Pentecostalism. Contributing authors examine historical debates about the origins of the movement, the response of Pentecostalism to institutionalization and globalization, and the roles of women, indigenous peoples, and immigrants within the Canadian movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773534575
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Series: McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas Series , #49
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Michael Wilkinson is associate professor of sociology, and director of the Religion in Canada Institute, Trinity Western University.

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