The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism.

Author:Taneti, James Elisha
Position:Book review

The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism. Edited by Cecil M. Robeck Jr. and Amos Yong. (Cambridge Companions to Religion). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-05211-8838-8. 356 pages. Paper. $29.99.

The Pentecostal/Charismatic movement has dramatically spread across the globe in the last few decades. Scholarly interest in the history, theologies, and practices of the Pentecostals has increased as well. The publication of more than 300 monographs and journal essays every year in the last decade reflects this heightened interest. Pastors and seminarians interested in the study of Pentecostalism no longer need to flip through hundreds of titles. Cecil M. Robeck Jr. and Amos Yong, professors at Fuller Theological Seminary, have collected fifteen essays written by experts in the field in this Cambridge Companion. These essays analyze the history of Pentecostalism, its various expressions around the world, and various ways to study the tradition.

The book is divided into three parts. The first section traces the multiple origins of modern Pentecostalism and analyzes its globalization. It introduces various historiographical proposals, examines the growth of Charismatic tradition within the "mainline" churches, and identifies its recent...

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