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Pentecostalism

David Martin

Pentecostalism

David Martin

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This book deals with the largest global shift in religion over the last forty years, the astonishing rise of Pentecostalism and charismatic Christianity.

- Publisher Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish deals with the phenomenon of ''charismatic'' Christianity in a context and style very far from the superficial categories in which it often gets discussed, raising substantive issues for the whole question of the future of Christianity. He is sympathetic but not uncritical, and manages to distinguish much that is habitually blurred. As a scholar of Latin American Pentecostalism, he is in the first rank. He writes as always with grace and clarity. It is exactly the kind of book most commentators on religion ought to read, with its careful dismantling of cliches about fundamentalism and its plea for a culturally nuanced account of pentecostal piety." The Most Revd Rowan Williams, Archbishop of WalesDavid Martin ranks as one of the leading scholarly interpreters of world pentecostalism and its ''charismatic penumbra''. In this work he once again demonstrates his mastery of the cultural dynamics that have informed the movement''s global sweep, as well as the differences that have marked sub-traditions, territories, localities and social groupings. Challenging glib secularization theories, Martin persuasively traces the functionality of pentecostal spirituality in modern society. He combines the rigor of the sociologist with the narrative skill of the historian, readily crisscrossing the boundaries that have separated those disciplines. The book is witty, elegantly written, and brimming with insights as sage as they are subtle." Grant Wacker, Duke University[Many] questions come teeming out of Professor Martin''s instructive pages as he turns his attention to other parts of the world, for which Latin America is merely a template." Times Literary SupplementDavid Martin...is a doyen of British sociology of religion. It is good to have a new book from him on this important issue. His main interest has been in South America, although he shows that he is fully aware that Pentecostalism is just as strong in many parts of Africa. [He offers] a fascinating and important picture." Church TimesThe textured approach to the varieties of cultures and different inculturations of Pentecostalism both enhances the quality of the study and the usefulness of the book." Jeffrey Gros, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic BishopsThis work of synthesis constitutes for years to come a privileged reference point, for whoever works on Pentecostalism or Secularization." Archives de Sciences SocialesA scholar not only of profound learning but considerable originiality. Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish sustains his reputation as one of the best sociologists of religion in the world." Reviews of Religious ResearchThis book demonstrates...that having been so much of a pioneer in the study of religion and globalisation, Martin remains a major authority. It represents sophisticated and thought-provoking scholarship for all those concerned to map the changing dynamics of contemporary Christianity." Modern BelievingPentecostalism: The World Their Parish is the newest effort on the subject of contemporary Pentecostalism by one of today''s leading sociologists of religion, David Martin. This book, a work of sweeping reach and comprehensive synthesis aimed at examining Pentecostalism in a global context ..." Journal of ReligionA trail-blazing book, then, on a spiritual fire that has encircled the world within a century." William K. Kay, Reviews in Religion and TheologyThe book offers insightful interpretations, clear conceptualizations, and a richness of empirical overview that is reminiscent of Max Weber''s writing. It nicely synthesizes much of the recent literature on its theme. Perhaps most significantly, Martin demonstrates how religion, even and especially the apolitical religion of the culturally despised subaltern, is a regular feature of the global social landscape: not a remnant, not a faute de mieux, but a vital resource for getting along in this world. As such

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This book deals with the largest global shift in religion over the last forty years, the astonishing rise of Pentecostalism and charismatic Christianity.
- Publisher

Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish deals with the phenomenon of ''charismatic'' Christianity in a context and style very far from the superficial categories in which it often gets discussed, raising substantive issues for the whole question of the future of Christianity. He is sympathetic but not uncritical, and manages to distinguish much that is habitually blurred. As a scholar of Latin American Pentecostalism, he is in the first rank. He writes as always with grace and clarity. It is exactly the kind of book most commentators on religion ought to read, with its careful dismantling of cliches about fundamentalism and its plea for a culturally nuanced account of pentecostal piety." The Most Revd Rowan Williams, Archbishop of WalesDavid Martin ranks as one of the leading scholarly interpreters of world pentecostalism and its ''charismatic penumbra''. In this work he once again demonstrates his mastery of the cultural dynamics that have informed the movement''s global sweep, as well as the differences that have marked sub-traditions, territories, localities and social groupings. Challenging glib secularization theories, Martin persuasively traces the functionality of pentecostal spirituality in modern society. He combines the rigor of the sociologist with the narrative skill of the historian, readily crisscrossing the boundaries that have separated those disciplines. The book is witty, elegantly written, and brimming with insights as sage as they are subtle." Grant Wacker, Duke University[Many] questions come teeming out of Professor Martin''s instructive pages as he turns his attention to other parts of the world, for which Latin America is merely a template." Times Literary SupplementDavid Martin...is a doyen of British sociology of religion. It is good to have a new book from him on this important issue. His main interest has been in South America, although he shows that he is fully aware that Pentecostalism is just as strong in many parts of Africa. [He offers] a fascinating and important picture." Church TimesThe textured approach to the varieties of cultures and different inculturations of Pentecostalism both enhances the quality of the study and the usefulness of the book." Jeffrey Gros, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic BishopsThis work of synthesis constitutes for years to come a privileged reference point, for whoever works on Pentecostalism or Secularization." Archives de Sciences SocialesA scholar not only of profound learning but considerable originiality. Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish sustains his reputation as one of the best sociologists of religion in the world." Reviews of Religious ResearchThis book demonstrates...that having been so much of a pioneer in the study of religion and globalisation, Martin remains a major authority. It represents sophisticated and thought-provoking scholarship for all those concerned to map the changing dynamics of contemporary Christianity." Modern BelievingPentecostalism: The World Their Parish is the newest effort on the subject of contemporary Pentecostalism by one of today''s leading sociologists of religion, David Martin. This book, a work of sweeping reach and comprehensive synthesis aimed at examining Pentecostalism in a global context ..." Journal of ReligionA trail-blazing book, then, on a spiritual fire that has encircled the world within a century." William K. Kay, Reviews in Religion and TheologyThe book offers insightful interpretations, clear conceptualizations, and a richness of empirical overview that is reminiscent of Max Weber''s writing. It nicely synthesizes much of the recent literature on its theme. Perhaps most significantly, Martin demonstrates how religion, even and especially the apolitical religion of the culturally despised subaltern, is a regular feature of the global social landscape: not a remnant, not a faute de mieux, but a vital resource for getting along in this world. As such
- Publisher

Meet the Author

David Martin

D. W. MARTIN spends his days working in book publishing and his nights writing and performing comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. Even though he has won seven Nobel Prizes, he is most proud of being the runner-up Employee of the Month in April 1997. His high school senior class voted him Most Likely to Write a Memo. How true! A

Table Of Contents

  • Proposed Argument. A Cultural Revolution - Sources, Character, Niches
  • North America And Europe - Contrasts In Receptivity
  • Latin America - A Template?
  • Latin America - Ambiguity In Different Cultural Sectors
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Trying Conclusions - A Global Option?.

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  • Catalogue Code 175136
  • Product Code 0631231218
  • EAN 9780631231219
  • Pages 212
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Oct 2001
  • Dimensions 2303 x 1544 x 138 mm
  • Weight 0.324kg

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