Pentecostal And Charismatic Theology

Authored by: Amos Yong

The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought

Print publication date:  March  2013
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415782173
eBook ISBN: 9780203387856
Adobe ISBN: 9781136677922


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This chapter focuses on pentecostal and charismatic theology. But, as there are other very adequate overviews of developments in this fairly new field (e.g., Cartledge forthcoming), I would like here to explore instead a different but related question. In brief, what is pentecostal or charismatic theology? The answer to this depends in part on how we understand pentecostal and charismatic movements. Some might say that pentecostal churches are distinct and separate ecclesial communities, just like any of the mainline Protestant denominations. If we accept this response, then pentecostal or charismatic theology is the second-order reflections of people who identify themselves within these movements. But if this were so, then such theological discourse might be of little interest to anyone except insiders.

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