Pentecostals and Charismatics in Britain
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Although part of a worldwide Christian spirituality, Pentecostals and Charismatics in the UK are rooted in British religiosity dating back to at least the 1920s. However, the emergence of migrant communities from the Caribbean and Africa since the 1950s has tended to attract popular attention and consequentially has come to represent the popular public face of Pentecostals and Charismatics in Britain. Latterly, however, an intellectual base has begun resisting the anti-intellectual reputation that has attached itself to Pentecostalism.
This collection of essays draws upon the scholarship of eminent academics and practitioners in the field of Pentecostal and Charismatic studies, who together consider the history of pentecostal and charismatic movements, their relationship with mainline Christian churches and their engagement with the social, economic and political world.
With a foreword by Justin Welby.
Foreword by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
Introduction by Joe Aldred
Part One Pentecostal and Charismatic History
1. Heritage and Hope: A Story of British Pentecostalism
2. African and Caribbean Pentecostalism in Britain
Babatunde Aderemi Adedibu
3. The Rise of the Charismatic Movement in the UK
Part Two Pentecostal and Charismatic Diversity
4. Marks of British Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches
William K. Kay
5. Pentecostal Diversity in England and the Wider UK
6. Women in Ministry and British Pentecostalism
Part Three Pentecostal and Charismatic and Mainstream Christianity
7. Ecumenism and Pentecostals in Britain
8. Anglicans, Pentecostals and Ecumenism: Bilateral Dynamics and Broader Resonances
9. The European Protestant Reformation and Global Pentecostalism
Allan H. Anderson
10. Post Pentecostal and Charismatic Expressions
Part Four Pentecostal and Charismatic and Socio-Political Issues
11. Theological Education and Training Among British Pentecostals and Charismatics
R. David Muir
12. Pentecostalism and Prosperity Theology: A Call for Reappraisal of Acceptance and Rejection
13. Pentecostalism and Political Engagement
R. David Muir
'This book contains the most up-to-date set of essays on the subject of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in Britain today. It is an important resource for anyone wishing to understand one of the most influential expressions of Christianity globally. The essays in this book are written in a lucid and accessible manner, wide-ranging in content, and full of knowledge and insight. It is an important text that will be a reference point for scholars and students for many years.' -- The Reverend Professor Mark J. Cartledge, PhD, FRSA, Regent University School of Theology, USA
"Its so good to have this long overdue book out there. Its like an exciting family reunion in a public space. A must read for everyone who wants to catch up with two great movements on the UK Christian landscape." -- Joel Edwards, International Director, Micah Challenge
'... a passionate and insightful introduction and analysis by leading scholars and practitioners that is destined to become a standard resource for anyone interested in the history, diversity, and significance of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in Britain and beyond.' -- Wolfgang Vondey, Director, Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
"Anyone wanting to understand these traditions in their contemporary expression will be advised to reach for this book first, and find within it contributions that are both carefully crafted academic explorations of aspects of those movements, and thoroughly readable introductions. As churches continue to respond to the changing culture of Britain today, no observer can ignore this movement in its rich cultural and theological diversity, and this book, edited by my colleague Bishop Joe Aldred, deserves its place on every thinking Christian’s bookshelves." -- Paul Goodliff, General Secretary, Churches Together in England