The Use and Abuse of the Spirit in Pentecostalism

The Use and Abuse of the Spirit in Pentecostalism: A South African Perspective

Hardback Published on: 30/11/2020
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This book is a pneumatological reflection on the use and abuse of the Spirit in light of the abuse of religion within South African Pentecostalism. Both emerging and well-established scholars of South African Pentecostalism are brought together to reflect on pneumatology from various approaches, which includes among others: historical, biblical, migration, commercialisation of religion, discernment of spirits and human flourishing.

From a broader understanding of the function of the Holy Spirit in different streams of Pentecostalism, the argument is that this function has changed with the emergence of the new Prophetic churches in South Africa.

This is a fascinating insight into one of the major emerging worldwide religious movements. As such, it will be of great interest to academics in Pentecostal Studies, Christian Studies, Theology, and Religious Studies as well as African Studies and the Sociology of Religion.

  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780367482428
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 562g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

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