Robeck and Yong, eds, “The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism”

Robeck, Cecil M. Jr. and Amos Yong.  2014. Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Publisher’s Description: Pentecostalism is one of the fastest-growing religious movements in the world. Groups in the United States dominated early Pentecostal histories, but recent global manifestations have expanded and complicated the definition of Pentecostalism. This volume provides a nuanced overview of Pentecostalism’s various manifestations and explores what it means to be Pentecostal from the perspectives of both insiders and outsiders. Leading scholars in the field use a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the historical, economic, political, anthropological, sociological and theological aspects of the movement. They address controversies, such as the Oneness-Trinity controversy; introduce new theories; and chart trajectories for future research. The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism will enable beginners to familiarize themselves with the important issues and debates surrounding the global movement, while also offering experienced scholars a valuable handbook for reference.


Global Pentecostalism: an introduction to an introduction Cecil M. Robeck, Jr and Amos Yong
Part I. Historical Considerations:
1. The origins of modern Pentecostalism: some historiographical issues Cecil M. Robeck, Jr
2. Charismatic renewal and neo-Pentecostalism: from American origins to global permutations Michael J. McClymond
3. Then and now: the many faces of global Oneness Pentecostalism David A. Reed
Part II. Regional Studies:
4. North American Pentecostalism David D. Daniels, III
5. Pentecostalism in Europe and the former Soviet Union Jean-Daniel Plüss
6. Pentecostalism in Latin America Daniel Ramirez
7. African Pentecostalism Cephas N. Omenyo
8. Asian Pentecostalism in context: a challenging portrait Wonsuk Ma
Part III. Disciplinary Perspectives/Contributions – the Status Quaestiones:
9. The politics and economics of Pentecostalism: a global survey Calvin L. Smith
10. The cultural dimension of Pentecostalism André Droogers
11. Sociological narratives and the sociology of Pentecostalism Michael Wilkinson
12. Pentecostal spirituality Daniel E. Albrecht and Evan B. Howard
13. Pentecostal theology Mark J. Cartledge
14. Pentecostalism and ecumenism Wolfgang Vondey
15. Pentecostal mission and encounter with religions Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
Instead of a conclusion: a theologian’s interdisciplinary musings on the future of global Pentecostalism and its scholarship Amos Yong.