Pentecostalism is a prominent form of Christianity around the world that is increasingly pervasive in the Global South. One of the persistent issues that obscures accurate understanding of the movement is the question of whether such a spiritually-oriented faith gives attention to social realities. This dissertation identifies a broad spectrum of Latin America Pentecostal social- ethical engagement in order to complicate stereotypes and reveal a natural orientation toward public witness. It shows that Pentecostalism is too complex for broad generalization, and it draws on leading voices from within the movement to articulate a call to increasing efforts for social justice.
Harold J. Recinos
Caroline B. Brettell
Ted A. Campbell
James K. H. Lee
Religion, Theology/Religious Education, Anthropology
Number of Pages
Luckey, David, "“Spirited” Engagement: Latin American Faith and the Construction of Emancipative Pentecostalism" (2019). Religious Studies Theses and Dissertations. 17.