Abstract

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.

Degree Date

12-21-2019

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Religious Studies

Advisor

Harold J. Recinos

Second Advisor

Caroline B. Brettell

Third Advisor

Ted A. Campbell

Fourth Advisor

James K. H. Lee

Subject Area

Religion, Theology/Religious Education, Anthropology

Number of Pages

198

Format

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