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Pentecostals and Charismatics in Britain

An Anthology

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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 book 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.

Topics covered include: the theological and doctrinal marks in British Pentecostalism, Anglican-Pentecostal relations, Pentecostal perspectives on LGBT+, the impact pf the Vineyard movement on Charismatic and Pentecostal worship in the UK. 

Contributors include: Professor William K Kay (Chester University), Professor David Hilborn, (Principal at St Johns Theological College, Nottingham) and Dr R. David Muir (Senior Lecturer in Ministerial Theology, University of Roehampton)

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