Intercultural Theology

A Pentecostal Apologia


  • Amos Yong Fuller Seminary



intercultural theology, pentecostalism


My proposal is that a Pentecostal approach to theology, normed by the Day of Pentecost narrative (rather than by modern Pentecostal theological developments) invites an intercultural stance. The many tongues unleashed by the Pentecostal Spirit empowers many aesthetic, philosophical, and religious testimonies of which witnesses demand intercultural discernment.

Author Biography

Amos Yong, Fuller Seminary

Amos Yong is Professor of Theology & Mission and Director of the Center for Missiological Research.


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Walls, Andrew F. 2002. The Cross-cultural Process in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission and Appropriation of Faith. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.

Yong, Amos. 2005. The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.

———. 2008. Hospitality and the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices, and the Neighbor, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.

———. 2009. “Restoring, Reforming, Renewing: Accompaniments to The Cam¬bridge Companion to Evangelical Theology.” Evangelical Review of The¬ology 33(2): 179–183.

———. 2012a. The Cosmic Breath: Spirit and Nature in the Christi¬anity-Buddhism-Science Trialogue. Leiden: Brill.

———. 2012b. Pneumatology and the Christian-Buddhist Dialogue: Does the Spirit Blow through the Middle Way? Leiden: Brill.

———. 2014a. The Dialogical Spirit: Christian Reason and Theological Method for the Third Millennium. Eugene, OR: Cascade.

———. 2014b. The Future of Evangelical Theology: Soundings from the Asian American Diaspora. Downers Grove, IL: IVP.

———. 2014c. The Missiological Spirit: Christian Mission Theology for the Third Millennium Global Context. Eugene, OR: Cascade.




How to Cite

Yong, A. (2017). Intercultural Theology: A Pentecostal Apologia. Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology, 1(1), 147–151.



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