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About the Journal
Judith Bachmann, University of Heidelberg
PentecoStudies originated in 2002 as an expression of the research associated with the Hollenweger Centre at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where it was edited by André Droogers. The journal moved to Equinox in 2010.
PentecoStudies offers a distinctly interdisciplinary forum for the study of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. Authors from the social sciences, the humanities, cultural studies, religious studies and theology are all welcome to submit research on global expressions of Pentecostalism defined in its broadest sense. The journal invites work that attends to historical, contemporary and regional studies. In particular, it is interested in the global expansion of Pentecostalism, its mutations and impact on society, culture and the media, including its influence on traditional non-Pentecostal churches. Comparative research is encouraged, especially if it is based on different regional studies and contributes to our understanding of globalization and the role of Pentecostalism in post-colonial contexts. Attention to the lived experience of religion is important and studies that include empirical research are welcome, as well as theoretical studies. Theological contributions that assist our understanding of the beliefs and practices of Pentecostal Christians are essential and these are best placed if they engage in a dialogue with the broader traditions of philiosophy and theology, especially ecumenical dialogue. Finally, in this age of many faiths, it is important that the impact of Pentecostalism on other religious traditions is researched and vice versa. Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity ("Pentecostalisms") cannot be fully appreciated in isolation but must be understood in all its complexity when it is placed in multiple contexts and viewed through multiple lenses. The journal aims to fulfil this important research need.
Publication & Frequency
April and October
ISSN 2041-3599 (print)
ISSN 1871-7691 (online)
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