The South Indian Pentecostal movement in the twentieth century /
Michael Bergunder.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2008.
xii, 380 p. : ill., maps.
9780802827340 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2008.
9780802827340 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Michael Bergunder is professor of the history of religions and mission studies at the University of Heidelberg
Bowker Data Service Summary
Following a brief introduction outlining the history of the worldwide growth of Pentecostalism, Michael Bergunder delves into the history of the South Indian Pentecostal movement.
Main Description
Making up approximately 20 percent of South India's Protestants, Pentecostals are an influential part of India's Christian culture, yet there is a distinct lack of scholarly focus on this increasingly large group. This careful, well-informed study by Michael Bergunder ably fills that gap. After a brief historical introduction to the worldwide growth of Pentecostalism, Bergunder delves into the history of the South Indian Pentecostal movement in the first section. The second section gives a systematic profile of the current movement in South India, based on a wide range of source materials and on formal interviews with nearly two hundred leading pastors and evangelists. Bergunder finishes his work with prospects for the future. Three appendixes and an extended bibliography offer ample ground for further research.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
A Note on Transliteration and Conventionsp. xi
Introduction: Constructing Indian Pentecostalismp. 1
Historyp. 21
Early Beginningsp. 23
Keralap. 37
Tamil Nadup. 58
Karnatakap. 86
Andhra Pradeshp. 92
Evangelists, Interchurch Fellowships, and Marginal Movementsp. 107
Beliefs and Practicesp. 121
Contextp. 123
Themesp. 130
Ordo Salutisp. 138
Gifts of the Spiritp. 146
Ethicsp. 181
Ministryp. 191
Church Lifep. 209
Social Structure and Ecumenical Relationsp. 231
Prospectsp. 245
Pentecostalism and Contextualization of Christianityp. 247
Selected Biographiesp. 255
Missionaries and Leadership Positionsp. 301
Church Statisticsp. 305
List of Interviewsp. 311
Bibliographyp. 321
Mapsp. 357
Indexp. 365
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