Scripting Pentecost explores and develops an analysis of worship and liturgy in Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions around the world. It is organized into two main sections: history and theology, and global case studies. The first section considers early Pentecostal traditions, the influence of the Welsh revival, classical Pentecostalism, the Charismatic Renewal movement and subsequent practices up to the present day. It also provides contemporary constructive theological reflections on sung worship, sacramental theology and liturgical practices. The second section offers a selection of global case studies from America, Europe, Kenya, Myanmar, Venezuela and Papua New Guinea. These case studies focus on contemporary worship and liturgical practices and their significance for Pentecostal and Charismatic studies.


"An informative study of an important part of Pentecostal activities, this innovative collection provides a fascinating panorama on Pentecostal worship from many different perspectives. I know of no other book quite like it and it will be studied carefully with great profit."

Allan H. Anderson, Professor of Mission and Pentecostal Studies, University of Birmingham

"I am happy to commend this book to many different kinds of readers, not just specialists. To my knowledge, this volume is sui generis. Nothing quite matches it in depth and scope. Reaching back to the nineteenth century of the Pentecostal movement, it also conducts the reader on a global excursion, appropriate to the world-wide growth of Spirit-filled Christian worship."

Harvey Cox, Hollis Research Professor of Divinity, Harvard University

"Case studies, continental perspectives, historical accounts, theological analyses – something for everyone at this triadic nexus where Pentecostalism, worship, and liturgy are enacted. Scripting Pentecost charts trajectories of research and inquiry for the next generation of scholars at this intersection."

Amos Yong, Professor of Theology & Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California


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