"[T]he strength of this book is its breadth of purview...Recommended."
-D. Jacobsen, Messiah College, CHOICE
"Anderson's prose is clear, and his comment to the evidence informs the argument on every page. His is simply the best scholarly introduction to world Pentecostalism on the market today. Church leaders, specialists, advanced undergraduates, and graduate students in missiology and church history will benefit from this penetrating study."
-Peter A. Huff, Missiology
"Anderson's first-rate introduction provides an accomplished single source for Pentecostal studies and it surely will be a key text for many years."
-H. Chad Hillier, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Studies in Religion
"This is an outstanding book that I thoroughly enjoy[ed] reading. I believe that it provides a wonderful introduction to Pentecostalism, and all serious students of this particular arm of Christianity are encouraged to read it."
-Dave Johnson, Pneuma Review
Pentecostalism is the fastest expanding religious movement in the world today. In an innovative approach, Allan Anderson aims to make more visible the 'non-western' nature of Pentecostalism without overlooking the importance of the movement emanating from North America. Concentrating on its history and theology, Anderson reflects on the movements' development and significance throughout the world. He explores those theological issues that helped form a distinctive spirituality and relates them to different peoples and their cultures. International and comprehensive, this book provides an important introduction to students of theology and religion.