Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy New
  • List Price: $44.00
  • Save: $5.43 (12%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Pentecostalism: Origins a... has been added to your Cart
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Pentecostalism: Origins and Developments Worldwide Paperback – February 1, 2005

5 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
$31.69 $39.59

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$38.57 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Pentecostalism: Origins and Developments Worldwide
  • +
  • African Pentecostalism: An Introduction
  • +
  • Pentecostal Theology in Africa (African Christian Studies) (African Christian Studies Series (Africs))
Total price: $84.37
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

This is a fascinating account of one of the fastest-growing segments of contemporary Christianity, a movement that has in this century had a profound impact on the practice of Christianity worldwide. In this volume, Hollenweger, Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Birmingham in England, combines oral history and traditional historical scholarship to tell the story of Pentecostalism. He traces the Pentecostal movement to five historical roots, which he identifies as "Black oral," "Catholic," "evangelical," "critical" and "ecumenical." Hollenweger's account is more expansive than other accounts of Pentecostalism, which tend to identify the Great Awakenings of colonial America as the roots of the Pentecostal movement. Hollenweger contends that the ecumenical nature of Pentecostalism has its earliest roots in the theology of John Wesley. Also, shattering the stereotype of Pentecostals in America as an overwhelmingly white and politically conservative group (Pat Robertson being the most visible example), Hollenweger portrays Pentecostalism as a multiracial movement whose progressive social-political dimensions are reflected in such examples as South African pastor Frank Chikane and urban Chicago pastor Arthur Brazier. While Hollenweger's book retains an academic tone, his breezy language is accessible to a general audience.

Copyright 1997 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Walter J. Hollenweger, a Swissborn theologian, was professor of mission at the University of Birmingham. He currently resides in Switzerland.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 508 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Academic (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801046602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801046605
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,595,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great! Reference came as descripted. This reference was useful in my doctoral research on Spirtual Giftedness.
Thank you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Pentecostalism: Origins and Developments Worldwide
This item: Pentecostalism: Origins and Developments Worldwide
Price: $38.57
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: church history