Open Lecture: Understanding African Pentecostalism in Europe in the Discontinuity Continuity Debate
- Date: –17:30
- Location: Engelska parken Geijersalen
- Lecturer: Allan H Andersson is professor of Mission & Pentecostal Studies at Department of Theology and Religion, at University of Birmingham.
- Organiser: Centrum för forskning om religion och samhälle (CRS), CEMFOR och Teologiska institutionen
- Contact person: Katarina Westerlund
Discussion about whether African Pentecostalism represents “a complete break with the past” or continues with little change to ancient beliefs, often leads to misunderstandings, particularly when African Pentecostals encounter European Christianity.
CRS and the project Pentecostal Migration in Secular Sweden invite to an open lecture by professor Allan H Anderson.
This lecture discusses this question from the perspective of many years studying Pentecostalism in several African countries and in its diaspora form in Europe.
Andersson is one of the leading scholars in the field of Pentecostalism and his main research is in the areas of Pentecostal history and intercultural theology. He is currently working on the relationship between Pentecostalism and African popular religious ideas. He is the author of several ground breaking books in the field.
Spirit-Filled Word: Religious Dis/Continuity in African Pentecostalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018),
An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity, 2nd ed (Cambridge, 2013),
To the Ends of the Earth: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of World Christianity (Oxford, 2013),
Spreading Fires: The Missionary Nature of Early Pentecostalism (SCM & Orbis, 2007),
African Reformation: African Initiated Christianity in the Twentieth Century (Africa World Press, 2001),
Zion and Pentecost: The Spirituality and Experience of Pentecostal and Zionist/Apostolic Churches in South Africa (Unisa Press, 2000)