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Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Candy Gunther Brown


This book explains why Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity is a rapidly growing global phenomenon. Although often caricatured and reduced to speaking in tongues (glossolalia), prosperity, or snake handling, this volume reveals that the primary appeal of pentecostalism is divine healing and deliverance from demons. Globalization heightens the threat and fear of disease, fueling growth of religions that are centrally concerned with healing. In Latin American, Asian, and African countries where world Christianity is growing most rapidly, as many as 80 to 90 percent of first-generation Christ ... More

Keywords: Pentecostal, Charismatic, world Christianity, pentecostalism, globalization, divine healing, faith healing, deliverance, exorcism, miracles

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195393408
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Candy Gunther Brown, author
Indiana University
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Part I Europe and North America

Part II Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Borderlands

Part III Africa and Asia

Part IV Global Crossings

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