Pentecostalism Essays

  • Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Summary

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    PLOT STRUCTURE Oranges are not the Only Fruit is a story of Jeanette, a young female preacher, who was exorcised by her mother and other members of the Pentecostal Church congregation when they found out that she fell in love with another woman. For them, ‘These children of God have fallen under Satan’s spell” (p.104) for they have given in to their “undermined passion” (check if the term is correct then insert page) The novel is divided into eight sections, with the titles of the first eight books

  • Salvation In The Old Testament

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    Christianity explains salvation as redemption by God’s grace through faith from unrighteousness and sins to Cleanliness, also known as Salvation. The Bible explores salvation in different perspectives including reconciliation, redemption, ransom, forgiveness, and justification. Even though the Bible is a unitary book, the new and the old testaments present salvation in different aspects. However, the different aspects are complementary. In fact, the Old Testament presents many prophesies about salvation

  • Analysis Of Anne Goodwin's Four Hail Marys

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    “Four Hail Marys” is a short story by Anne Goodwin, in the beginning of the story the reader meets Mary the protagonist, as that major have an importance to her. The title of the story “Four Hail Marys” alerts the reader know that the setting of the story takes place in a Roman Catholic Church. The reader also meets Graham the antagonist, as he is the person who causes Mary to change her direction, thus contributing to the development of the story. He unintentionally made Mary to go church running

  • The Holy Ghost People Sociological Analysis

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    The Holy Ghost People by Peter Adair, was created in 1967. It exposes people of the Pentecostal religion, and their unusual rituals and ceremonies that they partake in. While watching the movie I kept on wondering why someone would want to sit through one of their services and participate in such odd rituals and behaviors. After reviewing the sociological theories we have learned in class, I concluded that Durkheim’s Social Consensus theory and Collins Interaction Ritual Chains theory both best explain

  • Essay On Pentecostalism

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    Pentecostalism, is a Christian based faith that accentuates an immediate individual involvement with God through water and spirit baptism, intercessory and corporate prayer, and moving under the influence of the Holy Spirit in the speaking of tongues and the prophetic. Like many other denominations, Pentecostalism doesn’t just have one type. They have a variety that takes root from the Feast of Weeks and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit spoken of in Acts. “1When the day of Pentecost came, they were

  • Catholicism Vs Pentecostalism

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    The Pentecostal faith is different than Catholicism because of the way they establish church leadership, conduct services and hold marriage ceremonies. To begin with, church leadership is very different between the two religions. For example, Pentecostalism has three different levels. The first main level is the general board, and includes the General Board and General Executive

  • Fire From Heaven Summary

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    According to Cox, (1995) how Christianity had an impact on Latin America when “Pentecostalism began its remarkable career in Brazil shortly after the turn of the century two Swedish laymen Gunnar Vingren and Daniel Berg were removed from its small Baptist church for speaking in tongues” (p. 61). Truly, we live in a society where there

  • Denomination Switching Essay

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    kinship and the belief system. New age Religion: New Age Religion is a broad movement characterised by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture, with an interest in spirituality, mysticism, holism and environmentalism. Pentecostalism: Pentecostalism is an evangelical and charismatic strand of the Christian tradition that began in 1976. Protectionism: The protection policies (1909) aimed to remove Aboriginal children from unsuitable environments and place them in protection of the

  • Contemporary Consumer Religion

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    DUNNE_THC.MATIC Critically evaluate the claim, that contemporary consumer society is more of a dissipation of religion, than religion in a new form? 1. The purpose of this essay is to examine if contemporary consumer society is dissipating religion, or is it that religion has adapted itself to it and if it is dissipating its values throughout it. 2. The question will be examined in the light of early modernity and contemporary sociological, and theological trends and their effects on religion. Modern

  • Kingdom Without Boarders Book Report

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    Graeme Collett Book Review: Kingdom Without Boarders Kingdom Without Boarders helps those living in today’s world understand their place in fulfilling the Missio Dei. It accomplishes this role, by providing another layer of understanding to God mission through the lenses of “Contextualization”. For one to comprehend the God’s Mission the Missio Dei in the world, missionaries must begin to explore cultures through Dialogue, and understand that God is not only calling them. One of the most humbling

  • Origin Of Christianity

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    Christianity is an Abrahamic (emphasize and trace its origins to Abraham, the first of the three biblical patriarchs) monotheistic (believing in the existence of one God) religion based on the life and teachings attributed to Jesus of Nazareth, what is presented in its biblical canon (including both, the Old and New Testaments). Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God and the Messiah (or Christ) as prophesied in the Old Testament, who died for the redemption of mankind’ sins and resurrected

  • Mark Shaw Global Awakening Summary

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    1 Shaw, Mark. Global Awakening: How 20th Century Revivals Triggered a Christian Revolution. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010, 221 pages. Global Awakening?is one of the recent works by Mark Shaw, an American who has spent twenty-five years teaching in Africa, and who presently serves as director of the world Christianity program at the African International University in Nairobi, Kenya. He studied World Christianity at the University of Edinburg (M.Th.) and the history of Christianity

  • Consumer Society Vs Religion Essay

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    DUNNE_THC.Doc Critically evaluate the claim, that contemporary consumer society is more of a dissipation of religion, than religion in a new form? 1. To critically examine this question a workable definition of both religion and contemporary consumer society will have to be established. This will allow an examination of how and if religion is affected by such a society. Such effects are examined in the light of trends of early modernity and contemporary sociology. The effects on religion and culture

  • Mediatization Of Religion

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    Upon assessment of the technologically advanced societies of the 21st century, it is evident that the media have expanded to almost all areas of society and permeates the majority of social institutions, and subsequently make up a pervasive network (Castells, 1996) through which almost all human interaction and communication must be filtered. The mediatization of religion is an expansive, complex and detailed process which has taken place over a matter of time. It has often been discounted and invalidated

  • Taking Heaven By Storm Summary

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    Taking Heaven by Storm is John Wiggers attempt at explaining the rise of early Methodism the changes the early Methodist brought unto early America. In Wiggers acknowledgement he states that “This study is about the dynamics of early Methodist growth in America (1).” And continued later on in in the acknowledgement saying “It had a profound impact of the development of American culture and society, such that its impact can still be felt today” I believe those are bold words to state that early Methodism

  • James Dunn's Baptism In The Holy Spirit

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    INTRODUCTION Since Pentecostalism began in 1901, Pentecostals and non- Pentecostals have by and large been at odds concerning New Testament pneumatology. But as the growth of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement began to take place world-wide, it also set into motion a lot of dialogue and deliberations on this subject. The release of James Dunn’s Baptism in the Holy Spirit triggered the modern phase of these discussions and resurgence in the research of New Testament pneumatology. With this resurgence

  • Summary: Perspectives On SPIRIT Baptism

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    Hart is a contemporary version of Dr. Horton’s very formal style. However, Hart combines the tradition of Pentecostalism with the reality of Charismatic experiences. Harts uses a dimensional concept to explain his insight. First he refers to the Paschal Dimension, Purifying Dimension, and the Pentecostal Dimension. Instead of trying to completely segregate Lucan

  • Post Charismatic Analysis

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    The spiritual condition and spiritual battle or struggle of Generation 21 is such that requires pity and compassion of the older generations. 2. Post Charismatic There was the wave of the Evangelical in the Body of Christ and later the move of Pentecostalism/Charismatic, with both having their strengths. In the opinion of the researcher, both strengths are expected to be leveraged on in order to build formidable Christian faith, but the reality of Generation 21 is untrue. Cain and Kendall, as quoted

  • Alasdair Macintyre's Theory Of Practice Summary

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    SUMMARY Alasdair Theory of Practice simply states what and how ‘theory of practice’ works and affects human beings. Originating from the Greeks, one classical theorist is Aristotle and one modern theorist is Karl Marx, and Alasdair McIntyre. Among of the three, Alasdair stand out because of his different perception in theoretical works. There are three traditions of Praxis Theory, theorists – Aristotle and Karl Marx brought MacIntyre a highly influential and intellectual development. Aristotle initially