Global Chinese Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity

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Fenggang Yang, Joy K. C. Tong, Allan H. Anderson
Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies
Review coming soon!

Review by Lucinda Yang forthcoming.


This is the first scholarly volume on Chinese Christian Pentecostal and charismatic movements around the globe. The authors include the most active and renowned scholars of global Pentecostalism and Chinese Christianity, including Allan Anderson, Daniel Bays, Kim-twang Chan, Gordon Melton, Donald Miller, and Fenggang Yang. It covers historical linkages between Pentecostal missions and indigenous movements in greater China, contemporary charismatic congregations in China, Singapore, Malaysia, and the United States, and the Catholic charismatic renewal movement in China.

The volume also engages discussion and disagreement on whether it is even appropriate to refer to many of the Chinese Christian movements as Pentecostal or charismatic. If not, are they primarily following cultural traditions, or upholding beliefs and practices in the Bible?

Contributors are: Allan H. Anderson, Connie Au, Daniel H. Bays, Michel Chambon, Kim-kwong Chan, Weng Kit Cheong, Jiayin Hu, Ke-hsien Huang, Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye, Karrie J. Koesel, Yi Liu, J. Gordon Melton, Donald E. Miller, Selena Y.Z. Su, Joy K.C. Tong, Yen-zen Tsai, Fenggang Yang, Rachel Xiaohong Zhu.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Fenggang Yang is professor of sociology and founding director of the center on religion and Chinese society at Purdue University. He is the author of Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule (2012) and Chinese Christians in America: Conversion, Assimilation, and Adhesive Identities (1999), and the coeditor of more than ten books. He is the founding editor of the Review of Religion and Chinese Society. Two of his articles received distinguished article awards. He was elected the president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (2014–2015).

Joy K. C. Tong is visiting assistant professor in the sociology and anthropology department at Wheaton College, IL. She is also Affiliate Professor of Chinese Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, IL. She has published monographs, articles, and book chapters on China and Southeast Asia, including Overseas Chinese Christian Entrepreneurs in Modern China (Anthem, 2012). 

Allan H. Anderson is professor of mission and pentecostal studies at the University of Birmingham, England, where he has worked since 1995. Raised and educated in Southern Africa, he is the author of numerous articles and several books on global Pentecostalism, the most recent being An Introduction to Pentecostalism (Cambridge, 2014) and To the Ends of the Earth (Oxford, 2013).

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