The Practice of Prophecy

An Empirical-Theological Study of Pentecostals in Singapore

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Li Ming Dennis Lum
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , March
     278 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


The charisma of prophecy is found throughout the history of the global Pentecostal movement. Within the movement, prophecy is seen as the communication of an inspired, spontaneous revelation, bringing edification to the faith community. Despite its prevalence, academic research has mostly focused on the biblical-theological aspect, neglecting the actual contemporary practice. This book addresses this gap with a study on the practice of prophecy within the Assemblies of God of Singapore. The book investigates the nature, purpose, and significance of the phenomenon. It also identifies theological variables that are correlated with its practice and explicates these relationships. The investigation employs the empirical-theological method of Johannes van der Ven, utilizing both a qualitative and a quantitative study. The results provide a rich description of the actual reception, delivery, and judging of prophecy. Significant findings include relationships between prophecy and courage, love, personality types, prayer types, and evangelism.

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

Li Ming Dennis Lum is the Dean of the School of Theology at TCA College in Singapore. He is an ordained Assemblies of God minister and also serves as a pastor at Trinity Christian Centre.


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