HDS 2499

Pentecostalism as a Global Religion

Harvey G. Cox, Jr.


This course looks into the religious and cultural sources of Pentecostalism from its birth in Los Angeles in 1906, focusing on such distinctive features as healing, expressive bodily worship, "speaking in tongues," and its special appeal to people on the margins of society. We will then discuss its partial mutation into "neo-Pentecostalism," its political and familial implications and the recent emergence of a Pentecostal theology of religions and a social theology.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1591


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Wed 4pm-6pm
Andover Hall Room 103

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None