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The Assemblies of GodGodly Love and the Revitalization of American Pentecostalism$
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Margaret M. Poloma and John C. Green

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814767832

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814767832.001.0001

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Spiritual Empowerment

Spiritual Empowerment

Pray-ers, Prophets, and Healers in the Pews

(p.121) 6 Spiritual Empowerment
The Assemblies of God

Margaret M. Poloma

John C. Green

NYU Press

This chapter continues to explore empirically the interrelationship between vertical God-human interaction and the inter-human response (i.e. benevolence) with a focus on divine healing. Following a general discussion of spiritual healing and Pentecostalism's place in it, it uses congregational survey data to test the relationship between divine healing and the charismata. It presents a holistic model of healing to frame the survey responses—one in which a two-way collaborative relationship with God (especially as experienced through prophecy) is central for understanding the practice of divine healing, including having the gift of healing others. The statistical findings reported in this chapter reflect the normative expectations of pentecostals that God is intimately and powerfully present in their lives—and that encounters of the divine make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

Keywords:   Assemblies of God, Pentecostalism, benevolence, God, divine healing, spiritual healing, charismata

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