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Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Amos Yong and Estrelda Y. Alexander


In 2006, the contemporary American Pentecostal movement celebrated its 100th birthday. Over that time, its African American sector has been markedly influential, not only vis-à-vis other branches of Pentecostalism but also throughout the Christian church. Black Christians have been integrally involved in every aspect of the Pentecostal movement since its inception and have made significant contributions to its founding as well as the evolution of Pentecostal/charismatic styles of worship, preaching, music, engagement of social issues, and theology. Yet despite its being one of the fastest grow ... More

Keywords: black denominations, American Pentecostal movement, Pentecostalism, Christian church, Black Christians, Black Church, Afro-Pentecostalism, popular culture, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814797303
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amos Yong, editor

Estrelda Y. Alexander, editor