GloPent Conference 2018, The Future of Pentecostalism, February 8-9, 2018, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Call for Papers for the GloPent Conference 2018 on The Future of Pentecostalism, to be held on February 9 and 10, 2018 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Keynote speakers: Jon Bialecki, Kim Knibbe and Damaris S. Parsitau

With its growth, global impact, and reach, Pentecostalism has developed into a diverse and established movement of denominations, independent churches, mega-churches, and ministries. Within mainline Christianity, Pentecostal beliefs and practices are now more accepted and are described by some as the ‘Pentecostalization’ of Christianity. This is observed in the acceptance of key practices and beliefs concerning the gifts of the Holy Spirit like divine healing, deliverance, and prophecy. However, Pentecostalism in the context of (late) modernity is more than a success story. In spite of its missionary zeal, Pentecostalism is not immune of decline and apostasy of the second or third generation Pentecostals. Furthermore, science and shifting morals in societies challenge Pentecostal beliefs more broadly which calls for response and engagement with the surrounding context. And due to new media, scandals concerning Pentecostal leaders can no longer be hidden. Together these trends raise a number of questions with regard to the future of Pentecostalism, which will be the overall theme of the GloPent conference 2018 in Amsterdam.

Conference Coordinator: dr. Miranda Klaver m.klaver@vu.nl
Abstracts: abstracts of no more than 150 words and panel proposals should be sent to Miranda van Holland crvanholland@gmail.com before October 10, 2017
Practical information regarding hotels, travel and registration will follow soon on this VU Conference website

 

Author Description

Jan Platvoet
Jan Platvoet

Retired Senior Lecturer in the Comparative Study of Religions at Leiden University. Gildenring 52, 3981 JG, Bunnik, The Netherlands. Phone: +31.30.6562680 E-mail: jgplatvoet@hetnet.nl

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