We are excited to announce the release of “The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism,” co-edited by Dr. Harold Hunter and Dr. Neil Ormerod.
“The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism” draws on a select group of Pentecostal scholars from 11 key geographical regions of the world. Each contributor is an authentic voice within their respective faith community.
The impetus for this project was Oxford 20…12, a Consultation on Global Pentecostalism held at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in the United Kingdom. Dr. Billy Wilson asked Dr. Harold D. Hunter to put together a steering committee that would work toward a future global conference sponsored by Empowered 21. The event was reported on the IPHC Archives web at Consultation on Global Pentecostalism.
Empowered 21 provided funding for expenses while the group was in the Oxford, but the major expense for most participants was airfare and other travel expenses like visas. Dr. Hunter wrote a series of letters of behalf of those who did not have institutional support to cover their expenses. Remarkably all who were invited actually made it to Oxford. At the end of the consultation, the group decided together that they should publish a book built on the momentum of Oxford 2012.
Global Pentecostalism has too often been narrowly defined, but this volume highlights its geographical and cultural diversity and gives voice to lesser known realities. The co-editors are Dr. Harold D. Hunter and Dr. Neil Ormerod. Dr. Hunter is Director of the IPHC Archives and Research Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Ormerod is Professor of Theology at the Australian Catholic University.
Section I offers “Global Voices from Oxford”, consisting of three prominent professors: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Paul S. Fiddes, and Wonsuk Ma. Section II brings together voices from “The Global South”: Connie Au (China), Yohanna Katanacho (Palestine), Elizabeth Salazar-Sanzana (Chile), Agustina Luvis-Núñez (Puerto Rico), J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu (Ghana), Philippe Ouédraogo (Burkina Faso), Clifton Clark (Britain), and Olga Zaprometova (Russia). In Section III, “The Global North”, the authors point to significant opportunities and dangers for their respective communities: Daniel Ramírez (Latino Pentecostals), Mark Hutchinson (Australian Pentecostals), and Pamela M.S. Holmes (Canadian Pentecostals). Also, David Hilborn suggests opportunities for dialogue between Anglicans and Pentecostals.