oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The mission initiatives of African Pentecostals in continental perspective
|Article Title||The mission initiatives of African Pentecostals in continental perspective|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 University of Birmingham, England|
|Publication Date||Aug 2000|
|Pages||83 - 98|
|Keyword(s)||Afro-American slave religion, Charismatic leaders, Divine visions, Holy Spirit, Mass conversion, Prophet-healing, Traditional rituals, Yoido Full Gospel Church and Zion-type|
The aim of this paper is to consider the main characteristics of the mission initiatives of African Pentecostals. In doing so, Pentecostalism is regarded as a predominantly ""Third World"" phenomenon and its mission initiatives are viewed in the particular perspective of sub-Saharan Africa. More especially, the paper focuses on the message proclaimed by African pentecostals and the resultant mass conversion movements, their charismatic leadership styles and evangelising methods, and their interaction with traditional rellgions and culture.
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