Mark Cartledge has been researching Charismatic Christianity for over twenty years and has focused mainly on the subject of inspired speech (prophecy and glossolalia). He thus combines the disciplinary expertise of a practical theologian, especially using empirical research methods, with an interest in the largest Protestant tradition in the world today.
He is a member of a number of academic societies, including the Society for Pentecostal Studies, the International Society for Empirical Research in Theology and the International Academy of Practical Theology. He is also a member of the steering group of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism and the Associate Editor of the network’s peer-review journal PentecoStudies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Research on the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements.
In addition, he is an editor for the monograph series Studies in Pentecostal and Charismatic Issues (Paternoster) and an editorial board member of the book series Global Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies (Brill). He teaches modules on Christian Theology, in particular Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology; he also contributes to the Doctor of Practical Theology programme.
Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology
Practical and Empirical Theology
Empirical studies of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity
Mark is currently working on: The Mediation of the Spirit: Interventions in Practical Theology, in the Pentecostal Manifestos Series (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans)
Mark (Principal Investigator) has been awarded a major AHRC grant (£718, 140 fEC) for a project entitled: Megachurches and Social Engagement in London. He is working with Andrew Davies (Co-Investigator), a colleague from the Centre for Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies. It is the first UK-funded research project to look at so-called ‘megachuches’, defined as attracting more than 2000 worshippers per week. In London there are ten such churches, with the largest gathering up to 15,000 people. The project aims to investigate the nature of the megachurches’ social engagement, interpreting the significance of this participation for public theology and elucidating the policy implications for religion and society.