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GloPent World 2020

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Saturday 31st October 2020 (12:00-20:00)
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Please email Wolfgang Vondey for further information.

First Virtual Global Pentecostal Studies Conference
“Mapping Global Pentecostal Issues”

Organised by The Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, University of Birmingham

Call for papers

Research on Pentecostal movements worldwide has led to an unprecedented rise in the number and diversity of scholars and academic societies. Pentecostalism has raised significant “issues” for religious, sociocultural, political, economic, and ethical debates. Yet, while the majority of Pentecostals are in the global South, these research networks are primarily in the northern hemisphere, often out of reach to scholars in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Recent events worldwide and cancellations of many gatherings have only further accentuated the situation. 

This GloPent World conference, an extension of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism, is the first to bring together scholars and practitioners worldwide for debate, exchange of ideas, presentations, and networking opportunities in a virtual environment. Papers will be given in live presentations and prerecorded sessions to accommodate different time zones.

The theme of the meeting identifies the goal of this gathering: to “map” the most significant issues which identify Pentecostalism worldwide and so to create a representation of the global features of the movement. Because there are different ways of mapping, we invite scholars from all disciplines, whether anthropology or ecology, sociology or theology, pedagogy or psychology, the religious or the secular. A global array of keynote speakers include J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu (Trinity Theological Seminary Ghana), Corneliu Constantineanu (Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad), Daniel Chiquete (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey), and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Fuller Theological Seminary).

This call for papers invites individual contributions to our parallel panels. We are especially interested in identifying the nature of specific issues that dominate the character of Pentecostalism, including local and global perspectives, theoretical and comparative studies, and fieldwork on particular issues in any discipline. What are the issues that identify Pentecostalism as a global movement? Why are these issues noteworthy? How do we recognize, identify, and interpret these aspects? And finally, what kind of map emerges of the Pentecostal movement as a whole?

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