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Pentecostal churches in transition [electronic resource] : analysing the developing ecclesiology of the Assemblies of God in Australia / by Shane Clifton.

Author/Creator:
Clifton, Shane.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (260 p.)
Series:
Global Pentecostal and Charismatic studies ; v. 3.
Global Pentecostal and Charismatic studies, 1876-2247 ; v. 3
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Subjects:
Australia -- Church history.
Assemblies of God in Australia -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The global growth of Pentecostal movements during the course of the twentieth century has been widely documented although, to date, there has been little written on their developing ecclesiology. After making the case for a concrete rather than idealised approach to ecclesiology, this book describes and analyses the transitions that have framed the ways in which Australian Pentecostals have understood church life and mission. From a loosely knit faith missions movement, to congregational free church structures, to the so-called apostolic models of mega-churches, Australian pentecostalism stands as a microcosmos of ecclesial developments that have occurred throughout the world. This book, therefore, provides a means of reflecting upon what has been gained and lost in the process of ecclesiological change.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
Chapter One. Pentecostal Ecclesiology
Chapter Two. From Faith Missions To Churches, 1800's To 1930's
Chapter Three. Formation Of A Democratised National Fellowship, 1930's To 1960's
Chapter Four. Growth Controversy And Revolution, 1960's To Present
Chapter Five. Conclusion: Looking Forward And Thinking Globally
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Australian Catholic University, 2005.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-242) and index.
ISBN:
1-282-60272-1
9786612602726
90-474-2870-6
OCLC:
593295856