Calvin L. Smith, Ph.D. (2005) in Theology, University of Birmingham, is Principal of King's Evangelical Divinity School, United Kingdom, and Editor of the Evangelical Review of Society and Politics. His publications include Revolution, Revival and Religious Conflict in Sandinista Nicaragua (Brill 2007).
All those interested in Pentecostalism and Pentecostal theology, Latin American studies (including history, society and politics), modern church history, church-state relations, religion and state, and Christianity and theology in general.
"Pentecostal Power skilfully utilizes the work of scholars with solid credentials and expertise in their respective disciplines (...) At the least, the book is a solid work for those wishing to know more about the contemporary phenomenon of Pentecostalism's amazing journey in Latin America. "
Tony Ritchie in The Pneuma Review
"This volume makes an excellent contribution to Pentecostal studies. Its focus on the region of Latin America offers scholars a solid overview of the literature. Yet, it is not simply a review of previous research. The book moves the study of Latin American Pentecostalism forward by engaging the literature and offering further insight into important questions about origins, local context, social and political issues, and the relationship between Pentecostal theology, church, and society. I highly recommend this book to researchers of global Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity."
Michael Wilkinson in Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity
Table of contents
Introduction: Latin American Pentecostalism and the academy
Calvin L. Smith
PART 1: HISTORY AND EXPRESSIONS OF LATIN AMERICAN PENTECOSTALISM
Redemption from below: Emergence of the Latin American popular Pentecostals
Everett A. Wilson
Another way of being Pentecostal
Hispanic Pentecostals in the United Stated
PART 2: THEORETICAL TREATMENTS AND POLITICAL IMPACT OF LATIN AMERICAN PENTECOSTALISM
Latin American Pentecostalism: The ideological battleground
Interpretation of Latin American Pentecostalism: 1960s to the present
Explaining Central American Pentecostalism within social inequality and conflict: On habitus-analysis as a clue to describe religious praxis
Evaluating prophetic radicalism: The nature of Pentecostal politics in Brazil
PART 3: THEOLOGICAL ANALYSES OF LATIN AMERICAN PENTECOSTALISM
Chapter 8: Pneumapraxis and eschatological urgency: A survey of Latin American Pentecostal theology and its outworking
Calvin L. Smith
Pentecostalism’s theological reconstruction of the identity of the Latin American family
Eloy H. Nolivos and Virginia Nolivos
Why the Devil is Satan so important in Chilean Pentecostalism?
Roman Catholic–Pentecostal dialogue: Challenges and lessons for living together
Cecil M. Robeck Jr.
William K. Kay