Martin Lindhardt, Ph.D (2004) in Anthropology,University of Aarhus, Denmark, is a part time lecturer of Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. He has published extensively on Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity in Chile and Tanzania and he is the editor of the volume Practising the Faith. The Ritual Life of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christians. (Berghahn Books 2011)
Scholars, students and others with an interest in Pentecostalism, Chile and Latin America and more generally in religious conversion, ritual practice and religious experiences, religion and gender as well as in Christianity and politics.
"Power in Powerlessness is an important contribution to the understanding of Chilean Pentecostalism, focused as it is on this traditional Pentecostal church that has been neglected in other scholarly studies. Yet it is also a book whose rich ritual-theoretical perspectives, sensitively deployed in an interdisciplinary manner, illuminate the phenomenon of global Pentecostalism, especially its classical manifestations. All scholars of Pentecostalism ought to read this book."
Amos Yong, Regent University School of Divinity, Religious Studies Review, Vol. 39, No. 4
"Lindhardt’s careful and deep theoretical treatment creates knowledge about the essence of the Latin American Pentecostal experience. His findings are thus especially valuable for specialists in the field. The book will have a lasting impact."
Stephen Offutt, Asbury Theological Seminary, Hispanic American Historical Review 91, no. 1
"Readers interested in congregational and empirical studies, ethnography, or in Latin American Pentecostalism in general will find this a very useful and pace setting work."
Allen Anderson, University of Birmingham, Pentecostudies 12:1
"I would recommend this to scholars and students of global Pentecostalism, both for it’s theoretical and analytical value, as well as its ethnographic accounts."
Rakel Ystebø Alegre, Regent University, Pneuma, The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Vol. 35