Asia Pacific Pentecostalism


Asia Pacific Pentecostalism, edited by Denise A. Austin, Jacqueline Grey, and Paul W. Lewis, yields previously untold stories and interdisciplinary analysis of pioneer foundations, denominational growth, leadership training, contextualisation, and community development across East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
Pentecostalism in the Asia Pacific has made an enormous contribution to its global family—from the more visible influence of Yonggi Cho from Korea to the worship revolutions from Australia (particularly associated with Hillsong) and the lesser known missionary activity from Fiji—each region has contributed significantly to global Christianity. Some communities prospered despite hostile environments and wartime devastation. This volume provides a systematic study of the geographical contexts of Asia Pacific Pentecostalism, including historical development, theological influences, and sociological perspectives.

Contributors are: Doreen Alcoran-Benavidez, Dik Allan, Connie Au, Denise A. Austin, Edwardneil Benavidez, John Carter, Michael Chase, Yung Hun Choi, Darin Clements, Shane Clifton, Dynnice Rosanny Engcoy, Michael J. Frost, Luisa J. Gallagher, Sarita D. Gallagher, Kellesi Gore, Adonis Abelard O. Gorospe, Jacqueline Grey, James Hosack, Ken Huff, Paul W. Lewis, Lim Yeu Chuen, Mathew Mathews, Jason Morris, Nyotxay (pseudonym), Saw Tint Sann Oo, Selena Y. Z. Su, Masakazu Suzuki, and Gani Wiyono.

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Denise A. Austin, Ph.D. (2004), University of Queensland, is Deputy Vice President Research and Standards of Alphacrucis College. She has published monographs and articles on Asian and Australian Pentecostalism, and Chinese history.
Jacqueline Grey, Ph.D. (2006), Charles Sturt University, is Dean of Theology and Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Alphacrucis College and Research Fellow at the University of South Africa. Her publications and research interests include Pentecostal hermeneutics, biblical ethics, and Isaiah.
Paul W. Lewis, Ph.D. (1995), Baylor University, is Associate Dean and Professor of Historical Theology and Intercultural Studies at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri, USA. His publications relate to the intersection of missions, theology and history.
Notes on Contributors

Denise A. Austin, Jacqueline Grey and Paul W. Lewis

Part 1
East Asia
1 Leaders of Japanese Pentecostalism
Denise A. Austin and Masakazu Suzuki
2 Yonggi Cho’s Influence on Pentecostal Theology in Korea
Yung Hun Choi
3 Self-Narration and Theological Formation of Contemporary Chinese House Church Networks
Selena Y. Z. Su and Dik Allan
4 From Collaborations with Missionaries to Independence: an Early History of the Hong Kong Pentecostal Mission (1907–1930)
Connie Au
5 The Origins and Development of Assemblies of God School of Theology in Taiwan
Michael Chase

Part 2
Southeast Asia
6 The Development of Pentecostalism in Cambodia and Laos
Darin Clements, Ken Huff and Nyotxay
7 Pentecostalism in Thailand and Vietnam
James Hosack and Jason Morris
8 Social Concern and the Assemblies of God in Myanmar
Saw Tint Sann Oo
9 Critical Reflections on the Growth of Pentecostalism in Malaysia
Denise A. Austin and Lim Yeu Chuen
10 Pentecostalism in the Philippines
Doreen Alcoran-Benavidez, Edwardneil Benavidez, Adonis Abelard O. Gorospe and Dynnice Rosanny Engcoy
11 Pentecostalism in Indonesia
Gani Wiyono
12 Pentecostalism in Singapore: History, Adaptation and Future
Mathew Mathews

Part 3
13 The Pentecostal Movement in the South Pacific Islands
Kellesi Gore
14 Pentecostalism in Papua New Guinea
Sarita D. Gallagher and Luisa J. Gallagher
15 Pentecostalism in Aotearoa–New Zealand
Michael J. Frost
16 Australian Pentecostalism: from Marginalised to Megachurches
Denise A. Austin and Shane Clifton
Concluding Remarks
Denise A. Austin and Paul W. Lewis

All interested in Asia Pacific Pentecostalism, Christian history, global renewal movements, theological contextualisation, Christian leadership training, missiology, religious persecution, and community development in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
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