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 Aberlard 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, Gani Wiyono.
Denise A. Austin, Ph.D. (2004), University of Queensland, is Deputy Vice President 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 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.
"There has been a serious re-evaluation of Protestant scholasticism in recent scholarship: no-one now seriously pushes the ‘Calvin against the Calvinists’ line, or doubts the influence of medieval thought on post-Reformation theology. Stressing how continuous early modern orthodoxy was with the medieval tradition, however, invites a new error: a distancing of orthodoxy from modernity. The essays in this volume address this question directly, and powerfully. Owen is judiciously located in different ways as someone who inherits much, and also prefigures much. We learn much about Owen, and much about intellectual history, from these important essays." — Dr. Steve Holmes, Senior Lecturer,
University of St Andrews
"Recent scholarship has shown a growing interest in John Owen as one of the most important theologians of the Reformed Orthodox period. This carefully edited volume brings together some of the best contributions to a very stimulating conference, held at Apeldoorn on the four-hundredth anniversary of Owen’s birth. It not only presents the state of the art of research on Owen, but also opens up new vistas by discussing his complex relationship to modernity. The collected essays are written by experts in the field and deserve a wide readership. It is a pleasure to recommend this superb volume." — Prof. Dr. Andreas J. Beck, Rector and Professor of Historical Theology,
Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven
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.