Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pentecostalism

"At the root of Pentecostalism, Hollenweger finds a Catholic spirituality mediated through Wesleyanism being renewed by an African oral liturgy and expression of Christian identity involving story, vision, and prayers for bodily healing."

That was an amazing sentence, from the book, "The Globalization of Pentecostalism", a text book I am reading (with dictionary in hand) for a graduate level class.

    I am often asked what distinguishes Vienna Assembly of God, from other churches. At the next VTRCC Chamber mixer, I might try repeating this sentence and see how far the conversation goes, before the person begins to 'back away slowly'.

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