Global Renewal Christianity Spirit-Empowered Movements: Past, Present, and Future
Volume Three: Africa
By: Vinson Synan, Amos Yong, and J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu
This volume gives an overview of one hundred years of Pentecostal history in Africa and addresses the movement of the Holy Spirit in nations such as Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan. The work also discusses the clash between Pentecostalism and Islam in Nigeria.
The growth of Spirit-empowered Christianity has been nothing short of phenomenal. From a handful of believers in the early twentieth century to over six hundred million people in almost every culture and denomination today, those who embrace the Holy Spirit and His gifts are now the fastest growing religious group in the world. But if any generation ceases to emphasize the Holy Spirit’s power, the movement likely will lose its distinction.
This third of four volumes is an authoritative collection from more than two dozen leaders and scholars of the Spirit-empowered movement in Africa. Focusing on the history and future of the movement, these world-renowned scholars address the theological and cultural challenges facing Pentecostals in Africa, and offer insights on how to meet them.