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OCLC number
884615504
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Author
MacPhail, Stephanie B,author.
Title
Building Bridges :the Development of Pentecostal Identity and Social Concern.
Degree
M.A. -- Saint Mary's University, 2011
Publisher
Ottawa :Library and Archives Canada = Bibliothèque et Archives Canada,[2012]
©2011
Description
2 microfiches
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Abstract
<?Pub Inc> This thesis will look at Canadian Pentecostalism in order to understand the interplay between religious identity, theology, and socio-cultural context in the formation of faith-based social concerns. Although attempts to attain a "pure" identity are evident within the history of Pentecostalism, there is also a willingness to embrace paradox and diversity that is a reflection of its Holy Spirit-based theology and its collective memory of Pentecostalism's multicultural origins. Looking specifically at the case of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, it is evident that this denomination has entered a new phase characterized by immigration, globalization, and the hybridization of identity and culture. In order to adapt to this phase, the flexibility to build bridges across social boundaries is necessary. This study explores why the pragmatism and sense of conviction that comes from Pentecostalism's focus on experience will be a defining feature of such bridge building.
ISBN
9780494813270
049481327X
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