Seminar / 30h / 4 ECTS / winter semester. Coordinator: dr Natalia Zawiejska
This course gives an overview on global Pentecostalism and Charismatic movements. We will look at Pentecostalism as one of the most dynamic and interesting phenomena in contemporary Christianity. The course will give an insight into the origins of the movement, considering historical, religious and social context. However the main focus is the contemporary specific of Pentecostal and Charismatic movements: globalization, transnationalization, migration and diasporas, growth dynamics – evangelization and conversion, social and cultural interaction, political dimension, modernization and development engagement, interdenominational and interreligious conflicts, the relation between Pentecostalism and urbanity, postcolonialism, and the issue of different epistemologies in relation to Pentecostalism (West European, Southern). The course is based on multiple examples and case studies from various geographical locations: Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe, with Polish Pentecostalism and Charismatics movements included.