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Pentecostalism and Spiritual Capital

Pentecostalism and Spiritual Capital

Pentecostalism and Spiritual Capital

A panel discussion that was part of “Spirit in the World: The Dynamics of Pentecostal Growth and Experience,” held October 6, 2006.

Presented by the John Templeton Foundation and the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, this international symposium examines the global Pentecostal movement.

Peter Berger, professor emeritus of religion, sociology and theology and
director of Boston University’s Institute for the Study of Economic Culture moderates.

Speaking on “The Spirit Catches You and You Rise Up?: Evaluating the Relationship between Pentecostalism and Democracy” is Robert D. Woodberry, assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Speaking on “Sankofa: Pentecostalism and African Cultural Heritage” is Ogbu Kalu, Henry Winters Luce Professor of World Christianity and Mission in McCormick Theological Seminary.

Speaking on “Charismatic & Pentecostal Christianity in South Africa” is Ann Bernstein, founding Executive director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise in South Africa.