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GloPent Conference 2008

What Conference
When 2008-02-01 10:30 to
2008-02-02 15:00
Where University of Heidelberg, Germany
Contact Name Jörg Haustein
Contact Email
Contact Phone +49-6221-543360
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The next international conference of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism (GloPent) will be held at the University of Heidelberg on February 1-2, 2008 under the title "Theory and Method in the Study of Global Pentecostalism".

The study of Pentecostal and Charismatic movements has seen a significant increase in recent years. There is a need, however, for a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary exploration of central theoretical and methodological issues in the research of global Pentecostalism, which the conference seeks to address as part of a series of workshops. Complementing previous multidisciplinary contributions at Birmingham (2006) and Amsterdam (2007), the Heidelberg conference will include theological presentations as well as interdisciplinary explorations of central issues such as globalisation, gender, and the definition of the research object “Pentecostalism”. In addition, different PhD and post doctoral research projects will be presented, illustrating the scope of current research on Pentecostalism.

Keynote lectures by

Prof. Dr. Allan Anderson, University of Birmingham
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Brusco, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Prof. Dr. Michael Bergunder, University of Heidelberg
Dr. Mark Cartledge, University of Birmingham
Prof. Dr. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Prof. Dr. Birgit Meyer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Papers and Responses by

Dr. Richard Burgess, University of Birmingham
Prof. Dr. André Droogers, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr. Stephen Hunt, University of the West of England
Dr. Linda van de Kamp, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Gerald King, University of Birmingham
Dr. Kim Knibbe, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Prof. Dr. Friederike Nüssel, University of Heidelberg
Anna Quaas, University of Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Dr. Heinrich Schäfer, University of Bielefeld
Claudia Währisch-Oblau, University of Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Peter Zimmerling, University of Leipzig


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Friday, February 1, 2008

1130-1230Registration and refreshments

Globalisation (chair: Michael Bergunder)

Birgit Meyer: ‘Pentecostalism and Globalisation
Respondent: Stephen Hunt
1430-1600Defining Pentecostalism (chair: Cees van der Laan)
Allan Anderson: 'Varieties, Typologies and Definitions in the Study of Global Pentecostalism'
Michael Bergunder: 'Navigating Discursive Networks'
Respondent: André Droogers
1600-1630 Refreshments
1630-1800NORFACE Project Presentation (chair: André Droogers):

Richard Burgess, Kim Knibbe, and Anna Quaas: ‘Transnational Nigerian Pentecostal Churches, Networks and Believers in three Northern Countries: Preliminary Findings
Systematic Theology  (chair: Allan Anderson)
Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen: 'Pentecostal Pneumatologies in the Matrix of Contemporary Theologies of the Spirit'
Response: Friederike Nüssel

Saturday, February 2, 2008

0900-1030Gender Studies (chair: Birgit Meyer)
Elizabeth Brusco: 'Repression or Liberation? Gender and Power in Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements'
Respondent: Heinrich Schäfer
1100-1230Presentation of Current Research Projects (chair: Mark Cartledge)
Linda van de Kamp: 'Exploring the Transnational Dimension of Brazilian Pentecostal Churches in Mozambique'
Gerald King: 'Feuding Brothers – US Fundamentalist-Pentecostal Relations, 1900-1943'
Claudia Währisch-Oblau: 'Migrants with a Mission'
1230-1400Lunch Break
1400-1530Practical Theology (chair: Heinrich Schäfer)
Mark Cartledge: 'Practical Theology in the Context of Pentecostal-Charismatic Studies'
Respondent: Peter Zimmerling
1530-1600Summary and Perspectives (Michael Bergunder)

Accommodations and Registration


Please download the registration form for details on accommodations, conference fee and registration.

Registrations must be received by January 14, 2008.

Conference Fee

The conference fee is € 40.
Students (including PhD students) are eligible to a reduced rate of € 20.

The conference fee includes refreshments and conference materials. It is payable in cash upon arrival.

Conference Venue

Schmitt-Henner-Haus, Heiliggeiststr. 17, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
See map.


Since Heidelberg is a tourist town, it is recommended to secure accommodations early on.
For hotel bookings we recommend the hotel booking engine of the Heidelberg Marketing GmbH. (For proximity to the conference venue, search for hotels in the "Heidelberg Old Town" category.)
An economical alternative to hotel arrangements are private guest rooms, which can be booked on-line at the Gästezimmer-Zentrale (English language bookings available).

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