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First Virtual Global Pentecostal Studies Conference

What Conference
When 2020-10-31
from 11:00 to 19:00
Where Online
Contact Name Wolfgang Vondey
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GloPent's First Virtual Conference will be hosted by The Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, University of Birmingham. The topic is “Mapping Global Pentecostal Issues”

Research on Pentecostal movements worldwide has led to an unprecedented rise in the number and diversity of scholars and academic societies. Pentecostalism has raised significant “issues” for religious, sociocultural, political, economic, and ethical debates. Yet, while the majority of Pentecostals are in the global South, these research networks are primarily in the northern hemisphere, often out of reach to scholars in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Recent events worldwide and cancellations of many gatherings have only further accentuated the situation. 

This GloPent World conference, an extension of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism, is the first to bring together scholars and practitioners worldwide for debate, exchange of ideas, presentations, and networking opportunities in a virtual environment. Papers will be given in live presentations and prerecorded sessions to accommodate different time zones.

The theme of the meeting identifies the goal of this gathering: to “map” the most significant issues which identify Pentecostalism worldwide and so to create a representation of the global features of the movement. Because there are different ways of mapping, we invite scholars from all disciplines, whether anthropology or ecology, sociology or theology, pedagogy or psychology, the religious or the secular. A global array of keynote speakers include J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu (Trinity Theological Seminary Ghana), Corneliu Constantineanu (Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad), Daniel Chiquete (Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa), and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Fuller Theological Seminary).


There will be four plenary sessions, all confirmed now as follows. Session 3 will be in Spanish to engage a different audience altogether.

  1. J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu (Trinity Theological Seminary Ghana):“The Lord is the Spirit (II Corinthians 3:17): An African Critique of Global Pentecostal Theologies.”
  2. Corneliu Constantineanu (Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad): “The Spirit Engaging and Transforming Life: Tenets of Romanian Pentecostalism”
  3. Daniel Chiquete (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey): “¿Lugares del espíritu? El pentecostalismo y sus representaciones espaciales en América Latina” (in Spanish)
  4. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Fuller Theological Seminary): “Identities of Global Pentecostalism(s) in the Pluralistic and Secular World: Theological Tasks and Challenges”

In addition, there are 13 pre-recorded presentations and 30 live presentations in parallel sessions.

The full programme can be downloaded here.



Registration for the conference is now open at our online shop. There are three options: (1) standard conference fee for academic staff at £30, (2) PentecoStudies members & Postgraduate Research Students at £15, and (3) delegates residing in low to lower middle income countries. If you are able, please register and confirm your attendance.

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