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The following contributions reflect some of the current research being conducted in the United States of America and Canada. These include projects looking at the relationship between Fundamentalism and Pentecostalism and Latin American immigrants in Chicago.

It is estimated that there are 4,946,390 classical Pentecostals, 19,473,158 Charismatics (denominational) and 50,736,451 Neocharismatics in the USA.  The classical Pentecostals would generally trace their origins to the Apostolic Faith Mission of Azusa Street and the revival of 1906-1909 under the ministry of William J. Seymour.  From the Assemblies of God denomination (from 1917) there emerged what came to be known as the ‘Oneness’ strand of Pentecostalism (baptism in the name of Jesus only and a modalist understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity).  Renewalists in the non-Pentecostal denominations look to the emergence of charismatic spirituality in non-Pentecostal denominations around 1960 and especially the famous testimony of Dennis Bennett (1959).  The Roman Catholic Charismatic movement sees its origins in Duquesne University and especially the Notre Dame ‘renewal’ of 1967 under the influence of Ralph Martin and Stephen Clark.  Neocharismatics would contain churches in the Third Wave movement (John Wimber), as well as immigrant churches from Africa, Asia and South America.

In Canada it is estimated that there are 504,551 classical Pentecostals, 2,596,361 Charismatics and 1,324,088 Neocharismatics.  Classical Pentecostals also trace their origins to the Azusa Street Revival of 1906, but because of the ‘Oneness’ issue there resulted in the establishment of the Apostolic Church of Pentecostal (Oneness), a splinter group from the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (around 1920).  There are now thirteen established Pentecostal denominational groups in the country.  The Renewal movement influenced the mainline denominations in the 1960s and followed the pattern of the USA.  Famously, the Vineyard church near the international airport (Toronto Airport Vineyard) has become the best known of the Neocharismatic groups, by becoming a place of revival and global charismatic pilgrimage (from the mid 1990s).

Research Project: Women in Evangelical Churches in the USA by Heike Munz — last modified 2007-01-15 21:24
This is an introduction to a research project on female gender identity negotiation in North American evangelical churches.
Research Project: Feuding Brothers: US Fundamentalist-Pentecostal Relations, 1900-1943 by Gerald W King — last modified 2006-06-27 00:50
This research project describes how Fundamentalism influenced forms of Pentecostal thought and structure in the first half of the 20th century up to the formation of the NAE.
Book announcement: Catch the Fire by Michael Wilkinson — last modified 2016-03-18 16:23
New book by Michael Wilkinson and Peter Althouse
Book Announcement: Joseph Smale by Tim Welch — last modified 2013-06-21 21:25
A new book by Tim Welch on "God's Moses for Pentecostalism"
Dupree Holiness Pentecostal Center by Sherry Sherrod DuPree — last modified 2012-07-13 16:35
The DuPree Holiness Pentecostal Center (DHPC) has established a center in Florida with the purpose to gather, catalog, digitize and upload records including books, articles, journalistic accounts, tracts, sermons, diaries, photographs, posters, church literature, oral histories, media tapes, periodicals, academic theses, and dissertations to its server. Prioritized will be documents related to the Church of God in Christ, the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA, and the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith. However, DHPC is representing all African American Holiness Pentecostal organizations. The ultimate goal is to make previously unavailable material related to the Holiness Pentecostal Movement accessible on an international level.
COGIC Scholars by webmaster — last modified 2008-03-17 13:09
The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Scholars Fellowship is a supportive network that seeks to provide an intellectually stimulating forum for dialogue within the denomination for COGIC members who have obtained, or are presently pursuing, graduate level training in religious/theological studies or other related academic disciplines.
Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center by webmaster — last modified 2007-05-18 22:53
The Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center collects, preserves, and provides access to materials about the history of the Assemblies of God. Early Pentecostal periodicals and publications are available in digital form here. A number of archived periodicals (e.g. Pentecostal Evangel, Word and Witness, Confidence, The Pentecost, Heritage, Latter Rain Evangel) can also be searched and read online for free, as well as printed or downloaded.
Canadian Pentecostal Research Network by webmaster — last modified 2008-01-15 10:49
The Canadian Pentecostal Research Network (CPRN) is a resource for the study of pentecostalism in Canada and throughout the world. It is a loosely connected network of scholars who study Pentecostalism from a variety of disciplines including sociology, theology, religious studies, cultural studies, anthropology, and history. The website contains a variety of resources, including bibliographies.
Wilson Institute for Pentecostal Studies by webmaster — last modified 2007-01-28 00:16
The Lewis Wilson Institute for Pentecostal Studies seeks to encourage and support the study of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements. It does so by serving as a conference and research center for scholars, church leaders, students and others interested in probing the historical significance and contemporary global role of Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movements.
Society of Pentecostal Studies by webmaster — last modified 2006-06-27 01:00
Homepage of the Society of Pentecostal Studies (USA). Contains an index to PNEUMA and many links to valueable resources.
Andrea Althoff: Religious Identities of Latin American Immigrants in Chicago by webmaster — last modified 2009-07-06 18:13
In this edition of the The Religion & Culture Web Forum, Andrea Althoff shares results of her field research among Latino immigrant congregations in Chicago. Incorporating demographics, observation, and interviews, she considers what impact religious affiliation has on immigrant integration into U.S. society, a largely unstudied subject. What she has discovered is a link between two significant contemporary phenomena, Latin American immigration to the U.S. and the explosive worldwide growth in Pentecostalism.
Dupree Holiness Pentecostal Center by Sherry Sherrod DuPree — last modified 2012-07-13 16:33
The DuPree Holiness Pentecostal Center (DHPC) collects, catalogs, and digitizes resources related to African American Holiness Pentecostal organizations. Find out more about our work in this flyer.
Fundamentalism: power and the absolute. by Heinrich Schäfer — last modified 2006-07-26 20:48
An article about fundamentalism that examines some pentecostal practices from this angle.
Women in Evangelical Churches in the USA by Heike Munz — last modified 2007-01-15 21:23
This is a short bibliography of titles relating to gender negotiation in evangelical churches in the USA.
Fundamentalist/Pentecostal Relations: References by Gerald W King — last modified 2006-05-04 13:01
Bibliography covers related materials to US church history, Fundamentalism, Pentecostalism and Church/sect development.
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