The New Canadian Pentecostals Paperback

by Adam Stewart;

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The New Canadian Pentecostals

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The New Canadian Pentecostals takes readers into the everyday religious lives of the members of three Pentecostal congregations located in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Using the rich qualitative and quantitative data provided by participant observation, personal interviews, and surveys conducted within these congregations, Adam Stewart provides the first book-length study focusing on the specific characteristics of Canadian Pentecostal identity, belief, and practice. Stewart asserts that Pentecostalism remains an important tradition in the Canadian religious landscape--contrary to the assumptions of many Canadian sociologists and scholars of religion. Recent decreases in Canadian Pentecostal affiliation recorded by Statistics Canada are not the result of Pentecostals abandoning their congregations; rather, they are indicative of a radical transformation from traditionally Pentecostal to generically evangelical modes of religious identity, belief, and practice that are changing the ways that Pentecostals understand and explain their religious identities.
The case study presented in this book suggests that a new breed of Canadian Pentecostals are emerging for whom traditional definitions and expressions of Pentecostalism are much less important than religious autonomy and individualism.

The New Canadian Pentecostals by Adam Stewart was published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in August 2015. The ISBN for The New Canadian Pentecostals is 9781771121408.

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Details for The New Canadian Pentecostals

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWilfrid Laurier University Press (August 2015)
Number of Pages180
Thickness10 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4334314
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