Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity in the Nordic region has not previously been systematically addressed. The title is the first volume to bring together case studies from this region.
Most studies of Nordic Pentecostalism are written in Nordic languages – the title brings together Nordic scholars and makes their research available to English-speaking readers.
Contributes to research on the spread and developments of global Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity by addressing a region where this form of Christianity, despite its long presence, has not become as influential as in the “global south”. In this way, the anthology nuances the picture of this form of Christianity as a global success story.
Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities (PSNRAS)
Table of contents (10 chapters)
Historical Perspectives on the Early Pentecostal Movement
Novelties and Contemporary Innovation
About this book
The history of Charismatic Christianity in the Nordic countries reaches as far back as Pentecostalism itself. The bounds of these categories remain a topic of discussion, but Nordic countries have played a vital role in developing this rapidly spreading form of world-wide Christianity. Until now, research on global Charismatic Christianity has largely overlooked the region. This book addresses and analyzes its historical and contemporary trajectories in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Through a selection of cases written by Nordic scholars from various disciplines, it demonstrates historical and contemporary diversity as well as interconnections between local, national, and global currents. Highlighting change and continuity, the anthology reveals new aspects of Charismatic Christianity.
- Open Access
Editors and Affiliations
University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
University of Bergen, Norway, Bergen, Norway
About the editors
Jessica Moberg is a senior lecturer in the study of religions at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Jane Skjoldli is a lecturer in the study of religions at the University of Bergen, Norway.
Book Title: Charismatic Christianity in Finland, Norway, and Sweden
Book Subtitle: Case Studies in Historical and Contemporary Developments
Editors: Jessica Moberg, Jane Skjoldli
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-69613-3Published: 25 January 2018
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-88813-2Published: 06 June 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-69614-0Published: 13 January 2018
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVI, 248
Topics: Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism, European Culture, European History