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Spirit-Empowerment Journals

Below are listed a number of journals and other periodicals related to the Pentecostal/charismatic movement. For more Spirit-empowered periodical titles available in the ORU Library, see here. (Use of some of these requires ORU login credentials)

Thesis & Dissertations

Dissertations, Theses, & Research Projects(Use of  these requires ORU login credentials)

  • The most comprehensive source of full-text dissertations and theses is ProQuest's Dissertations & Theses Global.
  • To find theology theses and research projects written at ORU, search ProQuest's Dissertations & Theses@ORU.
  • Also, try searching Research in Ministry Online (RIM) for citations and abstracts of D.Min. projects from reporting ATS schools and in Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) for more than theses from over 70 institutions. 
  • For more information on finding theses, see this guide.

Database Searches


Theology & Ministry Databases:(Use of these requires ORU login credentials)

If you are looking for a good theological journal article, 

For statistics on the global Spirit-empowered movement, you can access the World Christian Database

World Christian Database

World Christian Database provides comprehensive statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and people groups. Extensive data are available on over 9,000 Christian denominations, 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as data on 5,000 cities, 3,000 provinces and 234 countries. Statistics data in this database includes

  • Global Christian statistics
  • Christianity by country statistics
  • Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant statistics
  • Global Pentecostal and Charismatic statistics
  • Denominations statistics


According to the World Christian Database, statistics concerning the global Spirit-empowered movement (Accessed April 2019):

  • Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians total 579,145,627. 
  • Pentecostals total 104,118,878.
  • Charismatics total 249,000,966.
  • Independent Charismatics total 226,025,783. 

Browse Selected Theology & Ministry e-Reference Works

(Use of some of these requires ORU login credentials)

Recently Acquired Spirit-empowered Studies