Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
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 opens new windowhere. (Use of some of these requires ORU login credentials)
Assemblies of God Heritage
Pentecostal, church history
1981 to present
Australian Evangel / Glad Tidings Messenger
1927-1966, 1987 (some vols./issues missing)
1997 to present (online)
Christianity, systematic theology
Followed by the Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association
GoodNews Magazine (London)
Catholic Charismatic, biblical studies, worship and spirituality
2002 to present
Pentecostalism, pastoral & practical ministries, cultural studies
2015 to present
International Journal of Pentecostal Missiology
Assemblies of God, missions, peer-reviewed
2013 to present
Pentecostal, pastoral & practical ministries
The Pentecostal Educator
2014 to present
Assemblies of God
1910, 1912-1915, 1920-1933
Pentecostal Journal of Theology and Mission
Published in the US in partnership with the HSRC
2000 to present
Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology
1985, 2017 to present
Vanguard Journal of Theology and Ministry (affiliated with Pentecostals Assemblies of Canada)
The Vanguard Journal of Theology and Ministry (VJTM) is an open-access journal dedicated to publishing the scholarly works of students, scholars, and practitioners. It is based out of Vanguard College, an evangelical Bible college affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) in Edmonton, Alberta. Issues are published once a year and are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process. The VJTM welcomes original scholarship in the fields of theology and applied ministry.
World Christian Encyclopedia
World Christian Encyclopedia 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 Encyclopedia 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.
Links to Other Pentecostal Archives
Recently Acquired Spirit-empowered Studies
Grieving, Brooding, and Transforming: the Spirit, the Bible, and Gender by
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2021-08-19
Grieving, Brooding, and Transforming: The Spirit, The Bible, and Genderis a collection of scholarly essays by Pentecostal women. It explores troubling biblical texts, as well as those of contemporary church life, in regards to the portrayal of women. The authors seek to identify the presence and work of the Spirit that is often hidden within the contours of these texts. A Pentecostal feminist hermeneutic desires to move beyond suspicion into the deeper terrain of the Spirit's mission of grieving, brooding, and transforming a broken world. The essays point to the purposes of God toward justice and the healing of creation.
Bishop Charles H. Mason in the Age of Jim Crow by
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2020-12-15
Bishop Charles H. Mason in the Age of Jim Crow profiles the life and career of Charles Harrison Mason. Mason was the founder of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), which from its Memphis roots, grew into the most significant black Pentecostal denomination in the United States, with profound theological and political ramifications for poor and working-class black Memphians. Bishop Charles H. Mason in the Age of Jim Crow is grounded in the history of the Jim Crow era. The book traces the origins of COGIC in Memphis; it reveals just how Mason's new black Pentecostal denomination grew, gained social and political power, and earned a permanent place in Memphis's black religious pantheon. This book tells how a son of slaves transformed a rural migrant movement into an urban phenomenon, unusual religious demonstrations exemplified infrapolitical religious protests, how these rituals of resistance changed black lives, and helped strengthen and sustain blacks fighting for freedom in segregated Memphis. Mark the Perfect Man reveals why Charles H. Mason was an inherent pre-civil rights religious leader, who laid the groundwork for integrated churches.
Essays on the History of Contemporary Praise and Worship by
Publication Date: 2020-03-09
Seeking to push the historical study of the liturgical phenomenon known as "Contemporary Worship" or "Praise and Worship" to a new level, this collection of essays offers an introduction to the phenomenon, documents critical aspects of its development, and suggests methods for future historical study. This multi-authored work investigates topics in both the Pentecostal and mainline branches of this way of worship, looking at subjects little explored by prior work. The provocative issues explored include Integrity Hosanna! Music, James White, charismatic renewal, John Wimber, the development of second services, Black Gospel, overlooked (non-white) sources of worship music, degree programs for worship leaders, and Robert Webber.
Essentials of Pentecostal Theology by
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2020-01-20
Only a few decades past, academia tended to scoff at the very idea of serious Pentecostal theology. Today profound and variegated theological implications of this dynamic movement are the object of exploration and development across the entire spectrum of the Christian theological corpus. Arguably, an acute need has arisen for identification and evaluation of the Pentecostal movement's original and ongoing theological "essentials." What is Pentecostal theology really all about anyway?This volume realizes that Pentecostal theology is at its heart a working theology undergirding and energizing believers' worship of God in prayer and praise, in holy living, and in witness to a personal experience of the risen Lord and Savior manifested in the continuing power of the Holy Spirit. Authentic implementation, if not explicit articulation, of fervent Pentecostal theology often occurs in the vitality of local churches, house fellowships, and various mission settings in America and around the world. Birthed in the fires of revival movements, essential Pentecostalism, including Pentecostal theology, continues to burn brightest wherever it is fueled most directly.
Spirit on the Move by
Pentecostalism is currently the fastest-growing Christian movement, with hundreds of millions of followers. This growth overwhelmingly takes place outside of the West, and women make up 75 percent of the membership. The contributors to Spirit on the Move examine Pentecostalism's appeal to black women worldwide and the ways it provides them with a source of community and access to power. Exploring a range of topics, from Neo-Pentecostal churches in Ghana that help women challenge gender norms to evangelical gospel musicians in Brazil, the contributors show how Pentecostalism helps black women draw attention to and seek remediation from the violence and injustices brought on by civil war, capita list exploitation, racism, and the failures of the state. In fleshing out the experiences, theologies, and innovations of black women Pentecostals, the contributors show how Pentecostal belief and its various practices reflect the movement's complexity, reach, and adaptability to specific cultural and political formations. Contributors. Paula Aymer, John Burdick, Judith Casselberry, Deidre Helen Crumbley, Elizabeth Mca lister, Laura Premack, Elizabeth A. Pritchard, Jane Soothill, Linda van de Kamp
Call Number: BR1644.3 .S65 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-05
Baptists and the Holy Spirit : the contested history with Holiness-Pentecostal-Charismatic Movement by
Baptists and the Holiness Movement -- Holiness, healing, and A. J. Gordon -- Baptist responses to Holiness teaching -- Gender and race in the Baptist Holiness Movement -- The radical fringe and Spirit-led end-times revivals -- Baptist involvement in the Azusa Street Revival -- Baptist hostility to the Azusa Street Revival -- Baptists and second-generation Pentecostals describe each other -- Baptists, Pentecostals, and divine healing -- Women preachers among Baptists and Pentecostals -- From Baptists, to Holiness-Baptists, to Pentecostals -- The Chrismatic movement and Southern baptists, 1960s -- Conflict and confrontation between Southern Baptists and the growing Charismatic Movement -- Keswick, Spirit-filled, but not Charismatic Southern Baptists, 1970s -- American Baptists and the Charismatic Movement, 1960s-1970s -- Southern Baptist Charismatics seek fulness, 1980s -- Baptists and the Third Wave -- Southern Baptists and Charismatics at the turn of the Twenty-first century -- American Baptists and the Holy Spirit renewal ministries, 1980s-2000s -- Gender and race in the Baptist charismatic story.
Call Number: BX6329.P4 W43 2019
Publication Date: 2019
The Miracle Lady by
In this latest volume in the Library of Religious Biography, Amy Collier Artman tells the remarkable life story of Kathryn Kuhlman, who, in her day, was considered the best-known female preacher in the world. In the process, Artman relates the larger story of charismatic Christianity, particularly how it moved from the hinges of American society to the mainstream. Tracing Kuhlman's remarkable career as a media-savvy preacher and fleshing out her unconventional character, Artman also shows how Kuhlman skillfully navigated the structures, rules, and landmines that surrounded female religious leaders in the mid-twentieth century. Book jacket.
Call Number: BV3785.K84 A78 2019
Publication Date: 2019-03-19
Pentecostal-Charismatic Reference Works
For finding background information on various people, movements and topics related to Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, these reference works are a great place to start.