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Pentecostal Christology : Empirical Approach in Indian Context
Authorship Description
Shaibu Abraham.
Bibliographical Details xviii, 238 p. 24 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351483797
ISBN-13 9789351483793, 978-9351483793
Year of Publication 2019.
Series Christian Heritage Rediscovered - 82.
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The book investigates and presents the nature of Christology among ordinary Pentecostals in India. Pentecostalism is growing rapidly among Tribal-groups, Dalits, lower castes and ordinary people. However, the movement has not articulated its theological identity in order to consolidate and further its development.

This research work has meticulously analysed and systematised the Christology of Indian Pentecostals using qualitative research methods. Ordinary Indian Pentecostals understand Jesus as the healer, exorcist, provider and protector in the context of poor healthcare, a spirit worldview, extreme poverty, caste-system and religious Persecution. Their Christian experience enables them to acknowledge Jesus as the Saviour, Lord and supreme God. These Christological themes are consonant with the larger Pentecostal tradition, theology and indeed the New Testament testimony. This work critically engages with scholarship in Pentecostalism and the broader Christian tradition to propose a modification of these Christological categories.

Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Glossary of Indian Terms

1. Pentecostalism in India
2. Indian Pentecostal Christology: Methodology
3. Indian Pentecostal Christology: Contextual Factors
4. Indian Christology
5. Indian Pentecostal Christology
6. Indian Pentecostal Christology: Discussion
7. Indian Pentecostal Christology: Constructive Proposal
8. Conclusion

Bibliography
Index

Dr Shaibu Abraham holds a Ph.D in Pentecostal Theology from the University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom and now is on the faculty of the India Bible College & Seminary, Kerala. He is also author of the books, Pentecostal Theology of Liberation, The History of the Pentecostal Movements in North India and other articles in various books and journals. He is married to Sheena and now lives in Kumbanad, Kerala.


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