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The missionary self-perception of Pentecostal/Charismatic church leaders from the global South in Europe 1 edition

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Claudia Währisch-Oblau

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The missionary self-perception of Pentecostal/Charismatic church leaders from the global South in Europe
bringing back the Gospel
by Claudia Währisch-Oblau.

Published 2009 by Brill in Leiden, Boston .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Methodological reflections
The UEM program for cooperation between German and foreign language churches, 1998-2008
Other European Protestant church responses to migrant churches : a short overview
Description of my research
Reflecting my own role as agent and researcher
Interpretative paradigms
The field of study
Terminology : "migrant churches"
Delimiting "Pentecostal/Charismatic"
Constructing a Pentecostal/Charismatic discourse field
Migrant churches : categorizations
Historical dynamics : foundation and development of migrant churches
Migrant churches as part of a globalized discourse network
The role of the pastor : the relationship to one's own congregation
The pastor as father and shepherd
The Shepherd : mediator between God and the congregation
The authority of the Shepherd
"To stay with God always" : the spiritual life of a Shepherd
Sacrificing oneself for the congregation and living as a role model
Becoming a Shepherd : call, training, ordination, and gifts of the spirit
Defending one's call : biographical stories as legitimation narratives
Call narratives in a Pentecostal/Charismatic context
No legitimation narrative : observations and possible reasons
Legitimation narratives I : called by a Prophetic Word
Legitimation narratives II : deciding for the ministry after a miracle experience
Legitimation narratives III : called by visions and dreams
Legitimation narratives IV : woman pastors
Mediators of divine power in a market situation : observations and analysis of the pastoral role
The market situation : undermining pastoral authority
Asserting pastoral authority
Growing into authority : calling and ordination
Mediators of divine power in a market situation
Following the call : expatriation narratives
Theoretical framework : some considerations
Intertwined call and expatriation narratives
Circular stories : how the call was realized after all
Oscillating narratives: how the call became clear over time
Called after expatriation
Struggling to understand call and expatriation
Intertwined call and expatriation narratives
Expatriation as consequence of the call
Independent charismatic missionaries : success stories
Missionaries sent by Pentecostal churches
Expatriation as consequence of the call
Pastoral call and expatriation not connected
V.K. : for me it was so wonderful to go to Germany
A.M., P.S., I.A. : asylum in Germany
Spiritual interpretation instead of expatriation narrative
Expatriation narratives : some final observations
Being on a mission : the relationship to the outside world
"What is your mission?" : observations from the short interviews
Missionary practice : evangelizing Germans
Street evangelism
Gospel music
Other means
Conceptualizing evangelism in interdenominational dialogue : the long interviews
Locating oneself globally sent to the world
Describing one's message
Reflections on contextualization
Imagining Germany and Europe
Restoring a ruined church
"Bringing back" the Gospel
The German nation in the economy of salvation
Territorial spirits
Imagining Germany and Europe
Conceptualizing evangelism in the global Pentecostal/ Charismatic network : the spiritual warfare paradigm
Evangelism in the framework of spiritual warfare : the anglophone West African example
Evangelism in the framework of spiritual warfare : concretizations
Evangelism, inculturation, and clashing paradigms
The current situation
Dialogue fields : a description
Ministerial authority
Mission and evangelism
Ecclesiology and the politics of difference : who defines Christianity in Europe : the functional question does a missionary self-image further or hinder integration
The theological question are European churches ready to be evangelized.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Global Pentecostal and Charismatic studies -- v. 2


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
BV4406.G3 W34 2009

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p. cm.

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