Global Pentecostalism: The Growth of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity
Department: Religious StudiesDate and Time: May 16, 2013 | 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Event Location: Crystal Cove Auditorium
By: Donald E. Miller , Ph.D.
Firestone Professor of Religion and
Executive Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture
University of Southern California
The talks is co-sponsored by: The UCI International Studies Public Forum
About the talk:
As the Principal Investigator of a large grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study Pentecostalism, Professor Miller established research centers in Brazil, El Salvador, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Russia, and carried out surveys in 25 countries. He is uniquely qualified to describe and analyze what has been learned about the recent and world-wide spread of Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity.
About the speaker:
Donald E. Miller is Firestone Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California and executive director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture. He is a sociologist of religion with an interest in global religious trends, new patterns of religious practice, and organizational responses to cultural change. He received the Ph.D. in Religion from USC in 1975 and is the author, co-author, or editor of the following books: Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation (2008); Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement (2007); Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope (2003); GenX Religion (2000); Reinventing American Protestantism (1997); Homeless Families: The Struggle for Dignity (1993); Writing and Research in Religious Studies (1992), and The Case for Liberal Christianity (1981).