Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity

Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity

This book examines the roots, inception, and expansion of Pentecostalism among Italian Americans to demonstrate how Pentecostalism moves so freely through widely varying cultures.

Author: PAUL J. PALMA

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367785102

Category: Italian American Pentecostals

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This book examines the roots, inception, and expansion of Pentecostalism among Italian Americans to demonstrate how Pentecostalism moves so freely through widely varying cultures.
Categories: Italian American Pentecostals

Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity

Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity

This is a splendidly detailed study affirming the rich diversity of the religious experience in Italian American communities. Thanks to Paul Palma's careful research Italian Pentecostalism has become a subject that historians and ...

Author: Paul J. Palma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429581427

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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While many established forms of Christianity have seen significant decline in recent decades, Pentecostals are currently one of the fastest growing religious groups across the world. This book examines the roots, inception, and expansion of Pentecostalism among Italian Americans to demonstrate how Pentecostalism moves so freely through widely varying cultures. The book begins with a survey of the origins and early shaping forces of Italian American Pentecostalism. It charts its birth among immigrants in Chicago as well as the initial expansion fuelled by the convergence of folk-Catholic, Reformed evangelical, and Holiness sources. The book goes on to explain how internal and external pressures demanded structure, leading to the founding of the Christian Church of North America in 1927. Paralleling this development was the emergence of the Italian District of the Assemblies of God, the Assemblee di Dio in Italia (Assemblies of God in Italy), the Canadian Assemblies of God, and formidable denominations in Brazil and Argentina. In the closing chapters, based on analysis of key theological loci and in lieu of contemporary developments, the future prospects of the movement are laid out and assessed. This book provides a purview into the religious lives of an underexamined, but culturally significant group in America. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of Pentecostalism, Religious Studies and Religious History, as well as Migrations Studies and Cultural Studies in America
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Embracing Our Roots

Embracing Our Roots

This book is for scholars and laypersons alike with interest in the themes of biblical living, faith-based traditions, food culture, immigration, social class, race, family dynamics, and mental health.

Author: Paul J. Palma

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725293168

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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America has provided a platform for countless migrant peoples who have, in turn, contributed to the nation's landscape as a multicultural land of opportunity. Still, the waves of assimilation can obscure the distinctive customs and beliefs of immigrants, many feeling coerced to conform to American attitudes towards race, the economy, and politics. Others, inundated with American media, consumerism, and secularity, have forgotten those aspects about their family heritage that make them unique. Drawing from Palma's background as an Italian American evangelical, Embracing Our Roots considers the significance of rediscovering our ancestral history in a society where many are forced to repress, ignore, or reject their heritage. A nation of immigrants, every American is, in some sense, an "ethnic" American and stands to gain from considering how the people and places they come from make them unique. In addition to using genealogy databases and social networks, Palma maintains the rich value of thumbing through the family archives, hearty conversations with loved ones, and building one's family tree. This book is for scholars and laypersons alike with interest in the themes of biblical living, faith-based traditions, food culture, immigration, social class, race, family dynamics, and mental health.
Categories: Religion

Embracing Our Roots

Embracing Our Roots

Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity. New York: Routledge, 2019. ———. “Maximillian Tosetto.” In the Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, edited by George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport ...

Author: Paul J. Palma

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725293144

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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America has provided a platform for countless migrant peoples who have, in turn, contributed to the nation’s landscape as a multicultural land of opportunity. Still, the waves of assimilation can obscure the distinctive customs and beliefs of immigrants, many feeling coerced to conform to American attitudes towards race, the economy, and politics. Others, inundated with American media, consumerism, and secularity, have forgotten those aspects about their family heritage that make them unique. Drawing from Palma’s background as an Italian American evangelical, Embracing Our Roots considers the significance of rediscovering our ancestral history in a society where many are forced to repress, ignore, or reject their heritage. A nation of immigrants, every American is, in some sense, an “ethnic” American and stands to gain from considering how the people and places they come from make them unique. In addition to using genealogy databases and social networks, Palma maintains the rich value of thumbing through the family archives, hearty conversations with loved ones, and building one’s family tree. This book is for scholars and laypersons alike with interest in the themes of biblical living, faith-based traditions, food culture, immigration, social class, race, family dynamics, and mental health.
Categories: Religion

Grassroots Pentecostalism in Brazil and the United States

Grassroots Pentecostalism in Brazil and the United States

Paul J. Palma, Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity (London: Routledge, 2020), 8. Common among pentecostals, these historiographical approaches are outlined in Augustus Cerillo Jr. and Grant Wacker, ...

Author: Paul J. Palma

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031133718

Category: Brazil

Page: 289

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This book offers an historical and comparative profile of classical pentecostal movements in Brazil and the United States in view of their migratory beginnings and transnational expansion. Pentecostalisms inception in the early twentieth century, particularly in its global South permutations, was defined by its grassroots character. In contrast to the top-down, hierarchical structure typical of Western forms of Christianity, the emergence of Latin American Pentecostalism embodied stability from the bottom upamong the common people. While the rise to prominence of the Assemblies of God in Brazil, the Western hemispheres largest (non-Catholic) denomination, demanded structure akin to mainline contexts, classical pentecostals such as the Christian Congregation movement cling to their grassroots identity. Comparing the migratory and missional flow of movements with similar European and US roots, this book considers the prospects for classical Brazilian pentecostals with an eye on the problems of church growth and polity, gender, politics, and ethnic identity. Paul J. Palma is a professor at Regent University and SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary. He is the author of Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity (2020) and Embracing Our Roots (2021).
Categories: Brazil

Hindi Christian Literature in Contemporary India

Hindi Christian Literature in Contemporary India

... Cora Schuh, and Susanne Kind The Role of Religion in Gender-Based Violence, Immigration, and Human Rights Edited by Mary Nyangweso and Jacob K. Olupona Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity Paul J.

Author: Rakesh Peter-Dass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000702248

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This is the first academic study of Christian literature in Hindi and its role in the politics of language and religion in contemporary India. In public portrayals, Hindi has been the language of Hindus and Urdu the language of Muslims, but Christians have been usually been associated with the English of the foreign ‘West’. However, this book shows how Christian writers in India have adopted Hindi in order to promote a form of Christianity that can be seen as Indian, desī, and rooted in the religio-linguistic world of the Hindi belt. Using three case studies, the book demonstrates how Hindi Christian writing strategically presents Christianity as linguistically Hindi, culturally Indian, and theologically informed by other faiths. These works are written to sway public perceptions by promoting particular forms of citizenship in the context of fostering the use of Hindi. Examining the content and context of Christian attention to Hindi, it is shown to have been deployed as a political and cultural tool by Christians in India. This book gives an important insight into the link between language and religion in India. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of Religion in India, World Christianity, Religion and Politics and Interreligious Dialogue, as well as Religious Studies and South Asian Studies.
Categories: Religion

Religion Modernity Globalisation

Religion  Modernity  Globalisation

... Cora Schuh, and Susanne Kind The Role of Religion in Gender-Based Violence, Immigration, and Human Rights Edited by Mary Nyangweso and Jacob K. Olupona Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity Paul J.

Author: François Gauthier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000725971

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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This book argues that the last four decades have seen profound and important changes in the nature and social location of religion, and that those changes are best understood when cast against the associated rise of consumerism and neoliberalism. These transformations are often misunderstood and underestimated, namely because the study of religion remains dependent on the secularisation paradigm which can no longer provide a sufficiently fruitful framework for analysis. The book challenges diagnoses of transience and fragmentation by proposing an alternative narrative and set of concepts for understanding the global religious landscape. The present situation is framed as the result of a shift from a National-Statist to a Global-Market regime of religion. Adopting a holistic perspective that breaks with the current specialisation tendencies, it charts the emergence of the State and the Market as institutions and ideas related to social order, as well as their changing rapports from classical modernity to today. Breaking with a tradition of Western-centeredness, the book offers probing enquiries into Indonesia and a synthesis of global and Western trends. This long-awaited book offers a bold new vision for the social scientific study of religion and will be of great interest to all scholars of the Sociology and Anthropology of religion, as well as Religious Studies in general.
Categories: Social Science

Media and Science Religion Conflict

Media and Science Religion Conflict

Routledge Studies in Religion Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity Paul J. Palma The Cultural Fusion of Sufi Islam Alternative Paths to Mystical Faith Sarwar Alam Hindi Christian Literature in ...

Author: Thomas Aechtner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000030716

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This book examines why the religion-science skirmishes known as the Evolution Wars have persisted into the 21st century. It does so by considering the influences of mass media in relation to decision-making research and the Elaboration Likelihood Model, one of the most authoritative persuasion theories. The book’s analysis concentrates on the expression of cues, or cognitive mental shortcuts, in Darwin-sceptic and counter-creationist broadcasts. A multiyear collection of media generated by the most prominent Darwin-sceptic organizations is surveyed, along with rival publications from supporters of evolutionary theory described as the pro-evolutionists. The analysed materials include works produced by Young Earth Creationist and Intelligent Design media makers, New Atheist pacesetters, as well as both agnostic and religious supporters of evolution. These cues are shown to function as subtle but effective means of shaping public opinion, including appeals to expertise, claims that ideas are being censored, and the tactical use of statistics and technical jargon. Contending that persuasive mass media is a decisive component of science-religion controversies, this book will be of keen interest to scholars of Religion, Science and Religion interactions, as well as researchers of Media and Communication Studies more generally.
Categories: Religion

Transformational Embodiment in Asian Religions

Transformational Embodiment in Asian Religions

The Role of Religion in Gender-Based Violence, Immigration, and Human Rights Edited by Mary Nyangweso and Jacob K. Olupona Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity Paul J. Palma The Cultural Fusion of Sufi ...

Author: George Pati

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000735444

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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This volume examines several theoretical concerns of embodiment in the context of Asian religious practice. Looking at both subtle and spatial bodies, it explores how both types of embodiment are engaged as sites for transformation, transaction and transgression. Collectively bridging ancient and modern conceptualizations of embodiment in religious practice, the book offers a complex mapping of how body is defined. It revisits more traditional, mystical religious systems, including Hindu Tantra and Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, Bon, Chinese Daoism and Persian Sufism and distinctively juxtaposes these inquiries alongside analyses of racial, gendered, and colonized bodies. Such a multifaceted subject requires a diverse approach, and so perspectives from phenomenology and neuroscience as well as critical race theory and feminist theology are utilised to create more precise analytical tools for the scholarly engagement of embodied religious epistemologies. This a nuanced and interdisciplinary exploration of the myriad issues around bodies within religion. As such it will be a key resource for any scholar of Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Gender Studies.
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Cultural Fusion of Sufi Islam

Cultural Fusion of Sufi Islam

Routledge Studies in Religion American Catholic Bishops and the Politics of Scandal Rhetoric of Authority Meaghan ... by Mary Nyangweso and Jacob K. Olupona Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity Paul J.

Author: Sarwar Alam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429872945

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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It has been argued that the mystical Sufi form of Islam is the most sensitive to other cultures, being accommodative to other traditions and generally tolerant to peoples of other faiths. It readily becomes integrated into local cultures and they are similarly often infused into Sufism. Examples of this reciprocity are commonly reflected in Sufi poetry, music, hagiographic genres, memoires, and in the ritualistic practices of Sufi traditions. This volume shows how this often-side-lined tradition functions in the societies in which it is found, and demonstrates how it relates to mainstream Islam. The focus of this book ranges from reflecting Sufi themes in the Qur’anic calligraphy to movies, from ideals to everyday practices, from legends to actual history, from gender segregation to gender transgression, and from legalism to spiritualism. Consequently, the international panel of contributors to this volume are trained in a range of disciplines that include religious studies, history, comparative literature, anthropology, and ethnography. Covering Southeast Asia to West Africa as well as South Asia and the West, they address both historical and contemporary issues, shedding light on Sufism’s adaptability. This book sets aside conventional methods of understanding Islam, such as theological, juridical, and philosophical, in favour of analysing its cultural impact. As such, it will be of great interest to all scholars of Islamic Studies, the Sociology of Religion, Religion and Media, as well as Religious Studies and Area Studies more generally.
Categories: Religion