By William K. Kay
Pentecostalism is arguably the main brilliant and speedily becoming non secular circulate of the 20 th century, circling the globe in lower than 25 years. characterised by means of talking in tongues, miracles, tv evangelism, and megachurches, it's also identified for its small-group conferences, empowerment of people, liberation of girls, and humanitarian concerns.
In this Very brief creation, William ok. Kay outlines the origins and progress of Pentecostalism, not just the theological points of the circulation, but additionally the sociological affects of its political and humanitarian viewpoints.
He indicates that its historical past is going again to Methodism and, prior to that, to previous revival routine, whereas its theology comprises parts of holiness educating and Adventism in a different trend concentrated upon Jesus. Worship can be expressed in cutting edge song or dance and, regardless of a worldview open to supernatural beings, believers are most likely additionally to welcome using the most recent verbal exchange expertise. Kay discusses how Pentecostalism used to be joined within the Nineteen Sixties by means of a brand new spiritual wave, the "charismatic movement," which spilled over into mainline Christian denominations and reworked their worship.
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First of all, there were consonances of a philosophical kind between revelation and art. With its emphasis on salvation in the body and through the body – Christ’s own body and his corporate body the Church – the Christian Gospel gave great weight to the ﬁgural. Here, in the context of classical antiquity, that Gospel drew naturally on the Platonic language of representation which itself borrowed the language of visual art. Moreover, Christian discourse was predominantly narrative: it exhibited salvation in the lives of the saints, conceived as a symbolic pattern to follow and, once again, readily expressible – if this were desired – in the form of art.
Paradoxically, the Apologists stressed this. 21 Typical studies which take this view are: H. Koch, Die altchristliche Bilderfrage nach der literarischen Quellen (Göttingen 1917); W. Elliger, Die Stellung der alten Christen zu den Bildern in den ersten vier Jahrhunderten (Leipzig 1930–34); B. Kötting, ‘Von der Bildlosigkeit zum Kunstbild’, in W. 103–18; T. Klauser, ‚Die Äusserungen der Alten Kirche zur Kunst’, in idem, Gesammelte Arbeiten zur Literaturgeschichte, Kirchengeschichte und christliche Archäologie (Münster 1974), pp.
Art historians who see themselves chieﬂy as ‘iconologists’ tend to note how not only motifs and themes but also formulae for representing those motifs and themes constantly recur. 2 But the genesis of Christian art is, even – or, rather, especially – on this view of things, unique. For the basic repertoire which this process will presume is here ﬁrst being constituted. ’3 The iconographic themes on which a thousand variations will be played, through Giotto, or Poussin to David Jones and Georges Rouault, are now ﬁrst being sounded.
Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by William K. Kay