«This book provides the most important account of prophecy among Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians in recent years. Working from an empirical-theological approach, it offers major insights from a study of Kenyan Pentecostals. Dr. Muindi should be congratulated for moving the boundary of knowledge in such a significant manner. I commend this study to all scholars and students of Pentecostalism and Christianity in Africa as worthy of serious attention.» — Prof Dr Mark J. Cartledge, Director of the Center for Renewal Studies, Regent University School of Divinity
«This is a carefully constructed study of prophecy in African Pentecostalism, a subject little known in academia. It takes meticulous care to ensure correct methodologies, to interact with extant literature, and to report on an empirical case study. The result here is a fine presentation of Kenyan Pentecostalism’s practices.» — Prof Dr Allan H. Anderson, University of Birmingham
Prophecy is a major theme both in Scripture and in Church doctrine. However, prophecy is seen by many as an ancient biblical phenomenon which is now redundant. There is, conversely, a form of prophecy that is very much alive in the Pentecostal-Charismatic wing of the Church. Although the Pentecostal-Charismatic tradition is billed as the fastest growing movement in Church history, it has received scant attention in Pentecostal Studies in terms of its focus on Charismatic Prophecy. This book is an attempt to explore the notion of charisms of the Holy Spirit. It examines, from an empirical-theological perspective, the nature and significance of the phenomenon of Charismatic Prophecy as reportedly manifested in Pentecostal Charismatic liturgical settings in an African context.
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Samuel W. Muindi, ThM (Duke University, USA), ThD (Boston University, USA), PhD (University of Birmingham, UK), is currently Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry, International Leadership University, Nairobi, Kenya.