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Rather Spirit-filled than learned! Pentecostalism's tradition of anti-intellectualism and Pentecostal theological scholarship
The beginnings and first half-century of South African Pentecostalism are characterised by a tradition of anti-intellectualism consisting of a rejection of theological training, a critical andExpand
The influence of dwelling in the Word within the Southern African Partnership of Missional Churches
  • M. Nel
  • Sociology
  • 20 September 2013
‘All of creation dwells within the Word of God, the Word who created us, the Word who redeems us’ (Ellison 2009:91). The article evaluated the influence that the communal spiritual practice ofExpand
An attempt to define the constitutive elements of a pentecostal spirituality
Pentecostal spirituality is defined as the integration of beliefs and practices into the affections that are themselves evoked and expressed by those practices and beliefs. This article investigatesExpand
Pentecostal talk about God: Attempting to speak from experience
Pentecostals have their own ethos to bring to the theological table. Although they represent a diverse spectrum of beliefs, they share a basic preference for experience co-determining their theology,Expand
Sighs and Signs of the Spirit: Ghanaian Perspectives on Pentecostalism and Renewal in Africa
J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church in Ghana, allowing him to be an objective observer of African Pentecostalism while he serves as a professor of ContemporaryExpand
A Hundred Years of Theological Training in the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa
  • M. Nel
  • Sociology
  • 17 October 2014
The AFM started as an interracial mission with a strong emphasis on the “anointing of the Holy Spirit” and the ministry of each member of the assembly. Leadership was developed through the localExpand
Pentecostals’ reading of the Old Testament
  • M. Nel
  • Philosophy
  • 21 September 2007
The question of a valid and viable Pentecostal hermeneutic is discussed leading to the preliminary conclusion that such a hermeneutic would consist of the following elements: the experience of theExpand
The Pentecostal Movement’s view of the continuity of tongues in Acts and 1 Corinthians
Pentecostals see a continuity between the speaking in languages as a part of the filling or baptism with the Spirit in Acts 2 and the other four incidents in Acts (8, 9, 10, 19). This is also theExpand
Rare and interesting plants of the Namib desert
  • M. Nel
  • Geography
  • 1 December 1994