State and Social Christianity in Post-colonial Singapore

  title={State and Social Christianity in Post-colonial Singapore},
  author={Daniel P. S. Goh},
  journal={Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia},
  pages={54 - 89}
  • Daniel P. S. Goh
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Sociology
  • Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia
In the context of Christianity's rapid growth in post-colonial Singapore, why has Pentecostalism replaced liberal Christianity as the dominant form in the last few decades? Going beyond existing cultural explanations of Pentecostal affinity with Asian folk religions and the modernization thesis, I look at the Church as social movement, as social Christianity engaging, specifically in Singapore, the post-colonial developmental state. Pentecostalism became popular after the state consolidated its… Expand

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