The Globalization of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity

  title={The Globalization of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity},
  author={Joel Robbins},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  • J. Robbins
  • Published 15 September 2004
  • Art
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
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