Canadian Pentecostal Studies: A Retrospectus and Agenda for Post-Pentecostal Research

Michael Wilkinson


Canadian Pentecostal studies is a specialized multidisciplinary area of study shaped by a range of disciplinary assumptions from anthropology, biblical studies, history, religious studies, sociology, and theology. In Canada the development of Pentecostal studies was quite late and largely emerged in the 1990s. Over the past thirty years a significant amount of research has developed through the efforts of the Canadian Pentecostal Research Network, the Canadian Pentecostal Symposium, numerous research projects and publications, and the Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity. In the past number of years, scholars of Canadian Pentecostalism have engaged main stream scholarly societies and published with major presses, demonstrating a maturing of scholarship. However, there are still some questions to be addressed about the future of Pentecostal studies, most notably, what questions are appropriate for post-Pentecostal research.


Pentecostalism, Canada, Post-Pentecostal

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