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Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae

versión On-line ISSN 2412-4265
versión impresa ISSN 1017-0499


QUAYESI-AMAKYE, Joseph. A yeast in the flour: Pentecostalism as the African realisation of the gospel. Studia Hist. Ecc. [online]. 2016, vol.42, n.3, pp.71-84. ISSN 2412-4265.

The paper discusses the contributions of Pentecostalism to the development of the Christian faith in Ghana and Africa. It argues that Pentecostalism is what fulfils the aspirations and quest of Ghanaian (African) Christians in their search for authentic Christian life. Christianity came to west Africa as a western contextualised religion impinged by the nineteenth-century rationalisation, the product of the Enlightenment. This paper contends that Pentecostals influence the ethos and praxis of older mission churches in Ghana. It describes, analyses and assesses the various ways Pentecostals are helping to integrate the Christian faith into the religio-social contexts of Ghanaians. This is a complete paradigm shift from their earlier posture to social matters.

Palabras clave : Pentecostalism; African; gospel; catholicity; globalisation; theology.

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