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Contemplative Aspects of Pentecostal Spirituality—A Case Study of a Retreat Experience in Asia

Yang, Xiaoli (2019) Contemplative Aspects of Pentecostal Spirituality—A Case Study of a Retreat Experience in Asia. Journal of Pentecostal Theology, 28 (1). pp. 123-142. ISSN 1745-5251

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Abstract

How is the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit working through contemplative aspects of Pentecostal spirituality in Asia where Christianity thrives in a hostile environment today? Are there any insights that Pentecostal churches of the Global North can learn and experience deeper transformation through the Holy Spirit in a post-Christian world? This article shares a recent experience of a retreat with a group of Asian Pentecostal pastors. It describes how they, both individually and as a group, encountered God through contemplative practice within the praxis of their spiritual tradition. Drawing from their experiences grounded in Scripture, the article explores the key theological issues of silence, body, and response. Pentecostal churches are therefore encouraged to be eager to learn from the lived experiences of pastors in Asia and receptive to contemplative aspects of Pentecostal spirituality.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Pentecostal Spirituality, Retreat, Asia
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 02:11
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2019 02:11
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3648

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