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AAR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
November 17-20, 2018

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Pentecostal–Charismatic Movements Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit provides a forum for scholarly consideration of global phenomena associated with Pentecostalism and Charismatic movements. This Unit provides an arena for a wide array of scholars, disciplinary orientations, and methodological approaches bringing together those working constructively from within these traditions with scholars considering the phenomena from historical, sociological, ethnographic, theological, and other perspectives. The Unit intentionally seeks to encourage a global and pluralist perspective.

Call for Papers: 

The Pentecostal-Charismatic Unit invites individual paper proposals--or complete sessions of related papers, or proposed panel discussion or book-discussion sessions with particular emphasis on:

• Papers that include research at the intersection of Pentecostalism, power & politics in Latin America. We invite papers/panels that focus on Pentecostal theology & practice in countries affected by narcos and gangs (including but not limited to Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador).

• Papers/panels that explore Indigenous Pentecostalisms throughout the Americas.

• Papers that examine Pentecostals & Social Action (e.g. Civil Rights, protest) as 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Mason Temple Church of God in Christ.

• Papers that discuss the definition(s) of Pentecostalism within Pentecostal communities and within the study of religion.

• Papers that examine Pentecostal responses (theological and practical) to violence.

• We invite papers or a panel on the upcoming film on Carlton Pearson’s conversion to the “Gospel of Inclusion,” Come Sunday.

• Pentecostal Responses to Mass Incarceration
We seek proposals that address mass incarceration, its intersection with Pentecostal and charismatic religions and its larger impact/implications for Pentecostals outside of the USA, particularly the Latin American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

• Pentecostalism and Political Action
As 2018 is an election year, we invite papers that discuss how Pentecostals create theologies of politics and how Pentecostal practitioners envision themselves as political actors.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection
Comments: 
I would like to anonymize the process--for Co-Chairs and Steering Committee members alike--during the review process.
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee