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Pentecostal–Charismatic Movements Unit

Call for Proposals

The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements Unit of the American Academy of Religion seeks papers and panels for the 2023 meeting in San Antonio on the following topics:

  • Latinx Pentecostals in the Borderlands, including interactions with Methodist groups
  • Social development of Pentecostals/Charismatics historically and theologically
  • Clergy, laity, and contested and emerging theologies
  • Pentecostal/Charismatic popular culture including humor and foodways
  • Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements and their approaches to civil rights laws including but not limited to LGBTQ issues and women's rights (Roe v. Wade)
  • Book panels on significant books which expand or challenge the current narratives of Pentecostal/Charismatic history 
  • Papers which explore comparative pneumatology between the Wesleyan/Methodist and Pentecostal/Charismatic movements

For panels, the unit requests diverse representation in presenters, research subjects, topics, and methodologies.

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.


Steering Committee Members



Review Process

Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members