Rites in the Spirit: A Ritual Approach to Pentecostal/Charismatic Spirituality

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A&C Black, Dec 1, 1999 - Religion - 277 pages
Rites in the Spirit is a book about spirituality, ritual, and Pentecostal experience. The volume presents a careful and innovative study of Pentecostal practices and experiences. Focusing on the very important, but often intriguing worship rites that express the spirituality of Pentecostals, Albrecht discovers that these Pentecostal/charismatic rites and their attending sensibilities also function to shape, nurture, authenticate and even transform the spiritual lives of these Christians. Rites in the Spirit seeks to guide Pentecostals, and the charismatically-inclined, toward self-interpretation and a more nuanced conception of, and a deeper appreciation for, their Pentecostal experience. The volume also aims to make a sometimes exotic spirituality more accessible and understandable to those who have had limited contact with Pentecostal/charismatic forms and expressions.

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Contents

Preface
7
Acknowledgments
18
Chapter 1
26
Chapter 2
61
CONGREGATIONAL CONTEXTS
71
Chapter 3
121
Chapter 4
150
Chapter 5
175
EXPRESSIVE AND EFFICACIOUS ROLES OF
196
Chapter 7
218
Appendices
252
Bibliography
260
Index of Authors
275
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About the author (1999)

Daniel E. Albrecht is Professor of Christian History and Spirituality, Bethany College, Santa Cruz, California.

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