Pentecostal Megachurches in SEAsia: Negotiating Class, Consumption and the Nation

Pentecostal Megachurches in SEAsia: Negotiating Class, Consumption and the Nation

Terence Chong

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814786881

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Charismatic pastors, fast-paced worship sessions, inspirational but shallow theology, and large congregations — these are just some of the associated traits of Pentecostal megachurches. But what lies beneath the veneer of glitz? What are their congregations like? How did they grow so quickly? How have they managed to negotiate local and transnational challenges? This book seeks to understand the growth and popularity of independent Pentecostal megachurches in Southeast Asia. Using an ethnographic approach, the chapters examine Pentecostal megachurches in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore. Each chapter dwells on the development of the megachurch set against the specific background of the country’s politics and history.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 335
Author Biography:Terence Chong
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Southeast Asia
Page count: 243
Imprint: ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20180306


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