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Title: Contemporary Pentecostal/charismatic movements : on a double-structured religious system in Greater Metro Manila
Author: Jong Fil, Kim
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2004
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This thesis aims to investigate Pentecostal/Charismatic movements in Greater Metro Manila in the light of the double-structured religious system. It is methodologically based on historical descriptive investigation and analysis of Pentecostal/Charismatic movements in Greater Metro Manila. Since their inception in the 1920s, Pentecostal/Charismatic churches have grown rapidly in the context of a double-structured Roman Catholicism: one from official Catholicism, the other from a mixture of folk/popular Catholicism with traditional beliefs and practices. The co-existence of institutionalised Roman Catholicism and folk/popular Catholicism with ancient beliefs and practices urgently demands thoughtful investigation about the religious system, for which the writer introduces the new term "double-structured religious system." Even though much research has been carried out on many aspects, investigation of the complicated religious system in the Philippines has been neglected. The slow growth of Protestantism in the country is ascribed to the double-structured religious system to some extent. On the other hand, the rapid growth of Pentecostal/Charismatic movements is attributed to the "Manila Pentecostal revival" in the 1950s. The revival movement, on which little has been previously written, interacted vividly in the midst of the double-structured religious system in Greater Metro Manila in particular, and in the Philippines in general. For that reason, academic investigations and evaluations on the "Manila Pentecostal revival" and a double- structured religious system were examined in this thesis. To investigate the origins and development of the Pentecostal/Charismatic churches extensive fieldwork was undertaken in order to reveal characteristics of the Pentecostal/Charismatic movements in Greater Metro Manila.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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