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Title: Black Pentecostalism : its origins, functions and theology : with special reference to a Midland borough
Author: MacRobert, Iain
ISNI:       0000 0004 2739 6383
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1989
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While the immediate origins of 20th century Pentecostalism are in the Wesleyan-Holiness movement and in that form of Afro American Christianity which developed during slavery, some of its roots go back to West Africa. What began among a small black Christian group in Los Angeles in 1906 has now become a world-wide phenomenon which has spread to the Caribbean and from there to Britain. Black settlers primarily from rural Jamaica - arrived in urban England to face the racism and rejection, not only of the wider society but also of the white denominations. With them they brought types of Pentecostal ism which are similar to and in some ways quite different from, both the mainstream denominations and white indigenous Pentecostalism. Some of the black Pentecostal congregations established in the Borough of Wolverhampton remain tied to white North American headquarters while others are free from white control or influence with a concomitantly greater emphasis on certain black leitmotive.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BL Religion ; BR Christianity