Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies

Pentecostal Higher Education

History, Current Practices, and Future Prospects

Authors: Topf, Daniel

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  • Makes an argument for pentecostals to engage more forcefully in higher education.
  • Explores strengths and weaknesses of both pentecostal and (post)secular institutions.
  • Highlights the future potential of pentecostal higher education.
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This book presents a theological and missiological argument for pentecostals to engage more forcefully in higher education by expanding and renewing their commitment toward operating their own colleges and universities. The volume’s first part describes past and present developments within higher education, highlighting strengths and weaknesses of both pentecostal and (post)secular institutions. The second part highlights the future potential of pentecostal higher education, which is enriched by a Spirit-empowered and mission-minded spirituality that focuses on forming the hearts, heads, and hands of students. Pentecostals increasingly desire to influence all spheres of society, an endeavor that could be amplified through a strengthened engagement in higher education, particularly one that encompasses a variety of institutions, including a pentecostal research university. In developing such an argument, this research is both comprehensive and compelling, inviting pentecostals to make a missional difference in the knowledge-based economies that will characterize the twenty-first century.  


About the authors

Daniel Topf is a Regional Mobilizer with the global missions agency World Team. He has published several articles related to theological education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and currently serves as an adjunct with South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary.

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"This research-grounded visionary book calls Pentecostal churches to devote significant resources to higher education.  Hard-hitting and acute cultural and historical analysis implies revised educational methods and new institutions will be vital to the next stage of Pentecostalism’s 120-year story. Daniel Topf has written an informed, scholarly, strategic and clear account of a path to the future." (William K. Kay, Emeritus Professor of Theology, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, UK and Fellow, Institute for Pentecostal Theology, Regents Theological College, USA)

 

“This book is a wonderful addition to works in the field, since there is no other history and evaluation of Pentecostal higher education like it. Topf provides a realistic and critical overview of the state of Pentecostal higher education, its strengths, and the cultural challenges facing it. In addition, he sets forth an engaging and imaginative theological vision for improving it. Readers will be both informed and inspired.” (Perry L. Glanzer, Professor of Educational Foundations and Resident Scholar, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University, USA.)


"Daniel Topf combines international experience as a student with the research of a scholar to produce an important understanding of pentecostal higher education.  Topf’s analysis makes a compelling argument for the expanding role of Pentecostals building on their dynamic spirituality and scholarship in the globally connected world.  This book sets out an exciting vision for education that is worthy of careful study." (Douglas McConnell, Provost Emeritus and Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pentecostal Higher Education
Book Subtitle
History, Current Practices, and Future Prospects
Authors
Series Title
Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-79689-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-79689-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-79688-4
Series ISSN
2634-5854
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 264
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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