This book explores the identity, context and features of Pentecostalism in Rajasthan, India as well as the internal and external issues facing Pentecostals. It argues for an indigenous origin of Pentecostalism in Rajasthan, as it is a product of local Spirit revivals in the existing churches and the missionary activities of Indian Pentecostals. It also reveals that both the intra-church as well as extra-church issues place Pentecostals in a 'missio-ethical dilemma.' The book aims to suggest 'a contextual missiology of the Spirit,' as a new model of contextual missiology from a Pentecostal perspective. It is presented as a glocal, ecumenical, transformational, and public missiology.
Endorsements & Reviews-
This new book covers a field that is little known and even less written about, and is a very welcomeaddition to the field of mission studies. This fine study is written by someone with first-hand experience as an intercultural missionary in Rajasthan, India. I commend this to you most heartily.' Allan Heaton Anderson, Professor of Global Pentecostal Studies, University of Birmingham
This is an absorbing interdisciplinary study and achievement that ought to be consulted by Christian historians, scholars working at the interface of religion and politics, theological students across the spectrum, and anyone interested in a dynamic state of Christianity in India.' Amos Yong, J Rodman Williams Professor of Theology, Regent University School of Divinity
In this highly significant volume, Dr Wessly Lukose examines Pentecostal origins in India by discussing various scholarly theories. This book contains a clear presentation of the debate on the origins of Pentecostalism in India and convincingly argues for indigenous and multiple origins by presenting concrete evidence. I warmly commend this book to students and scholars of mission studies, especially for better understanding of Indian Pentecostalism in general and Pentecostalism in Rajasthan in particular. Professor Sebastian Kim, FRAS, Chair in Theology and Public Life, Faculty of Education and Theology, York St John University