HDS 3251

Pentecost and Prosperity: The Ethics of Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements

Jonathan L. Walton


Pentecostal-Charismatic movements represent the fastest growing segments of global Christianity. The aim of this course is to trace the historical and ethical formations of such movements in several global contexts, including, but not limited to, the United States, Latin America, South Africa, and South Korea. We will pay particular attention to rationales for conversion and commitment, perceived social and/or political capital that believers accrue, as well as a theological basis for a "prosperity lifestyle" and consumerist ethic.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Fall 2014
Tue Thu 10am-11:30am
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • African and African American Religious Studies
  • Religions of the Americas
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None