This volume is the first in a series of volumes surveying the important names, movements, and institutions that have been significant in forging black renewal movements in various contexts worldwide. In this volume the entries cover the more than 150 identifiable Holiness, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Neo-Pentecostal, and quasi-Pentecostal bodies within the United States and Canada. In addition, the dictionary contains entries on the important people, places, events, and theological and secular issues that shaped these groups over their histories, some of which go back more than a century. This and subsequent volumes will be invaluable tools for students and scholars of the history of Pentecostalism. ""'Insightful, ' 'informative, ' and 'interesting' are key words that describe well The Dictionary of Pan-African Pentecostalism edited by Estrelda Alexander. As the first of a planned four-volume series, this book focuses on the African American Holiness-Pentecostal tradition. With pithy biographical entries as well as concise thematic entries, the dictionary introduces the reader to an array of topics, debates, and personalities that defined the movement historically and shapes it today."" --David D. Daniels, Henry Winters Luce Professor of World Christianity, McCormick Theological Seminary Estrelda Alexander is President of William Seymour College in Bowie, Maryland. She is the author of Black Fire: One Hundred Years of African American Pentecostalism (2011) and Black Fire Reader (2013).
Estrelda Y. Alexander is a Professor of Theology at Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Executive Director of the Seymour Pan-African Pentecostal Project. She is co-editor (with Amos Yong) of Philip's Daughters: Women in Pentecostal-Charismatic Leadership, among other works.