States Academic Press
Sociology - Sociology
Pentecostalism is a Protestant Christian movement that emphasises direct personal experience of God through baptism with the Holy Spirit. Protestants believe that this enables a Christian to live a Spirit-filled and empowered life. This empowerment involves the use of spiritual gifts such as speaking in tongues and divine healing. Witchcraft, according to practitioners, is the practice of magical skills and abilities such as using spells, incantations and magical rituals. It is a broad term that varies culturally and socially. In many cultures, witches are seen as the opposite of sacred. In some countries, many Pentecostal pastors have combined their evangelical brand of Christianity with regional beliefs in witchcraft. The book presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. Different approaches, evaluations, methodologies and advanced studies on Pentecostalism and witchcraft have been included herein. This book is a vital tool for all researching or studying this topic, as it gives incredible insights into emerging trends and concepts.