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Call for papers for new volume on Latin American Pentecostalism

Pentecostal and Charismatic Global Series (Leiden and Boston: Brill). Contributions sought for the Latin American volume

Contributions are sought for the forthcoming Latin American volume of Brill’s Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies series. Further details of the series can be found on Brill's website (


The Latin American volume is the first of the regional studies and serves as a model for the other regional volumes in the series. This book will offer an interdisciplinary examination of Pentecostalism across Latin America, with historical, sociological and theological foci. The volume already includes contributions by well-known experts in the field. Additional papers are sought from across these disciplines.


Examples of subject matter might include regional surveys (eg Pentecostalism in Central America, the Southern Cone), Pentecostalism and politics (eg party politics, local political activity, responses to specific issues), sociological treatments of the movement, and theological issues such as different expressions of Latin American Pentecostalism, worship, health and wealth, eschatology,  relations with other religious groups etc. The volume editor is open to any proposal fitting in with the book’s overall aims.


Contributions accepted for publication must be about 8,000 words and submitted by 31 July 2009, in anticipation of a late 2009 or early 2010 publication date. While there is no payment for contributions, all authors receive a complimentary copy of the book, together with an author discount of 50% not only for additional copies and other titles in the GPCS series, but also the entire Brill catalogue. More importantly, the GPCS series will be promoted widely within SPS, EPTA, EPCRA, GloPent and other major networks representing Pentecostal scholars. Moreover, Brill attends religious non-Pentecostal conferences such as AAR and SBL. This, together with its wide sales networks across the Humanities and Social Science fields as a whole, ensures contributions will be widely distributed among scholars in various fields with an interest in Pentecostal studies.


If you want to discuss the matter informally or to propose a paper, contact the volume editor Calvin L. Smith (King’s Evangelical Divinity School, United Kingdom, Formal proposals should consist of no more than a half-page abstract, together with a brief indication of your credentials for providing such a paper. Proposals will be considered immediately, and all contributions will be peer-reviewed by the volume and series editors.


Contributed by:

Calvin L. Smith

Broadstairs, Kent
King's Evangelical Divinity School and University of Wales Lampeter
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