This evangelical Biblicism is a good example of what Scott (2007:303) calls a 'past-renouncing reflexive ethnotheology' in that it rejects the persistence of indigenous religious entities in any shape or form as sinful and wrong and is a common perspective among Pentecostalist
It is significant that, where marginalized youth in the Muslim North have joined radical religious groups such as Maitatsine or Boko Haram, in the South and in the non-Muslim North they have joined ethnic militias, such as the Odua People's Congress (Adebanwi 2005; Nolte 2007; Pratten 2008; Higazi 2008)--and Pentecostalists
have been the most reluctant to join (for reasons of religious scruple).
In rather different ways, then, these works set out to explain the growth of Protestantism: in Russkii protestantizm i gosudarstvennaia vlast'v 1905-1991 godakh Nikol'skaia draws on an impressive, and until now little explored, body of archival material to trace the development of Baptist, Evangelical Christian, Pentecostalist
, and Seventh-Day Adventist communities, examining how they responded to the restrictions placed on them by both tsarist and Soviet authorities; Wanner, an anthropologist by training, focuses more closely on the experiences of believers in Ukraine and examines how an engagement with evangelism has enabled some people to negotiate a period of extraordinary change.
The grouping shown there included Lutherans as well as Pentecostalists
High-tension groups include most fundamentalist/evangelical churches, such as the Pentecostalists
, and sects such as Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons.
The central part of the country that can be called Croatia proper has a greater prevalence of Roman Catholics, though small Protestant communities of Lutherans, Reformed, Baptists, Pentecostalists
, and Seventh-day Adventists can be found in many towns and villages.
Bender's ecumenical vocation, his concern for orphans and the needy, his independence of the foreign influence in the early days of the Pentecostal movement, his desire to help with primary education for those who had no opportunity to go to secular schools, and to ensure that leaders or pastors had a biblical formation as part of their education for their pastoral vocation, left their mark on a large section of Creole Pentecostalists
, among them the man who would later become the founding leader of the UEPV, Rev.
In recent years, through combined fellowship services, Anglicans and Pentecostalists
meet and sing choruses together.
Other Protestant churches have more recently been established: Baptist churches from 1966 and Pentecostalists
from 1968, grouping together far fewer numbers of followers.
Part of the reason for this may be that most journalists, whose social milieu is separated by a large chasm from that of most Pentecostalists
, are genuinely puzzled by how to report it.
The remainder of the Christian population of Cuba consists of various evangelical groups, including Baptists and Pentecostalists
9) I first visited Beqa with students to watch the firewalking ceremony which was being performed for the first time in eight years after a split between the Methodists and various groups of Pentecostalists
(predominately Assemblies of God and Christian Mission Fellowship).