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GloPent Conference 2007

What Conference
When 2007-04-27 11:00 to
2007-04-28 16:45
Where Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Contact Name André Droogers
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The next international conference of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism (GloPent) will be held at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam on April 27-28, 2007 under the title “The Interdisciplinary Study of Global Pentecostalism”.

This is the second GloPent conference in a series of three on the interdisciplinary study of the exponential growth of global Pentecostalism. The first was held in Birmingham (January 2006) and the third will take place in Heidelberg in 2008. These conferences serve to prepare for the publication in 2009 of a handbook on the study of Pentecostalism. In the Amsterdam conference five authors, each presenting the ‘state of the art’ in their own discipline, will present drafts of their chapters in the handbook for discussion. Besides this, papers will be read on current research done in the three universities that form the GloPent network: Birmingham, Heidelberg and Amsterdam.

Sponsors of this conference

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
The Protestant Church in the Netherlands - Kerk in Actie
Vrije Universiteit -  Verenigingsfondsen
Vrtije Universiteit - Faculty of Theology
Vrije Universiteit - Faculty of Social Sciences

Keynote lectures by

Allan Anderson, University of Birmingham
Stefan Huber, Kompetenzzentrum Orient-Okzident, Universität Mainz
Stephen Hunt, University of the West of England, Bristol
Joel Robbins, Dept. of Anthropology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
Amos Yong, School of Divinity, Regent University, Virginia Beach

Papers by

Claudia Hesse-Boehme, University of Heidelberg
Daniel Frei, Basel
Miranda Klaver, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Ikuya Noguchi, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Michaiah Olaniyi, University of Birmingham
Timothy Welch, University of Birmingham


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Friday April 27, 2007

1100-1230Registration and refreshments

Keynote 1 (chair, André Droogers, Vrije Universiteit):

Allan Anderson, University of Birmingham: ‘Paradigms and Parameters in Pentecostal Mission Studies
Respondent: Cees van der Laan, Vrije Universiteit
1530-1700Papers 1 (chair Mark Cartledge, University of Birmingham)
Ikuya Noguchi, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam: ‘The Use of Media Technology in Transnational Pentecostalism: The Case of Yoido Full Gospel Church's Development in Japan
Timothy Welch, University of Birmingham: ‘Digging Beneath Azusa Street: The Contribution of Joseph
 Smale within Pentecostal Historiography'
Daniel Frei, Basel: ‘The Pedagogy of Conversion. Religious formation in Chilean Pentecostal Churches
1730-1745 Refreshments
1745-1915Keynote 2 (chair Cees van der Laan, Vrije Universiteit):

Amos Yong, Regent University: ‘The Spirit of Encounter: Theology of Religions - Pentecostal  and Pneumatological Perspectives

Respondent: Michael Bergunder, University of Heidelberg

1930Buffet (University Restaurant)

Saturday April 28, 2007

0915-1045Keynote 3 (chair, Henri Gooren, Utrecht University)

Joel Robbins, University of California at San Diego: ‘The Study of Pentecostalism: Anthropology of Religion’
Respondent: Birgit Meyer
1100-1230Papers 2 (chair Peter Versteeg, Vrije Universiteit)
Miranda Klaver, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam: ‘Pentecostal Passion Paradigm: The (in)visible framing of Gibson's Christ in a Dutch Pentecostal church.
Michaiah Olaniyi, University of Birmingham: ‘Inculturation
 and the Christ Apostolic Church in Nigeria
Claudia Hesse-Boehme, University of Heidelberg: ‘Pentecostal Youth in a South German City
1330-1500Keynote 4 (chair Birgit Meyer, Vrije Universiteit)

Stephen Hunt, University of the West of England, Bristol: ‘The Sociological Contribution to the Study of Pentecostalism

Respondent: Hijme Stoffels, Vrije Universiteit


Keynote 5 (chair Michael Bergunder, University of Heidelberg)

Stefan Huber, Kompetenzzentrum Orient-Okzident, Universität Mainz: ‘The Study of Pentecostalism: Psychology of Religion
Respondent: Mark Cartledge, University of Birmingham
1645Close (André Droogers) and Depart

Accomodation and Registration

Please see the registration form for details on accomodation, conference fee and registration.

Registrations must be received by April 1, 2007.

Venue: Vrije Universiteit, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology,
Metropolitan Building, Buitenveldertselaan 3, Amsterdam, Room Z 009.
For instruction on how to get to the VU campus from Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Central Station, please see this page containing a route description and maps.
The Metropolitan builiding is just across the street from the main building of the university (see Map Region VU and Vumc or Map VU campus on the VU site above), on the other side of the stop for trams 5 and 51.
For information on how to travel to the Hotel San Luchesio, consult the hotel's website (
From Hotel San Luchesio to Metropolitan: walk to Haarlemmermeerstation (8 minutes), take Tram 16 at Haarlemmermeerstation to VU Hospital (terminal) (8 minutes); walk from there to Metropolitan building (9 minutes, see also map VU campus).

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