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A Spirit of Revitalization

Urban Pentecostalism in Kenya

Kyama M. Mugambi (author)

ISBN: 9781481313551

Publication Date: Nov 2020

Format: Hardback

While outlining a century of successive renewal movements in Kenya between 1920 and 2020, the study delves into features of recent urban Pentecostal churches. Readers will find a thorough historical treatment of themes such as church structures, corporate vision, Christian formation, and theological education.
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Perhaps more than anywhere else in the world, Africa has generated unique expressions of Christianity that have, in their rapid development, overtaken older forms of Christianity represented by historic missionary efforts. Similarly, African Christianity has largely displayed its rootedness in its social and cultural context. The story of Pentecostal movements in urban Kenya captures both remarkable trends. Individual accounts of churches and their leaders shed light on rich and diverse commonalities among generations of Kenya's Christian communities.

Exploring the movements' religious visions in urban Africa, A Spirit of Revitalization: Urban Pentecostalism in Kenya highlights antecedent movements set against their historical, social, economic, and political contexts. Kyama Mugambi examines how, in their translation of the Gospel, innovative leaders synthesized new expressions of faith from elements of their historical and contemporary contexts. The sum of their experiences historically charts the remarkable journey of innovation, curation, and revision that attends to the process of translation and conversion in Christian history.

While outlining a century of successive renewal movements in Kenya between 1920 and 2020, the study also delves into features of recent urban Pentecostal churches. Readers will find a thorough historical treatment of themes such as church structures, corporate vision, Christian formation, and theological education. The longitudinal and comparative analysis shows how these Pentecostal approaches to orality, kinship, and integrated spirituality inform Kenyans' reimagination of Christianity.
Pages 348
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Nov 2020
Publisher Baylor University Press
Series Studies in World Christianity
Subject/s History of religion   African history   Pentecostal Churches  
  • Introduction
  • 1 The Spirit-Roho Christians
  • Conflict and Continuity in Early Kenyan Christianity
  • 2 Revivalists and Student Movements
  • Early Cosmopolitan Renewal in Kenya
  • 3 Self-Determination, Evangelicalism, and Renewal
  • New Pentecostal Charismatic Churches, 1970–1990
  • 4 A New Pentecostal Response to Political and Economic Turmoil
  • Progressive Pentecostal Churches, 1990–2005
  • 5 Go Ye and Make Disciples
  • Discipleship in Urban Kenyan Pentecostalism
  • 6 Leadership Development and Renewal in Kenya
  • The Beginnings of Historic Mission Theological Education
  • 7 Spirit-Led and Structured
  • The Case of "Christ Is the Answer Ministries"
  • 8 "Without a Vision My People Perish"
  • Reconceptualizing the Future at the Nairobi Chapel
  • Conclusion
Kyama M. Mugambi is Associate Researcher in the Centre for World Christianity at Africa International University.

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