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'I was in the spirit on the Lord's day' : a pentecostal engagement with worship in the apocalypse

Archer, Melissa L. (2013) 'I was in the spirit on the Lord's day' : a pentecostal engagement with worship in the apocalypse. PhD thesis, Prifysgol Bangor University.

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Abstract

This thesis undertakes the task of examining the theme of worship in the Apocalypse by means of a narrative approach in an effort to make a contribution to a Pentecostal theology of worship based on the Apocalypse. After a survey of the most recent scholarship on the theme of worship, the methodological approach for the thesis is presented. The thesis employs a Pentecostal hermeneutic that makes use of Wirkgungsgeschichte and narrative analysis. A detailed examination of early North American Pentecostal periodical literature reveals the depth to which the spirituality of early Pentecostals was impacted by their reading of the Apocalypse as a liturgical text. A Pentecostal narrative hearing of the Apocalypse follows in which the theme of worship is examined. The thesis culminates in an offering of overtures toward the construction of a Pentecostal theology of worship based on the Apocalypse. The thesis concludes with implications and suggestions for further research.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: Degree Thesis
Departments: College of Arts and Humanities > School of Philosophy and Religion
Degree Thesis
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 08:03
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 12:48
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/5240
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