A theology of mission for Romanian Pentecostals in a post-dictatorial context: an integrative approach

Marchis, Vasile (2014). A theology of mission for Romanian Pentecostals in a post-dictatorial context: an integrative approach. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

[img] Marchis14PhD.pdf
PDF - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 1 January 2025.

Download (1MB) | Request a copy


This thesis studies the ecclesiological development of Romanian Pentecostalism from its inception until after the fall of communism as well as analysing the contemporary situation and practice of the Romanian Pentecostal churches in context, both to diagnose the most important problems and to draw attention to and explain promising experiments and signs of hope.

It reveals that due to external factors such as socio-political and economic constraints and internal factors such as lack of resources, lack of vision, past traditional theological inheritances, Romanian Pentecostal Churches have not always been able to engage with their context in a missionary way, and their missiological praxis has not always been contextual.

The thesis aims to suggest that Romanian Pentecostal Churches produce a contextual theology that, in addition to being rooted in the Scriptures, is sensitive to the needs, struggles, and aspirations of the churches and the peoples of Romania today.

The thesis concludes by affirming that the churches need to be themselves missionary alternative communities embodying the values of God's Kingdom in their essence, structures and outlook.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
D History General and Old World > DJ Netherlands (Holland) > DJK Eastern Europe
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/5478


Request a Correction Request a Correction
View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year