Academic Glossolalia? Pentecostal Scholarship, Multi-Disciplinarity, and the Science-Religion Conversation

Academic Glossolalia? Pentecostal Scholarship, Multi-Disciplinarity, and the Science-Religion... [ JPT 14.1 (2005) 61-80] DOI: 10.1177/0966736905056544 © 2005 SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi) A CADEMIC G LOSSOLALIA ? P ENTECOSTAL S CHOLARSHIP , M ULTI - DISCIPLINARITY , AND THE S CIENCE –R ELIGION C ONVERSATION A MOS Y ONG * Regent University School of Divinity Virginia Beach, VA 23464 email: A BSTRACT As more and more Pentecostal institutions of higher education are being transformed from liberal arts colleges to universities, an increasing number of degrees in the social and natural sciences are being offered. At the same time, Pentecostals working and teaching in science and religion departments have not been engaged in the science-and-religion conversation in any measurable way. This essay attempts to chart the prospects for such an engagement by way of entering into dialogue from a Pentecostal perspective with three recent publications. Throughout, the importance and necessity for Pentecostal presence in the science-and-religion discussion is emphasized, especially with an eye toward revitalizing Pentecostal education, scholarship, and praxis for life in the twenty-first century. 1. Introduction In certain Christian circles, the dialogue (some would say debate) between theology and science has been going on longer than modern Pentecostals have been Journal of Pentecostal Theology Brill

Academic Glossolalia? Pentecostal Scholarship, Multi-Disciplinarity, and the Science-Religion Conversation

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