PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Volume 28, No. 2, Fall 2006 © 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden pp. 283–288 The Hazards of Writing a Book on Global Pentecostalism Allan Anderson Writing a global introduction to Pentecostalism was no easy task, and I was aware of some of the perils involved. I was given short notice by Cambridge University Press, who wanted this as part of a series on Christian traditions, and I had less than a year to complete it. Someone else (more “classical Pentecostal” than I) was supposed to have written this book but had been unable to do so. I had taught Pentecostal Studies to a post- graduate class for seven years, and so worked on my lecture notes and mostly secondary literature to write this book, which was intended as a relatively short and necessarily selective treatment of global Pentecostalism. A restriction in the number of footnotes in each chapter was also frus- trating, as readers familiar with my other writings will realize. Obviously in a book of this nature, the interested reader will want to find more detail elsewhere. I also admit that since the publication of the book I
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