The Hazards of Writing a Book on Global Pentecostalism

The Hazards of Writing a Book on Global Pentecostalism 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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pneuma Brill

The Hazards of Writing a Book on Global Pentecostalism

Pneuma, Volume 28 (2): 283 – Jan 1, 2006

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© 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0272-0965
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1570-0747
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10.1163/157007406778689870
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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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