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"HE HAS ASKED US TO LIVE OUR LIVES FOR TOMORROW:" UN ANÁLISIS DISCURSIVO Y LONGITUDINAL DE LOS SERMONES DE UNA CONGREGACIÓN DE LA IGLESIA PENTECOSTAL UNIDA

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2014
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The rapid growth of Pentecostalism has drawn significant scholarly attention in recent decades. However, few researchers have utilized sermon transcripts as a data source for understanding the evolution of Pentecostal thinking. An archive of thirty sermons from one United Pentecostal Church congregation is the primary data source for this analysis. Two groups of sermons from different time periods (1976-86, 2000-10) were compared to examine how one minister’s approach to social issues changed over time. The minister’s discourse about education, marriage and divorce, and homosexuality held to a Pentecostal worldview of “good” and “evil” across time periods. However, key shifts in the Pastor’s dualistic discourse suggest how Pentecostals can adapt to societal change over time. This study suggests that Pentecostalism may be significantly more adaptable to external changes than some analysts had predicted, and that longitudinal discourse analyses provides a window into how the Pentecostal dualistic worldview adapts to such changes.
Title: "HE HAS ASKED US TO LIVE OUR LIVES FOR TOMORROW:" UN ANÁLISIS DISCURSIVO Y LONGITUDINAL DE LOS SERMONES DE UNA CONGREGACIÓN DE LA IGLESIA PENTECOSTAL UNIDA.
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Name(s): Geiger, Megan
Steigenga, Timothy J.
Vázquez, Miguel Ángel
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: Spring 2014
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 55 p.
Language(s): Spanish
Summary: The rapid growth of Pentecostalism has drawn significant scholarly attention in recent decades. However, few researchers have utilized sermon transcripts as a data source for understanding the evolution of Pentecostal thinking. An archive of thirty sermons from one United Pentecostal Church congregation is the primary data source for this analysis. Two groups of sermons from different time periods (1976-86, 2000-10) were compared to examine how one minister’s approach to social issues changed over time. The minister’s discourse about education, marriage and divorce, and homosexuality held to a Pentecostal worldview of “good” and “evil” across time periods. However, key shifts in the Pastor’s dualistic discourse suggest how Pentecostals can adapt to societal change over time. This study suggests that Pentecostalism may be significantly more adaptable to external changes than some analysts had predicted, and that longitudinal discourse analyses provides a window into how the Pentecostal dualistic worldview adapts to such changes.
Identifier: FA00003617 (IID)
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2014.
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