The Pentecostal/Charismatic and Evangelical movements are among the largest and fastest-growing traditions within world Christianity, and indeed of any faith. Birmingham has a long-standing tradition of studying these movements ranging back over 40 years, and is a world leader in this field of research. Our specialisms include: Evangelical and Pentecostal/Charismatic history; missiology; doctrine; biblical interpretation; worship; and liturgy.
This distance learning programme at Birmingham explores the faith, practices, worship and teaching of Pentecostal/Charismatic and Evangelical communities from a critical academic perspective, which emphasises their global and contextual nature. The programme provides an excellent preparation for further research in the field, but is also well suited to personal and professional development purposes. You can pursue a range of specialisms and the dissertation provides an ideal opportunity for you to explore your own specific interests.
This course provides an excellent preparation for further research in the field but as a standalone course which will be of interest to: People from within these Christian traditions; those who are fascinated by religious phenomena, growth and development; professionals in social policy, education, politics and economics; and the faith groups who engage regularly with individuals and communities from Evangelical and Pentecostal/Charismatic backgrounds.