University of Southern California

Conference Video/Audio Archive

Thursday Evening, October 5, 2006
Friday, October 6, 2006
Friday Evening, October 6, 2006
Saturday, October 7, 2006


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Thursday Evening, October 5, 2006
Location: Town and Gown, University of Southern California

Opening Conference Dinner and Keynote Address, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
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  • Introduction: Jesse Miranda, Vanguard University
  • Rev. Harold Caballeros, El Shaddai Church, Guatemala,
    “The Role of Pentecostalism in Guatemala’s Social Transformation”


Friday, October 6, 2006
Location: Davidson Conference Center, University of Southern California

Continental Breakfast 7:45-8:30am

The Azusa Street Revival and Its Legacy, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
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Moderator: Arlene Sanchez-Walsh, Azusa Pacific University

  • Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., Fuller Theological Seminary
    "The Role of Azusa Street in Pentecostalism’s Growth and Expansion"
  • Allan Anderson, University of Birmingham
    "Pentecostalism as a Multi-Dimensional Global Movement"

Pentecostalism and Spiritual Capital, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
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Moderator: Peter Berger, Boston University

  • Robert D. Woodberry, University of Texas
    "The Spirit Catches You and You Rise Up?: Evaluating the Relationship between Pentecostalism and Democracy"
  • Ogbu Kalu, McCormick Theological Seminary
    "Sankofa: Pentecostalism and African Cultural Heritage"
  • Ann Bernstein, Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa
    "Charismatic & Pentecostal Christianity in South Africa"

Lunch Session & Discussion,12:00-1:30 p.m.

Pentecostal Public Opinion: Results from a Ten-Country Survey
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Pentecostalism and Politics, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
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Moderator: Jack Miles, MacArthur Fellow

  • Paul Freston, Calvin College
    "Pentecostals and Politics in Latin America"
  • Timothy S. Shah, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
    "Pentecostal Zionism?: The Role of Israel in Global Pentecostal Politics"

Pentecostalism and Social Engagement, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
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Moderator: Murray Dempster, Vanguard University

  • Pentecostal Social Outreach: A Video Presentation by Donald E. Miller
  • Donald E. Miller, University of Southern California
    "Transforming the World: The New Face of Global Pentecostalism"
  • Doug Petersen, Vanguard University
    "A Moral Imagination: Pentecostals and Social Concern"


Friday Evening, October 6, 2006
Location: Gold Room, The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

Evening Dinner and Session, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Pentecostalism’s Spiritual Capital in Los Angeles
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Moderator: Anthea Butler, University of Rochester
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Saturday, October 7, 2006
Location: Davidson Conference Center, University of Southern California

Recent Developments in Pentecostal Theology, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
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Moderator: Samuel A. Paul, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture

  • Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Fuller Theological Seminary
    "A Pentecostal Pneumatology of Religions"
  • Frank Macchia, Vanguard University
    "Baptized in the Spirit: A Global Pentecostal Theology"

Scientific Interpretations of Healing, Tongues, and Supernatural Phenomena,
10:15-12:00 p.m.

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Moderator: Nancey Murphy, Fuller Theological Seminary

  • James Ault, Hartford Seminary
    "Toward a New Christianity," (Film Preview)
  • Margaret Poloma, University of Akron
    "Divine Healing and Reviving Contemporary Pentecostalism"
  • Jeffrey Schloss, Westmont College
    "Charismatic Signs as Unfakeable Signals: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology"

Lunch, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Pentecostalism and Changes in the Global Religious Economy, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
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Moderator: Donald E. Miller, Center for Religion & Civic Culture, University of Southern California

  • Afe Adogame, University of Edinburgh
    "Will a Man Rob God? African Pentecostal Rhetoric, Transnationalism and the Reconfiguring of a Global Religious Economy"
  • R. Andrew Chesnut, University of Houston
    "Competitive Spirits: Latin America’s New Religious Economy"
  • David Martin, London School of Economics and Political Science
    "Pentecostalism as a Global Phenomenon"

Pentecostalism in the 21st Century: New Trends/New Opportunities for Research, 3:15-4:30
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Moderator: Kimon H. Sargeant, John Templeton Foundation