Pentecostalism, Secularism, and Post Christendom (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015)

About the Author

This is Dr. Noel’s second book (his first: Pentecostal and Postmodern Hermeneutics).  He is the Director of Pentecostal Studies and Associate Professor of Christian Ministries at Tyndale University College and Seminary (Toronto).  With two doctoral degrees: DTh (University of South Africa) as well as a DMin (Acadia Divinity College), he is more than able to speak towards the subject of culture and the post-Christendom era we live in.

Content and Purpose

Noel successfully helps us (most notably Pentecostals) navigate through significant changes in cultural attitudes and practices towards Christianity.  He does so in three parts:
1) The story of Pentecostalism;
2) A case study of the PAONL; and,
3) Lessons and themes that will help us move forward.

Who’s the book for?

As culture moves away from Christendom and towards a secular and post-Christendom culture, we’ll need proper discussion and beneficial study if we want to strategically move forward.  While this is an academic book, the practical information (especially in parts 2 and 3) will help keep the attention of anyone wanting to seriously navigate their Christian faith through a North American (in particular Canadian) context.