The Religious Studies Program and International Studies Public Forum present

"Global Pentecostalism: The Growth of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity"
with Donald E. Miller, Firestone Professor of Religion and Executive Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California

Thursday, May 16, 2013
5:00-6:15 p.m.
UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium

About the talk:
As the principal investigator of a large grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study Pentecostalism, Miller established research centers in Brazil, El Salvador, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Russia, and carried out surveys in 25 countries. He is uniquely qualified to describe and analyze what has been learned about the recent world-wide spread of Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity.

About the speaker:
Donald E. Miller is the Firestone Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California and executive director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture. He is a sociologist of religion with an interest in global religious trends, new patterns of religious practice, and organizational responses to cultural change. He received his Ph.D. in religion from USC in 1975 and is the author, co-author, or editor of the following books: Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation (2008); Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement (2007); Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope (2003); GenX Religion (2000); Reinventing American Protestantism (1997); Homeless Families: The Struggle for Dignity (1993); Writing and Research in Religious Studies (1992), and The Case for Liberal Christianity (1981).

For further information, please contact Sandy Cushman, or 949-824-3344.

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