Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Ecumenical Significance Of Canadian Pentecostalism

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Unlike its American counterpart, the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) has been more open to Christian history and tradition, and therefore better positioned for an ecumenically sophisticated understanding of its theology. This chapter explores how does the emphasis on historic catholicity in Canadian Pentecostalism shape its theological identity, specifically its understanding of the Pentecostal distinctive of Spirit baptism? There is thus a sub-tradition in Canadian Pentecostalism, particularly in the PAOC, that prefers the terminology of the infilling of the Spirit over baptized in the Spirit, because it is more ecumenically viable and meshes better with historic Christianity. From a biblical perspective then both 'baptized' and 'filled' are legitimate expressions of the Spirit's further activity in the believer. However, the chapter argues that the terminology of infilling bypasses some of the ecumenical difficulties embodied in the term baptism.

Keywords: Canadian Pentecostalism; ecumenical significance



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Winds from the North — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation