Transcendent Kingdom


Yaa Gyasi

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Pentecostalism Term Analysis

Pentecostalism is a form of evangelical protestant Christianity that emphasizes a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a belief in the power and intervention of the Holy Spirit. Being raised in a Pentecostal church meant that Gifty was taught as a child that the Bible was the inerrant word of God, that the Bible should be read and understood literally, that a personal come-to-Jesus moment was necessary for salvation, that miraculous healing was possible through prayer and faith, and that members of the church were engaged in life-and-death spiritual warfare with demonic forces in the spiritual realm and in the secular world.
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Pentecostalism Term Timeline in Transcendent Kingdom

The timeline below shows where the term Pentecostalism appears in Transcendent Kingdom. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 18
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...more,” up to and including indigenous practices like the witch doctor. But in Alabama, the Pentecostals didn’t believe in infant baptism, thinking it needed to be a person’s own choice. Gifty... (full context)
Chapter 42
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The large Pentecostal church in which her mother grew up was overwhelming to Gifty, from the pastor shouting... (full context)