Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Gender Studies holds great promise for Pentecostal scholarship because it pays attention to the roles that are assigned to men and women, to the power dynamics that result, and to the ways in which people order their lives within particular cultures. While cultural norms vary by region, gender studies can help to unlock these differences on both local and global stages. The binary consideration of male and female genders (a somewhat dated concept given recent attention to gender fluidity) still serves as a useful starting place to discuss how gender and Pentecostalism intersect.

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Ambrose, Linda M., “Gender”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2019

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