Religion as Play: Pentecostalism as a Theological Type

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Religion as Play : Pentecostalism as a Theological Type. / Vondey, Wolfgang.

In: Religions, Vol. 9, No. 3, 13.03.2018, p. 1-15.

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title = "Religion as Play: Pentecostalism as a Theological Type",
abstract = "This article suggests that Pentecostalism constitutes a genuine type of religion we can label as play. In order to identify the particular elements of this type, the article makes use of Erving Goffman{\textquoteright}s frame analysis to organize Pentecostal theological activity. This methodological starting point is followed by an overview of existing interpretations of Pentecostalism as a form of play. The main portion of this essay then constructs from an analysis of everyday experiences visible in Pentecostalism a primary framework of activities oriented around the transformative encounter with the Holy Spirit. The sequence of activity involves a primary and overlapping pattern of Pentecostal spirituality, experience, narrative, affections, practices, and embodiment. Demonstrating that play is not exclusive to Pentecostalism, but that Pentecostals manifest a particularly visible form, demands that greater attention is paid both to Pentecostalism as a religious tradition and to play as a theological model.",
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