In this Field Notes contribution, I report on one of the largest Pentecostal church networks in Central Europe. Led by charismatic pastor Sándor Németh, Faith Church reflects trends in the globalization of Pentecostalism and the regional experience of post-Communist countries. Faith Church (Hit Gyülekezete) embraces three distinctive theologies running through contemporary evangelicalism: the charismatic gifts associated with the Toronto Blessing; the prosperity gospel of the Word of Faith movement; and philo-Semitic Christian Zionism. The evening service I attended in Budapest was structured so as to affirm these three themes.
Research Article| February 01 2017
Hit Gyülekezete: A Sectarian State Megachurch in Hungary
Nova Religio (2017) 20 (3): 101–116.
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Holly Folk; Hit Gyülekezete: A Sectarian State Megachurch in Hungary. Nova Religio 1 February 2017; 20 (3): 101–116. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.101
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