Ann Parish in Worcester where she was involved in its music ministry and charismatic movement
. She later joined the Liberty Assembly of God Church in Shrewsbury.
For the years since 1945, the changing role of women in the movement, increasing social concern, decreasing emphasis on and greater diversity in eschatology, the influence of the charismatic movement
, and the increasing impact of higher education are among the issues addressed.
Ramazzini suggests the charismatic movement
also offers much to the church.
In 1964, North acknowledged "disturbing questions concerning the life of our Denomination, our objectives and the results being achieved." (20) At this time, the charismatic movement
began its course.
The Charismatic Movement
in the Catholic Church began in the late 1960s, just after the Second Vatican Council.
The insistence by Pentecostals on signs and wonders, such as speaking in tongues, met with some uneasy reactions from the Catholic side, even though the charismatic movement
has made these outward phenomena more familiar to many Catholics.
"Historians of our generation," said John Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, will likely identify Vatican II, the Church Growth movement, and the Charismatic movement
as the major sources of changes in worship in most Protestant denominations."
From then on, the continuous growth of the international charismatic movement
(3) and repeated hesitancies in official ecumenism created extreme challenges for a fellowship and institution such as the WCC.
In this essay, I would like to differentiate between the charismatic movement
within mainstream Christian churches and the emerging Pentecostal movement as offshoots of Protestantism and some traditional Christian
Catholic Pentecostalism and the paradoxes of Africanization; processes of localization in a Catholic charismatic movement
The introduction sketches the rise of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement
in the twentieth century until, within a hundred years, it comprised between 15 and 25 percent of the global Christian population.
While teaching at Holy Cross, he also spent four summers as a visiting professor and as a research fellow at the University of Michigans psychology department and participating in the growing Catholic charismatic movement
that was centered around The Word of God Community in Ann Arbor.