Grassroots Pentecostalism in Brazil and the United States: Migrations, Missions, and Mobility. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

This book offers an historical and comparative profile of classical pentecostal movements in Brazil and the United States in view of their migratory beginnings and transnational expansion. Pentecostalism’s inception in the early twentieth century, particularly in its global South permutations, was defined by its grassroots character. While the rise to prominence of the Assemblies of God in Brazil, the Western hemisphere’s largest (non-Catholic) denomination, demanded structure akin to mainline contexts, classical pentecostals such as the Christian Congregation movement cling to their grassroots identity. Comparing the migratory and missional flow of movements with similar European and US roots, this book considers the prospects for Brazilian pentecostals with an eye on the problems of church growth and polity, gender, politics, and ethnic identity.

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Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity. Routledge Studies in Religion series, 2020.

While many established forms of Christianity have seen significant decline in recent decades, Pentecostals are currently one of the fastest growing religious groups across the world. This book examines the roots, inception, and expansion of Pentecostalism among Italian Americans to demonstrate how Pentecostalism moves so freely through widely varying cultures.

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“Between Abstention and Moderation: The Example of the Jerusalem Council and the Italian Pentecostal Holiness Ethic.” Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association 39, no. 1 (2019): 14–24.

“Luigi Francescon,” among other entries, contributed to the Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, edited by George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.

“New Faith, New Family: Contadini, Pentecostalism, and the Struggle for Social Identity in the New World.” PentecoStudies 17, no. 2 (2018): 116–33.

“The Global Reach and Lasting Legacy of Italian Pentecostalism: An Interview with Paul Palma.” The Pneuma Review (December 2, 2019).

Review of The Devil’s Redemption: A New History and Interpretation of Christian Universalism, 2 vols., by Michael J. McClymond. Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 41, no. 2 (2019): 339–41.

“Baptized in Jesus’ Name: Oneness and Trinitarian Pentecostal Readings of Acts 2:38.” Cyberjournal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research 25 (April 2018).

Review of Trinity and Revelation, by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. Reviews in Religion and Theology 23, no. 4 (October 2016): 527-30.

** For a complete list of publications, see my CV.

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