Research

Looking at my publications, some will think my research interests are pretty self-evident. Still, others may be left scratching their heads. Allow me to elaborate.

My research follows my training in religious and theological studies. Within this framework, my broad interest is in the nature of religious movements—the historical, theological, and cultural impetuses underlying the beliefs and practices of peoples in their quest for the divine. Under this umbrella, for a number of years my focus has been on global Pentecostal and Charismatic movements, specifically Italian Pentecostalism and Oneness (“Jesus Only”) groups. Building from this background, my research has evolved to encompass the intersection between ethnicity and religion, especially the overlapping spheres of faith traditions, family, and culture.

Renewing Faith, Rejuvenating Family

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