Research

Looking at my publications, one might think my research interests are self-evident. Still, others may be left scratching their heads. Allow me a moment to elaborate.

My research follows on my training in religious and theological studies. Within this framework, my broad interest is on the nature of religious movements—the historical, cultural, and theological 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, particularly the overlapping spheres of culture, family, and faith traditions.

Renewing Faith, Rejuvenating Family

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