This essay notes promises and problems with Pentecostal cultural engagement through its dualistic “spiritual warfare” cosmology. I propose a promising foray by forging Amos Yong’s and Simon Chan’s theologies of cultural engagement. For both employ their Asian particularities towards addressing cultural phenomena in manners that distinguish their contrasting yet I shall argue, complementary pneumatologically themed theologies of culture. Yet neither have engaged methodological disciplines of cultural analysis and critique. In response this essay suggests a Pentecostal conscientizing praxis of mass culture engagement, in conversation with Amos Yong and Simon Chan. This essay concludes by suggesting need for discerning possible prophetic elements operative within contemporary global populism, notwithstanding its identified ignoble themes.
Rice, Monte Lee
"Towards a Pentecostal Conscientizing Praxis of Mass Culture Engagement: Contrasting Pneumatologies of Amos Yong and Simon Chan,"
Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology: Vol. 6
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.oru.edu/spiritus/vol6/iss1/8
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