Ghana’s Neo-Prophetic Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity: Future Prospects

AUTHOR : George Anderson Jnr.
ISSUE: February 2019 Volume 1 Number 1 Article 2
PAGES : 16-27
DOI : 10.32051/02211902

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Abstract

Pentecostalism has received lots of scholarship. Yet, there is scanty scholarship on Neo-Prophetic Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity irrespective of its steadily growth and development in the religious field of Ghana. In Ghana today, prophets who belong to this Christian tradition are seen to engage in commercialising religious items and services, perform strange religious practices in their churches, demonise and verbally abuse each other using different media platforms. These disgusting situations raise the question of the possible future prospects of this brand of Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity given the way its leaders approach and express Christianity today. It is in the light of this that this paper sets out to examine this brand of Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity and outline some prospects it is likely to experience in the future.

Keywords: Christianity, future, Ghana, Neo-Prophetism, Pentecostalism, prospects

Author’s Biodata:  GEORGE ANDERSON JNR. is a Teaching Associate in Christian Ethics and Religion in the Department of Religion and Human Values, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.