Baylor University Press is excited to announce that Timothy Wadkins has won the 2018 Borsch-Rast Prize and Lectureship for his book The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador: From the Blood of the Martyrs to the Baptism of the Spirit. Dr. Wadkins is currently Professor of Modern Christianity and Director of the Institute for Global Study of Religion at Canisius College.
According to one of the Selection Committee members for the Borsch-Rast Prize and Lectureship, “Timothy Wadkins’s prize winning book, The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador…is engaging and informative, an important and timely contribution to North American readers’ knowledge of the ‘fastest growing spiritual movement across the globe.'”
Speaking on behalf of the Borsch-Rast selection committee, former GTU Dean Margaret Miles heralded Timothy Wadkins’s The Rise of Pentecostalism in El Salvador as “engaging and informative, an important and timely contribution to North American readers’ knowledge of the fastest growing spiritual movement across the globe.” Miles noted that Christianity is exploding in in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America, and that one-quarter of the world’s Christian population is now Pentecostal. “More than a remarkable geographical shift, doctrine and practice are also changing, as religious attention focuses on the activity of the Holy Spirit in individuals and society.”
Please check out the official announcement on the GTU website and mark your calendars for Dr. Wadkins’s lecture that will take place in February 2019.