Berge Furre Memorial Seminar: Charismatic Policies – The Political Dimension of Pentecostal Revival in West Africa and Latin America

The first Berge Furre memorial seminar will be held at the Faculty of Theology on the United Nations Day October 24. We are pleased to invite to a seminar on a day that is observed to call for international awareness and we look forward to dedicate this seminar to a theme that preoccupied Berge Furre (1937-2016) in his last years as a professor at the Faculty of Theology: The Pentecostal Revivals in the Third World.

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  • 09.15 - Introduction by the dean of Studies and Education Oddbjørn Leirvik: The legacy of Professor Berge Furre
  • 09.30 - PhD candidate Ole Jakob Løland: Berge Furre’s Brazilian Journey: The Neopentecostal of a Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus (IURD) between the Political Left and Right
  • 10.15 - PhD Maren Christensen Bjune: The Role of Evangelical Churches in Guatemalan Politics
  • 11.15 - PhD Hans Geir Aasmundsen: A new Pentecostal Missionary Politics: Global Trends in the Argentine Context
  • 12.00 - Lunch
  • 13.15 - PhD candidate Dominic Wemochiga Amonzem: Charismatic Gender Policies: Ghana as a case
  • 14.15 - PhD Gina Lende: Nigerian Pentecostal Megachurches: From Apolitical Stances to Political Engagement – Room U205

The seminar is free of charge and open to all, but due to the light refreshments we appreciate if you can sign up by sending an email to

Published Sep. 1, 2016 11:45 AM - Last modified Sep. 5, 2016 3:42 PM