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A 21st-century Reformation: recovering the supernatural

One of the big surprises of the 20th century was the dramatic growth of the churches in the non-Western world.

Hwa Yung

A bigger surprise was that, as Philip Jenkins asserts, those churches growing fastest are all strongly supernaturally oriented. ‘In this thought world, prophecy is an everyday reality, while faith-healing, exorcism, and dream-visions are all basic components of religious sensibility.’