The Official Journal of SPS

Pneuma, the Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies


The Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS) is an international society of scholars interested in Pentecostal and Charismatic studies. Though many of the more than 500 members of the Society belong to Pentecostal or Charismatic churches, a number of those involved in the Society's annual meetings are from other churches or university settings. In 1979, Pneuma first appeared as the Journal of the SPS, becoming a major medium for the international discussion of scholarly issues related to Pentecostal and Charismatic studies. Articles have appeared on matters related to biblical studies, ethics, ecumenism, history, missions, philosophy, praxis, religion and culture, and theology, among others. The Journal strongly holds to an ecumenical and international vision. We trust that the Journal will bring the scholarship of the SPS to the broader awareness of the academy and the churches for the mutual benefit of both.



Bill Oliverio
(Northwest University)


Nimi Wariboko
(Boston University)

Content Editors


Dara Delgado
Managing Editor


Alex Mayfield
Associate Editor

Book Review Editors


Page Brooks
Co-Editor, Book Reviews*


Yoon Shin
Co-Editor, Book Reviews**

Copy Editor

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Nancy de Flon

Reading Pneuma



Individuals wishing to subscribe to Pneuma directly, rather than receiving it as part of membership in the Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS), and all institutions wishing to subscribe to the Journal, should order directly from Brill Academic Publishers.

Pneuma Online

Previous issues of Pneuma, The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, are available in electronic format to current members of the Society in the Members Only area.



For information regarding the submission of articles for publication in Pneuma, please contact Nimi Wariboko and/or Bill Oliverio (Co-Editors of Pneuma).

To submit an article, please use the online Pneuma Editorial Manager managed by Brill.

Style Sheet

Download the Pneuma Submissions Style Sheet, titled Instructions for Authors (PDF)

Book Reviews

Anyone with an earned doctorate or enrolled in an accredited doctoral program who is interested in reviewing a book for publication in Pneuma should log into the Pneuma Editorial Manager and register their interest in reviewing books for the journal. Your information will automatically be sent to the Book Review Editors of Pneuma.

Book Awards

Each year the Society’s Editorial Committee presents the Pneuma Book Award to an outstanding book that represents a significant achievement in scholarship related to Pentecostal and Charismatic studies.

Pneuma Book Award Guidelines (PDF).

List of Pneuma Book Award winners since 2003 (PDF).


Pneuma Article Index

Download the searchable Index of Articles (PDF).
(Updated 2/12/16 by Murl Winters of Evangel University)

Pneuma Book Review Index

Download the searchable Index of Book Reviews (PDF).
(Updated 2/12/16 by Murl Winters of Evangel University)

Listing of Issues and Articles

View a Listing of Issues and Articles posted by Brill.

*Biblical Studies, Practical Theology, Religion and Culture
**History, Theological Studies, Philosophy/Ethics/Critical Theory