Antagonistic doctrinal currents aside, one wonders why so little is known about the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Whereas doctrinally similar movements such as Protestant Pentecostalism and neo-Pentecostalism have received a great deal of public and academic attention, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal has not. In fact, similarities between Protestant and Catholic Pentecostalism might be among the reasons for this scant public attention. Many publications, not a few of them written by Catholics or non-Catholics sympathetic to liberation theology, criticized Protestant Pentecostalism and neo-Pentecostalism for their apolitical nature as well as their U.S. theological content and origin. Frequently these Protestant Pentecostals were portrayed as ...

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