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Richard Burgess


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Richard Burgess is a lecturer in Theology at the University of Roehampton in the United Kingdom. Burgess is an expert on global Pentecostalism, with a specialization in the study of Nigerian Pentecostalism, where he taught from 1991 to 2007. A research fellow at the University of Birmingham from 2007 to 2012, he was the principal investigator on "Pentecostal Spirituality, Inter-religious Relations and Civic Engagement: A Comparative Study of Nigeria and Zambia," part of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative, funded by the University of Southern California‚Äôs Center for Religion and Civic Culture and the John Templeton Foundation. He is the author of Nigeria's Christian Revolution: The Civil War Revival and its Pentecostal Progeny (1967-2006) (2008). Burgess was also a part of the Christianity and Freedom Project headed by the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. He holds a B.A. from the University of Bristol, M.A. from the London School of Theology, and Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham.