Emerging model of spirituality finds its cohesion not in the system but in the person, not in the institution itself but in the people who draw on its resources to illuminate their daily lives.

Pentecostalism is radically personal style of piety in which, as it were, each person is constantly compiling his or her own collage of symbols and practices in the light of what coheres with their own changing experiences in the tortuous passage through life in a world where the old allegedly comprehensive charts no longer command confidence.

Harvey Cox, Fire from Heaven