The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements: Revised and Expanded Edition

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Stanley M. Burgess, Eduard M. van der Maas
Zondervan, Aug 3, 2010 - Religion - 1328 pages

The Definitive History of the Spirit-Filled Church Encyclopedic coverage of: Activities of the Spirit over 2,000 years of church history in 60 countries and regions Outpourings at Topeka, Mukti Mission (India), Azusa Street, Duquesne University, and many other 20th-century locations Current movements among today’s 500 million-plus Pentecostal and charismatic Christians worldwide The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements sets modern, Spirit-filled Christianity in a context that spans two millennia and the entire Christian world. Like no other resource, this volume reveals in detail the full, sweeping legacy of Spirit-empowered movements that have touched hearts and lives both in modern America and across the centuries and continents: in medieval Europe, Finland in the 1700s, South India in the 1800s, Azusa Street at the turn of the 20th century--and much more, including ongoing moves of the Holy Spirit throughout the world today. One thousand entries provide the most extensive information available on Pentecostal, charismatic, and neocharismatic movements. The diverse topics covered include, as a small sample, glossolalia, black and Hispanic Pentecostalism, prophecy, the role of women, faith healing, music, sociology, missions, church growth, and different historic and contemporary revivals. With its unique international and historical perspective, this completely revised and expanded second edition of the acclaimed Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements offers features that no other reference of its kind approaches. Its extraordinary scope and detailed, up-to-date coverage make this the definitive resource on Pentecostal and charismatic denominations and movements both in North America and worldwide. Includes: Exhaustive coverage of Pentecostal and charismatic movements in 60 countries and regions--individual histories, cultural and theological aspects, and key figures and institutions. Statistical section with a wealth of current information on the growth of classical Pentecostalism as well as charismatic and neocharismatic movements. 1,000 articles. Over 500 photos and illustrations, maps, and timeline. Cross references, bibliographies, and indexes to people, places, and topics.


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.... I found it a little hard to find my way through these pages on the computer, if one types in the "search" for the Awapuni Baptist Church ... one will discover a very bad mistake on its history ... the church did not succeed for the Baptist Union in 1965 .. it was many years later. Maybe the search for facts and figures for this move of God, has forgotten the wonderful way in which this all took place in this area. Giving the book the benefit of the doubt, it may not have meant to be any more than facts and figures, which could overshadow the PRECIOUS move that took place. Thanking you for allowing to express my thought .. Blessings. Ian.J.D.  


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Dr. Stanley M. Burgess (PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia) is a professor of religious studies at Southwest Missouri State University, and a specialist in the history of Christian thought. He has been published widely in the history of pneumatology and in Pentecostal/charismatic studies.

Eduard M. van der Maas (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) was formerly an editor of textbooks and reference books at Zondervan.

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