An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit

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Chosen Books, Apr 1, 2010 - Religion - 224 pages
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Premier Pentecostal historian Vinson Synan shares for the first time his engaging personal assessment of and involvement in the extraordinary events of the last 100 years that gave birth to the charismatic and Pentecostal movements. Because of his unique position and participation in most of these events, Synan offers a rare and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the phenomenal events that took place when the Holy Spirit fell at Azusa Street; the subsequent formation of the Pentecostal denominations; the surprising birth of the charismatic renewal; the emergence of charismatic Catholicism; the Toronto Blessing; and beyond.

Because Synan is so widely respected across denominational lines for his scholarship and balance, his candid eyewitness memoir will rivet all who walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit, as well as professors, students, and curious onlookers. A once-in-a-lifetime perspective!

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Vinson Synan reports a worldwide movement

User Review  - Edward Gotts -

Synan participated in many of the developments of the charismatic and Pentecostal movements as a leader and facilitator. When he discusses those from traditions other than his own he does so ... Read full review

This book is excellent, easy to read!

User Review  - DoctorEd -

As a Bible teacher who loves Church history, I found this book to be an excellent look at movement of the Holy Spirit in recent times, especially the events of the Charismatic Renewal. Dr. Synan did ... Read full review


Foreword by Jack Hayford
A Child of Azusa Street
The Latter Rain and Healing Revivals
Protestant NeoPentecostals
Catholic Charismatics
Charismatic Concerns and Controversies
New Orleans
The Prosperity Gospel
The Third Wave
Racial Reconciliation
The New Apostolic Reformation Movement
Things I Never Expected to See in My Lifetime

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About the author (2010)

Vinson Synan, dean emeritus and distinguished professor of church history at Regent University, received his PhD in American history from the University of Georgia. He founded and pastored four churches and has held various denominational offices. In 1970, Synan co-founded the Society for Pentecostal Studies, which has given institutional shape to Pentecostal research. He has published numerous scholarly and popular articles and essays and many books. He and his wife, Carol, live in Chesapeake, Virginia.

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