Theological Roots of Pentecostalism

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Hendrickson, 1987 - Religion - 199 pages
Pentecostalism is one of the most dynamic forces in twentieth-century Christianity. From fast-growing denominations such as the Assemblies of God to popular television ministries such as "The 700 Club," the fruits of Pentecostalism can be seen throughout modern Christian life.

In this landmark study, Dr. Dayton explains how Pentecostalism grew out of Methodism and the nineteenth-century holiness revivals. He finds evidence of Wesleyan teaching in the classic writings of many Pentecostal leaders. He shows how Pentecostalism is rooted in the Wesleyan theological tradition, rather than being a contrived system of modern revivalistic ides. Martin E. Marty says in his foreword that Pentecostals "have no choice, it is clear from this book, but to see that there were . . . roots to the growth they reaped." He calls "Theological Roots of Pentecostalism" "a very important statement . . . one without which subsequent commentators on Pentecostalism are not likely to give intelligent accounts."

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It's tempting to think that the modern Pentecostal movement was created ex nihilo. We imagine God invading Topeca, Kansas and Los Angeles, California in order to restore the New Testament church in a ... Read full review

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Dayton's book has long been considered a classic in the field of Pentecostal studies, and I wholeheartedly agree with that designation. The book is a very enlightening look at the theological "pre ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Martin E Marty
9
TOWARD A THEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
15
METHODIST ROOTS OF PENTECOSTALISM
35
THE AMERICAN REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN
63
THE TRIUMPH OF THE DOCTRINE
87
THE RISE OF THE DIVINE HEALING
115
THE RISE OF PREMILLENNIALISM
143
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