The Century of the Holy Spirit: 100 Years of Pentecostal and Charismatic Renewal, 1901-2001

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Thomas Nelson, Jan 30, 2012 - Religion - 530 pages
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A definitive history of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement and an intriguing reference for persons outside the movement, The Century of the Holy Spirit details the miraculous story of Pentecostal/Charismatic growth--in the U.S. and around the world. This book features five chapters by the premier Pentecostal historian, Vinson Synan, with additional contributions by leading Pentecostal/Charismatic authorities--David Barrett, David Daniels, David Edwin Harrell Jr., Peter Hocken, Sue Hyatt, Gary McGee, and Ted Olsen.

Features include:

  • Explains and analyzes the role of all major streams, including women, African-Americans, and Hispanics
  • Thoroughly illustrated with photographs, charts, figures, maps, and vignettes
  • 4-color fold-out timeline/genealogy tree
  • 16 full-color pages, plus black-and-white photos throughout
  • Includes bibliographies and indexes

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User Review  - babyflake0074 -

Thank you I found it very informative and interesting it helped me in my further study of the origin of the Holy Spirit . It also helped me to get to know the beginning of where the Holy Spirit originated and to follow it through out the years untill now thanks again Babyflake0074 Read full review

User Review  - M Connolly -

I liked this book. The writing is scholarly and readable. The Contributors come for Charismatic/Pentecostal backgrounds and from non C/P and so there is a nice mix. However some of the claims - as to ... Read full review


Pentecostal Roots
The Pentecostal Movement Begins in America
Robert Owens
The Holiness Pentecostal Churches
The Finished Work Pentecostal Churches
Charismatic Renewal Enters the Mainline Churches
Renewal in Major Protestant Denominations
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal
SpiritFilled Women
AfricanAmerican Pentecostalism in the 20th Century
Hispanic Pentecostalism in the Americas
Healers and Televangelists After World War II

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About the author (2012)

Harold Vinson Synan, historian of the Pentecostal movement, has written sixteen books of which fifteen discuss some facet of Pentecostal and Charismatic history. He currently serves as Dean of the School of Divinity at Regent University in Virginia Beach. He has previously served as director of the Holy Spirit Research Center at Oral Roberts University and as general secretary of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. As an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Holiness Church, Synan has planted four churches and taught history. After earning his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, Synan helped organize the Society for Pentecostal Studies. He also served four years as General Secretary of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.

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