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The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition: Charismatic Movements in the Twentieth Century

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Called "a pioneer contribution" by Church History when it was first published in 1971 as The Holiness-Pentecostal Movement in the United States, this volume has now been revised and enlarged by Vinson Synan to account for the incredible changes that have occurred in the church world during the last quarter of the twentieth century.

Synan brings together the stories of the
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 25th 1997 by Eerdmans (first published July 31st 1997)
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Brian Collins
Jun 14, 2013 Brian Collins rated it really liked it
In chapter one of The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition, Synan roots the origins of Pentacostalism in the teachings of John Wesley. He notes the influence of William Law as well as Jeremy Taylor, Thomas à Kempis, Madame Guyon, François de Sales, Félon, etc. Wesley's teaching of Christian perfection is a key root. This develops into an idea of a second blessing. Also significant to the development of Pentecostalism are the frontier revival meetings with the ecstasies manifested by the participants. ...more
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Dec 08, 2008 Vangelicmonk rated it liked it
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First off a little gripe. The spine on this book I bought used started to ware and I started loosing the first 9 pages. FRUSTRATING!

As far as the book itself. It was a very well researched and written book. Synan knows his materal. I think my only problems where the fact that he didn't go into specifically what issues Evangelicals had with some aspects of Pentecostalism. Second, he didn't go into detail about some of the extreme aspects of the movement. He touches on it a little, but you can see
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Ian
Nov 03, 2015 Ian rated it it was amazing
Really interesting and helpful overview on the growth and expansion of the Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition from the time of Wesley up to the current day with an expansive section on the Charismatic movement.
Karla Goforth Abreu
Dec 24, 2010 Karla Goforth Abreu rated it really liked it
Well researched and thorough book on the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement. The historical accounts are truly captivating.
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Excellent book. Synan is top shelf.
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