2000 Years Of Charismatic Christianity: A 21st century look at church history from a pentecostal/charismatic prospective
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2000 Years Of Charismatic Christianity: A 21st century look at church history from a pentecostal/charismatic prospective

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Overwhelming evidence reveals contemporary Christianity roots in Pentecost!

The world is taking notice and realizing that the fastest-growing segment in Christianity has an undeniable history with a pattern and a rich, deep foundation dating back to the New Testament. Explore overwhelming evidence that reveals how the gifts of the Holy Spirit not only have existed in the ce...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 19th 2002 by Charisma House (first published November 30th 1995)
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Timothy Maples
An unconvincing look at church history though Pentecostal/Charismatic blinders. If you believe this author, every movement in church history was signified by what we now recognize as aspects of Pentecostal or Charismatic worship, such as miraculous healings, speaking in tongues, et al. Even if a character of which the author approves wasn't known to speak in tongues or manifest "spiritual gifts," don't worry, because apparently someone on the periphery of their group certainly did. This author a...more
Julie
Augustine of Hippo lamented in the 5th century that charismatic gifts were LESS abundant because of sinful lifestyles. What? They didn't stop in 70 AD?
Steve Bedford
If you think the whole of Charismatic history can be summed up by whether or not a certain group spoke in tongues, then this book is for you.
Hye Sung
I will say that I enjoyed this book and I would recommend it for somebody who is doubtful that the charismatic gifts have existed throughout Church history. I found the section on Montanus and Montanism incredibly insightful and it cleared up a lot of the misconceptions I had on Montanist 'heresies'. That being said, I found this book a bit lacking as he covers the bare minimum to prove that certain movements and figures were charismatic. Hyatt was also a bit presumptuous about whether certain i...more
Harry


Good interesting read. Fairly easy to follow. Perhaps a follow up book to give more authority to some of it's thinking may be helpful?

By the time I finished this book I decided to up the stars to the full 5. Could have gone on reading if more had been put in. Well balanced without prejudice I think.
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Dr. Eddie L. Hyatt is a seasoned minister of the Gospel, having served as a pastor, teacher, missionary, and professor of theology in the U.S. and Canada and having ministered in India, Indonesia, England, Ireland, Sweden, Poland, and Bulgaria. His ministry is characterized by a unique blend of the anointing of the Holy Spirit with academic excellence and over 40 years of ministerial experience.

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