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20 of the Most Significant events in the history of 20th Century Pentecost


“20 of the Most Significant events in the history of 20th Century Pentecost” Pentecostal Evangel (May 31, 1998).

The Pentecost Sunday (1998) edition of the Pentecostal Evangel (Assemblies of God weekly publication) is indeed a special edition.  Laid out in a concise and easy-to-read chronological format, this Evangel can be read in order or by the subjects that interest you the most, as all of the articles are self-contained.  Some of the topics covered are: the beginnings and spread of the modern Pentecostal movement, key people and places in Pentecostal history, and different movements and theologies within Pentecost (including a frank look at some of the more controversial doctrines). The articles are written by many of the most respected Pentecostal scholars of our day including, Gary B. McGee, William W. Menzies, and Del Tarr. The articles are:

  • 1901: The Holy Spirit falls at Topeka    by Gary B. McGee
  • 1905-1908: The Azusa Street Revival    by Ken Horn
  • 1906-1907: Pentecost Goes to Europe    by Edward Gitre
  • 1906-1910: Pentecost Goes to Canada    by Ronald Kydd
  • 1907- Present: The Church of God in Christ    by Elijah H. Hankerson III
  • 1910-1916: The Finished Work    by Glenn Gohr
  • 1914: The Birth of the Assemblies of God    by William W. Menzies
  • 1913-1916: The Oneness Controversy    by Robert Berg
  • 1913-1939: Early Pentecostal Missions    by Joyce Wells Booze
  • 1917-1939: Early Hispanic Pentecostalism    by Efraim Espinoza
  • 1919-1945: Russian Pentecostalism    by Gary B. McGee
  • 1910- Present: Pentecost in Brazil    by Everett A. Wilson
  • 1939- Present: Pentecostals Come Together    by Wayne Warner
  • 1948-1951: The Latter Rain    by Edgar R. Lee
  • 1915-1959: The Healing Movement    by Wayne Warner
  • 1901-1976: Women in the Pentecostal Movement    by Joyce Lee
  • 1951- Present: Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International    by Hal Donaldson
  • 1959- Present: The Charismatics     by Vinson Synan
  • 1956- Present: Pentecost in South Korea    by Karen Hurston
  • 1994: The Miracle of Memphis    by Del Tarr

Reviewed by Joseph Joslin

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Joe Joslin and Raul Mock at a editorial committee meeting on March 11, 2014.

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Category: Church History, Fall 1998, Pneuma Review

About the Author: Joe Joslin is a Christ follower, husband, father of twins, MRI Imaging Applications Coordinator, entrepreneur, and avid traveler. Joe has been a contributing editor to since its inception. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter: @JoeJoejos

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