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A Pentecostal Season: The Methodists in England and America, Part 2

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Notes

[Editor’s Note: Please see ​The Supernatural Thread in Methodism for complete footnotes. Dr. Billman has also graciously provided a Bibliography covering all citations in this excerpt.]

 

[1] Crowder, Ecstasy, 282.

[2] John White, When the Spirit Comes with Power, (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1988), 71.

[3] Schmitt, Floods, 133-134.

[4] Crowder, Ecstasy, 284.

[5] Quoted in DeArteaga, Quenching, 28.

[6] As quoted by Dallimore, Whitefield, Vol. 2, 125.

[7] Crowder, Ecstasy, 284-285.

[8] Ibid., 285.

[9] DeArteaga, Quenching, 41.

[10] Francis MacNutt, Overcome By the Spirit, (Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 1990), 107.

[11] Taves, Fits, 105

[12] Wigger, Heaven, 115.

[13] Ibid., 112.

[14] John Wigger, “Holy, ‘Knock-‘Em-Down’ Preachers,” Christian History, Issue 45 (Vol. XIV, No. 1), 24.

[15] MacNutt, Overcome, 112.

[16] Wigger, Heaven, 113-114.

[17] Wood, Pentecost, 196.

[18] Crowder, Ecstasy, 286.

[19] Quoted by Scott Kisker, “Martin Boehm, Philip William Otterbein, and the United Brethren in Christ” in Methodist and Pietist, J. Steven O’Malley & Jason E. Vickers, eds., (Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2011), 29-30.

[20] Wigger, Heaven, 117.

[21] Lester Ruth, Early Methodist Life and Spirituality, (Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2005), 194-195.

[22] Kenneth E. Rowe, “Jacob Albright and the Evangelical Association,” in Methodist and Pietist, J. Steven O’Malley & Jason E. Vickers, eds., (Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2011), p. 38-39.

[23] J. Steven O’Malley, “The Theological Heritage of Pietism,” in Methodist and Pietist, J. Steven O’Malley & Jason E. Vickers, eds., (Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2011), p. 67-68.

[24] William Naumann, “Doctrine and Theology in the Evangelical Association,” in Methodist and Pietist, J. Steven O’Malley & Jason E. Vickers, eds., (Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2011), p. 94.

[25] Jason E. Vickers, “The Confession of Faith: A Theological Commentary,” in Methodist and Pietist, J. Steven O’Malley & Jason E. Vickers, eds., (Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2011), p. 128.

[26] Ibid., 134-135.

[27] Wigger, Heaven, 108.

[28] Ibid., 115.

[29] Ibid., 109.

[30] Ibid., 117.

[31] Ruth, Early, 195

[32] Ibid., 171.

[33] Crowder, Ecstasy, 286.

[34] Wigger, Heaven, 120-123

[35] Ibid., 108.

[36] Ibid., 110.

[37] Taves, Fits, 86.

[38] Ruth, Early, 161.

[39] Vinson Synan, The Holiness-Pentecostal Movement in the United States, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1971), 21-22.

[40] Wood, Pentecost. 300.

[41] Synan, Holiness, 22.

[42] Ruth, Early, 165-166.

[43] Wesley, Works, I, 364.

[44] Wesley,Works, IV, 139

[45] Ibid., 311.

[46] David Lloyd, in a letter to Adam Clarke, November 7, 1821, quoted in Wood, Pentecost, 5.

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About the Author: Frank H. Billman, B.A. (Houghton College), M.Div. (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), Th.M. (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), D.Min. (Eastern Baptist [now Palmer] Theological Seminary), is an educator, pastor, author, and international speaker. He is currently leading the doctor of ministry program in supernatural ministry at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. While on the staff of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries for 12 years, he led workshops, local and regional renewal events, was supervisor for International Ministries, Methodist School of Supernatural Ministries, and Supernatural Ministry Intensives, and was a general session speaker at the national conferences. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of Shepherding Renewal (Aldersgate Renewal Ministries, 2011), and The Supernatural Thread in Methodism: Signs and Wonders Among Methodists Then and Now (Creation House, 2013).

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