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Agnes Sanford: Apostle of Healing and First Theologian of the Charismatic Renewal, Part 2, by William L. De Arteaga

41 Compare with Brooks Alexander’s essentially similar position in his “Mind Power And The Mind’s Eye,” SCP Journal 9 #3, (1991) 8-20).

42 Behold, 35-36.

43 Rene Laurentin, Catholic Pentecostalism (Garden City: Doubleday, 1977), 134.

44 The Sources for this section are a taped interview with Dr. J. Howard Rhys, former director of the School of Pastoral Care (Aug. 13, 1983) as well as his article, “The School of Pastoral Care,” The Living Church, 162 (May 30, 1971), 8-9. The web site for the School is:

45 Agnes’ heartfelt prayer for the renewal of the seminaries is found in her devotional work, Twice Seven Words (Plainfield: Logos International, 1971), 93.

46 Agnes Sanford, Creation Waits (Plainfield: Logos International, 1978), 16

47 Healing Gifts, 14.

48 See: David du Plessis, “Mr. Pentecost Looks to the Future,” Charisma (May 1985), 95.

49 Healing Gifts, 144, ff.

50 Agnes Sanford, Route 1 (Plainfield: Logos International, 1975).

51 Story related to author by Mrs. Sanford’s daughter, Mrs. Virginia Clark, in telephone conversation in Aug. of 1986.

52 Healing Light (Plainfield: Logos International, 1972).

53 See the introduction to Francis MacNutt, Healing (Notre Dame: Ave Maria, 1974).

54 See the seminal work by Jean Danielou, Origen, Trans. by Walter Mitchell (New York: Sheed and Ward, 1955).


This article is an unpublished paper “Agnes Sanford: Ecumenical Teacher, Apostle of Healing Prayer and  First Theologian of the Charismatic Renewal” originally presented on March 15, 2002 at the 2002 Society for Pentecostal Studies Conference convened at Southeastern College in Lakeland, Florida. Used by permission of the author.


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About the Author: William L. De Arteaga, Ph.D., is known internationally as a Christian historian and expert on revivals and the rebirth and renewal of the Christian healing movement. His major works include Quenching the Spirit: Discover the Real Spirit Behind the Charismatic Controversy (Creation House, 1992, 1996), Forgotten Power: The Significance of the Lord’s Supper in Revival (Zondervan, 2002), Agnes Sanford and Her Companions: The Assault on Cessationism and the Coming of the Charismatic Renewal (Wipf & Stock, 2015), and The Public Prayer Station: Taking Healing Prayer to the Streets and Evangelizing the Nones (Emeth Press, 2018). Bill pastored two Hispanic Anglican congregations in the Marietta, Georgia area, and is semi-retired. He continues in his healing, teaching and writing ministry and is the state chaplain of the Order of St. Luke, encouraging the ministry of healing in all Christian denominations. Facebook

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