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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 (Creation House, 1992, 1996), Forgotten Power: The Significance of the Lord’s Supper in Revival (Zondervan, 2002), and Agnes Sanford and Her Companions: The Assault on Cessationism and the Coming of the Charismatic Renewal (Wipf & Stock, 2015). Bill pastored two Hispanic Anglican congregations in the Marietta, Georgia area, and is semi-retired. He and his wife Carolyn continue in their healing, teaching and writing ministries. He is the state chaplain of the Order of St. Luke, encouraging the ministry of healing in all Christian denominations. Facebook AnglicalPentecostal.blogspot.com

Real Christianity is Growing in the USA

Real Christianity is Growing in the USA

Is Christianity dying in America? In this review essay by historian William De Arteaga, he points out that the statistics about the church shrinking are not what most have made of it. Glen T. Stanton, “New Harvard Research Says U.S. Christianity Is Not Shrinking, But Growing Stronger,” The Federalist (January 22, 2018) The above cited […]

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Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2018

Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2018

This year’s Charismatic Leaders Fellowship took place in Augusta, Georgia, and was hosted February 19-22 by the Alleluia Community of that city. The Alleluia Community is a predominantly Catholic (but ecumenical) covenant community where families live in close proximity to worship together and support each other. Like other covenant communities, the Alleluia Community attempts to […]

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Vinson Synan: Oral Roberts

Vinson Synan: Oral Roberts

Vinson Synan, “Oral Roberts: Son of Pentecostalism, Father of the Charismatic Movement,” Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology, 2:2 (2017) pages 5-21. Dr. Synan’s very fine article describes Oral Roberts (1918-2009) as “one of the most important religious figures of the twentieth century,” and that is indeed true. He, more that any person, brought Pentecostalism to […]

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The Ancient Poisons: Discernment Heresies of the New Testament

The Ancient Poisons: Discernment Heresies of the New Testament

Historian of Revival, William De Arteaga, makes it clear that heresy is an ancient and persistent threat to genuine revival. However, the heresies he examines might surprise you. This essay asserts that there have been three unrecognized discernment heresies in operation throughout Church history that have retarded revival and hindered the Church from coming into […]

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Evangelist of Pentecostalism: The Rufus Moseley Story

Evangelist of Pentecostalism: The Rufus Moseley Story

Church historian William De Arteaga introduces an important but often forgotten figure that God used to prepare many for the Charismatic Renewal. If there was no Rufus Moseley, there might not have been a Charismatic Renewal. Born in 1870 and died in 1954, J. Rufus Moseley was one of the most important, but largely forgotten […]

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An Appreciation of Martin Luther: On Why Many Denominations Do Not Destroy the Unity of the Church

An Appreciation of Martin Luther: On Why Many Denominations Do Not Destroy the Unity of the Church

I was raised in the 1950s, in the pre-Vatican II Catholic Church, and was taught that Martin Luther led the “Protestant Revolt” against the Catholic Church. Worse, he was largely responsible for “rending the unity” of the Universal Church. Even today, when Catholics no longer attack Luther directly, they often slyly point out how many […]

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Exorcism in Public Places

Exorcism in Public Places

Charismatic historian and prayer warrior, William De Arteaga, invites readers to visit his blog and be challenged to rethink how casting out demons can have a powerful impact on your community. This posting, “Exorcism in Public Places,” is doubly controversial. Some Christians still doubt the reality of the demonic world and the possibility of Christians being […]

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An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

“An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story” PBS (Aired April 2, 2017). This documentary, produced for the Public Broadcasting System, is a very fine introduction to the life, writings and influence of Reinhold Niebuhr, perhaps the most prominent and influential American theologian of the 20th Century. His theology of social justice, peace and the sometimes […]

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Psychopathic Children

Psychopathic Children

Another controversial posting by Dr. William De Arteaga. Here he comments on the wildly celebrated article in the Atlantic Monthly which describes psychopathic children. Dr. De Arteaga suggests that some cases may be due to early demonic infestation. Visit his blog: http://anglicalpentecostal.blogspot.com/2017/05/is-childhood-psychopathology-rooted-in_25.html

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Cindy Wooden: Pope Plans Pentecost Celebrations with Charismatics and Pentecostals

Cindy Wooden: Pope Plans Pentecost Celebrations with Charismatics and Pentecostals

Cindy Wooden, “Pope Plans Pentecost Celebrations with Charismatics and Pentecostals” Crux (May 2, 2017). This very brief article in the Catholic journal Crux reveals that Pope Francis is hosting a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beginnings of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR hereafter). He admitted that when the CCR first came to Argentina […]

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Roger Olson: Reinhold Niebuhr and Stanley Hauerwas: Can Their Approaches to Christian Political Ethics be Bridged?

Roger Olson: Reinhold Niebuhr and Stanley Hauerwas: Can Their Approaches to Christian Political Ethics be Bridged?

Roger E. Olson, “Reinhold Niebuhr and Stanley Hauerwas: Can Their Approaches to Christian Political Ethics be ‘Bridged?’” Patheos (February 27 and 28, 2017). Part 1. Part 2. This two-part article by the noted Evangelical scholar, Roger Olson, should be of interest to practically every reader of Pneuma Review. The article deals with two prominent theologians […]

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More Mercy

More Mercy

What have Christians believed through history about the ultimate fate of non-Christians? What about those who died before hearing about Jesus? What do Roman Catholics believe about purgatory and where does this belief come from? How would our theology about the deceased lost change if we understood 1 Peter 3-4 the way the Early Church […]

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Lee Grady: The Holy Spirit Wants to Fill You Again

Lee Grady: The Holy Spirit Wants to Fill You Again

J. Lee Grady, “The Holy Spirit Wants to Fill You Again,” Fire In My Bones (February 22, 2017). This is a brief, but important article. Lee Grady, one of the most mature and experienced Charismatic leaders of the present generation, urges us to be filled with the Holy Spirit and proceed with boldness to do […]

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Which Way the Trolley: America’s Hot Wars During the Cold War, Part 2

Which Way the Trolley: America’s Hot Wars During the Cold War, Part 2

  In Part 2 of “Which Way the Trolley: America’s Hot Wars During the Cold War,” William De Arteaga continues to challenge assumptions and asks if the Korean and Vietnam Wars could have been Just Wars.     The Indochina Wars The First Indochina war (1946-1954) began right after the end of WWII as the […]

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