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Michael Brown’s Authentic Fire, reviewed by William De Arteaga

[4]Michael L. Brown, Hyper-Grace: Exposing the Dangers of the Modern Grace Message. (Bridge-Logos, 2013)

[5]Kelso Carter, “Faith Healing” Reviewed After Twenty Years (Boston: The Christian Witness Co., 1897).

[6]Charles Farah, Jr., From the Pinnacle of the Temple (Plainfield: Logos International, 1979).

[7]See my book, Quenching the Spirit, and my strongly worded review of MacArthur’s Strange Fire at : “John MacArthur’s Strange Fire as a Parody of Jonathan Edwards” at:

[8] John MacArthur, Charismatic Chaos (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992).

[9]MacArthur, Strange Fire, 6. Dr. George wrote a full-length article response to Strange Fire, which appeared in First Things, a predominantly Catholic, but ecumenical and conservative journal: “Strange Friendly Fire.” Posted, 11/04/13.

[10] See Eddie L. Hyatt, “Across the Lines: Charles Parham’s Contribution to the Inter-Racial Character of Early Pentecostalism,” Pneuma Review (Fall 2004). (accessed Jan 30, 2014).

[11]I anticipated Dr. Brown’s comments on Luther as an imperfect spiritual leader/pioneer in my review of Strange Fire in Pneuma Review (above).

[12]In my own studies of the opposers of revivals, the “Pharisees”, I noted how compulsively orderly and logical these persons were. See especially my study of the Rev. Charles Chauncy, the “Pharisee” of the First Great Awakening, in Quenching the Spirit, chapter 3, but I did not relate this characteristic to the left/right brain divide. Dr. Brown’s insight helps understand many contentious issues of church worship and disputes in theology.

[13]Cited by Brown in Authentic Fire, p. 285.

[14] Ibid., 13.


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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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