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Led by The Spirit: The History of the American Assemblies of God Missionaries in the Philippines, Preface and Introduction

Led by The Spirit: The History of the American Assemblies of God Missionaries in the Philippines, Preface and Introduction

This excerpt from Led by the Spirit is the Preface and Introduction. Missionary-scholar Dave Johnson has brought together a chronicle of over 300 Pentecostal missionaries serving in the Philippines from 1926 through the first decade of the new Millennium.   Preface Like many other books, this volume was written to fulfill a perceived need. While […]

Latin American Christianity: Colorful, complex and conflicted

Latin American Christianity: Colorful, complex and conflicted

Historian William De Arteaga invites Pneuma Review readers to journey with him into Latin American Christianity as presented in Issue 130 of Christian History magazine.   Christian History 130, “Latin American Christianity: Colorful, complex and conflicted” Christian History magazine is a wonderful journal. I recommend a copy of it be at the coffee table of […]

Mike Mariani: American Exorcism

Mike Mariani: American Exorcism

Mike Mariani, “American Exorcism: Priests are fielding more requests than ever for help with demonic possession, and a centuries-old practice is finding new footing in the modern world,” Atlantic (Dec 2018). This article, “American Exorcism,” by Mike Mariani, which appears in the recent issue of The Atlantic is an important resource for those in the […]

Five Pillars on which the American Republic was Founded

Five Pillars on which the American Republic was Founded

Religious liberty was important to those that risked everything to break away from Britain to form the USA. Did they anticipate a secular nation? Christian historian Eddie L. Hyatt is passionate about making known the true story of America’s founding. America was founded on Christian principles and values. It was not founded as a theocracy. […]

Memorial Day Ceremony 2018 at the Manila American Cemetery

Memorial Day Ceremony 2018 at the Manila American Cemetery

PneumaReview.com asked Jim Linzey to send reports of his ministry trip to the Philippines. Here is his account of the Memorial Day Ceremony he participated in. On May 27, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery in Manila, Philippines occurred to honor the Allied heroes […]

Consultation on American Evangelicals and Islam

Consultation on American Evangelicals and Islam

As any observer of contemporary media well knows, the religion of Islam and its Muslim adherents have for some time been at the center of much public attention. Previously, American evangelicals have responded to Islam in various ways. Some regard Islam with fear and condemnation. These view Islam primarily in terms of terrorism and violence. […]

Reclaiming the Original American Vision

Reclaiming the Original American Vision

There are some that would say private faith has no place in the public sphere. Historian Eddie L. Hyatt shows this was not what America’s Founders believed, and urges all Americans to recapture their vision that linked faith and freedom together. In a meeting with Delaware Indian chiefs in 1779, George Washington commended them for […]

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 […]

George Gallup: The Next American Spirituality

George Gallup: The Next American Spirituality

George Gallup with Timothy K. Jones, The Next American Spirituality: Finding God in the Twenty-first Century (David C Cook, 2000), 205 pages. George Gallup outlines what he feels will be the next true spiritual movement in America. This book is a survey that answers two main questions. First, what is the daily shape of faith […]

Invitation to attend American Leprosy Missions retreat

Invitation to attend American Leprosy Missions retreat

Dan and Babs Izzett extend their invitation to attend the American Leprosy Missions’ 2016 Presidential Retreat. Read the interview about Dan’s journey with leprosy here: “That the life of Jesus may be manifested: An interview with Dan Izzett“   We are returning to the USA in April to be at the ALM Presidential Retreat & […]

Marvin Olasky: The Tragedy of American Compassion

Marvin Olasky: The Tragedy of American Compassion

  Marvin Olasky, The Tragedy of American Compassion (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2008), 299 pages, ISBN 9781433501104. Under review is the second unrevised edition of The Tragedy of American Compassion originally published in 1992. There is good reason for a second unrevised edition. The circumstances described by Olasky in this history of social work and […]

Cautious Co-belligerence? The Late Nineteenth-Century American Divine Healing Movement and the Promise of Medical Science

Cautious Co-belligerence? The Late Nineteenth-Century American Divine Healing Movement and the Promise of Medical Science

  In the days of Pasteur and Lister, was the Divine Healing movement out of touch with what American society believed about medicine?   Introduction The late nineteenth century was a time of monumental change. It witnessed a cyclone of transformation and progress rivaling, at least, that of any preceding era. Not surprisingly, it was […]

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