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Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries, Part 5: The 18th and 19th Centuries


121 Ibid.

122 Robert Herbert Story, Memoir of the Life of the Rev. Robert Story (Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1862), Pallet Tags (2 identical sets). 205-206, quoting Robert Norton, Memoirs of James and George M’Donald of Port Glasgow (London: J. F. Shaw, 1840), p. 107.

123 Ibid., p. 207.

124 Shaw, op. cit., p. 31.

125 Ibid., pp. 33-34.

126 Ibid., p. 64.

127 Ibid., p. 33.

128 Larry Christenson, “Pentecostalism’s Forgotten Forerunner,” in Vinson Synan, ed., Aspects of Pentecostal-Charismatic Origins (Plainfield, NJ: Logos International, 1975), p. 19.

129 Shaw, op. cit., pp. 13-14.

130 Richard Riss, “The Charismatic Movement of 1830,” unpublished manuscript, 1979, p. 14.

131 Horace Bushnell, Nature and the Supernatural (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1903), pp. 461-462.

132 Ibid., pp. 469-473.

133 Editor’s Note: An account of D. L. Moody’s own baptism with the Holy Spirit is supplied by the Rev. S. B. Shaw in a memorial volume published in 1899 following Moody’s death. The event had occurred in 1871 in New York, after two women, Mrs. Sarah A. Cooke and Mrs. Carrie Jones, had met several times with him during his Chicago meetings and prayed that he might receive the anointing from the Holy Spirit. Shaw quotes Moody’s own description of the event: “Well, one day, in the city of New York—ah, what a day! I cannot describe it; I seldom refer to it; it is almost too sacred an experience to name. Paul had an experience of which he never spoke for fourteen years. I can only say that God revealed Himself to me, and I had such an experience of His love that I had to ask Him to stay His hand. I went to preaching again. The sermons were not different; I did not present any new truths; and yet hundreds were converted.”

A letter to Shaw from Mrs. Cooke sheds further light on Moody’s experience: “At each meeting, each of us prayed aloud with much earnestness, but at this meeting (just prior to the Chicago fire of 1871) Mr. Moody’s agony was so great that he rolled on the floor and in the midst of many tears and groans cried to God for deliverance from the carnal mind and to be baptized with the Holy Ghost.

“After the great fire, he went to New York to solicit funds for the rebuilding of his institutions but he said his heart was not in it. The great cry of his soul was for the baptism of the Holy Ghost. While on Wall Street it fell upon him just as on the first apostles and with the same glorious results.” Se S. B. Shaw, “The Secret of Mr. Moody’s Greatness and How He Obtained It.” In Life and Labors of D. L. Moody the Great Evangelist (New York: Orange Judd Company, 1899), pp. 509-512.

134 R. A. Torrey, The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit, rev. ed. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1974), p. 211.

135 E. J. Goodspeed, A Full History of the Wonderful Career of Moody and Sankey in Great Britain and America (Ashland, OH: C. C. Wick & Co., 1876), pp. 60, 62.

136 Frodsham, op. cit., pp. 7-17. See also chapter 23, pp. 258-262.

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Category: Church History, Fall 1999

About the Author: Richard M. Riss (as of Fall 1998) is Assistant Professor of Church History at Zarephath Bible Institute in Zarephath, New Jersey. He holds a Master of Christian Studies degree from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia (1979) and a Master of Arts in Church History from Trinity Divinity School (1988). He is currently finishing a Ph.D. degree in Church History at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Richard M. Riss has authored several books including The Evidence of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (1977), The Latter Rain Movement of 1948 and the Mid-Twentieth Century Evangelical Awakening (1987), A Survey of 20th-Century Revival Movements in North America and with Kathryn J. Riss, Images of Revival (1997).

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