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The Quest for the Primitive Church

7 Rupert E. Davis, The Works of John Wesley, vol. 9 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1989), p. 254.

8 Davis, p. 538.

9 Davis, p. 528.

10 Davis, p. 573.

11 Davis, p. 538.

12 Robert C. Monk, John Wesley His Puritan Heritage (Lanham: he Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1999), pp. 5051, 65.

13 Charles Conn, Pillars of Pentecost (Cleveland: Pathway Press, 1956), p.11. Cf. J. Brierley, Religion and Experience (Boston: The Pilgrim Press, 1906), on The Psychology of Prayer.

14 Apostolic Faith, Issue 1 (Electronic Publication at – section Resources).

15 Steven J. Land, Pentecostal Spirituality: A Passion for the Kingdom (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997), p. 16.

16 Apostolic Faith, Issue 1

17 “Prayer Wanted” The Evening Light and Church of God Evangel, 1 March, 1910, vol. 1, Iss. 1., p. 8.

18 Cf. A.J. Tomlinson, The Last Great Conflict (Cleveland: Press of Walter E. Rodgers, 1913), pp. 124-26, 173ff.

19 Opal L. Reddin, ed., Power Encounter: A Pentecostal Perspective (Springfield: Central Bible College Press, 1989), p. 187.

20 Apostolic Faith, Issue 1.

21 Augustine Hopkins Strong, Systematic Theology (Philadelphia: Griffith and Rowland, 1907), 2:410.

22 D. W. Dayton, Theological Roots of Pentecostalism (Metuchen: Hendrickson Publishers, 1987), p. 93.

23 Asa Mahan, The Baptism of the Holy Ghost (New York: Palmer and Hughes, 1870), p. 52ff.

24 Phoebe Palmer, Pioneer Experiences (New York: W.C. Palmer, Jr., 1868), p. vi.

25 W. J. Seymour, Apostolic Faith 1.1 (1906), p. 1.

26 Ibid.

27 Ibid.

28 Contrary to Tyson who claims that the confusion among the disciples was because of the lack of explanation of their present situation. Cf. Joseph Tyson, A Study of Early Christianity (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1973), p. 276.

29 Tomlinson, p. 211.Conn, p. 31f.

30 Tyson, p. 285.

31 Hans Conzelmann, trans. John E. Steely, History of Primitive Christianity (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1973), p. 51.

32 T.L. Lowery, The Gifts of the Holy Spirit (n/a: Lowery Publications, 1977), p. 61f.

33 Word and Sprit: A Monastic Review, vol. 1, In Honor of Saint Basil the Great (Still River, MS: St. Bede’s Publications, 1979), p. 137.

34 Nils Bloch-Hoell, The Pentecostal Movement: Its Origin, Development, and Distinctive Character (Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1964), p. 164f.

35 Stanley J. Grenz, Theology for the Community of God (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994), p. 120.

36 Harvey Cox, The Feast of Fools (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969), p. 33.

37 G.D. Voorhis, On the Book of Revelation (n/a: n/a, 1988), p. 9. Conzelmann, pp. 59-62. Cf. Philip Carrington, The Early Church, vol. I, (Cambridge: The University Press, 1957).

38 Richard Bauckham, The Theology of the Book of Revelation (Cambridge: University Press, 1993), p. 38.

39 Kittel, Gerhard, and Friedrich, Gerhard, eds., The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume, (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1985) in Logos Bible Library. Gordon Fee, The First Epistle to the Corinthians (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1987), p. 839.

40 Robert M. Mulholland, Jr. Revelation: Holy Living in an Unholy World (Grand Rapids: Francis Asbury Press, 1990), p. 341. Spiros Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study New Testament (Iowa Falls: Word Bible Publishers, Inc., 1992), p. 943.

41 Harvey Cox, Fire from Heaven (Reading: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1995), p. 82.

42 John A. Sims, Our Pentecostal Heritage (Cleveland, Pathway Press, 1995), pp. 108-09. Cf. Schwezer’s article on pneuma in Kittel’s Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, vol, VI, p. 394.

43 Sims, pp. 98-99, 106-07.

44 Land, p. 18. Conn, Like A Mighty Army, p. 28.

45 Cf. William D. Faupel, The Everlasting Gospel: The Significance of Eschatology in the Development of Pentecostal Thought (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996).

46 R. Hollis Gause, Pentecostal Spirituality (Lecture, Church of God Theological Seminary: Cleveland, TN: 7 September, 2000).




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Bauckham, Richard. The Theology of the Book of Revelation. Cambridge: University Press, 1993.

Bell, Matry G., “James Robinson Graves and the Rhetoric of Demagogy: Primitivism and Democracy in Old Landmarkism” (Ph. D. dissertation, Graduate School of Vanderbilt University Nashville, 1990).

Bloch-Hoell, Nills. The Pentecostal Movement: Its Origin, Development, and Distinctive Character. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1964.

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Cone, James, God of the Oppressed. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1975.

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About the Author: Rev. Dony K. Donev, D.Min. is a graduate of the Pentecostal Theological Seminary and cofounder of the Institute of Bulgarian Protestant History. He is the author of scholarly articles in textual criticism, protestant history, Christian media and contemporary church movements. In 1999 with his wife Kathryn, they established Cup and Cross Ministries International with a vision for restoration of New Testament theology and praxis. They are currently serving as missionaries and leadership developers in his native Bulgaria.

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