The Century of the Holy Spirit: 100 Years of Pentecostal and Charismatic Renewal, 1901-2001

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A definitive history of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement and an intriguing reference for persons outside the movement, The Century of the Holy Spirit details the miraculous story of Pentecostal/Charismatic growth--in the U.S. and around the world. This book features five chapters by the premier Pentecostal historian, Vinson Synan, with additional contributions by leading Pentecostal/Charismatic authorities--David Barrett, David Daniels, David Edwin Harrell Jr., Peter Hocken, Sue Hyatt, Gary McGee, and Ted Olsen.

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  • Explains and analyzes the role of all major streams, including women, African-Americans, and Hispanics
  • Thoroughly illustrated with photographs, charts, figures, maps, and vignettes
  • 4-color fold-out timeline/genealogy tree
  • 16 full-color pages, plus black-and-white photos throughout
  • Includes bibliographies and indexes
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About the author

Harold Vinson Synan, historian of the Pentecostal movement, has written sixteen books of which fifteen discuss some facet of Pentecostal and Charismatic history. He currently serves as Dean of the School of Divinity at Regent University in Virginia Beach. He has previously served as director of the Holy Spirit Research Center at Oral Roberts University and as general secretary of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. As an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Holiness Church, Synan has planted four churches and taught history. After earning his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, Synan helped organize the Society for Pentecostal Studies. He also served four years as General Secretary of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.

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Publisher
Thomas Nelson
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Published on
Jan 30, 2012
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Pages
530
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ISBN
9781418587536
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Church / History
Religion / Christianity / Pentecostal & Charismatic
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