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Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & Ranked

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1. The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition: Charismatic Movements in the Twentieth Century (1997)

 Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & RankedCalled "a pioneer contribution" by Church History when it was first published in 1971 as The Holiness-Pentecostal Movement in the United States, this volume has now been revised and enlarged by Vinson Synan to account for the incredible changes that have occurred in the church world during the last quarter of the twentieth century. Synan brings together the stories of the many movements usually listed as "holiness," "pentecostal," or "charismatic," and shows that there is an identifiable "second…
Author(s): Vinson Synan

2. Bible Doctrines: A Pentecostal Perspective (2012)

 Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & RankedExamines sixteen major Bible doctrines substantiated with numerous Scripture references. Topics include the inspired Scriptures, one true God, deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, divine healing, salvation of man, fall of man, baptism in the Holy Ghost, and new heavens and new earth….
Author(s): William W. Menzies

3. The Holy Spirit: A Pentecostal Perspective (2008)

 Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & RankedIdeal for a small group study and for personal study, this book is driven by the question, "What does the Scripture say about the Holy Spirit?" Preeminent scholar Anthony D. Palma looks to the Bible for a thorough understanding of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Three major areas are explored and tested: a presentation of the commonly held theological beliefs regarding the Holy Spirit, an in-depth exploration of the Pentecostal teaching on the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and a discussion of the nature of spiritual gifts and whether the extraordinary gifts were withdrawn…
Author(s): Anthony D Palma

4. Evangelical, Sacramental, and Pentecostal: Why the Church Should Be All Three (2017)

 Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & RankedEvangelical. Sacramental. Pentecostal. Christian communities tend to identify with one of these labels over the other two. Evangelical churches emphasize the importance of Scripture and preaching. Sacramental churches emphasize the importance of the eucharistic table. And pentecostal churches emphasize the immediate presence and power of the Holy Spirit. But must we choose between them? Could the church be all three? Drawing on his reading of the New Testament, the witness of Christian history, and years of experience in Christian ministry and leadership,…
Author(s): Gordon T. Smith

5. Types of Pentecostal Theology: Method, System, Spirit (AAR ACADEMY SER) (2016)

 Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & RankedIn the first critical study of the major theologians of pentecostalism, one of the fastest growing and most influential religious traditions in the world, Christopher A. Stephenson establishes four original categories to classify pentecostal theologians’ methodologies in systematic/constructive theology. The four categories are based respectively on: the arrangement of biblical texts; the relationship between theology and Christian spirituality; doctrine concerning the kingdom of God; and pneumatology as a basis for philosophical and fundamental theology. Stephenson analyzes each methodological type and suggests a pentecostal…
Author(s): Christopher A. Stephenson

6. The Century of Holy Spirit: 100 Years of Pentecostal and Charismatic Renewal, 1901-2001 (2012)

 Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & RankedA 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….
Author(s): Thomas Nelson

7. The Azusa Street Mission and Revival: The Birth of the Global Pentecostal Movement (2017)

 Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & RankedIn The Azusa Street Mission and Revival, Cecil M. Robeck, Jr. brings to bear expertise from decades of focused study in church history to reveal the captivating story of the Apostolic Faith Mission in Los Angeles, which became known as the Azusa Street Mission. Sometimes the largest blaze begins with the tiniest spark.At the dawn of the twentieth century, William J. Seymour, the son of Louisiana slaves, began meeting with a tiny congregation in a two-story wooden building in downtown Los Angeles. What began as a spontaneous gathering of believers quickly grew into a…
Author(s): Cecil M. Robeck

8. Oneness Pentecostals and the Trinity (1992)

 Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & RankedWhat’s special about Oneness Pentecostals?In this penetrating analysis of Oneness theology and practice, Gregory Boyd reveals the experience of four years of personal involvement in a Oneness church. Although Oneness Pentecostals’ belief in Christ’s deity establishes some common ground with other Christians, their aggressive denial of the Trinity has nonetheless fostered their indisputably sub-Christian ideas about God’s character, about salvation, and about Christian living….
Author(s): Gregory A. Boyd

9. Christian Peoples of the Spirit: A Documentary History of Pentecostal Spirituality from the Early Church to the Present (2011)

 Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & RankedAmong all groups in Christendom, the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement is second in size only to the Roman Catholic Church, with growth that shows no signs of abatement. Its adherents declare the Pentecostal Movement, which began at Azusa Street in 1906, to be unprecedented in Christian history since the first century of the Church in its embrace of manifestations of the Holy Spirit such as divine healing, miracles, and speaking in tongues. Yet although it may be unprecedented in size and rate of growth, Stanley M. Burgess argues that is hardly unprecedented in concept….
Author(s): Stanley M. Burgess

10. Pentecostal Hermeneutics: A Reader (2013)

 Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & RankedIn Pentecostal Hermeneutics: A Reader Lee Roy Martin brings together fourteen significant publications on biblical interpretation, along with a new introduction to Pentecostal hermeneutics and an extensive up-to-date bibliography on the topic. Organized chronologically, these essays trace the development of Pentecostal hermeneutics as an academic discipline. The concerns of modern historical criticism have often stood at odds with Pentecostalism’s use of Scripture. Therefore, over the last three decades, Pentecostal scholars have attempted to identify the unique characteristics and…
Author(s): Lee Roy Martin

11. Toward a Pentecostal Ecclesiology: The Church and the Fivefold Gospel (2010)

 Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & RankedThis monograph is based upon presentations given at a conference on Pentecostal Ecclesiology that convened on 28-29 June 2010 at Bangor University in North Wales, UK. After a short introduction (John Christopher Thomas) and an extended treatment of the role of the Fivefold Gospel in the doing of Pentecostal Theology (Kenneth J. Archer), two chapters each are devoted to the Pentecostal Church as Redeemed Community (Wynand de Kock, Darío Andres López Rodríguez), Sanctified Community (Daniel Castelo, Matthias Wenk), Empowered Community (Simon Chan, Daniela…
Author(s): John Christopher Thomas

12. Teologia Pentecostal: Viviendo el evangelio completo (Spanish Edition) (2019)

 Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & RankedLibro ganador del Premio Pneuma al Libro 2018, de la Sociedad de Estudios Pentecostales.El pentecostalismo es la rama del cristianismo de más rápido crecimiento desde el siglo XX, no obstante, no se adapta bien a una doctrina singular y, por lo tanto, no existe un relato exhaustivo de la teología pentecostal en todo el mundo. En este volumen, Wolfgang Vondey sugiere un relato de la teología pentecostal que es genuino para los pentecostales de todo el mundo, a la vez que permite diferentes adaptaciones y explicaciones entre los distintos grupos pentecostales. Vondey argumenta que la…
Author(s): Wolfgang Vondey

Best Pentecostal Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Genders, Sexualities, and Spiritualities in African Pentecostalism: 'Your Body is a Temple of the Holy Spirit'

Author(s): Chammah J. Kaunda
ID: 2877658, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Pentecostal Politics in a Secular World: The Life and Leadership of Lewi Pethrus

Author(s): Joel Halldorf
ID: 2890075, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Spirit on the Move: Black Women and Pentecostalism in Africa and the Diaspora

Author(s): Judith Casselberry; Elizabeth Pritchard
ID: 2377196, Publisher: Duke University Press Books, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

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