[PDF] Aimee Semple Mcpherson And The Resurrection Of Christian America

Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America PDF
Author: Matthew Avery Sutton
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674027035
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Category : History
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Aimee Semple Mcpherson And The Resurrection Of Christian America

by Matthew Avery Sutton, release date 2009-06-30, Aimee Semple Mcpherson And The Resurrection Of Christian America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Aimee Semple Mcpherson And The Resurrection Of Christian America books, Aimee Semple McPherson was the most flamboyant and controversial minister in the United States between the world wars, building a successful megachurch, a mass media empire, and eventually a political career to resurrect what she believed was America's Christian heritage. Sutton's definitive study reveals the woman as a trail-blazing pioneer, her life marking the beginning of Pentecostalism's advance to the mainstream of American culture.




[PDF] Aimee Semple Mcpherson And The Making Of Modern Pentecostalism 1890 1926

Aimee Semple McPherson and the Making of Modern Pentecostalism  1890 1926 PDF
Author: Chas H. Barfoot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131754420X
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
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Aimee Semple Mcpherson And The Making Of Modern Pentecostalism 1890 1926

by Chas H. Barfoot, release date 2014-09-19, Aimee Semple Mcpherson And The Making Of Modern Pentecostalism 1890 1926 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Aimee Semple Mcpherson And The Making Of Modern Pentecostalism 1890 1926 books, Pentecostalism was born at the turn of the twentieth century in a "tumble-down shack" in a rundown semi-industrial area of Los Angeles composed of a tombstone shop, saloons, livery stables and railroad freight yards. One hundred years later Pentecostalism has not only proven to be the most dynamic representative of Christian faith in the past century, but a transnational religious phenomenon as well. In a global context Pentecostalism has attained a membership of 500 million growing at the rate of 20 million new members a year. Aimee Semple McPherson, born on a Canadian farm, was Pentecostalism's first celebrity, its "female Billy Sunday". Arriving in Southern California with her mother, two children and $100.00 in 1920, "Sister Aimee", as she was fondly known, quickly achieved the height of her fame. In 1926, by age 35, "Sister Aimee" would pastor "America's largest 'class A' church", perhaps becoming the country's first mega church pastor. In Los Angeles she quickly became a folk hero and civic institution. Hollywood discovered her when she brilliantly united the sacred with the profane. Anthony Quinn would play in the Temple band and Aimee would baptize Marilyn Monroe, council Jean Harlow and become friends with Charlie Chaplain, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. Based on the biographer's first time access to internal church documents and cooperation of Aimee's family and friends, this major biography offers a sympathetic appraisal of her rise to fame, revivals in major cities and influence on American religion and culture in the Jazz Age. The biographer takes the reader behind the scenes of Aimee's fame to the early days of her harsh apprenticeship in revival tents, failed marriages and poverty. Barfoot recreates the career of this "called" and driven woman through oral history, church documents and by a creative use of new source material. Written with warmth and often as dramatic as Aimee, herself, the author successfully captures not only what made Aimee famous but also what transformed Pentecostalism from its meager Azusa Street mission beginnings into a transnational, global religion.




[PDF] Under The Big Top

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Author: Josh McMullen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266740
Size: 33.57 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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by Josh McMullen, release date 2015-02-25, Under The Big Top Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Under The Big Top books, Under the Big Top examines the immensely popular big tent revivals of turn-of-the-twentieth-century America and develops a new framework for understanding Protestantism in this transformative period of the nation's history. Contemporary critics of the revivalists often depicted them as anxious and outdated religious opponents of a modern, urban nation. Early historical accounts likewise portrayed tent revivalists as Victorian hold-outs, bent on re-establishing nineteenth-century values and religion in a new America. In this revisionist work, Josh McMullen argues that, contrary to these stereotypes, big tent revivalists actually participated in the shift away from Victorianism and helped in the construction of a new consumer culture in the United States. How did the United States became the most consumer-driven and yet one of the most religious societies in the western world? McMullen shows that revivalists and their audiences reconciled the Protestant ethic of salvation with the emerging consumer ethos by cautiously unlinking Christianity from Victorianism and joining it to the new, emerging consumer culture. Under the Big Top helps to explain the continued appeal of both the therapeutic and the salvific worldview to many Americans as well as the ambivalence that accompanies this combination.




[PDF] Divine Healing The Years Of Expansion 1906 1930

Divine Healing  The Years of Expansion  1906   1930 PDF
Author: James Robinson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630873314
Size: 78.88 MB
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Category : Religion
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Divine Healing The Years Of Expansion 1906 1930

by James Robinson, release date 2014-05-07, Divine Healing The Years Of Expansion 1906 1930 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Divine Healing The Years Of Expansion 1906 1930 books, In the present volume James Robinson completes his trilogy, which deals with the history of divine healing in the period 1906-1930. The first volume is a study of the years 1830-1890, and was hailed as a standard reference for years to come. The second book covers the years 1890-1906, and was acclaimed as a monumental achievement that combines careful historical scholarship and a high degree of accessibility. This volume completes the study up to the early 1930s and, like the other two works, has a transatlantic frame of reference. Though the book gives prominence to the theology and practice of divine healing in early Pentecostalism, it also discusses two other models of healing, the therapeutic and sacramental, promoted within sections of British and American Anglicanism. Some otherwise rigorous Fundamentalists were also prepared to practice divine healing. The text contributes more widely to medical and sociocultural histories, exemplified in the rise of psychotherapy and the cultural shift referred to as the Jazz Age of the 1920s. The book concludes by discussing the major role that divine healing plays in the present rapid growth of global Christianity.




[PDF] Blood Cries Out

Blood Cries Out PDF
Author: A. J. Swoboda
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877468
Size: 40.15 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 258
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Blood Cries Out

by A. J. Swoboda, release date 2014-11-11, Blood Cries Out Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Blood Cries Out books, John McConnell Jr. was the famed founder and visionary of Earth Day. McConnell's vision was one of creating a day of remembrance, solitude, and action to restore the broken human relationship to the land. Little acknowledged are McConnell's religious convictions or background. McConnell grew up in a Pentecostal home. In fact, McConnell's parents were both founding charter members of the Assemblies of God in 1914. His own grandfather had an even greater connection to the origins of Pentecostalism by being a personal participant at the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles in 1906. Earth Day, thus, began with strong religious convictions. McConnell, seeing the ecological demise through his religious background, envisioned a day where Christians could "show the power of prayer, the validity of their charity, and their practical concern for Earth's life and people." In the spirit of McConnell, today's Pentecostal and Charismatic theology has something to say about the earth. Blood Cries Out is a unique contribution by Pentecostal and Charismatic theologians and practitioners to the global conversation concerning ecological degradation, climate change, and ecological justice.




[PDF] Parade Of Faith

Parade of Faith PDF
Author: Ruth A. Tucker
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310296951
Size: 36.35 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 512
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Parade Of Faith

by Ruth A. Tucker, release date 2011-08-23, Parade Of Faith Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Parade Of Faith books, Part storybook, part textbook, part historical overview, Parade of Faith in ebook format presents the history of Christianity in riveting fashion. Ruth Tucker adopts the metaphor of a parade, journey, or pilgrimage to explore the history of Christianity, which began as the Messiah marched out of the pages of the Old Testament and will end one day when “the saints go marching in” to the New Jerusalem. The book is divided into two chronological groupings: first, the advent of Christianity until the German and Swiss Reformations; second, the Anabaptist movement and Catholic Reformation until the present-day worldwide expansion of the church. Yet, ultimately the topic matter is not movements, dates, or a stream of facts, but instead people—people who still have stories to tell other Christians. And with a little help from clues to their own contexts, they can still speak clearly today. This book is laid out systematically to showcase the biographies of such prominent figures within their historical settings. The pages are peppered with sidebars, historical “what if” questions, explorations of relevant topics for today, personal reflections, illustrations, and lists for further reading. Parade of Faith is an excellent introduction for undergraduate students and interested lay readers.




[PDF] From Aldersgate To Azusa Street

From Aldersgate to Azusa Street PDF
Author: Henry H. Knight
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630876569
Size: 38.51 MB
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Category : Religion
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by Henry H. Knight, release date 2010-08-11, From Aldersgate To Azusa Street Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From Aldersgate To Azusa Street books, Historians have noted the connections between the Wesleyan Methodist movement that began in the eighteenth century, the emergence of African American Methodist traditions and an interdenominational Holiness movement in the nineteenth century, and the birth of Pentecostalism in the twentieth century. This volume, written by historians, theologians, and pastors, builds on that earlier work. The contributors present a diverse array of key figures-denominational leaders and mavericks, institutional loyalists and come--outers, clergy and laity--who embodied these movements. The authors show that in spite of their differing historical and cultural contexts, these movements constitute a distinct theological family whose confident and expectant faith in the transforming power of God has significant implications for the renewal of the contemporary church and its faithfulness to God's mission in the world today. Contributors Corky Alexander Estrelda Alexander Kimberly Ervin Alexander Leslie D. Callahan Barry L. Callen Douglas R. Cullum Dennis C. Dickerson D. William Faupel Philip Hamner David Aaron Johnson J. C. Kelley Henry H. Knight III William C. Kostlevy Diane K. Leclerc Joshua J. McMullen Rodney McNeall Stephen W. Rankin Harold E. Raser Douglas M. Strong Matthew K. Thompson Wallace Thornton Jr. L. F. Thuston Arlene Sanchez Walsh Steven J. Land Laura Guy John H. Wigger




[PDF] To The Ends Of The Earth

To the Ends of the Earth PDF
Author: Allan Heaton Anderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911827
Size: 76.91 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
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by Allan Heaton Anderson, release date 2013-01-04, To The Ends Of The Earth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download To The Ends Of The Earth books, No branch of Christianity has grown more rapidly than Pentecostalism, especially in the southern hemisphere. There are over 100 million Pentecostals in Africa. In Latin America, Pentecostalism now vies with Catholicism for the soul of the continent, and some of the largest pentecostal congregations in the world are in South Korea. In To the Ends of the Earth, Allan Heaton Anderson explores the historical and theological factors behind the phenomenal growth of global Pentecostalism. Anderson argues that its spread is so dramatic because it is an "ends of the earth" movement--pentecostals believe that they are called to be witnesses for Jesus Christ to the furthest reaches of the globe. His wide-ranging account examines such topics as the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles, the role of the first missionaries in China, India, and Africa, Pentecostalism's incredible diversity due to its deep local roots, and the central role of women in the movement. He describes more recent developments such as the creation of new independent churches, megachurches, and the "health and wealth" gospel, and he explores the increasing involvement of pentecostals in public and political affairs across the globe. Why is this movement so popular? Anderson points to such features as the emphasis on the Spirit, the "born-again" experience, incessant evangelism, healing and deliverance, cultural flexibility, a place-to-feel-at-home, religious continuity, an egalitarian community, and meeting material needs--all of which contribute to Pentecostalism's remarkable appeal. Exploring more than a century of history and ranging across most of the globe, Anderson illuminates the spectacular rise of global Pentecostalism and shows how it changed the face of Christianity worldwide.




[PDF] The Evolution Of American Urban History S2pcl

The Evolution of American Urban History   S2PCL  PDF
Author: Howard P. Chudacoff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315511037
Size: 42.58 MB
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Category : History
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Pages : 288
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The Evolution Of American Urban History S2pcl

by Howard P. Chudacoff, release date 2016-05-23, The Evolution Of American Urban History S2pcl Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Evolution Of American Urban History S2pcl books, This interesting and informative book shows how different groups of urban residents with different social, economic, and political power cope with the urban environment, struggle to make a living, participate in communal institutions, and influence the direction of cities and urban life. An absorbing book, The Evolution of American Urban Society surveys the dynamics of American urbanization from the sixteenth century to the present, skillfully blending historical perspectives on society, economics, politics, and policy, and focusing on the ways in which diverse peoples have inhabited and interacted in cities. Key topics: Broad coverage includes: the Colonial Age, commercialization and urban expansion, life in the walking city, industrialization, newcomers, city politics, the social and physical environment, the 1920s and 1930s, the growth of suburbanization, and the future of modern cities. Market: An interesting and necessary read for anyone involved in urban sociology, including urban planners, city managers, and those in the urban political arena.




[PDF] Guaranteed Pure

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Author: Timothy Gloege
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469621029
Size: 27.98 MB
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Category : Religion
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Guaranteed Pure

by Timothy Gloege, release date 2015-04-27, Guaranteed Pure Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Guaranteed Pure books, American evangelicalism has long walked hand in hand with modern consumer capitalism. Timothy Gloege shows us why, through an engaging story about God and big business at the Moody Bible Institute. Founded in Chicago by shoe-salesman-turned-revivalist Dwight Lyman Moody in 1889, the institute became a center of fundamentalism under the guidance of the innovative promoter and president of Quaker Oats, Henry Crowell. Gloege explores the framework for understanding humanity shared by these business and evangelical leaders, whose perspectives clearly differed from those underlying modern scientific theories. At the core of their "corporate evangelical" framework was a modern individualism understood primarily in terms of economic relations. Conservative evangelicalism and modern business grew symbiotically, transforming the ways that Americans worshipped, worked, and consumed. Gilded Age evangelicals initially understood themselves primarily as new "Christian workers--employees of God guided by their divine contract, the Bible. But when these ideas were put to revolutionary ends by Populists, corporate evangelicals reimagined themselves as savvy religious consumers and reformulated their beliefs. Their consumer-oriented "orthodoxy" displaced traditional creeds and undermined denominational authority, forever altering the American religious landscape. Guaranteed pure of both liberal theology and Populist excesses, this was a new form of old-time religion not simply compatible with modern consumer capitalism but uniquely dependent on it.