This dictionary sets modern, Spirit-filled Christianity in a context that spans two millennia and the entire Christian world. Like no other resource, this volume reveals in detail the full, sweeping legacy of Spirit-empowered movements that have touched hearts and lives both in modern America and across the centuries and continents: in medieval Europe, Finland in the 1700s, South India in the 1800s, Azusa Street at the turn of the 20th centuryand much more, including ongoing moves of the Holy Spirit throughout the world today. One thousand entries provide the most extensive information available on Pentecostal, charismatic, and neocharismatic movements. The diverse topics covered include, as a small sample, glossolalia, black and Hispanic Pentecostalism, prophecy, the role of women, faith and healing, music, sociology, missions, church growth, and different historic and contemporary revivals.
Stanley M. Burgess (Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia) is professor of religious studies at Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri.
Eduard M. van der Maas (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) was formerly an editor of textbooks and reference books at Zondervan.
Exhaustive coverage of Pentecostal and charismatic movements in 60 countries and regionsindividual histories, cultural and theological aspects, and key figures and institutions.
Statistical section with a wealth of current information on the growth of classical Pentecostalism as well as charismatic and neocharismatic movements.
Over 500 photos and illustrations, maps and timeline.
Cross references, bibliographies, and indexes to people, places, and topics.
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Excellence in Pentecostal scholarship
Date:October 16, 2010
Pastor Scott Osenbaugh
In the ongoing debate within evangelicalism, there is often a polarization between cessationists and continuationists, more commonly known as "Pentecostals." The contribution made to world missions, evangelism and church planting through Pentecostal means cannot be glibly dismissed with the typical cessationist arguments or with suspicion that if it is Pentecostal, it is unbiblical. This volume edited by Burgess and van der Maas is a valuable and scholarly (without being obtuse) goldmine of data on Pentecostal pioneers, preachers and people, and serves well the need for a comprehensive examination of all things Pentecostal. Burgess and van der Maas have done an admirable job gathering together this information into a very readable, very accessible format. I highly recommend this to all, whether cessationist or continuationsit.