The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement.
This site provides a very extensive review on the origins of the Pentecostal movement beginning from the nineteenth century Holiness movement and ending with the emergence of Neo-Pentecostal and Charismatic movements of the 1960’s.
http://www.oru.edu/university/library/holyspirit/pentorg1.html Pentecostalism–In the Light of the Word.
This site, created by Prof. Robert Decker, also gives a brief biblical/scholarly account of Pentecostal history. However, the majority of its focus details such relevant issues as the Spirit baptism as well as biblical passages in the books of Acts and Corinthians which are very vital to Pentecostal doctrine. http://www.prca.org/pamphlets/pamphlet_58.html Azusa Street Mission On Line
A wonderful historical website containing a complete reproduction of the
newspaper called the APOSTOLIC FAITH. Also available are newspapers articles and historical essays assessing the importance of the Azusa Street Revivals.
http://dunamai.com/azusa/ A Century of Pentecostal Vision
The Assemblies of God
USA published an online jouranal of pentecostal ministry entitled Enrichment. The Fall, 1999 issue is devoted to the history of Pentecostal faith. Recommended for those interested in learning more about Pentecostalism, especially the Assemblies of God tradition. http://www.ag.org/enrichmentjournal/199904/001_toc.cfm WIlliam J. Semour and the Azusa Street Revival
An informative essay by Gary B. McGee, professor of church history at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, Missouri. Appears in the historical issue of Enrichment mentioned just above.
Links to Pentecostal Denominations’ Homepages. Apostolic World Christian Fellowship
http://www.awcf.org Assemblies of God
http://www.ag.orgChurch of God (Cleveland)
http://www.chofgod.org/Church of God In Christ (COGIC)
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
http://foursquare.org International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC)
http://iphc.orgUnited Pentecostal Church International (UPCI)
http://upci.org| Profile | History | Beliefs | Issues | Links | Bibliography |
VI. Selected BibliographyBooks:Balmer, Randall. 1999. Blessed Assurance: A History of Evangelicalism in
Boston: Beacon Press. Blumhofer, Edith L., Russell P. Spittler, and Grant A. Wacker, eds. 1999. Pentecostal Currents in
America. Urbana and Chicago:University of
Illinois Press. 273 pps. See review by The Journal of Southern Religions Reviews Bradfield, Cecil David. 1979. Neo-Pentecostalism: A Sociological Assessment. Washington: University Press of
America. Burgess, Stanley M., Gary B. McGee, and Patrick H. Alexander, eds. 1988. Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements.
Grand Rapids: Zondervan. Chestnut, R. Andrew. 1997. Born Again in
Brazil: The Pentecostal Boom and the Pathogens of Poverty. Piscataway, NJ:Rutgers
Cox, Harvey. 1995. Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Pentecostalism Spirituality and the Reshaping of Religion in the Twenty-first Century.
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Guire, Meredith B. 1982. Pentecostal Catholics: Power, Charisma, and Order in a Religious Movement. Philadelphia: Temple
University Press. Hollenweger, Walter J. 1997 Pentecostalism: Origins and Developments Worldwide.
Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers. Jones, Charles Edwin. 1995. The Charismatic Movement: A Guide to the Study of Neo-Pentecostalism with Emphasis on Anglo-American Sources.
Philadelphia: Scarecrow Press. Poloma, Margaret M. 1989. The Assemblies of God at the Crossroads: Charisma and Institutional Dilemmas. Knoxville:University of
Tennessee Press. Poloma, Margaret M. 1982. The Charismatic Movement: Is There a New Pentecost?
Boston: Twayne Publishers. Synan, Vinson. 2001. The Century of the Holy Spirit: 100 Yeasr of Pentecostal and Charismatic Renewal, 1901-2001.
Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers. Journals/Articles: Duin, Julia. 1992. “Catholics on the Pentecostal Trail.” Christianity Today. 36,7:24-27. Eliade, Mircea. 1987. “Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity.” The Encyclopedia of Religion. 11:229-235. Freston, Paul. 1998. “Pentecostalism in
Latin America: Characteristics and Controversies.” Social Compass. 45(3): 335-358. Haldeman, Scott. 1992. “In the City, the Spirit Moves.” Christianity and Crisis. 52,16-17:372-374. Melton, J. Gordon. 1993. “Pentecostal Family.” Encyclopedia of American Religions, fourth ed. 77-84. Whalen, William J. 1996.
“Great Expectations: The Fundamentals of the Assemblies of God.” US Catholic. 61,12:25-27.