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Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody's Sister
     

Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody's Sister

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by Edith L. Blumhofer
 

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ISBN-10: 0802801552

ISBN-13: 9780802801555

Pub. Date: 12/28/1993

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

One of the most influential and dynamic evangelists of the twentieth century, Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944) was a complex, controversial figure with a flair for the dramatic. Against the backdrop of the Roaring Twenties, Sister Aimee, as she was widely known, cultivated her ministry, preaching the "old-time religion" and calling for a return to simple biblical

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One of the most influential and dynamic evangelists of the twentieth century, Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944) was a complex, controversial figure with a flair for the dramatic. Against the backdrop of the Roaring Twenties, Sister Aimee, as she was widely known, cultivated her ministry, preaching the "old-time religion" and calling for a return to simple biblical Christianity. A religious leader who strongly identified with ordinary folk, McPherson attracted thousands of fiercely loyal followers throughout the United States and Canada.

Edith Blumhofer's thorough biography is grounded in extensive research and academic scholarship. The book offers unique insights into McPherson's Canadian and Salvation Army roots and her relationship with Pentecostalism. Significantly, Blumhofer had access to selected minutes of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, a resource not available to previous biographers, and contact with both of McPherson's children, Roberta Semple Salter and Rolf McPherson. Dozens of photographs also help to illustrate McPherson's multiple roles as missionary, radio broadcaster, editor, mother, wife, and—above all—colorful and inspiring evangelist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802801555
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/28/1993
Series:
Library of Religious Biography
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
431
Sales rank:
936,908
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

    Foreword, by Nathan O. Hatch
    Introduction

  1. Beginnings
  2. The Pivot
  3. Full Time
  4. Itinerating
  5. The Foursquare Gospel
  6. Content
  7. Angelus Temple
  8. Angry Surges Roll
  9. Regrouping
  10. Finishing the Course
  11. Epilogue
    A Note on the Sources
    Appendix: Excerpts from The Bridal Call

    "Motion Picture Actor Converted"
    "Delivered from a Living Death"

    Index

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Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody's Sister 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written in narrative-style. Excellent read!