Aimee Semple McPherson

Aimee Semple McPherson

by Silvia Anne Sheafer
     
 

Aimee Semple McPherson was a powerful influence in the development of American religion. Joining the Pentecostal church when she was seventeen, she preached in tents and saloons, on street corners, and in concert halls before founding her own church, the five-thousand-seat Angelus Temple in Los Angeles. Evangelism reached its zenith when the charismatic Sister Aimee…  See more details below

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Aimee Semple McPherson was a powerful influence in the development of American religion. Joining the Pentecostal church when she was seventeen, she preached in tents and saloons, on street corners, and in concert halls before founding her own church, the five-thousand-seat Angelus Temple in Los Angeles. Evangelism reached its zenith when the charismatic Sister Aimee stepped up to the pulpit, dressed in costumes that complemented her dramatic illustrated sermons. Besides being an acclaimed speaker and evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson wrote religious operas, befriended celebrities, traveled the world, and fed and clothed the poor. During the 1920s and 1930s, even a string of personal tragedies, including scandals, failed marriages, an alleged kidnapping, lawsuits, and public criticism, did not destroy her religious zeal. Her soul-saving and unforgettable healings became the foundation for the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel that today claims some 3.5 million members worldwide. This is the story of Sister Aimee, the sensational twentieth-century woman who enriched the lives of millions.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-These biographies of charismatic religious leaders have great potential, but the efforts fall short. Both authors presume a basic knowledge of Christianity, and unfamiliar words and phrases are used frequently with no definition. Both books (McPherson more so than Eddy) suffer from poor writing, internal inconsistencies, sloppy footnoting, omissions, and errors. Koestler-Grack includes a 55-page appendix of Eddy's writings, totally stultifying and without annotations, making them even more difficult to understand.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791078679
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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