Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movementsby Stanley M. Burgess (Editor), Patrick H. Alexander (Editor), Gary B. McGee
Here, for the first time in one volume, is an overview of the important, fascinating, and often (especially to "outsiders") confusing mosaic of movements, people, and theological perspectives that can be grouped together under the heading "Pentecostal and charismatic." The Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements covers the spectrum of Pentecostal and charismatic movements, focusing primarily on North America but also covering to some extent the European scene. The more than 800 articles range from biblical and theological topics to black Pentecostalism, Hispanic Pentecostalism, denominational histories, charismatic renewal movements, the role of women, faith healing, biographies of key leaders, music, sociology, foreign missions, and the church growth. The sixty-five contributors represent a variety of denominational affiliations. Among the contributors are Charles W. Conn, Gordon D. Fee, Josephine Massynbaerde Ford, Peter D. Hocken, Stanley M. Horton, Charles Edwin Jones, Leonard Lovett, Russell P. Spittler, Vinson Synan, Grant Wacker, C. Peter Wagner, and J. Rodman Wiiliams. An introductory article distinguishes between the Pentecostal and charismatic movements, briefly traces their historical roots and their development in the twentieth century, and discusses the tensions between the two. Nearly 300 historical and contemporary photographs help bring to life the Pentecostal and charismatic spectrum, both past and present. The Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements has been written with a broad readership in mind and will prove invaluable for scholars, researchers, teachers, pastors, students, and anyone interested in the Pentecostal and charismaticmovements whether their interest be personal or professional, and whether they stand within or outside these movements.
Author Biography: Professor of Bible and Theology at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, Missouri.;Dr. Stanley M. Burgess, a Professor of Religious Studies at Southwest Missouri State University, is a specialist in the History of Christian Thought. He has published widely in the history of pneumatology and in Pentecostal/Charismatic studies.;Gary B. McGee (Ph.D., St, Louis University) is Professor of Church History at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri.;Patrick H. Alexander (M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is an editor in Republic, Missouri.
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Refreshing to see a new look on pentecostal movements. Dr. McGee is a wonderful and talented writer.