Spreading fires : the missionary nature of early Pentecostalism / Allan Anderson.

Anderson, Allan [Browse]
London : SCM Press, 2007
312 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.


Summary note
"Spreading Fires analyses the context, history, theology and praxis of the first Pentecostal missions in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Based largely on primary sources, it explores the social and historical context in which Pentecostalism arose, the revival, holiness and healing movements associated with it in the late nineteenth century, and the influence of colonialism on Pentecostal missions. It traces the stories of Pentecostal missionaries and 'native workers' in Africa, China, India and other parts of Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean." "This comprehensive and contextual history of the early Pentecostal mission is ideal for students looking to source primary material and fully understand the context and implications of the most important missionary movement of the twentieth century. To aid learning the book features photographs, maps and diagrams throughout."--Jacket
Simultaneously published in the U.S. by Orbis Books (Maryknoll, N.Y.)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [296]-305) and index.
  • Spreading Pentacostal fires: introduction and sources
  • In all its pristine power: precursors and context
  • Burning its way into every nation: the missionary spirit
  • To suit their nature and feelings: Indian beginnings
  • Opening doors of nations: China and East Asia
  • Stretching out hands to God: Africa and the Middle East
  • The neglected continent: Latin America and the Caribbean
  • With signs following: evangelism, healing and eschatology
  • The powers of evil: religions, culture and politics
  • Persons of average ability: Pentecostal ministry.
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