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The fire spreads : holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South

Author: Randall J Stephens
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today pentecostalism claims nearly 500 million followers worldwide. An early stronghold was the American South, where believers spoke in unknown tongues, worshipped in free-form churches, and broke down social barriers that had long divided traditional Protestants. Thriving denominations made their headquarters in the region and gathered white and black converts from the Texas plains to the Carolina low country.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall J Stephens
ISBN: 9780674026728 0674026721 9780674046856 0674046854
OCLC Number: 137244693
Description: xi, 393 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Angels from the North --
Holiness strangers in a Southern Zion --
The words of God spread South --
Signs of the Second Coming --
The emergence of Southern Pentecostalism --
The eagle soars.
Responsibility: Randall J. Stephens.
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Pentecostalism came to the South following the post-Civil War holiness revival, a northern-born crusade that emphasized sinlessness and religious empowerment. With the growth of southern Pentecostal  Read more...

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