Pentecostalism has been a growing force in American Christianity throughout the twentieth century. Many view the movement as monolithic and consider the modern Charismatic movement to be the epitome of Pentecostalism. In this work, however, Dr. O. Talmadge Spence brings a fresh approach to the history of Pentecostalism that traces the several diverse strands of Pentecostal history from their origins to their present manifestations. With keen inside Dr. Spence discusses not only the history but also the doctrines of Pentecostalism. In outlining the true course of Pentecostal history and practice, the author dispels many myths about the movement.
This book is third in a series beginning with Charismatism: Awakening or Apostasy? and Rome: Crusade or Crucible? The fourth book is Satan: Sanctuary or System?