Thinking in the Spirit

Thinking in the Spirit

Theologies of the Early Pentecostal Movement
Jacobsen, Douglas
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/20/2003
Format: Paperback 1 bibliog., 1 index
ISBN: 978-0-253-21603-8
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2004 Pneuma Book Award, from the Society for Pentecostal Studies

This book is about the boisterous beginnings of the American Pentecostal movement and the ideas that defined that movement during those formative years. It follows a group of men who rethought the Christian faith in light of their new experience of God. Thinking in the Spirit aims to provide scholars and general readers who know little or nothing about Pentecostalism with an introduction to the ideas of the movement’s most articulate early spokespersons, and to provide Pentecostals with a non-judgmental historical source to help them in their theological reflections. Douglas Jacobsen focuses on the individuals who formed the original brain trust of this now gigantic religious movement. In a 25-year burst of creative energy at the beginning of the 20th century, these leaders articulated almost all the basic theological ideas that continue to define the Pentecostal message in the United States and around the world.

Author Bio

Douglas Jacobsen is Distinguished Professor of Church History and Theology at Messiah College.

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Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: What is Pentecostal Theology?
1. Original Visions
2. Theologies of the Azusa Era
3. Holiness and Finished-Work Options
4. Oneness Options
5. Theology and Race
6. Theology at the Boundaries of the Pentecostal Movement
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index