All Things Are Possible

All Things Are Possible

The Healing and Charismatic Revivals in Modern America
David EdwinJr. Harrell
Distribution: World
Publication date: 01/22/1979
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20221-5
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... a book about healing revivalists that takes them seriously and treats them fairly." —Journal of Southern History

... will be a definitive work for some years to come." —Reviews in American History

Harrell has obviously attended countless rallies, read sheafs of literature, and personally interviewed many of the principals. He... tell[s] the story in a largely biographical format. This makes for lively reading." —Harvey G. Cox, New York Times Book Review

... will attract readers interested in the reasons behind the various fat and lean periods among revivalists." —Publishers Weekly

All Things Are Possible is the first book to tell the story of the enterprisers who have personal followings. The narrative is full of surprises: of seriousness and scandal strangely blended. Professor Harrell has done a staggering amount of research in hard to discover sources; his scholarship is impressive and he is eminently fair-minded. Here is a missing link in the chain of American religious movements." —Martin E. Marty, The University of Chicago Divinity School

Harrell’s book will doubtless be the definitive work on the subject for a long while—who else will wade through Healing Waters and Miracle Magazine with such fastidious care?" —The Kirkus Reviews

This is the first objective history of the great revivals that swept the country after World War II. It tells the story of the victories and defeats of such giants of the revival as William Branham, Oral Roberts, Jack Coe, T. L. Osborn, A. A. Allen. It also tells of the powerful present day evangelists who are carrying on the revival, including Robert Schambach and Morris Cerullo. The book includes pictures of Schambach, Allen, Cerullo, Branham, Roberts, Osborn, Coe and many others. Those who lived through the great revival of the 1950’s and 1960’s will be thrilled to read about those exciting days. Those who do not remember those days need to read this book to see what has led us up to this

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Table of Contents

I. Prayer for the Sick

1. Introduction
2. Origins

II. The Healing Revifal, 1947-1958


3. Two Giants
William Marrion Branham
Granville Oral Roberts

4. The Flowering of the Healing Revival
Gordon Lindsay and the Voice of Healing
Jack Coe
T.L. Osborn
A.A. Allen
The Flowering of the Revival

5. Promises and Problems
The Ministry of Healing
Evangelism and Ecumenicity
Minor Themes
Problems External and Internal

III. The Charismatic Revival, 1958-1974


6. From Healing Revival to Charismatic Revival
Bitter Examinations
New Moves

7. Innovators and New Breeds
Oral Roberts
William Branham
Gordon Lindsay
T.L. Osborn
W.V. Grant
Other Innovators
New Breeds
Fellow Travelers

8. Old-time Revivalism
A. A. Allen and Don Stewart
Morris Cerullo
The Young Lions

9. New Promises and Problems

Bibliographical Essay