The Mark of the Beast, Reception History, and Early Pentecostal Literature

in Journal of Pentecostal Theology
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This article examines appearances of the mark of the beast or beast in the early Pentecostal Literature from 1908–1918. By utilizing Wirkungsgeschichte, this article demonstrates that early Pentecostal interpretations were not monolithic when interpreting bestial texts. Dispensationalism did not control their interpretations. The Apocalypse had a significant impact on early Pentecostal reflection including their criticism of issues associated with World War i.




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