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1 Introduction American Pentecostalism emerged from the symphony of believers who united under the banner of holiness at the 1906 Azusa Street Revival. The early Pentecostal movement drew public attention because of its positive impact on race relations. Initially, blacks and whites worshipped

In: International Journal of Public Theology

transformation of a diff use grassroots movement to a centralized, bureaucratic mega-church under a charismatic leader. Pentecostalism became a global movement soon after the Azusa Street Revival began in 1906. While based on a spiritual belief in the new birth of the individual, Pentecostalism also awakened a

In: Social Sciences and Missions

the fire of Los Angeles’ Azusa Street revival. 9 Evangelical Lutherans reached Hong Kong in 1948. The population of the 200 or so islands that comprise Hong Kong was almost entirely Chinese and they lived in fishing villages. Once the British arrived the population grew rapidly. In less than 30

In: Journal of Empirical Theology

movement and exploring the dynamic impetus for the growth of American Pentecostalism from the Azusa Street revival of 1906–1908. Th e chapters within this fi rst part explain Pentecostal theologies of mission based upon Spirit baptism. Th e second part off ers detailed analysis of the spread of Pentecostal

In: Mission Studies

join our Pentecostal sisters and brothers in celebrating the centenary of the Azusa Street Revival this past year (2006), it is high time to look at Pentecostalism in Africa. Th e complex story of African Pentecostalism (not to be confused with African Independent Churches) is narrated by Ogbu Kalu

In: Mission Studies

considerable remove from contemporary Nairobi. Some Pentecostal theologians tend to elevate the twentieth-century Azusa Street Revival to the level of a model for all kinds of Pentecostal and charismatic churches, regardless of their actual connection to it – an exaggerated claim, in my view. Using Steven

In: Mission Studies

to locate the global origins of Pentecostalism in the North American experiences of Charles F. Parham in 1901 and the famous William J. Seymour Azusa Street revival of 1906. The Parham-Seymour position often assumes that Pentecostalism in Africa especially in its modern form is an American export

In: Mission Studies

summarizing the broad developments in this process to date before turning to the related theological developments. The 1906 Azusa Street revival marks the start of the Pentecostal movement that has swept through the churches since (Robeck 2006 ). This was birthed largely within the evangelical holiness

In: Mission Studies

Introduction The modern pentecostal movement, birthed at least in part out of the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles in 1906, 1 takes its name from associations with the phenomenological manifestations of the signs recorded by St Luke in Acts 2 as following the Day of Pentecost outpouring

In: International Journal of Public Theology