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“Our God is a dramatic God … rolling back the Red Sea … Elijah on [the] mountaintop, Crucifixion, resurrection, ascension … tongues of fire on Pentecost.” That is what Aimee Semple McPherson said when a journalist asked her, in 1931, to justify the elaborate stage productions that had come to

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that “Sister Defends God’s Word in Debates Against Evolution.” Aimee Semple McPherson’s figure pales in size in contrast to the one representing the giant of her time: Darwinism. The image dramatically symbolizes the era and the evangelist’s relationship with it. 1 The Progressive Era’s seminal

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Journal of Pentecostal Th eology 19 (2010) 155–169 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/174552510X491583 brill.nl/pent Aimee Semple McPherson and Her Seriously Exciting Gospel * Donna E. Ray ** 4938 Kokopelli Drive NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144, USA donnaray@unm.edu Abstract Aimee Semple

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21 Reflections on the Source of Aimee Semple McPherson's Voice Edith L. Blumhofer On New Year's Day in 1925, the Grand Prize in the Tournament of Roses went to Aimee Semple McPherson and Angelus Temple for a float reported to be the costliest ever entered in the pageant. Accompanied by fifteen

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170 Book Reviews / Pneuma 30 (2008) 147-191 Matthew Avery Sutton, Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007). 351pp., $26.95, cloth. Going further than Edith Blumhofer’s Aimee Semple McPherson or Daniel Epstein’s Sister Aimee

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1 Blumhofer, Aimee Semple McPherson, 154. Another well-received biography is Epstein, Sister Aimee. Th e two preceding books spend much time with McPherson’s early life. Matthew Avery Sutton’s Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America on the other hand focuses on the

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23 Primitivism and the Redefinition of Dispensationalism in the Theology of Aimee Semple McPherson Robert Cornwall* Dispensational premillennialism, with its belief in the imminent return of Jesus Christ, combined with a distinctive form of primitivism or restorationism, to form two central

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171 The Material Dream of Aimee Semple McPherson: A Lesson in Pentecostal Spirituality Gregg D. Townsend* In his recent book, Material Dreams: Southern California through the 1920's, Kevin Starr pays special attention to Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944), the founder of the International

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1 Anderson, Vision of the Disinherited, 141. 2 Sutton, Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America. CHAPTER EIGHT AIMEE SEMPLE MCPHERSON AND THE RECONFIGURATION OF METHODISM IN AMERICA, 1916–1922 David Michel Introduction Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most important

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Aimee Semple McPherson has been quite popular lately. The subject of numerous biographies, a PBS documentary, a low-budget film, and a musical, her story — at least pieces of it — has now been told yet again by Chas. A. Barfoot, a doctoral student and instructor in the School of Letters

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