Aimee Semple McPherson and the Making of Modern by Chas H. Barfoot

By Chas H. Barfoot

Pentecostalism used to be born on the flip of the 20 th century in a "tumble-down shack" in a rundown semi-industrial region of l. a. composed of a tombstone store, saloons, livery stables and railroad freight yards. 100 years later Pentecostalism has not just confirmed to be the main dynamic consultant of Christian religion some time past century, yet a transnational non secular phenomenon besides. In an international context Pentecostalism has attained a club of 500 million turning out to be on the fee of 20 million new individuals a yr. Aimee Semple McPherson, born on a Canadian farm, was once Pentecostalism's first famous person, its "female Billy Sunday". Arriving in Southern California along with her mom, young children and $100.00 in 1920, "Sister Aimee", as she was once fondly identified, quick accomplished the peak of her reputation. In 1926, through age 35, "Sister Aimee" might pastor "America's biggest 'class A' church", maybe turning into the country's first mega church pastor. In la she speedy turned a folks hero and civic establishment. Hollywood came upon her whilst she brilliantly united the sacred with the profane. Anthony Quinn might play within the Temple band and Aimee could baptize Marilyn Monroe, council Jean Harlow and develop into buddies with Charlie Chaplain, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. according to the biographer's first time entry to inner church records and cooperation of Aimee's friends and family, this significant biography deals a sympathetic appraisal of her upward push to reputation, revivals in significant towns and impact on American faith and tradition within the Jazz Age. The biographer takes the reader behind the curtain of Aimee's repute to the early days of her harsh apprenticeship in revival tents, failed marriages and poverty. Barfoot recreates the profession of this "called" and pushed girl via oral background, church files and through an artistic use of recent resource fabric. Written with heat and sometimes as dramatic as Aimee, herself, the writer effectively captures not just what made Aimee well-known but additionally what remodeled Pentecostalism from its meager Azusa highway venture beginnings right into a transnational, worldwide religion.

Show description

Read or Download Aimee Semple McPherson and the Making of Modern Pentecostalism, 1890-1926 PDF

Similar protestantism books

Victorian Reformation: The Fight Over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860 (Religion, Culture,and History Series)

In early Victorian England there has been severe curiosity in knowing the early Church as an notion for modern sanctity. This used to be manifested in a surge in archaeological inquiry and in addition within the building of recent church buildings utilizing medieval types. a few Anglicans started to use a way more complex kind of ritual concerning vestments, candles, and incense.

Religion and Society in the Diocese of St Davids 1485–2011

Throughout the medieval and early sleek sessions the Welsh diocese of St Davids used to be one of many biggest within the kingdom and the main distant. As this assortment makes transparent, this mixture of things ended in a non secular existence which used to be much less regulated and regulated via the institutional forces of either Church and country.

Portals

There's a non secular nexus among the size of time and eternity the place angels continually ascend and descend. those everlasting gates and eternal doorways can look because the Cool of the Day second, a Ladder that's organize among the heaven and the earth, a Whirlwind, a Pillar of fireplace or a Cloud. even if, the last word Portal that connects time and eternity is Jesus Christ and the rules and criteria that His state represents.

Anabaptist Essentials: Ten Signs of a Unique Christian Faith

What's the essence of Anabaptism? Jesus. group. Reconciliation. those sum up the middle values of Anabaptist religion and lifestyles, writes pastor Palmer Becker during this concise new source. In Anabaptist necessities, Becker introduces readers to the major convictions and practices of Anabaptism, the Christian culture of the Amish, Mennonites, and Brethren in Christ.

Additional resources for Aimee Semple McPherson and the Making of Modern Pentecostalism, 1890-1926

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 13 votes