By Frederick Dale Bruner

ISBN-10: 0802815472

ISBN-13: 9780802815477

Bruner has been either thorough and reasonable, and has written a ebook that mixes scholarly learn with confident observation at the lifestyles and project of the modern Church.

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24, 1 9 6 5 ) , 1439. Cf. M c G a v r a n et ai, Church Growth in Mexico, ch. " Kenneth Strachan, late director of the Latin A m e r i c a n Mission, posed the question of the growth of the "non-historical groups" o n a properly broad scale. "It would be gratifying if such growth could be claimed as the inevitable result of the truth of their message and m e t h o d s . . Unfortunately for such a thesis, s o m e non-Christian sects are experiencing equal and e v e n greater success. . , N o v .

A. Torrey is cited by Pentecostals with particular frequency and is of unusual significance to Pentecostalism in connection with the Spirit's baptism. Through a world-wide evangelistic tour with Charles Alexander in 1904 Torrey, then president of the evangelically influ­ ential Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, broadcast among evangelical Christians in many places the message of the Spirit's subsequent op­ erations and hence served as a kind of John the Baptist figure for later international Pentecostalism.

26 6. A N G L O - A M E R I C A N EVANGELICALS AND R. A. TORREY An unusually large number of prominent evangelical figures since Wesley and Finney and within or under the pervasive influences of the nineteenth-century holiness movements claimed to have passed through crisis, second experiences of holiness (or its equivalents: baptism of the Holy Spirit, perfect love, sanctification, the deeper experience, or vic­ t o r y ) . Of particular importance, gauging from usage in Pentecostal 27 2 2 Higher Christian Life, p.

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