January 29, 2007 · 10:32 pm
The Suffering Body: Responding to the Persecution of Christians, edited by Harold D. Hunter and Cecil M. Robeck, Jr. Waynesboro, GA ; Milton Keynes, UK : Paternoster Press, 2006.
“Suffering with Christ was not only the experience of the early churches but is that of many churches today. This volume presents up-to-date, global reflections on the different ways in which Christians suffer: from class discrimination to government persecution; from inter-religious conflict to tensions between different Christian groups. With a special focus on Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity, but also bringing perspectives from other Christian traditions into the discussion, this book provides both theological and practical insight.” — Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches
“An important and timely publication, the more so because it is edited by leading Pentecostal academics from the USA, where the role of suffering in Christian experience is often ignored and sometimes denied. A comprehensive theological, historical, and socio-political analysis of the role of suffering internationally, this is an important corrective to ‘health and wealth’ gospels and ideologies of power.” — Allan Anderson, Professor of Global Pentecostal Studies, University of Birmingham Continue reading →
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Tagged as Anabaptist, Cecil M. Robeck Jr, China, Cross, Harold D. Hunter, History, Human Rights, Interreligious Dialogue, Islam, Justice, Martyrdom, Mennonite, Middle East, Myanmar, Pentecostalism, Persecution, Poland, Romania, Russia, Soviet, Suffering, Theology
January 24, 2007 · 4:48 pm
The Azusa Street Revival and Its Legacy, edited by Harold D. Hunter and Cecil M. Robeck, Jr. Cleveland, TN: Pathway Press, 2006.
The Azusa Street Centennial (Los Angeles, 2006) brought together approximately 45,000 Pentecostal pilgrims who traveled from all corners of the globe to celebrate, worship and reflect on the paths that led them to where they are in their spiritual journeys. Right in the heart of the celebration, historians gathered in an academic track where they presented a series of papers highlighting the most up-to-date scholarship on the history and legacy of the Azusa Street revival. Two leading Pentecostal historians, Harold D. Hunter and Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., assembled the majority of these papers, now available in The Azusa Street Revival and Its Legacy. Continue reading →
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Tagged as Anniversary, Azusa Street, Biography, Caste System, Cecil M. Robeck Jr, Centennial, Charismatic Movement, Church of God in Christ, Doornfontein Revival, Eschatology, Grace, Harold D. Hunter, Healing, Histories, History, Holy Spirit, India, Los Angeles, Media, Missions, Pentecostalism, Racial Reconciliation, Social Reform, Spirituality, Trinity, Women in Ministry