Black Fire: One Hundred Years of African American by Estrelda Y. Alexander PDF

By Estrelda Y. Alexander

Estrelda Alexander was once raised in an city, black, working-class, oneness Pentecostal congregation within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, yet she knew little of her background and idea that every one Christians worshiped and believed as she did. a lot later she chanced on that many Christians not just knew little of her historical past yet thought of it unusual. Even this day, so much North americans stay blind to black Pentecostalism.

Black Fire treatments loss of ancient cognizance via recounting the tale of African American Pentecostal origins and improvement. during this attention-grabbing description she covers

  • what Pentecostalism retained from African spirituality
  • the legacy of the nineteenth-century black Holiness movement
  • William J. Seymour and the Azusa highway Revival
  • African American trinitarian and oneness Pentecostal denominations
  • the position of ladies in African American Pentecostalism
  • African American neo-Pentecostals and charismatic movements
  • black Pentecostals in majority-white denominations
  • theological demanding situations of black Pentecostalism within the twenty-first century

Whether you return from an African American Pentecostal historical past otherwise you simply are looking to examine extra, this publication will spread the entire dimensions of this significant movement's heritage and contribution to the lifetime of the church.

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