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This revised and greatly expanded “Response to NAR Critics” provides answers and insight regarding the confusion related to my first submission on this subject to Academia. This confusion arose in large part because my response, which was 303 pages, was not posted in full. Only 80 pages were posted. The complete document that should have been posted contained responses from seven students and one professor from Global Awakening Theological Seminary (GATS). This first truncated submission was met with several critical comments, some of which stemmed from the fact that my full response was not made available, such as the comments that I did not deal fully with the charges made by the critics. To mitigate further confusion as to the full content of this second response, I have now included a table of contents to go with the critical responses from each of the students so one can see which issues raised by Geivett and Pivec are addressed.
Hee Won Choi, "A Study of Granville Oral Roberts’s Whole Person Healing Mission/그랜빌 오랄 로버츠(Granville Oral Roberts)의 전인치유선교 연구," PhD dissertation, Juan International University, (in Korean)
Hee Won Choi
A thesis written in Korean for PhD in Intercultural Studies at Juan International University in South Korea.
The thesis proposes Whole-Person healing mission as an effective for pastoral ministry and mission to respond to the challenge of the ineffective evangelistic mission as the critical hindrance to Christian ministry and mission. The study argues that the whole-person healing mission and evangelization of Granville Oral Roberts(1918-2009) through revival meetings, broadcasting, education, and medical service in the twentieth century would serve as a new theological breakthrough. His whole-person healing mission became a significant ideological foundation of holistic mission, faith mission, mission corporation through racial harmony for pastoral ministry and mission. In the twenty-first century, the church, called to gain society's confidence and respond to human needs, has suffered a low approval rate from society. Consequently, most local congregations have experienced a decline in membership. In the face of the close correlation between the church's crisis and the challenges in the ministry frontline, the researcher draws her attention to the early church's foundational message, particularly the power of healing and restoration. For this reason, the historical study of the whole-person healing mission of Granville Oral Roberts, as the recognized revivalist and authoritative healing minister in the twentieth century, would serve as a critical model for contemporary and future ministry and mission. The history reveals that God's whole-person healing has continued. Based on this assumption, the researcher undertakes a historical investigation of the various approaches of Oral Roberts' whole-person healing mission. Within the broader context of God's history of salvation of humanity and society, the study focuses on the whole-person healing of Oral Roberts' vast ministries.
II. Understanding GOR's All-In-One Mission
1. GOR's Life and Healing Experiences
2. All-In-One Mission through Medical Ministry
3. All-In-One Mission through Broadcasting/Evangelism Ministry
4. All-In-One Mission through Literature/Educational Ministry
III. Theological Characteristics and Meanings of GOR All-in-One Missionary Mission
1. Holistic Missionary
Concept 2. Fiath Mission Idea
3. Cooperative Missionary Idea through Ethnic Harmony
IV. Outgoing Remarks
Beverly Newstrand Hicks
Beverly Hicks has written a "love letter" to her childhood heritage and lifelong affection for the Midway Tabernacle/Apostolic Bible Church community.
Her story focuses on the arrival of Pentecostalism in St. Paul and Minneapolis, the early years of struggle and internal strife that plagued the fledgling community, the "long parade" of ministers occupying the congregation's pulpit, and the final triumph of stability, growth, and expansion of the congregation under the leadership of S. G. and Jessie Norris.
Midway Tabernacle/Apostolic Bible Church – beyond its enduring ministry in St. Paul and Minneapolis – has always been a ʺhaven of orthodoxyʺ for the Oneness Pentecostal movement and one of the greatest proponents of the ʺG. T. Haywood‐W.T. Witherspoon‐S. G. Norrisʺ school of Oneness doctrine. Through its associated Bible college, the Apostolic Bible Institute, this congregation led the way for ministerial training in Oneness organizations. ABI students have literally taken the Oneness Pentecostal message around the world and many of its graduates have served as high‐ranking officials in various Oneness organizations.
A. A. Allen and Paul Allen
This book is a collection of over 60 of A. A. Allen's best sermons preached from 1959-1970. This book has been digitized with permission from A. A. Allen's son, Paul Allen. The material in this book is copyrighted and shall not be reproduced or distributed in any form.
Dan T. Muse and Harold Paul
The diary of Bishop Dan T. Muse, a Pentecostal Holiness minister and Oklahoma District Overseer for the Pentecostal Holiness Church, chronicling his early ministry August 27 1919-May 11, 1919 These are the notes from his diary compiled by ORU professor and historian, Harold Paul. This pamphlet was published by the Holy Spirit Research Center in 1996. 16 pp.
Arturo A. Skinner, pastor of Deliverance Evangelistic Center, Inc. in Newark, New Jersey, discusses the work of the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts.
The book was digitized with permission granted to the Holy Spirit Research Center by the Skinner family. No other reproductions or publications of this book are permitted.
Louie W. Stokes
This history of Pentecostalism in Argentina describes the origins of the various Pentecostal Denominations. It also has a chapter on some of the statistics and the doctrines and creeds of the churches.
The history covers the following denominations: Las Iglesias Asamblea Cristiana, Iglesia de de Dios de Cleveland, Asociacion Evangelica Asamblea de Dios, La Union de Las Asambleas de Dios, Iglesia Evangelica Pentecostal - Ciudadela, Asambleas Biblicas - Asociacion Evangelica, Movimiento Cristiano Misionero, Iglesia Evangelica Rayos de Luz, Iglesia Evangelica Gracia y Gloria, Mision Evangelica Asamblea de Dios, Iglesia Evangelica Cuandrangular, Iglesia Pentecostal de Santidad, Asociacion Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, Iglesia de Dios de Profecia, Asamblea Cristiana Apostolica Porfetica, Iglesia Evangelica Penteostal-ing. Maschwitz, Concilio Evangelico de Iglesias Argentinas, Iglesia Evangelica misonera, Iglesia Evangelica Pentecostal - La Cubre, Iglesia Evangelica Prentecostal Misionera
From the Vison Synan Collection, Holy Spirit Research Center, Oral Roberts University.
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I. El Comienzo del Movimiento Pentecostal en el Mundo ... 7
II. Los Pnmeros Pentecostal en Argentina . . . . . 13
III. Los Grupos Italianos Pentecostales . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
IV. Asambleas de Dios Es lavas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
V. Iglesia de Dios . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
VI. Asociaci6n Evangelica Asamblea de Dios . . . . . . . . . 29
VII. La Union de las Asambleas de Dios 31
VIII. Iglesias Pentecostales de Origen Chileno ............ 41
IX. Otros Grupos Pentecostales . ...................... 44
XII. Creencias y Costumbres de las Iglesias Evangelicas Pentecost:ales . . . . . 63
Morris Kullman was a converted Jewish man who became a Pentecostal believer at at the Mission of Redeeming Love in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1914. The book gives insight into the Jewish nature of Gospel topics such as Sabbath, Passover, and the crucifixion of Jesus. 24 pages.
The book is part of the Holy Spirit Research Center collection.
William E. Booth-Clibborn
This booklet, The Call to the Dust & Ashes, contains reflections and statements from the First Southern Bible Conference of the Pentecostal Assemblies of The World, held in Little Rock, Arkansas November 3-10th, 1922. The Conference was put on by some of the white PAW ministers in the South, including William Booth-Clibborn, C. C. O Opperman and other ministers from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. But the meeting was controversial because black PAW ministers because they could not attend due to segregation in the South. Nevertheless, this booklet is an important artifact of Oneness Pentecostalism.
A book about the life of Clarence Heckendorn, a boy who was saved a singer for the Pentecostal evangelist. Charles Parham. He joined Parham's evangelist band at age 15 and preached in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Colorado. The book tells his story and includes teachings on salvation, sanctification, baptism in the Holy Spirit, and prophecy. Contains photos of Heckendorn, Percy Campbell.
The year is c. 1921.
Aimee Semple McPherson
The testimony of Aimee Semple McPherson published by Echo Park Evangelistic Association in circ. 1920.
Table of Contents:
- 7 - Conviction and Conversion
- 13 - Baptism in the Holy Ghost
- 19 - Marriage and Calling into the Vineyard
- 21 Miraculous and Instantaneous Healing of Broken Ankle
- 25 - Call to Foreign Fields
- 27 - Death of My Husband
- 33 - Work in Canada
- 35 - Called to Dwell in Tents
- 39 - Transcontinental Auto Tour
- 43 - Call to Build the House of the Lord
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Azusa Street Mission: Fourteenth Anniversary of the Out-pouring of the Holy Spirit In Los Angeles California
William J. Seymour
This is a program from the Fourteenth Anniversary of the Azusa Street Outpouring in 1920 put together by William J. Seymour. It was one of the last events at Azusa. Seymour died in the summer of 1922 from a heart attack.
This program contains an outline of Seymour's teaching on the soon coming of Christ and a number of songs that were sung during the meeting.
"Were You There?", "He's Coming Soon", "I Remember Calvary", "Christ Returneth", "The Hallelujah Song", "The Comforter Has Come", "Christ Receiveth Sinful Men", "He Lifted Me", "I Want To Be Ready", "Lord I Want To Be A Christian", "Since Jesus Came Into My Heart"
D. E. Reed and Arthur Jordan
The story of a boy from Liberia who came to America and his dependence upon the Holy Spirit.
1908 edition originally published by several different religious publishing companies, including Christian Alliance (in Harrisburg, Pa.) and the Golden Rule (in Albion, Mich.). OCLC records have authors as Stephen Merritt; T.C. Reade.
John Alexander Dowie
This work consists of two addresses delivered by the Rev. John Alexander Dowie, and Mrs. Dowie, by the invitation of the Congregational Club, at their meeting held in the parlors of the Y.M.C.A, San Francisco, on Monday December 17, 1888.
Touted as the "first religious newspaper" in North America, the Herald of Gospel Liberty was published by Elias Smith on September 1, 1808 in Massachusetts for the purpose of promoting the restoration of primitive Christianity to the church and for promoting religious liberty from government and ecclesiastical control. Smith was among a growing number of New England clergy who were promoting a return to primitive Christianity as a result of the Second Great Awakening in America. This first issue is one of the items held in Holy Spirit Research Center and is now available online. While this scan is not the original 1808 version, it is a facsimile copy that was reprinted as a supplement to the March 4, 1897 issue of the paper and is the only digital copy of this first edition on the web.
Because of his restorationist interests, Smith became acquainted with Barton W. Stone, the leader of the Cane Ridge Revival in Kentucky and for a time joined in the Stone-Campbell Movement. Smith included in this issue a report on the revival. He says "Within seven years past, there has been the greatest-outpouring of the Spirit of God, in Kentucky, Tennessee, and the adjacent parts, ever know since the settlement of North America." Stone's Cane Ridge Revival was one of the earliest known Pentecostal-like revivals because of its dramatic manifestations such as falling, jerking, dancing, and laughing in the Spirit. Smith’s promotion of the revival not only makes this paper the earliest periodical devoted to promotion of religion; it is the first periodical given to the promotion of the work of the Holy Spirit and primitive Christianity.
A second significant aspect is a signed article by Barton W. Stone and the Springfield Presbyterians who renounced their affiliation with the denomination in order to embrace the New Testament model of freedom from "rules made by men" and denominational bodies. They declared, "We will, that candidates for the Gospel ministry henceforth study the holy scriptures with fervent prayer, and obtain license from God to preach the simple Gospel, with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven." The paper's emphasis on the promotion of primitive Christianity, revivalism, ecclesiastical independence, and the Holy Spirit expressed through periodical literature became important values that were emulated by the Holiness and Pentecostal movements that followed.
You can read this issue of the Herald of Gospel Liberty here.
You can read more on the history of the Herald of Gospel Liberty here.
Some later full issues have been digitized and are available here.
 A List of American Newspaper Reprints (New York: New York Public Library, 1931), 13.
 James R. Rogers, The Cane Ridge Meeting-house (Cincinnati, OH: Standard, 1910) , 159. See also Vinson Synan, The Holiness-Pentecostal Movement in the United States (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1971), 22-25.