Nearly twenty-five percent of the world's Christians count themselves among the Charismatic and Pentecostal family of Christian Movements, yet few know how Pentecostalism began. The Azusa Street Mission and Revival tells the story of the small racially-inclusive group that gathered in Los Angeles in 1906 and changed the world of Christianity. With little more than a printing press, a trolley stop and a powerful message, the revival that began at Apostolic Faith Mission on Azusa Street, rapidly crossed more than race lines-into Mexico, Western Europe, Scandinavia and West Africa-and began to change the landscape of Christianity. The complete story of the Mission has finally been recorded, with photographs, articles and testimonies.
|Contributor(s)||Cecil M. Robeck|
|About the Contributor(s)||Cecil M. 'Mel' Robeck, Jr., Ph.D. is Professor of Church History and Ecumenics and Director of the David J. DuPlessis Center for Christian Spirituality, Fuller Theological Seminary. Robeck was an advisory editor to the 48 volume reprint series, The Higher Christian Life, which offers primary sources on the Holiness, Pentecostal, and Keswick movements. For nine years he was editor of Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. He has authored some 200 articles published in a range of historical, theological, and ecumenical journals, periodicals, and denominational magazines. For nearly two decades, Mel has served as an apologist for an interpreter of Pentecostalism in international ecumenical circles. In 2000, Mel offered a course on 'Global Pentecostalism and the Ecumenical Challenge' ate the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland, the first time a Pentecostal had been invited to offer any course there. Mel's historical research centers on the Azusa Street Mission and Revival. Since 1997, he has worked with civic and religious leaders from the Japanese American, the African American, and the Pentecostal communities in Los Angeles as part of the Azusa Street Memorial Committee.|
|Release Date||Mar 6, 2006|
|Who It's For||Men, Pastor, Women|