By Frederick Dale Bruner
Bruner has been either thorough and reasonable, and has written a booklet that mixes scholarly study with positive observation at the existence and venture of the modern Church.
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Smith, Revivalism and Social Re form, pp. 103-47, and idem, Called unto Holiness: The Story of the Nazarenes ( K a n s a s City, M o . : N a z a r e n e - P u b l i s h i n g H o u s e , 1 9 6 2 ) , chapter o n e . Pillars of Pentecost ( C l e v e l a n d , T e n n . : Pathway, 1 9 5 6 ) , p. 27. See also K e n drick's ascription of Pentecostal origins to holiness doctrinal emphases, Promise, p. 3 3 . Cf. also C o n n , Like a Mighty Army Moves the Church of God: 1866-1955 (Cleveland, T e n n .
3 3 2 . F o r Wesley's related doctrine of justification cf. D o c u ments, below, p. 3 3 1 . A c o m p a r a t i \ e study of the t h e o l o g i e s of W e s l e y and F i n n e y w o u l d fill a lacuna in the literature of evangelicalism. Modern Revivalism, p. 6 6 . Finney w a s the major, and the theologically im mediate, predecessor of the late nineteenth-century holiness m o v e m e n t , the immedi ate source, in turn, of the Pentecostal m o v e m e n t . See Mayer, Religious Bodies, pp.
THE BACKGROUND OF THE PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENT INTRODUCTION T H E ANCESTRAL LINE O F THE P E N T E C O S T A L M O V E M E N T COULD APPEAR to stretch from the enthusiastic Corinthians ( I Cor. , Num. 1 1 ; I Sam. 1 0 ) , through the gnostics of all varieties, the Montanists, the medieval and the pre-Reformation spiritualists, the so-called radical, left-wing, or Anabaptist movements, the Schwärmer of the Reformation period, the post-Reformation Quakers and, when given fresh new parentage through the Pietist, Wesleyan, and revivalist movements of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Germany, England, and the United States, con tinuing in the first half of the nineteenth century briefly but very in terestingly through Edward Irving in England, and lengthily and very influentially through Charles Finney in America, issuing in the latter half of the nineteenth century in the higher-life and holiness move ments which gave birth to their twentieth-century child, the Pentecostal movement.
A Theology of the Holy Spirit; The Pentecostal Experience and the New Testament Witness by Frederick Dale Bruner