The Church of God: A Social History (Classic Reprint)

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Like all histories, however, this is also a unique story. The twists and turns in the history of the Church of God smack of the isolation of Cleveland, Tennessee, and of the leadings of a.i Tomlinson and other homespun prophets. Crews writes of earn est men struggling to hammer out a code of morality in a region where tobacco-raising was ethically more problematic than slum housing and where the kkk was far better known than the afl. In the end, this is the story of a church that contributed to the birth of worldwide Pentecostalism but that has spent most of its history in its own world confronting its own problems.

Crews knows the Church of God well - both experientially and as a scholar. He has read the writings of the prophets; he has talked and sung with the true believers. All denominational his tory is controversial; no telling of it is likely to satisfy everyone. But Crews has written with fairness and restraint about a move ment that could hardly have expected such respect twenty years ago. That is as it should be. Pentecostals have earned a place in history, and it is fitting that their stories be told respectfully. Having won such regard, it is fitting that Pentecostals listen to an objective accounting of their past.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Mickey Crews


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780331611960

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm

Page Count - 272


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780259860518

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm

Page Count - 274

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