The Black Fire Reader: A Documentary Resource on African American Pentecostalism (Paperback)

The Black Fire Reader: A Documentary Resource on African American Pentecostalism By Estrelda Y. Alexander (Editor), A. G. Miller (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Estrelda Y. Alexander (Editor), A. G. Miller (Foreword by)
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Description


This compendium of primary resources reflects the important but often overshadowed contribution of African American believers to the dynamic growth of the modern Pentecostal movement--the fastest-growing segment of global Christianity. The doctrinal statements, sermons, songs, testimonies, news articles, as well as scholarly treatises included here allow black leaders, scholars, and laypeople to speak in their own voices and use their own language to tell us their stories and articulate the issues that have been important to them throughout the one-hundred-year history of this movement. Among the constant themes that continue to emerge is their appreciation of an empowering encounter with the Holy Spirit as the resource for engaging the dehumanizing racial reality of contemporary America.

About the Author


Estrelda Alexander is Associate Professor of Theology at Regent University School of Divinity and Executive Director of the Seymour Pan-African Pentecostal Project. She is author of The Women of Azusa Street (2006), Limited Liberty (2007), and Black Fire (2011).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781608995622
ISBN-10: 1608995623
Publisher: Cascade Books
Publication Date: April 26th, 2013
Pages: 258
Language: English