Divine Healing: The Holiness-Pentecostal Transition Years, by James Robinson

By James Robinson

within the current quantity, James Robinson exhibits how the Holiness flow contributed to the increase of Pentecostalism, with emphasis on these sectors that practiced divine therapeutic. even supposing different students have undertaken to discover this tale, Robinson’s therapy is by way of a long way the main thorough exam to this point. He attracts productively at the burgeoning secondary literatures on Pentecostalism and therapeutic, and brings to mild usually missed, but revealing basic resources. The occasions narrated are interesting of their personal correct, and are vital to the histories of Pentecostalism and therapeutic for the way they make clear the techniques in which divine therapeutic was once pursued, debated, and infrequently disparaged. The textual content additionally contributes to bigger scientific and social histories, providing tantalizing glimpses of the roots of a few of today’s hottest and contested clinical and spiritual responses to affliction and health.

“This is one other wonderful quantity from James Robinson, following on Pentecostal Origins and Divine therapeutic: The youth. the following he sheds new mild on how advancements inside of evangelicalism within the zone of divine therapeutic . . . assisted in shaping Pentecostalism. Robinson has produced an exhilarating ebook on a huge topic—one of continuous relevance. His paintings combines cautious ancient scholarship and a excessive measure of accessibility.”
—Ian Randall, Senior study Fellow, foreign Baptist Theological Seminary

“The Holiness circulate of the later 19th century generated a ferment surrounding the doctrine of therapeutic through religion within the atonement. via the worthwhile means of a sequence of targeted vignettes, James Robinson strains the process opinion at the topic. the result's an illuminating learn at the robust impact of this physique of inspiration at the emergent Pentecostal move on the beginning of the 20th century.”
—David Bebbington, Professor of heritage, college of Stirling

“James Robinson’s moment quantity in a promised trilogy on divine therapeutic within the 19th and early twentieth-century Holiness and Pentecostal routine is a crucial addition to this box of analysis. . . . Robinson presents a cautious and sensible research of the emergence, improvement, and asymmetric legacies that experience resulted from the easiest practices and worst excesses within the divine therapeutic claims of those very important movements.”
—Cecil M. Robeck Jr., Professor of Church background and Ecumenics, Fuller Theological Seminary

“Taken jointly, Robinson’s books signify a enormous success. even though different students have lined related flooring, Robinson’s therapy is extraordinary extensive. . . . the outcome . . . is an authoritative treatise that would develop into required examining for college kids of Pentecostalism, therapeutic pursuits, and the heritage of Christianity.”
—Candy Gunther Brown, affiliate Professor, Indiana University

James Robinson was once provided his doctorate from Queen’s collage Belfast. he's the writer of Pentecostal Origins: Early Pentecostalism in eire within the Context of the British Isles (2005) and Divine therapeutic: The early life, 1830–1890 (2011).

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