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p. 745. Churches and beliefs about the end of timelocked

  • William K. Kay

Abstract

‘Churches and beliefs about the end of time’ shows how the earliest Pentecostals believed they were a short distance away from the dramatic events that would herald the return of Christ. They could interpret international events against a dark prophetic scheme though, as the years passed, interpretations adjusted and brightened. Congregations were built and gradually developed the distinctive character of widespread lay involvement implied by Spirit-baptism. Pentecostal thought on eschatology — the end of times — and ecclesiology is discussed as well as the charismatic movement, which brought Pentecostals into contact with mainline denominations, and allowed official dialogues to take place between Pentecostals and Roman Catholics and between Pentecostals and the Reformed church.

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