By Frederick Dale Bruner
Bruner has been either thorough and reasonable, and has written a e-book that mixes scholarly study with positive statement at the lifestyles and project of the modern Church.
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S e y m o u r arrived there and began preach ing o n pentecostal doctrine. Severe criticism resulted and the meeting, w a s stopped. S o m e Baptists invited S e y m o u r to preach in their h o m e at 2 1 4 3 4 " 'It w a s the linking together of speaking with tongues and the baptism in the H o l y Spirit that sparked off the Pentecostal Revival,' " in G e e , Pentecost, No. 45 (Sept. 1 9 5 8 ) , p. 17. A l s o Kendrick, Promise, p. 5 3 ; Bloch-Hoell, Pentecostal Movement, pp. 2 3 - 2 4 ; M o r t o n T.
2 1 5 - 1 6 ; M o s i m a n , Zungenreden, p. 7 0 n. 4; Kilian M c D o n n e l l , " H o l y Spirit and Pentecostalism," Commonweal, 89 ( N o v . 8, 1 9 6 8 ) , 198. 48 A THEOLOGY O F THE HOLY SPIRIT 34 Spirit, created the embryo of Pentecostal conviction. The origins of this conviction, that is to say, of the Pentecostal movement, appear to have been spontaneous, scattered, and little noticed: first, perhaps, in the late nineteenth century in the American Southeast (North Caro lina, 1 8 9 6 ) , then more significantly at the very beginning of the twen tieth century in the American Middle West (Topeka, Kansas, January 1, 1 9 0 1 ) , thence sporadically around the world, and finally, for the first time prominently, in the American Far West (Los Angeles, Cali fornia, April 9, 1 9 0 6 ) .
S U M M A R Y AND C O N C L U S I O N Methodism was the modern soil upon which Pentecostalism flour- 3 0 Pentecostal Movement, pp. 4-5. In Riggs, Spirit Himself, p. 4 7 ; Williams, Systematic Theology, III, 5 9 ; also later in R a y H. Hughes, What Is Pentecost? ( C l e v e l a n d , T e n n . : Pathway Press, 1 9 6 3 ) , pp. 27-28; the quotation is from Torrey's What the Bible Teaches: A Thorough and Comprehensive Study of What the Bible Has to Say concerning the Great Doctrines of Which It Treats ( L o n d o n : J a m e s Nisbet and C o .
A Theology of the Holy Spirit; The Pentecostal Experience and the New Testament Witness by Frederick Dale Bruner