From Wesleyanism To Pentecostalism: Historical And Theological Perspectives

Isaac Boaheng
2020 Pentecostalism, Charismaticism and Neo-Prophetic Movements Journal  
Undoubtedly, Pentecostalism is the most influential religious movement of the twentieth century. Not only has this movement changed the religious landscape of the world, but it has also contributed enormously to the growth of Christianity in many societies. The contributors to the rapid growth of Pentecostal churches as compared to mainline historic churches have attracted scholarly attention for some time now. Current theological interest in this subject has prompted this study that traces the
more » ... udy that traces the success of Pentecostalism to its adherence to foundations laid by the Wesleyan Holiness revival movement of the nineteenth century. Through a historico-theological survey, the author contends that Wesleyan teachings and practices such as the authority of the Bible, holiness, use of spiritual gifts, evangelism, social ministry, and others, are key to the survival of global Christianity now and in the years to come.
doi:10.38159/pecanep.2020082 fatcat:ttpnlkslajbrxly6pyo3woccxm