James Robinson’s history of nineteenth-century divine healing contributes to a growing literature on global pentecostal healing. The first of a projected two-volume series, the book focuses on what Robinson calls the “formative years” of 1830-1890, beginning with the Scottish Irvingite revivals of 1830-1835 and ending with the International Conference on Divine Healing and True Holiness held in London in 1885. A proposed second volume will carry the story into twentieth-century Pentecostalism. The present book is organized chronologically and by geography and theological tradition. Chapters 1 and 7-9 focus on Britain, chapter 2 on Europe, and chapters 3-6 on America. Within the America section, individual chapters center on particular theological traditions, including Methodist (chapter 4), Reformed (chapter 5), and Higher Life (chapter 6). At several points, the book considers how various individuals and groups navigated the perennial question of medical means in relation to faith for divine healing. A “strong motivation behind much of the book,” in Robinson’s words, is a “quest to uncover links between early Pentecostalism and the Holiness/Healing movement, with particular attention to Britain” (xiii). The book accordingly positions the British Edward Irving (1792-1834) as a precursor of subsequent healing movements. Robinson is well aware that
Pneuma – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2012
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